Negar Tavassolian


Assistant Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Stevens Institute of Technology

Office: Burchard #411


Email: negar.tavassolian [at]

Phone: (201) 216-5496




Negar Tavassolian received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran, and McGill University, Montreal, Canada, in 2003 and 2006, respectively. Her masterís thesis was on microwave breast cancer detection using the ultra-wideband antenna technology. She received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA in 2011. Her thesis was focused on reducing the dielectric charging effects and improving the reliability of capacitive micro-electromechanical switches for radio frequency and microwave applications. She then joined the David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a Postdoctoral Associate, where she worked on non-invasive and rapid determination of the hydration state in an individual based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) relaxation measurements. She has been an Assistant Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology since August 2013.

Research Interests

 Non-invasive diagnostic methods 

 Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) based sensing

 Bio and applied electromagnetics

 Miniaturized antennas, ultra-wideband antennas

 Radio frequency (RF) micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) 


 08/2015†† Mehrdad Nosrati joins our group. Welcome Mehrdad!†

 08/2015†† Congratulations to Amir and Chenxi for having their papers accepted to BIOCAS 2015!

 07/2015†† David receives the Undergraduate Healthcare Research Scholarship. Congratulations David!

 05/2015†† Chenxi receives the Edward Peskin Award for an Outstanding Masterís Thesis. Great job Chenxi!

 05/2015†† Natalie Bezerra joins the group. Welcome Natalie!

 05/2015†† Chenxi successfully defends his Masterís thesis. He will continue towards his Ph.D. in the group.

 04/2015†† Amir receives the Innovations and Entrepreneurship Doctoral Fellowship. Congratulations Amir!

 03/2015†† Dr. Tavassolian presents at the University of Wisconsin Madison Seminar Series.

 03/2015†† Amir will present two papers at the IEEE APS Conference in Vancouver in July.

 12/2014††† Our proposal for fabrication at the Brookhaven National Laboratory has been accepted.

 12/2014†† Amir receives the Outstanding Research Assistantship Award of the ECE Department. Congratulations Amir!


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