Mekhail Anwar

Mekhail Anwar is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Radiation Oncology Department at UCSF, with an affiliate appointment in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. Professor Anwar's research areas include many areas within the broad area of electronic circuits and devices.

Dr. Anwar's goal is to solve the fundamental and persistent challenge in cancer – identifying where all tumor cells are and how patients respond to treatment – opening the door to truly precision, personalized medicine. 

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Postdocs and Visiting Scholars

Abijeet Mehta

Abijeet is a postdoctoral researcher at UCSF and he is heading our transnational efforts in implantable imagers and sensors, as well as novel chemistries for chip-scale molecular detectors. His hobbies are bike riding and playing cricket.

PhD Students

Rozhan Rabbani

Rozhan is PhD student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. She received her BS degree from Sharif University of Technology, Iran. Her interests are biomedical circuits and sensors, biomedical implants, and basketball.

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Surin Gweon

Surin is a PhD student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. She received her BS degree from Korea University and MS degree from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. She is interested in biomedical systems and freediving.

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Micah Roschelle

Micah is a PhD student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. He received his BS degree from Columbia University. His interests include biomedical circuits, implantable electronics, optics, jazz, and skiing.

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Hyeong Seok Oh

Hyeong-Seok is a PhD student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. He received his BS from Seoul National University. His interests are Electronic-Photonic Integrated Systems, tennis, and swimming


Rahul Lall

Rahul is a PhD student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley supported by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and is working on a wearable electronics solution to optimize radiotherapy for cancer treatment. He received his BSH degree in EE from Stanford University, conducting research on giant magnetoresistive (GMR) biosensors for point-of-care diagnostics. His interests are biomedical devices, radiotherapy, basketball, and hiking.


Jade Pinkenburg

Jade is a PhD student in the EECS Department at UC Berkeley. He received his BS degree in EE from Cornell University. His interests include circuit design for implantable devices, sensor development, hiking, and musical instruments.


Alec Vercruysse

Alec is a PhD student in the EECS department at UC Berkeley. He received his BS degree in Engineering from Harvey Mudd College. His research interests include mixed-signal IC design and system integration, and he also enjoys hiking and water sports.

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We are looking for students with skills across EECS, BioEngineering and Physics.  Students interested in joining should apply through UC Berkeleys EECS, or Bioengineering Programs. 

Undergraduate Students

Rohan Kumar

Rohan is an undergrad studying EECS at UC Berkeley. He is interested in circuit design and programming and enjoys playing basketball.


Kingshuk Daschowdhury

Kingshuk is an undergrad at UC Berkeley studying Bioengineering. He is interested in chip-based biomedical imaging and optics. In his free time, he likes playing chess, piano, and watching soccer.

Aneri Sheth

Aneri is an undergraduate student in the EECS department. She is interested in applying microcircuits and machine learning towards medical devices and imaging. Outside of research, Aneri enjoys playing basketball, reading mystery novels, and hiking.


Zarah Taufique

Zarah is an undergraduate at San Jose State University pursuing Computer Engineering. She is interested in robotics and circuit design. In her free time, you can find her reading or at a cafe sipping on coffee.


Efthymios Papageorgiou

Efthymios is a PhD graduate of the EECS department at UC Berkeley. He received the B.Sc. degree from Columbia University, His PhD research was focused on biomedical circuits and systems, especially concerning devices for intraoperative detection of microscopic residual cancer. He has worked as a senior manage with SilLC Technologies. Currently, he is with Qualcomm Inc.

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Hossein Najafiaghdam

Hossein is a PhD graduate of the EECS department at UC Berkeley. He received his BS degree from Sharif University in Tehran, Iran. His research included design of imager arrays for microscopic cancer detection and use of machine-learning to enhance their resolutions. He joined Apple in 2021 and is now an algorithm/system designer for mixed-mode systems.

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Christos Adamopoulos

Christos received his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley in 2021. During his research at Berkeley on mixed-signal integrated circuit design and photonics, he developed the world’s first fully integrated electronic-photonic System-on-Chip for Point-of-Care biosensing applications. He received the Best Ph.D. Research David Sakrison Memorial Prize. After his Ph.D., he has been working on ultra-low-power IC design. 

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Sevda Mohammadi

Now at Apple, Sevda was a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley. She achieved her PhD in EE from the University of British Columbia, Canada. She received M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in EE from K. N. Toosi University of Technology and Urmia University, respectively. Her research interests include, but are not limited to, circuit and system design for biomedical applications as well as sensing and detection applications.

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Kyoungtae Lee

Now a professor at DGIST in Korea, Kyoungtae received his BS degree from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, MS degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he worked on designing delta-sigma ADCs, and PhD in EE from UC Berkeley, with a focus in ASIC design for implantable bio-sensors, for cancer radiotherapy. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher with Radiation Oncology Department, UCSF where he is working on applying his work to animal models.

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Masoumeh Sabzi

Now at Apple, Masoumeh was a Postdoctoral Researcher at UC Berkeley, focusing on developing wireless power and data transfer solutions for mm-sized biomedical implants. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc degrees in EE from Sharif University of Technology, Iran and her joint PhD in EE from University of Tehran, Iran and University of Nantes, France. Her research interests include RF circuit and system design and wireless power transfer for biomedical applications.

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Asmaysinh Gharia

Asmay is a PhD student in the NIH-Oxford-Cambridge scholars program and studies microfluidic devices for high through-put cell modification. He received his B.A. in molecular and cell biology from UC Berkeley in 2018. His interests include autologous cell therapies, automating biomanufacturing, bouldering, and travel.


Eric Yang

Eric is a M.S. student in the ECE Department at CMU. He received his B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley. His interests include biomedical systems, robotics, artificial intelligence, NBA, and F1.