EMC/EMI Issues in Biomedical Research

IEEE EMC Distinguished Lecturer Presentation hosted jointly by the IEEE Ottawa EMC Chapter, the IEEE Ottawa MTT/AP joint Chapter, IEEE Ottawa EMBS Chapter

Dr. Ji Chen
Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Houston

Thursday April 2, 2009
Admission: Free, and is on a first to reply basis. Preference given to IEEE EMC/MTT/AP/EMBS society members. Seating is limited. E-mail Reservation is required.

18:00 Ė 20:00
FIDUS SYSTEMS Inc., 900 Morrison Drive, Suite 203, Ottawa, Ontario, K2H 8K7


Dr. Syed Bokhari, Chair, IEEE Ottawa EMC chapter Syed.Bokhari@fidus.ca
Office :(613) 828-0063 Ext. 377, Cell: (613) 277-9311

Dr. Qiubo Ye, Chair of the IEEE Ottawa MTT/AP Chapters qiubo.ye@crc.ca

Dr. Sreeraman Rajan, Chair of the IEEE Ottawa EMBS Chapter sreeraman@ieee.org


The interactions between electromagnetic signals and biomedical systems lead to safety considerations for medical devices and patients. In this talk, we will present some recent investigations on the EMC/EMI issues related to these scenarios. In particular, we will discuss (1) safety evaluation for pregnant woman under walk-through metal detector, (2) thermal and temperature evaluation of pregnant woman models under MRI RF coil, (3) effects of implantable devices within human subject models under MRI coils, and (4) the interactions between vehicular mounted antenna and bystanders with implantable medical devices..


Ji Chen received the Bachelorís degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China, the Masterís degree from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada, in 1994, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1998, all in electrical engineering. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX. Prior to joining the University of Houston, from 1998 to 2001, he was a Staff Engineer with Motorola Personal Communication Research Laboratories, Chicago, IL.

Dr. Chen has received outstanding teaching award and outstanding junior faculty research award from College of Engineering at University of Houston. He is also the recipient of ORISE fellowship in 2007. His research group also received the best student paper award at IEEE EMC Symposium 2005 and the best paper award from IEEE APMC conference in 2008.

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