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Amin Rashidi


Amin Rashidi
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Amin Rashidi received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering both from K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, in 2011 and 2014, respectively. He was also with K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, as a Laboratory Instructor and with the University of Allameh-Majlesi, Qazvin, Iran, as an Instructor from 2012 to 2014.

From 2014 to 2017, he was with R&D department of Mega-Motor Company, Tehran, Iran, as an Electronic Systems Designer. Concurrently, he was also with the Research Laboratory for Integrated Circuits and Systems (ICAS) as an Associate Researcher at K. N. Toosi University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.

Currently, he is pursuing his studies in Integrated Circuit & Electronics Laboratory (ICE-LAB) at Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, as a Ph.D. Fellow. His current research focuses on electronic circuits & systems design for implantable microsystems.


Project title: Ultra-low power IC design for an implantable ultrasonically-powered device for neural stimulation

Today you can't underestimate the important role of Biomedical Implantable Microsystems (BIM) in modern therapies. For instance, BIMs like cochlear implants and pacemakers have already become successful mass produced products. Nevertheless, other BMIs like deep brain microstimulators for treating malfunctions such as Parkinson Disease (PD) are still facing serious challenges. In 2005, about 4.5 million people in the EU suffered from PD, and it is anticipated that this number will be doubled by 2030.

In the STARDUST project, we will work on design and implementation of a BIM for PD treatment by stimulating neurons in Globous Pallidus through optogentics. To this end, it is proposed to design and fabricate a sub-millimeter biocompatible device to make it as little invasive as possible to the brain. Wireless powering and communications of the device will be done through ultrasonic waves, which is one of the most challenging parts of the project.

Design, fabrication and testing of low-power low-area circuits for optical stimulation of neurologically manipulated neurons, and recording of neural activity associated with PD are also parts of this work.

Main supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Farshad Moradi

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