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Awardee:UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
Doing Business As Name:University of Houston
PD/PI:
  • Ji Chen
  • (713) 743-4423
  • jchen18@uh.edu
Award Date:02/06/2009
Estimated Total Award Amount: $ 280,000
Funds Obligated to Date: $ 288,000
  • FY 2009=$56,000
  • FY 2011=$56,000
  • FY 2013=$56,000
  • FY 2012=$64,000
  • FY 2010=$56,000
Start Date:02/15/2009
End Date:01/31/2015
Transaction Type:Grant
Agency:NSF
Awarding Agency Code:4900
Funding Agency Code:4900
CFDA Number:47.041
Primary Program Source:040100 NSF RESEARCH & RELATED ACTIVIT
Award Title or Description:Center for Electromagnetic Compatability Research
Federal Award ID Number:0856085
DUNS ID:036837920
Parent DUNS ID:042916627
Program:IUCRC-Indust-Univ Coop Res Ctr

Awardee Location

Street:4800 Calhoun Boulevard
City:Houston
State:TX
ZIP:77204-2015
County:Houston
Country:US
Awardee Cong. District:18

Primary Place of Performance

Organization Name:University of Houston
Street:4800 Calhoun Boulevard
City:Houston
State:TX
ZIP:77204-2015
County:Houston
Country:US
Cong. District:18

Abstract at Time of Award

Full Center Proposal (Phase I) for an I/UCRC for Electromagnetic Compatibility 0855878 Missouri University of Science and Technology; Richard DuBroff 0856085 University of Houston; Ji Chen The proposal concerns the formation of a new I/UCRC "Electromagnetic Compatibility" consisting of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST) and the University of Houston (UH). MST is the lead institution of the proposed Center, and proposes to add two additional sites (University of Oklahoma and Clemson University) in the next review cycle. Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) is an essential feature of virtually all high speed digital electronic assistants and home entertainment centers to essential control and information processing systems. EMC is the ability of these electronic systems to function reliably without causing interference to other electronic systems, being overly sensitive to weak signals generated by other electronic systems, and generating signals in one part of the system interfering with the operation of another part of the same system. The Center and its research activities will involve faculty, students and industrial representatives; and the industrial-focused research program will enhance the scientific understanding and help address a potentially significant health and environmental problem. The proposed Center will encourage collaboration amongst the four institutions, and is committed to providing a skilled and diverse workforce in the area of EMC as required by industry. The research will expose students and faculty to state-of-the-art research projects of value to the industry. The close collaboration with various industry partners will help establish a strong research base to enable development of consumer electronics and control and information systems. The proposing institutions have a track record of increasing the participation of under-represented groups in research and education. In addition, the proposal emphasizes increased recruitment of students from under-represented groups.

Publications Produced as a Result of this Research

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Christ, A; Kainz, W; Hahn, EG; Honegger, K; Zefferer, M; Neufeld, E; Rascher, W; Janka, R; Bautz, W; Chen, J; Kiefer, B; Schmitt, P; Hollenbach, HP; Shen, JX; Oberle, M; Szczerba, D; Kam, A; Guag, JW; Kuster, N "The Virtual Family-development of surface-based anatomical models of two adults and two children for dosimetric simulations" PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, v.55, 2010, p.N23. doi:10.1088/0031-9155/55/2/N0  View record at Web of Science

Qi, YH; Jarmuszewski, P; Zhou, QM; Certain, M; Chen, J "An Efficient TIS Measurement Technique Based on RSSI for Wireless Mobile Stations" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INSTRUMENTATION AND MEASUREMENT, v.59, 2010, p.2414. doi:10.1109/TIM.2009.203640  View record at Web of Science

McGary, J. E.; Chen, J.; Xiong, Z. "Electromagnetic Tracking for Tomotherapy Systems" INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RADIATION ONCOLOGY BIOLOGY PHYSICS, v.84, 2012, p.S716-S716.

Xichen Guo; Jackson, D.R.; Ji Chen "A Semianalytical Model for Vias With Arbitrarily Shaped Antipads Based on the Reciprocity Theorem" Microwave Theory and Techniques, IEEE Transactions on, v.62, 2014, p.3239.

Jiang, R.; Jansen, B.H.; Sheth, B.R.; Chen, J "Dynamic Multi-Channel TMS With Reconfigurable Coil" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NEURAL SYSTEMS AND REHABILITATION ENGINEERING, v., 2013, p..

Shen, J; Yang, H; Chen, J "Stochastic analysis of variations of electromagnetic properties of composite mixtures" ELECTRONICS LETTERS, v.46, 2010, p.127. doi:10.1049/el.2010.293  View record at Web of Science

Liu, Yan; Shen, Jianxiang; Kainz, Wolfgang; Qian, Songsong; Wu, Wen; Chen, Ji "Numerical investigations of MRI RF field induced heating for external fixation devices" BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING ONLINE, v.12, 2013, p.1-10.

Zong, Zhi-Yuan; wu, Wen; Ling, Feng; Chen, Ji; Fang, Da-Gang "Efficient Low-Frequency Breakdown Free Full-Wave PEEC Modeling Based on Geometrical Optics DCIM" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, v.60, 2012, p.1500-1512.

Xiong, Zubiao; Feng, Shi; McGary, John E.; Chen, Ji "Magnetic Tracking Inside Conducting Bores for Radiotherapy Tumor Localization Systems" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MAGNETICS, v.48, 2012, p.395-398.

Xichen Guo, David R. Jackson, Marina Y. Koledintseva, Scott Hinaga, James L. Drewniak, and Ji Chen "An Analysis of Conductor Surface Roughness Effects on Signal Propagation for Stripline Interconnects" IEEE Trans. on EMC, v., 2014, p..

Xichen Guo, David R. Jackson, Marina Y. Koledintseva, Scott Hinaga, James L. Drewniak, and Ji Chen "An Analysis of Conductor Surface Roughness Effects on Signal Propagation for Stripline Interconnects" IEEE Trans. On EMC, v., 2014, p..

ElMahgoub, K; Yang, F; Elsherbeni, AZ; Demir, V; Chen, J "FDTD Analysis of Periodic Structures With Arbitrary Skewed Grid" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, v.58, 2010, p.2649. doi:10.1109/TAP.2010.205044  View record at Web of Science

Mcgary, J.; Chen, J.; Xiong, Z. "Electromagnetic Tracking During 4DCT" MEDICAL PHYSICS, v.39, 2012, p.3689-3689.

Y. Liu, W. Kainz , S. Qian S, W. Wu, J. Chen "Effect of insulating layer material on RF-induced heating for external fixation system in 1.5?T MRI system" Electromagn Biol Med, v., 2013, p..

Y. Liu, J. Chen, W. Kainz, and F. Shellock "Computational and Experimental Studies of an Orthopedic Implant: MRI-Related Heating at 1.5-Tesla/64-MHz and 3-Tesla/128-MHz" Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, v., 2013, p..

Shi Feng; Rui Qiang; Kainz, W.; Ji Chen "A Technique to Evaluate MRI-Induced Electric Fields at the Ends of Practical Implanted Lead" IEEE Trans on Microwave Theory and Technique, v.63, 2015, p..

Y. Liu, J. Shen, W. Kainz, S. Qian S, W. Wu, J. Chen "Numerical investigations of MRI RF field induced heating for external fixation devices," Biomed Eng Online, v., 2013, p..

Jackson, DR; Burghignoli, P; Lovat, G; Capolino, F; Chen, J; Wilton, DR; Oliner, AA "The Fundamental Physics of Directive Beaming at Microwave and Optical Frequencies and the Role of Leaky Waves" PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE, v.99, 2011, p.1780. doi:10.1109/JPROC.2010.210353  View record at Web of Science

Yan Liu, Dawei Li, Xiaoyi Min, Shiloh Sison, Gabriel Mouchawar and Ji Chen "Evaluation of Electromagnetic Field Distributions under 1.5 T MRI Scanning Within Human Models of a Virtual Family" Computing in Cardiology, v., 2014, p..

J E. McGary, Z. Xiong Z, J. Chen "Magnetic tracking for TomoTherapy systems: gradiometer based methods to filter eddy-current magnetic fields" Med Phys, v., 2013, p..

Qiang, R; Chen, J; Yang, F "Finite difference time domain modeling of finite-sized electromagnetic source over periodic structure via a plane wave spectral expansion approach" RADIO SCIENCE, v.45, 2010, p.. doi:10.1029/2009RS00428  View record at Web of Science

Zubiao Xiong, John E. McGary, and Ji Chen "Self-Correcting Magnetic Tracking in Dynamic Medical Environments" IEEE Trans on Magnetics, v., 2014, p..

Liu, Yan; Chen, Ji; Shellock, Frank G.; Kainz, Wolfgang "Computational and experimental studies of an orthopedic implant: MRI-related heating at 1.5-T/64-MHz and 3-T/128-MHz" JOURNAL OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, v.37, 2013, p.491-497.

Wang, MS; Lin, L; Chen, J; Jackson, D; Kainz, W; Qi, YH; Jarmuszewski, P "Evaluation and Optimization of the Specific Absorption Rate for Multiantenna Systems" IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, v.53, 2011, p.628. doi:10.1109/TEMC.2011.210900  View record at Web of Science

Publications Produced as Conference Proceedings

Shamsi, S;Wu, DG;Chen, J;Liu, R;Kainz, W "SAR evaluation of pregnant woman models in 64 MHz MRI birdcage coil" IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, v. , 2006, p.225 View record at Web of Science

Wu, DG;Qiang, R;Chen, J;Kainz, W;Seidman, S "Safety evaluation of walk-through metal detectors" IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v. , 2005, p.796 View record at Web of Science

Chen, J;Qiang, R;Kainz, W "Time-Domain Modeling Techniques for Periodic Structures" International Workshop on Metamaterials, v. , 2008, p.16 View record at Web of Science

Wang, MS;Qiang, R;Chen, J;Koledintseva, M;Koul, A;Drewniak, J "Evaluation of Propagation Characteristics for PCB Traces with Periodic Roughness Using ASM-FDTD Method" IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v. , 2010, p.269 View record at Web of Science

Qiang, R;Chen, J "Convergence Analysis of ASM-FDTD Method" 2010 IEEE International Symposium Antennas and Propagation/CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, v. , 2010, p. View record at Web of Science

Ayatollahi, M;Shen, JX;Qiang, R;Chen, J;Qi, YH;Hubing, T;Jarmuszewski, P "Effects of Supporting Structure on Wireless SAR Measurement" IEEE Antennas-and-Propagation-Society International Symposium, v. , 2008, p.3038 View record at Web of Science

Shen, JX;Qiang, R;Chen, J;Jackson, D;Ayatollahi, M;Qi, YH;Jarmuszewski, P "A Decomposition/Superposition Technique for Multi-transmitter System SAR Measurement" IEEE Antennas-and-Propagation-Society International Symposium, v. , 2008, p.3042 View record at Web of Science

Qiang, R;Chen, J;Huang, J;Koledintseva, M;Dubroff, R;Drewniak, J;Yang, F "Numerical analysis of sandwiched composite-FSS structures" IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v. , 2006, p.742 View record at Web of Science

Qiang, R;Chen, J;Capolino, F;Jackson, DR "The array scanning method (ASM)-FDTD algorithm and its application to the excitation of two-dimensional EBG materials and waveguides" IEEE Antennas-and-Propagation-Society International Symposium, v. , 2007, p.4035 View record at Web of Science

Qiang, R;Chen, J;Yang, F "FDTD modeling of finite electromagnetic source over periodic structure via a spectral expansion approach" IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, v. , 2007, p.886 View record at Web of Science

Wu, D;Qiang, R;Chen, J;Liu, C;Koledintseva, M;Drewniak, J;Archambeault, B "Numerical modeling of periodic composite media for electromagnetic shielding application" IEEE Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v. , 2007, p.1107 View record at Web of Science

Christ, A;Kainz, W;Chen, J;Shah, Y;Kuster, N "Current and future needs for the simulation of small and implanted antennas for medical applications" 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Antenna Technology, v. , 2006, p.148 View record at Web of Science

Wang, MS;Lin, L;Chen, J;Jackson, D;Kainz, W;Qi, YH;Jarmuszewski, P "Evaluation and Optimization of the Specific Absorption Rate For Multi-Antenna Systems" 2010 IEEE International Symposium Antennas and Propagation/CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting, v. , 2010, p. View record at Web of Science

Qiang, R;Jackson, D;Wilton, D;Chen, J;Kainz, W "Time-Domain Modeling Techniques for Periodic Structures" IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility, v. , 2008, p.850 View record at Web of Science


Project Outcomes Report

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This Project Outcomes Report for the General Public is displayed verbatim as submitted by the Principal Investigator (PI) for this award. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this Report are those of the PI and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation; NSF has not approved or endorsed its content.

The main research efforts for the Center for Electromagnetic Compatibility at University of Houston center around the bio-electromagnetic research, especially related to the interactions between electromagnetic waves with medical devices and human subject models. Several major outcomes for this year are:

1. The reciprocity theorem based method to evaluate implantable device heating has finally been accepted by both FDA and industrials as a major technique to evaluate the implantable device heating under MRI environment. Several comparison studies have been performed to show the accuracy of this approach over existing methods. Based on both modeling and experiment studies, this technique will soon be adopted by the International Standard Organization (ISO) into the standard of 10974 (Assessment of the safety of magnetic resonance imaging for patients with an active implantable medical device). FDA has shown strong interests to acquire this system for their internal use by the end of 2015.

 

2. Based on the theorem developed, several novel techniques to reduce the active implantable and passive implantable devices MRI related heating have been published. We are discussing the potential applications of these techniques with our industrial partners. These techniques will potentially allow patients with complex active and passive medical devices to be scanned within the MRI environments. This will provide surgeons with significant advantages to exams patients with medical devices.

 

3. In additional to research activities, three Ph.D. students recently graduated from our program. Two of them joined/will join our consortium members. The other student is working in related field as well. One of our student papers won the fifth best paper award in 2016 IEEE International Conference on Wireless Information Technology and Systems (ICWITS) and Applied Computational Electromagnetics. The title of the talk is: “MRI Induced Heating for Fully Implanted, Partially Implanted and Minimum Implanted Medical Electrode Leads” by Qi Zeng, Jianfeng Zheng, and Ji Chen

4. The center is currently recruiting members from oil and gas industry now. There are many challenge electromagnetic compatibility problems in the downhole logging environment.   UH has hosted visitors from Schlumberger and Haliburton to discuss potential collaboration on hash environment electromagnetic compatibility issues. It is our belief that future members to the consortium will also include partners from oil and gas industry. 

 


Last Modified: 04/30/2015
Modified by: Ji Chen

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