Ali Attaran

UnknownAli Attaran

  • Post Doctoral, RF Engineer, Western University
    • Contact Information:
      Email:  aattaran at uwo dot ca

Education

  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor Ontario, 2015
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Windsor, 2015
  • Post-Doctoral Associate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca NY USA, 2016
  • Currently:  Post-Doctoral, Physics and Astronomy Department, Western University

Profile & Research Interests

Ali Attaran received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering with the University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada, in 2015. In 2015, he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the University of Windsor, during which time he conducted research on RFID transceivers and tags in the Research Centre for Integrated Microsystems Laboratory for five months. In 2016, he joined the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Conrnell University, Ithaca, NY, USA, as a Post-Doctoral Associate, during which time he researched a new class of duplex radio integrated circuit for a Google project for four months.

He is currently an RF Engineer with the Robarts Research Institute and Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Western Ontario, where he conducts research on the development of hardware for high-field MRI scanners.

Recent Publications

Journal Paper:

  1. A. Attaran, R. Rashidzadeh, A. Kouki, “ 60 GHz Low Phase Error Rotman Lens Combined with Wideband Microstrip Antenna Array Using LTCC Technology,” in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Oct. 2016. doi: 10.1109/TAP.2016.2618479
  2. A. Attaran, R. Rashidzadeh, and R. Muscedere, “Programmable Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Tag Using RF MEMS Switches”, in press, IoT IEEE Journal, July 2016.
  3. A. Attaran, and R. Rashidzadeh, “Ultra Low Actuation Voltage RF MEMS Switch”, Micro and Nano Systems Letters, Springer vol.3 , pp. 1,4, 11 Aug. 2015. doi:10.1186/s40486-015-0024-0.
  4. A. Attaran, R. Rashidzadeh, and R. Muscedere, “Low Phase Error Microwave Lens with Wide Bandwidth Antenna Array for 60GHz RFID Application”, International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, Cambridge University Press, 4 Aug. 2015. doi:10.1017/S1759078715001208.
  5. Kandalaft, A. Attaran, R. Rashizadeh, “High Speed Test Interface Module Using MEMS Technology”, Microelectronics Reliability, Elsevier, vol. 55, no 2, pp. 374–382 February 2015. This paper selected as a Key Scientific Article contributing to excellence in engineering, scientific and industrial research. Elsevier feature it in Advances in Engineering Series.
  6. A. Attaran, R. Rashidzadeh, and R. Muscedere, “Programmable Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Tag Using RF MEMS Switches”, Electronics Letters , vol.50, no.23, pp.1720,1722, 11 6 2014.
  7. A. Attaran and S. Chowdhury, “Fabrication of a 77 GHz Rotman Lens on a High Resistivity Silicon Wafer Using Lift-Off Process”, International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2014, Article ID 471935, 9 pages, 2014.
  8. A. Attaran, S. Nikan, M. Razzaghpour, “CMOS Class AB Power Amplifier Linearization by Feed Forward Technique for Wireless Communications”, International Review on Communications Antenna and Propagation (IRECAP) Journal, Praise Worthy Prize, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 29-33, Feb 2011.

Book Chapter & Patent

  1. A. Attaran, R. Rashidzadeh, Designing EM Waves & Radiating Systems II lab manuscript using 3D software from Agilent called EMPro, summer 2013.
  2. Worked on the Rotman lens in the MEMS lab that is part of 77GHz MEMS Radar for Smart Vehicles. US patent is registered by Dr. Sazzadur Chowdhury, application number: 20130027240, January 2013.

Conference Paper:

  1. Thangarajah, A. Attaran, and R. Rashidzadeh, “Power Harvesting Using Tuned Comb Drive”, IEEE 58th International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, August 2-5, 2015.
  2. A. Attaran, M. Mirhassani, “An Embedded Low-Overhead PLL-Based Countermeasure against DPA Side Channel Attack”, 12th International Symposium on Signals, Circuits and Systems, July 9-10, 2015.
  3. A. Attaran, R. Rashidzadeh, and R. Muscedere, “Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Tag Using RF MEMS Switches”, OCE Discovery Annual Conferences, April 27-28, 2015.
  4. Mashkovtsev, A. Attaran, and R. Rashidzadeh “DLL Based Test Solution for Interposers in 2.5-D ICs”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 24-27, 2015. (In press)
  5. Dianat, A. Attaran, and R. Rashidzadeh “Test Method for Capacitive MEMS Devices Utilizing Pierce Oscillator”, IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems, May 24-27, 2015. (In press)
  6. A. Attaran, R. Rashidzadeh, and R. Muscedere, “Chipless Radio Frequency Identification Tag Using RF MEMS Switches”, TEXPO 2014, CMC Microsystems Annual Symposium in Gatineau, Québec on October 6-7, 2014.
  7. Dianat, A. Attaran, R. Rashidzadeh, R. Muscedere, “Resonant-based test method for MEMS devices”, Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS), 2014 21st IEEE International Conference on, pp.423,426, 7-10 Dec. 2014.
  8. A. Attaran, S. Chowdhury, “High performance silicon based Rotman lens for automotive radar applications”, Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), 2014 IEEE 27th Canadian Conference on, pp.1,4, 4-7 May 2014. Paper won the Second Best Student Paper Award of the 27th CCECE and invited to their journal for publishing my paper.
  9. A. Attaran, S. Chowdhury, “MEMS Radar for Smart Vehicles”, Auto21 Annual Conferences, May 29, 2012.
  10. A. Attaran, S. Chowdhury, “77GHz Radar for Smart Vehicles”, OCE Discovery Annual Conferences, May 15, 2012.
  11. Hamieh, A. Attaran, S. Chowdhury, “A 77 GHz Reconfigurable Micromachined Microstrip Antenna Array”, TEXPO 2011, CMC Microsystems Annual Symposium in Gatineau, Québec, Oct. 19-20, 2011.
  12. A. Attaran S. Chowdhury, “A 77 GHz Micromachined Rotman Lens for Automotive Radar”, TEXPO 2011 CMC Microsystems Annual Symposium in Gatineau, Québec on October 19-20, 2011. I competed for the $3,500 Strategic Microelectronics Council of ITAC Award for Industrial Collaboration with my research project and paper has been published on the University of Western Ontario’s website and I have received a cash prize for my paper.
  13. Madadi, A. Joghataii, A. Attaran, S. Nikan, “A New Optimized Ad-Hoc Network Routing Method”, CSICC, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran, Feb 2010.
  14. A. Attaran, Y. Mohhamadi,”Distributed Heating Control and Monitoring by use of Multifactorial Systems”, 1th Conference of Energy Optimization of Iran, Mashhad, Iran, July 2007

For recent publications please refer to A. Attaran