SAR and Temperature Rise in a Human Head due to EM Radiation for Frequencies Up To 100 GHz


IEEE AP-S Distinguished Lecturer

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  • Date: 29 Oct 2020
  • Time: 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
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Professor Atef Elsherbeni, IEEE Antenna & Proagation Society Distinguished Lecturer Professor Atef Elsherbeni, IEEE Antenna & Proagation Society Distinguished Lecturer of IEEE AP-S


SAR and Temperature Rise in a Human Head due to EM Radiation for Frequencies Up To 100 GHz

This presentation will focus on the development and simulation procedure to determine the specific absorption rate (SAR) and the corresponding temperature rise due to electromagnetic waves incident on a human head. The human head model is based on medical magnetic resonance images (MRI) that are discretized to fit in the simulation domain. The frequency dependence of the human head tissues is considered in the simulation for multi-frequency field exposure. The sources of the electromagnetic radiation are: Antennas on a cellular base station tower, a small multiband antenna close to the side of the human head, simulating a cellular phone, and a dual band antenna embedded in a smart eyeglasses. The dispersive material formulation of the finite difference time domain (FDTD) method is used in order to accurately represent the frequency dependence of the head tissues. A three terms Debye model of the head tissue is utilized in the FDTD simulation. The bioheat differential equation is used to determine the temperature in the head tissues before and after exposure to the electromagnetic radiation. Results will show the SAR and temperature distribution in the human head, and also will emphasize the efficiency of the developed code for multi-frequency analysis with a single simulation for dispersive type material.


Atef Z. Elsherbeni received an honor B.Sc. degree in Electronics and Communications, an honor B.Sc. degree in Applied Physics, and a M.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering, all from Cairo University, Egypt, in 1976, 1979, and 1982, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Manitoba University, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1987. He started his engineering career as a part time Software and System Design Engineer from March 1980 to December 1982 at the Automated Data System Center, Cairo, Egypt. Dr. Elsherbeni joined the faculty at the University of Mississippi in 1987 as an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering. He advanced to the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor in 1991 and 1997, respectively, and became the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs from 2009 to 2013. He then joined the EECS Department at Colorado School of Mines in August 2013 as the Dobelman Distinguished Professor. He was appointed the Interim Department Head for EECS department from 2015 to 2016 and became the EE Department Head from 2016 to 2018. He spent a sabbatical term in 1996 at the EE Department, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and was a visiting Professor at Magdeburg University in Germany and at Tampere University of Technology in Finland during the summers of 2005 and 2007, respectively. In 2009 he was selected as Finland Distinguished Professor by the Academy of Finland and TEKES.
Dr. Elsherbeni is the Editor-in-Chief for ACES Journal, a past Associate Editor to Radio Science Journal, a past Chair of the Engineering and Physics Division of Mississippi Academy of Science, a past Chair of Educational Activity Committee for IEEE Region 3 Section, and the general Chair for the 2014 APS-URSI Symposium, the president of ACES Society from 2013 to 2015, and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (APS) Distinguished Lecturer for 2020-2022. Dr. Elsherbeni is a Fellow member of IEEE and ACES.