Toward Non-Invasive Hand-Held Device for Skin Cancer Detection

Milad Mirzaee

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Location: Burchard 514

Speaker: Dr. Milad Mirzaee, Antenna Design Engineer, Yank Technologies, Inc.


Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States and current estimates indicate that one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Skin cancers diagnosed and treated early enough are highly curable, and for this reason routine skin exams are highly recommended by dermatologists. Nowadays, skin biopsy is widely used to diagnose suspicious lesions principally due to its accuracy. Despite this, there is a compromise between the advantages and the risk of using this diagnosis process since any medical procedure that involves cutting the skin can be painful and conveys the risk of infection or bleeding. For this reason, the cancer diagnosis industry is experiencing a growth in non-invasive diagnosis techniques, and this trend is expected to continue.


Milad Mirzaee is Antenna Design Engineer at Yank Technologies, Inc, New Lab, New York. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology under supervision of Prof. Yanghyo Kim in 2021. His main research interests lie in the areas of antenna sensor and sub-system design for cancer diagnosis and high-Q customized antennas for non-radiative wireless power transfer. He received the IEEE MicrowaveTheory and Techniques Society Graduate Fellowship Award for Medical Applications in 2020, the Stevens Institute of Technology Provost’s Doctoral Fellowship Award in 2018, and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award in 2016.