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Alan V. Sahakian

John A. Dever Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Chair and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech L352
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Biomedical Engineering

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Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering with minor in Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Wisconisin-Madison, Madison, WI

B.S. Applied Science and Physics, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Madison, WI

Research Interests

Cardiac electrophysiology, in particular the mechanisms, monitoring and automatic diagnosis and treatment of the atrial cardiac arrhythmias. Irreversible electroporation methods for ablating cancerous tumors including non-resectable liver and pancreatic cancer.  RF ablation for establishing cancer-free post-lumpectomy margins.  Non-contact vital signs monitoring using millimeter-wave and other remote sensing methods.  Beond-CMOS logic realizations including spintronics, magneto-resistive devices and circuits and all-carbon logic.


Selected Publications

  • Francois Callewaert, Vesselin Velev, Shizhou Jiang, Alan Varteres Sahakian, Prem Kumar, Koray Aydin, “Inverse-designed stretchable metalens with tunable focal distance”, Applied Physics Letters, (2018)
  • Joseph S. Friedman, Anuj Girdhar, Ryan M. Gelfand, Gokhan Memik, Hooman Mohseni, Allen Taflove, Bruce W. Wessels, Jean Pierre Leburton, Alan V. Sahakian, “Cascaded spintronic logic with low-dimensional carbon”, Nature Communications, (2017)
  • Joseph S. Friedman, Eric R. Fadel, Bruce W. Wessels, Damien Querlioz, Alan V. Sahakian, “Bilayer avalanche spin-diode logic”, AIP Advances, (2015)
  • Mayler Martins, Felipe Marranghello, Joseph Friedman, Alan Sahakian, Renato Ribas, Andre Reis, “Enhanced spin-diode synthesis using logic sharing”, Proceedings - 18th Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design, DSD 2015, (2015)
  • Joseph S. Friedman, Damien Querlioz, Alan V. Sahakian, “Magnetoresistance implications for complementary magnetic tunnel junction logic (CMAT)”, Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Nanoscale Architectures, NANOARCH 2015, (2015)
  • Sahakian, Alan V.; Memik, Gokhan; Wessels, Bruce W.; Friedman, Joseph S., “Emitter-coupled spin-transistor logic: Cascaded spintronic computing beyond 10 GHz”, IEEE Journal on Emerging and Selected Topics in Circuits and Systems, (2015)
  • Sahakian, Alan V.; Friedman, Joseph S., “Complementary magnetic tunnel junction logic”, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, (2014)
  • Sahakian, Alan V.; Wessels, Bruce W.; Friedman, Joseph S.; Peters, John A.; Memik, Gokhan, “Emitter-coupled spin-transistor logic”, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing, (2014)