[AP-S Seminar Series] Microwave Medical Technologies: Foundations and Clinical Applications by Prof. Emily Porter

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Please join us for an upcoming talk on Jul 06, 2-3pm (Eastern Time) by Prof. Emily Porter titled "Microwave Medical Technologies: Foundations and Clinical Applications," as part of the 2021-2022 IEEE AP-S seminar series.

Abstract: 

Microwave medical technologies have promising potential for applications spanning health monitoring, detection and diagnosis of disease, and even treatment. These technologies are low-cost, non-/minimally-invasive, non-ionizing, safe and well-tolerated, and can be made wearable or portable.

In this talk, the motivation and basic foundations of microwave techniques are discussed, followed by the challenges of designing high quality basic research to support such medical device development. Key factors influencing the design and development of next generation microwave medical devices will be discussed. In particular, the difficulties faced when measuring and reporting the dielectric properties of biological tissues are emphasised, focusing on the importance of achieving accurate and representative measurements. Promising microwave-based medical technologies designed to address high-priority clinical needs will be highlighted. Lastly, proposed future activities in this area will be discussed.

About Speaker: 

Dr. Emily Porter is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is associated with both the bioECE and Electromagnetics & Acoustics research areas. Dr. Porter was granted her Ph.D. in 2015 from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She also has an M.Eng. and a B.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, completed in 2008 and 2010, respectively. More recently, Dr. Porter was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow and then an EU Marie-Curie Research Fellow with the Translational Medical Device Laboratory at National University of Ireland Galway, from 2015-2019. In 2021, she was awared the IEEE Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award for her contributions to microwave medical technologies, standardizing the methodology for measuring the dielectric properties of biological tissues, and advocating for women in engineering. Her research interests lie in applied electromagnetics, and particularly aimed at developing electromagnetic (EM)-based solutions with applications in diagnostic, therapeutic, supportive or assistive medical technologies.



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  • Date: 06 Jul 2022
  • Time: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 16 June 2022 03:00 PM
  • Ends 06 July 2022 01:45 PM
  • All times are (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • No Admission Charge


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Emily Porter Emily Porter

Biography:

Dr. Emily Porter is an Assistant Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, where she is associated with both the bioECE and Electromagnetics & Acoustics research areas. Dr. Porter was granted her Ph.D. in 2015 from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She also has an M.Eng. and a B.Eng. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, completed in 2008 and 2010, respectively. More recently, Dr. Porter was an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow and then an EU Marie-Curie Research Fellow with the Translational Medical Device Laboratory at National University of Ireland Galway, from 2015-2019. In 2021, she was awared the IEEE Lot Shafai Mid-Career Distinguished Achievement Award for her contributions to microwave medical technologies, standardizing the methodology for measuring the dielectric properties of biological tissues, and advocating for women in engineering. Her research interests lie in applied electromagnetics, and particularly aimed at developing electromagnetic (EM)-based solutions with applications in diagnostic, therapeutic, supportive or assistive medical technologies.