Maysam Chamanzar

Assistant Professor – ECE
Department Electrical and Computer Engineering
Office 331 Roberts Engineering Hall
Telephone 412-268-3390
Assistant Chloe Mattingly

Research Interests

Neural Engineering, Optogenetics, Acousto-optics, Integrated Biophotonics, and Plasmonics.

The active areas of research are at the interface of Photonics, BioMEMs, and Neuroscience. Using basic principles of physics and advanced engineering techniques, Prof. Chamanzar’s group is designing and implementing novel devices and methods to address outstanding needs in biology and medicine. The main application areas of interest are Neuroscience and Biophotonics. Research on Neuroengineering includes developing next generation multimodal (Acousto-opto-electrical) neural interfaces to understand the neural basis of brain function and realize functional brain-machine interfaces. The Biophotonics front is focused on developing efficient hybrid photonic-plasmonic-fluidic on-chip systems for point of care diagnostics, environmental monitoring, imaging, and spectroscopy. The scope of research encompasses theoretical design and simulation, fabrication and packaging, experimental benchtop characterization, as well as in-vivo, in-vitro, and ex-vivo tests on biological systems.

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  •  Maysam Chamanzar

    Carnegie Mellon, 2015

    Research Area

    Applied Physics/Devices


    Optics, Neural Interfaces, Photonic Integrated Circuits, Plasmonics, Sensing


    PhD, 2012
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology

    MS, 2008
    Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology

    MS, 2005
    Electrical Engineering
    Sharif University of Technology

    BS, 2003
    Electrical Engineering
    Amirkabir University of Technology