Research & Innovation

Milad Mirzaee Receives 2020 Graduate Fellowship Award for Medical Applications

This prestigious honor is only awarded to two worldwide students annually

Milad Mirzaee, a Ph.D. candidate in the Department Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Graduate Fellowship Award for Medical Applications from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). The IEEE MTT-S recognizes and provides financial assistance to graduate students with high academic achievement in electrical engineering, applied physics, biomedical engineering, and other related fields. The organization only grants this award to two students worldwide each year.

In addition to a fellowship award, Mirzaee’s achievement is currently scheduled to be honored at the 2020 International Microwave Symposium on June 21-26 in Los Angeles, California—barring alternative arrangements that may become necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He will also be recognized in the IEEE Microwave Magazine.

Mirzaee received a M.S. in electrical engineering with a focus on antennas, electromagnetics, and microwave from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks in 2015. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in electrical engineering at the Bio-Electromagnetics Laboratory under the supervision of professor Negar Tavassolian in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology.

Mirzaee’s recent research activity focuses on the design and development of ultra-wideband millimeter-wave antennas for real-time skin cancer imaging systems. He has published more than 30 technical articles in prestigious scientific journals and leading international conferences, and his work has been cited by global research groups, national laboratories, and top-ten electrical engineering schools in the United States—including Stanford University and University of Michigan.

Mirzaee is a previous recipient of the 2018 Stevens Institute of Technology Provost’s Doctoral Fellowship Award, the 2018 National Science Foundation North Dakota Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research Doctoral Dissertation Assistantship Award, and the 2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Doctoral Research Award. Mirzaee also won first place in the 2009 Amirkabir University of Technology National Robotic Competition in the painter-metering robot league technical challenge. Additionally, he placed second in the special pathfinder robot league. He has been serving as a reviewer for the journals IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques and IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters since 2014.