Dr. Abas Sabouni

Sabouni

Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering

Stark Learning Center Room 237
abas.sabouni@wilkes.edu
(570) 408-4832

Professor Abas Sabouni joined the Department of Electrical Engineering and Physics at Wilkes University in 2013. He received his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal and Montreal Neurology Institute, as well as research associate at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Currently he is an Associate Professor of the Electrical Engineering and Physics Department and serve as a director for the graduate program at the Electrical Engineering department and co-director of the bioengineering master program.

In summer 2017, he worked as a researcher at the Harvard University in Boston and developed a biomedical online sensor for real-time monitoring of the re-growing of the cancer in human body. In summer 2014 and 2015, he conducted research at the University of California San Diego as a visiting scholar and initiated the development of a novel technique for neurotransmitter imaging. Between 2001 and 2004, he was a research and development engineer at PartoDadeh Company. During 2005 and 2006, he was a research assistant in the Electromagnetic Group at University of Manitoba, and a research associate at CancerCare Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada. From 2006 to 2009, he was research and teaching assistant and lecturer at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba. From 2009 to 2010, he was a research associate in the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D. At Wilkes, he leads the applied electromagnetics laboratory and served as a principal investigator on many research projects.

He has authored and co-authored over 90 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers presented at international conferences and published in scientific journals. He is co-author of a technical book, Microwave Tomography: Global Optimization, Parallelization and Performance Evaluation. His research interests lie, in large part, in biomedical applications of electromagnetic theory.

Dr. Sabouni and his students are the recipient of many awards. Dr. Sabouni received an honorable mention in the IEEE AP-S Student Paper Contest in 2008, NSERC Canada Industrial Research and Development Fellowship (Pre-approval) in 2011, and FQRNT Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship Award in 2013.

Prof. Sabouni received 2017 Wilkes University Scholarship Award for his significant contribution in fundamental research in applied electromagnetics. He also received the 2017 outstanding advisory award for his exceptional advising to undergraduate and graduate students. He is also selected to be the keynote speaker for the 2017 O’Hop Final Word lecture and presented the future technology for breast cancer detection. In 2016, he received the outstanding new faculty award for his outstanding service as a teacher and mentor to students at Wilkes University, Electrical Engineering department and community services. In 2014, he received an outstanding interdisciplinary teaching award from Wilkes University for his engagement in different interdisciplinary projects across departments and developing interdisciplinary courses.

From 2010 to 2013, he was the chair of IEEE Montreal Antenna Propagation Chapter. As part of his responsibilities, he organized a variety of seminars, workshops, and invited numerous distinguished lectures for presentations.

In 2013, he served as the vice-president of IEEE Montreal section. He was a technical program committee member in several IEEE international conferences.


University Services:

  • Electrical Engineering Graduate Program Director
  • Co-Director of Bioengineering Master Program
  • Member of Faculty Affair Committee (FAC)
  • Member of Faculty of Graduate Studies Committee
  • Member of Teaching Educational Committee
  • ABET Coordinator for EE Department
  • Representative of FAC at the Admissions and Financial Aid Committee
  • Member of DPC at the EE Department
  • Member of General Educational Committee from 2014-2017
  • Vice Chair of IEEE Montreal Section in 2013
  • Chair of IEEE Antenna Propagation Chapter Montreal from 2010 – 2013
  • President of University of Manitoba Graduate Students Association (GSA) in 2009
  • Senator at the University of Manitoba Senate from 2007 – 2009
  • Member of Board of Governor at the University of Manitoba in 2009.
  • Chair of the GSA Executive Committee at University of Manitoba in 2009
  • Chair of the GSA Award and Bursaries Committee at the University of Manitoba in 2009
  • Chair of the GSA Internal Development and Review Committee at the University of Manitoba in 2009
  • Chair of the GSA Selections Committee at the University of Manitoba in 2009
  • Co-Chair of the GSA Finance Committee at the University of Manitoba in 2009
  • Co-Chair of the GSA Camping Committee at the University of Manitoba in 2009
  • Trustee member of Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) local 3909 Winnipeg in 2008


Certificates:

  1. Certification in Higher Education Teaching (CHET) from University of Manitoba, Canada
  2. Leadership certificate from International Center of Manitoba at the University of Manitoba


Invited Talks:

  • IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium , Toronto, Canada: “Accurate field calibration of biomedical microwave tomography systems,”, 2010.
  • IEEE-United States North Dakota Chapter: “Microwave tomography techniques for imaging” in 2010.
  • IEEE-Winnipeg Waves Chapter: “Breast tumour detection and characterization based on microwave tomography” in 2009.
  • IEEE-Winnipeg Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Chapter: “Water Content and tissue composition effects on microwave tomography results” in 2008.
  • IEEE Winnipeg Wave Chapter: “Breast tumour detection and characterization based on microwave tomography” in 2008.
  • International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, “Hybrid binary-real genetic algorithms for microwave imagereconstruction” 2008.
  • International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics , Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, “ Water content and tissue composition effects on microwave tomography,” 2008.
  • IEEE-Winnipeg Waves Chapter: “Microwave tomography for breast cancer detection” in 2007.
  • CancerCare Manitoba Mini-symposium on Cancer Imaging:“Effects of tissue composition on the accuracy of microwave breast tumour imaging”
  • IEEE-Winnipeg Waves Chapter: “Hybrid microwave tomography and radar technique for breast cancer imaging” in 2006.
  • CancerCare Manitoba Mini-Symposium on Cancer Imaging: “UWB microwave imaging and breast tumour detection” in 2006.
  • IEEE-Winnipeg Waves Chapter: “Microwave tomography for breast cancer detection and inverse problem” in 2005.

Current Graduate Students:

Nathan Barnhart  
Vincent Patriarco  
Kyle Stanek  
Sean Bovier  
Current Undergraduate students:
Sean Westawski  
Nikolas Placek  
Alumni Graduate Students:
Jason Welch 2018
Abdullah alotaibi 2018
Abdulaziz Alali 2018
Yasser Almangour 2017
Alyssa Mancini 2017
Sanad AlMuqatash 2017
Aishwarya Reddy Nerallapally 2017
Jakob Short 2016
Sirisha Thimmapuram 2015
Parashuram Mariyappa 2015
Tejaswi Mallepally 2015
Marc Honrath 2015
Noah Svoboda 2014
Alumni Undergraduate Students:
Robert Hess 2017
David Mugg 2017
Vince Patriarco 2017
John Kiehart 2017
Yasmin Aboajila 2017
Alex Hollingshead 2017
Fahad Alsabr 2016
Awad Sabban 2016
Abdulrahman Sheikh 2016
Mohammed Alanazi 2016
Abdulrahman Al Balawi 2015
David Cormier 2015
Derek Gentry 2015
Lucas Buffington 2015
Thomas Zelinka 2015
Ahmed Abdellatif 2014
Garth Todd 2014
Kevin Vanderhoof 2014
Daniel VanMater 2014
Hamad Alkandari 2014


Openings:

Exceptional students possessing a passion for research, a willingness to work hard, and a record of high-performance are need in our Electromagnetic Lab. We seek self-motivated, team-spirited candidates, who have demonstrated strong capabilities in a field related to current research topics. If your qualifications match our requirements, please contact us, and we will consider your application.

Summer 2019

EE 339 

Electromagnetics II

EE 382 

Modern Communication Systems

BEGR 599 

Bioengineering Thesis

EE 590 

Thesis

Spring 2019

EE 339 

Electromagnetics II

EE 382 

Modern Communication Systems

BEGR 599 

Bioengineering Thesis

EE 498 

Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit

Fall 2018

EE 211

Electrical Circuits and Devices

EE 498

Antenna Theory and Design

EE 337

Electromagnetics I

Summer 2018

EE 252

Electronics II

Spring 2018

EE 398

Modern Communication Systems

EE 339

Electromagnetics II

BEGR 488

Biomedical Devices and Design

Fall 2017

EE 211

Electrical Circuits and Devices

EE 498

Antenna Theory and Design

EE 337

Electromagnetics I

EE 590

Thesis

BEGR 474

Imaging in Biomedicine (team teaching)

Summer 2017

EE 282

Modern Communication Systems

EE 590

Thesis

Spring 2017

EE 398

Modern Communication Systems

EE 339

Electromagnetics II

BEGR 488

Biomedical Devices and Design

EE 598

Advance Antenna Theory

EE 590

Thesis

Fall 2016

EE 211

Electrical Circuits and Devices

EE 498

Antenna Theory and Design

EE 337

Electromagnetics I

EE 590

Thesis

EE 465

Digital Signal Processing

BEGR 474

Imaging in Biomedicine (team teaching)

Spring 2016

EE 398

Modern Communication Systems

BEGR 488

Biomedical Devices and Design

EE 598

Advance Antenna Theory

EE 590

Thesis

BEGR 596

Microwave Imaging

EE 251

Electronics I

Fall 2015

BEGR 451

Bioinstrumentation

EE 211

Electrical Circuits and Devices

EE 283

Electrical Measurements Lab

BEGR 474

Imaging in Biomedicine (team teaching)

Spring 2015

BEGR 488

Biomedical Devices and Design

EE 339

Electromagnetics II

EE 382

Modern Communication Systems

Fall 2014

BEGR 451

Biomedical Instrumentation

EE 337

Electromagnetics I

BEGR 474

Imaging in Biomedicine (team teaching)

Spring 2014

BEGR 488

Biomedical Devices and Design

EE 382

Modern Communication Systems

Fall 2013

BEGR 451

Biomedical Instrumentation

PHY 170

Physics and Chemistry for nurse (Laboratory)

BEGR 474

Imaging in Biomedicine (team teaching)

 

Book: S. Noghanian, A. Sabouni, T. Desell, and A. Ashtari, Microwave tomography global optimization, parallelization and performance evaluation. published by Springer US, New York, NY, USA, ISBN: 978-1-4939-0751-9, 2014 .

Articles in Refereed Journals and Conferences:

  • A. Sabouni, M. Khamechi, and M. Honrath, “Stress effects in the brain during transcranial magnetic stimulation,” IEEE Magnetics Letter, vol. 10, no. 1, pp. 1-4, April 2019.
  • S. Bovier and A. Sabouni, " Antenna configuration and transmission medium to optimize malignant cell destruction," IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI,  Atlanta, Georgia, 2019.
  • A. Sabouni,  " Overview of dielectric resonator antennas for 5G cellular communication ," IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI,  Atlanta, Georgia, 2019.
  • A. Sabouni,  " Study of carbon nanotube antennas ," IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI,  Atlanta, Georgia, 2019.  
  • A. Sabouni,  " Improving the efficiency of flexible antenna for biomedical applications using EBG structure," IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI,  Atlanta, Georgia, 2019.    
  • A. Alotaibi and A. Sabouni, “Miniature microstrip slot loaded patch antennas with polycrystalline silicon solar cells,” International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium, Benjing, China, 2018.
  • Y. almangour and A. Sabouni, “Flexible antenna for wearable devices,” International Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Symposium, Benjing, China, 2018.
  • F. Alsabr, A. Sabban, A. Sheikh, A. Alanazi, and A. Sabouni, “Design and fabricate CubeSat Antenna for High-Performance Communication,” IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI, San Diego, USA, 2017.
  • S. Muqatash, M. Khamechi, and A. Sabouni, “Detection of the Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy Using Noninvasive Microwave Imaging Technique, IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI, San Diego, USA, 2017.
  • Y. Almangour and A. Sabouni, “Flexible microstrip antenna for epidermal electronic devices,” International Union of Radio Science General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, 2017.
  • S. Muqatash, M. Khamechi, and A. Sabouni, “Detection of the cervical spondylotic myelopathy using noninvasive microwave imaging technique, IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI, San Diego, USA, 2017.
  • F. Alsabr, M. Alanazi, A. Sheikh, A. Sabban, and A. Sabouni, “Cubsat antenna for satellite communication,” IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI, San Diego, USA, 2017.
  • F. Sabouni and A. Sabouni, “Wireless power harvesting systems for biomedical applications,” International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, 2016.
  • A. Sabouni, “Dual Polarized Flexible Antenna for Biomedical Applications,” International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, 2016.
  • A. Sabouni, “Biocompatible antenna for power harvesting in epidermal electronic devices for biomedical applications,” International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Orlando, 2016.
  • G. Lee and A. Sabouni, “Simulation and characterization of wearable, flexible, conductive fabric based antenna system,” IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI, Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
  • G. Lee, D. Carey and A. Sabouni, “Electronic steerable phased array antenna design for wireless charging application,” IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI, Vancouver, Canada, 2015.
  • M. Honrath, and A. Sabouni, “Study of intracranial pressure in human brain during transcranial magnetic stimulation,” International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, 2015.
  • J. Short, A. Mancini, and A. Sabouni, “Novel microwave imaging setup for breast cancer detection,” International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, 2015.
  • J. Short, T. Veet, and A. Sabouni, “Characterizing malignant and benign breast tumors by dielectric properties,” International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, 2015.
  • D. Gentry, A. Sabouni, “Body area network for monitoring physiological condition of human body with mobil application,” International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, 2015.
  • E. Forati, A. Sabouni, S. Ray, and D. Sievenpiper, “Detecting neurotransmitters using resonant nanoparticles,” International IEEE EMBS Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, 2015.
  • A. Sabouni, D. Sievenpiper, and A. Shmuel, “Simulation of the effect of TMS on a single neuron,” in Neuroscience Conference, Washington DC, USA, 2014.
  • A. Sabouni, “Effect of tissue conductivity errors on the induced current in transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of human brain,” IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium and URSI, Memphis, USA, 2014.
  • G. D. Todd, A. Abdellatif, and A. Sabouni, “BRAIN Initiative: transcranial magnetic stimulation automation and calibration,” International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, USA, 2014.
  • A. Sabouni, P. Pouliot, A. Shmuel, and F. Lesage, “BRAIN Initiative: fast and parallel solver for real-time monitoring of the eddy current in the brain for TMS applications,” International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, USA, 2014.
  • M. Alharbi, A. Sabouni, and S. Noghanian, “Miniature antenna for sensor network on human head,” International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Chicago, USA, 2014.
  • M. Honrath, and A. Sabouni, "Study of electromagnetic pulse released by explosive on human brain," IEEE EMBS BRAIN Grand Challenges Conference, Washington DC, 2014 (Nominated for Young Investigator Award).
  • A. Sabouni, and H. Ghaderi, "High resolution near field arrays for non-invasive brain activity mapping," IEEE EMBS BRAIN Grand Challenges Conference, Washington DC, 2014 (Nominated for Young Investigator Award).
  • A. Abdellatif, D. Van Mater, D. Carey, A. Nazzal, R. Ridley, and A. Sabouni, “Eddy current measurement and simulation in different fluids for transcranial magnetic stimulation calibration,” International Union of Radio Science Conference (URSI), Boulder, USA, 2014.
  • G. D. Todd, K. Vanderhoof, D. Carey, R. Ridley, and A. Sabouni, “Transcranial magnetic stimulation procrdure automation,” International Union of Radio Science Conference (URSI), Boulder, USA, 2014.
  • A. Sabouni, A. Venkateswaran, A. Shmuel, P. Pouliot, and F. Lesage, “An automated technique to determine the induced current in transcranial magnetic stimulation,” IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium, Orlando, USA, 2013.
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and A. Kishk, “A novel microwave tomography setup based on line source with phase control,” IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium, Orlando, USA, 2013.
  • A. Sabouni, M. Pavlovic, M.Ostadrahimi, and S. Noghanian, “Three-dimensional accurate modeling of the microwave tomography imaging system,” IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium, Spokane, USA, July 2011.
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and L. Shafai, "Transverse electric and magnetic components of field measurement for microwave breast cancer imaging," Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics & the American Electromagnetics Conference (ANTEM-AMEREM), 14th International Symposium on , Ottawa, Canada, July 2010.
  • A. Sabouni, C. Gilmore, M. Ostadrahimi, S. Noghanian, and J. LoVetri,“Accurate field calibration of biomedical microwave tomography systems,” IEEE Antenna Propagation International Symposium (APS 2010), Toronto, Canada, July 2010. (Invited)
  • A. Sabouni and S. Noghanian, "The robustness of HGA/FDTD in the presence of noise for microwave breast cancer detection," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, North Charleston, USA, June 2009.
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, A. Ashatrai, and S. Pistorius, “Breast tumour detection and characterization based on microwave tomography,” The XXIX General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (Union Radio Scientifique Internationale-URSI), Chicago, Illinois, USA, August 2008.
  • A. Sabouni, A. Ashtari, S. Noghanian, G. Thomas, and S. Pistorius, “Hybrid binary-real ga for microwave breast tomography,” IEEE AP-S International Symposium, San Diego, California, USA, July 2008. (Honorable mention paper award)
  • A. Ashtari, S. Noghanian, A. Sabouni, and G. Thomas, “Hybrid binary-real genetic algorithms for microwave imagereconstruction,” International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, March-April 2008. (Invited)
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and S. Pistorius, “Water content and tissue composition effects on microwave tomography,” International Review of Progress in Applied Computational Electromagnetics, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, March-April 2008.(Invited)
  • M. Xu, A. Sabouni, P. Thulasiraman, S. Noghanian, and S. Pistorius, “A parallel algorithmic approach for microwave tomography in breast cancer detection,” The International Conference on Parallel Processing (ICPP-07), XiAn, China, September 2007. (Best Paper Award)
  • A. Ashtari, A. Sabouni, G. Thomas,and S. Noghanian, “Comparison between quasi-newton and pso algorithms for optimization-based inverse scattering,” Radio Science Meeting (URSI 2007), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 2007.
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and S. Pistorius, “Optimization of the matching material for microwave breast imaging using genetic algorithm,” Radio Science Meeting (URSI 2007), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 2007.
  • A. Sabouni, M. Xu, S. Noghanian, P. Thulasriaman, and S. Pistorius, “Efficient microwave breast imaging technique using parallel finite difference time domain and parallel genetic algorithms,”IEEE AP-S International Symposium (APS 2007), Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, June 2007.
  • M. Xu, A. Sabouni, P. Thulasiraman, S. Noghanian, and S. Pistorius, “Parallel fdtd and parallel ga for microwave tomography in breast cancer detection,” Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium,Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA, April 2007.
  • M. Xu, A. Sabouni, P. Thulasiraman, S. Noghanian, and S. Pistorius, “A parallel algorithm for microwave tomogrhapy in breast cancer detection,” IEEE International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Scientific and Engineering Computing, Long Beach, California, USA, March 2007.
  • A. Sabouni, D. Flores-Tapia, S. Noghanian, G. Thomas, and S. Pistorius, “Hybrid microwave tomography technique for breast cancer imaging,” IEEEInternational Conference of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, New York, New York, USA, September 2006.
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and S. Pistorius, “Effects of tissue composition on the accuracy of microwave breast tumour imaging,” World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering 2006 (WC 2006), Seoul, Korea, August 2006.
  • D. Flores-Tapia, G. Thomas, A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and S. Pistorius, “Breast tumor microwave simulator based on a radar signal model,” IEEE International Symposium on Signal Processing and Information Technology(ISSPIT),Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, August2006. (Best Paper Award)
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and S. Pistorius, “Microwave tomography for breast cancer detection: study of dispersion and heterogeneity effects,” International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics and the Canadian Radio Sciences (ANTEM/URSI 2006), Montréal, Québec, Canada, July 2006.
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and S. Pistorius, “Frequency dispersion effects on FDTD model for breast tumor imaging application,” IEEE AP-S International Symposium (APS 2006), Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, July 2006.
  • A. Sabouni, S.Noghanian, and S.Pistorius, “Microwave tomography for breast cancer detection: study of dispersion and heterogeneity effects,” In IEEE Antenna Technology and Applied ElectromagneticConference, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jube 2006.
  • S. Noghanian, A. Sabouni, and S. Pistorius, “A numerical approach to microwave imaging based on genetic algorithm optimization,” SPIE Health Monitoring and Smart NDE of Structural and Biological Systems,San Diego, California, USA, February-March 2006.
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and M.S. Abrishamian, “Optimization of microstrip patch antenna using genetic algorithms,” IEEE AP-S International Symposium (APS 2005), Washington DC, USA, July 2005.
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, M. S. Abrishamian, and M. M. Zahedi, “Optimization of microstrip patch antenna using genetic algorithm method,” Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM’05), Saint-Malo, France, June 2005.
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and M.S.Abrishamian, “Analysis of microstrip fractal patch antenna by 3-D FDTD method,” IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology: Small Antennas and Novel Metamaterials, Marina Mandarin, Singapore, March 2005.
  • A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and M.S.Abrishamian, “Analysis of microstrip fractal patch antenna by 3-D FDTD method,” Iranian Student Conference on Electrical Eng (ISCEE 2004), Tehran, Iran, August 2004.
  • A. Sabouni and M.S Abrishamian, “Optimization microstrip patch antenna using photonic crystal structure,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Rome, Italy, 2004.
  • A. Sabouni, C. Hahn, S. Noghanian, and E. Sauter, “In-vivo biosensors for monitoring the physiological changes in biological tissues,” Frank Low Research Day, Grand Forks, USA, 2011
  • A. Sabouni, C. Hahn, S. Noghanian, and E. Sauter, “Study of breast tissues dielectric properties for different physiological conditions, EPSCoR conference, Grand Forks, USA, 2010.
  • C. Hahn, M. Ostadrahimi, A. Sabouni, S. Noghanian, and E. Sauter, “Development of heterogeneous breast phantom for microwave imaging,” EPSCoR conference, Grand Forks, USA 2010.
  • A. Sabouni, E. Wondeasek, S. Noghanian, and P. D. Leon, “Microstrip antenna array design for space suit application,” EPSCoR conference, Grand Forks, USA 2010.
  • A. Sabouni, M. Ostadrahimi, S. Noghanian, and E. Sauter, “Microwave tomography for breast cancer detection,” EPSCoR conference, Fargo, USA 2010.
  • A. Sabouni, “High frequency characterization of high voltage cable insulation material,”Technical Report, Manitoba Hydro, October 2006.
  • J. Li, A. Sabouni, and S. Noghanian, “High frequency permittivity measurements for high voltage cable insulation material,” NSERC Summer Student Competition, September 2006.
  • A. Sabouni, D. Flores-Tapia, S. Noghanian, G. Thomas, and S. Pistorius “Microwave tomography for breast cancer imaging,” West Link Inc. TechMed Show 2006, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, March 2006.
  • A. Sabouni, “The robustness of HGA/FDTD in the presence of noise for microwave breast cancer detection,” Proceedings of IEEE 2009 Graduate Student Conference (GradCon’ 2009), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, October 2009.
  • A. Sabouni, “Hybrid binary-real GA for microwave breast tomography,” Proceedings of IEEE 2008 Graduate Student Conference (GradCon’ 2008), Winnipeg, MB, Canada, October 2008.
  • A. Sabouni, “Efficient microwave breast imaging technique using parallel finite difference time domain and parallel genetic algorithms,” Proceedings of IEEE 2007 Graduate Student Conference (GradCon’ 2007), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, October 2007.
  • A. Sabouni, “Microwave tomography method for water tree detection,” Technical report, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, December 2007.
  • A. Sabouni, “Microwave tomography for breast cancer detection,” Proceedings ofIEEE 2006 Graduate Student Conference (GradCon’ 2006), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, October 2006.
  • A. Sabouni, J. Short and W. Terzaghi, "Toward magnetosomes for breast cancer theranostics," in IEEE Journal of Electromagnetics, RF and Microwaves in Medicine and Biology, 2019.
  • A. Sabouni, A. Alali, F. Sabouni, A. Kishk "Thin perforated A-shaped DRA for UWB applications," European Microwave Conference, Paris, France, 2019.

Professor Sabouni’s main research interests include:

  • Automated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
  • Deep Brain Stimulation and Patterning Magnetic Field Inside the Body
  • Microwave Imaging Techniques for Cancer Detection
  • Biocompatible Sensors
  • Brain Stroke Detection
  • Material and Tissues Characterization
  • Millimeter Wave Imaging and Treating Bacteria
  • Millimeter Wave Sensing and Identifying
  • Computational Electromagnetics Problem
  • Electromagnetic Circuit Design
  • High Performance Computing
  • Inverse Scattering Problem
  • Parallel Processing
  • Microwave Devices
  • Signal Processing
  • Optimization Techniques
  • Non-Foster Circuits
  • Ultra-Wideband Antennas
  • MRI Antenna for 7T Small Animal Imaging
  • Magnetic Antenna for Biomedical Application
  • Antenna Measurement and Testing
  • Active Matching and Tuning Circuits
  • Designing Low-cost and High-Performance Highly integrated transmitting/receiving systems for short-range communications


If you are interested in any of these research topics and have already been admitted at Wilkes University, please feel free to send me an email.

  • Outstanding scholarship award from Wilkes University in 2017
  • Outstanding adviser award from Wilkes University in 2017
  • O’Hop last lecture award from Wilkes University in 2017
  • Outstanding new faculty award from Wilkes University in 2016
  • Outstanding interdisciplinary teaching award from Wilkes University in 2014
  • Postdoctoral fellowship award-Fonds de recherche du Quebec- Canada in 2013
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial R&D Fellowship (IRDF), pre-approved from 2011 – 2013
  • NSERC visiting fellowships (VF) inventory in Canadian government laboratories, Pre-approval from 2011 – 2013
  • Best IEEE chapter chair award from IEEE Montreal in 2013
  • IEEE Antenna Propagation Honorable Mention award in 2008
  • Mathematics of Information Technology and Complex Systems (MITACS) award in 2007
  • 2019 Wilkes University, President's Award for Excellence in Scholarship
  • 2019 National Science Foundation - Major Research Instrumentation Research Grant entitle: Acquire high-performance computer (Co-PI) $486,000
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