Introduction

Last Name SAWAN
First Name Mohamad
Citizenships Canadian / Lebanese
Status Married
Written and spoken languages English, French and Arabic
Office address School of Engineering, Westlake University
18, Shilongshan Road
Hangzhou, Zhejiang, P.R. China
310024
Telephone number +86 (571) 8527 1986 (office)
+86 (130) 1285 3527 (Cell)
+1 (514) 570-2227 (Cell)
Email sawan@westlake.edu.cn
masawan@gmail.com
Website http://www.westlake.edu.cn /
http://www.polystim.org/
http://www.cenbrain.westlake.edu.cn/
http://www.MohamadSawan.org/

I. ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Degrees Institution Country Year
Ph.D. Université de Sherbrooke Canada 1990
M.Sc.A. Université de Sherbrooke Canada 1986
B.Sc. Université Laval Canada 1984

II. EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Position Dates Organisation
Emeritus Professor 06-20/… Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal
Chair Professor 01-19/… School of Engineering, Westlake University, China
Professor 06-98/… Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Director 06-99/19 ReSMiQ interuniversity research center, Quebec
Adjunct Professor 09-11/… Electrical & Computer Engineering, Laval University, Canada
Adjunct Professor 09-06/… School of Microelectronics, Shanghai University, China
Canada Research Chair 04-01/06-15 Electrical Engineering, Polytechnique Montreal, Canada
Director 06-96/05-04 Electronic Division, École Polytechnique
Adjunct Professor 11-95/08-98 Electrical Engineering, McGill University
Associate Professor 06-94/05-98 Electrical & Computer Eng., École Polytechnique
Assistant Professor 09-91/05-94 Electrical & Computer Eng., École Polytechnique
Post-Doctoral Fellow 02-90/08-91 Biomedical Engineering, McGill University

III. HONORS AND AWARDS

Honorary Degrees & Fellowships/Memberships

2007 Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada for contributions to Engineering practices;
2004 Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers;
2001 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering;
2020-… Emeritus Professor of Polytechnique Montreal, QC, Canada;
2018-… Guest Professor at Wuhan University, Wuhan, China;
2012-… Advisory Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China;
2006-10 Honorary Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

International and National Awards and Honors

2021 Kunpeng Plan Expert Award;
2019 National High-level Talent Program Award;
2015 Shanghai City Mayor Award for International Collaboration;
2014 Polytechnique Montreal Research and Innovation Award;
2013 Queen-Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the government of Canada;
2012 Jacques-Rousseau Award for Multidisciplinarity Research contributions from the ACFAS;
2008 Officer of the National Order of Quebec for outstanding contributions;
2005 Medal of Honor from the President of Lebanon for outstanding achievements;
2005 J.A. Bombardier Award for Research innovation and technology transfer from the ACFAS;
2003 Barbara Turnbull Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR);

Prestigious Awards for Research and Service

2021 Chinese Zhejiang Weslake Friendship Award
2019 Chinese Qianjiang Friendship Ambassador Award
2016 Council of the Arab League Ambassadors in Canada Award
2014 Palais de congrès de Montréal Ambassador Award
2012-14 Chair of the international selection committee of the biomedical reseacher of the year
2010 Desjardins intercultural office achievement Award
2008 Lebanese Embassy in Canada Achievements Award
2006 American University of Science and Technology Achievements Award
2001 One of top ten discoveries of the Year by Québec Science Magazine
1997 Academic excellence award by École Polytechnique de Montréal
1989 Medal of Merit for academic excellence by the Université de Sherbrooke during my Ph.D. studies
1988-1990 Ph.D. Scholarship (12k$/year), FRSQ (Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec)

Other Competitive Publications Awards

2020 Best Springer Scientific Reports’ journal paper award by Canadian Epilepsy League
2019 First place demonstration award from IEEE Sensors competition
2014 Best paper award from IEEE-SBCCI’14 Conference
2014 First place award from MEDTEQ Quebec State competition
2013 Best place award from ReSMiQ’s Innovation Day Award
2012 Best poster presentation at the 11th MIOMD Conference
2010 Best Texpo project award from CMC Microsystems annual workshop
2010 Best science and society award from ACFAS 2010
2010 Best poster presentation award from ReSMiQ-ACFAS 2010
2009 Excellence Award from the Society for Technology in Anesthesia
2008 Best IEEE Solid-State Society Chapter of the year
2008 First best paper award from IEEE NEWCAS 2008
2008 Third best paper award from IEEE NEWCAS 2008
2004 Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award of the 46th IEEE-MWSCAS

IV. OTHER DISTINCTIONS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

2020 General Chair of the IEEE Engineering, Medicine and Biology Society Conference;
2018 General Chair of the IEEE International Life Sciences Conference;
2018-19 General Co-Chair of the IEEE-International AICAS, and ISOCC;
2016 General Chair of the IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems;
2015-… Editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Journal;
2015-… General Co-Chair of the IEEE-International SBB;
2013-… Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering Journal;
2013-… Chair of the IEEE Biomedical Engineering Award committee;
2012-… General co-Chair of the annual IEEE NEWCAS Conference;
2012-… General co-Chair of the annual IEEE Int’l Conf. on Microlectronics;
2011-… Editorial Board, the IEEE Life Sciences Portal;
2011-… General Chair of the IEEE Int’l Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems;
2011-… General co-Chair of the IEEE Int’l Conf. on Microlectronics;
2011-12 Guest Editor of the IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics on CAS Special Issue on Brain-Machine Interface;
2011 Member of the Quebec’s technology mission to India;
2011 General Chair of the Brain-Computer Interface Workshop (CAS-FEST 2010);
2011 General co-Chair of the ACFAS-ReSMiQ’s Workshop;
2010 Member of the Quebec’s technology mission to China;
2010-… Advisory Board, Int’l Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology;
2010-13 Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II (TCAS-II);
2010-… Advisor for Springer Publisher in the field of Analog and biomedical books;
2010-… General Chair of the ACFAS-ReSMiQ’s Workshop;
2009-… Technical Program co-Chair of the Int. Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BiOCAS2009);
2009-… Member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Healthcare Engineering;
2009 Elected Toronto, Madison and Stanford Who’s Who;
2008-… Member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications;
2008-… Member of the NSERC scholarship committee;
2008 Member of the Quebec technology mission to Taiwan;
2007 Member of FRSQ-FQRNT new joint support for R&D medical technology committee;
2007-… Member of the Steering Committee of the IEEE Trans. on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Journal;
2007-14 Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems Journal;
2007 Member of Canada Bio & nanotechnology mission to India;
2007-… Member of the International Advisory Board of the Emirates Journal of Engineering Research (EJER);
2007-… General Chair of the Int. Biomedical Circuits and Systems (BiOCAS2007);
2007-… General Chair of the Int. Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS2007);
2007 Member of the scientific committee of Marseille IMNP institute;
2006-… Member of Prompt Scientific Coordination Committee;
2006 Technical program co-Chair of the Int. Midwest Symposium on CAS (MWSCAS2006);
2006-… General Chair of the IEEE International NEWCAS conference
2006 General Co-Chair of the IEEE Int. Conf. On Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS2006);
2006 Co-Chair of the IEEE Int. Computer Architecture for Machine Perception and Sensors (CAMPS2006);
2005 Member of the Quebec technology mission to China.
2005-07 Member of the International Biotechnology council, IEEE CAS representative;
2005 General Chair of the Int. Functional Electrical Stimulation Society Conference (IFESS2005);
2004-07 Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Institut National de Recherche Scientifique;
2004-… Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Sciences;
2004-… Guest Editor of the Kluwer Analog integrated Circuits and Signal Processing Journal;
2004-… Member of the Executive Committee of the IEEE Circuits & Devices Magazine;
2004-… Member of the Canadian Arthritis Network (Canadian Network of Centre of Excellence);
2003-… Member of the Board of Directors of Montreal rehabilitation interdisciplinary research ctr. (CRIR);
2003-… Member/Chair of IEEE Technical Program Committee (ISCAS, MWSCAS, ICM, ICSICT, etc);
2003-… Investigator of a $21M Pan-Canadian grant application from CFI to acquire an EDA Laboratory;
2002-06 Member of the Board of Directors of the Int. Functional Electrical Stimulation Society (IFESS);
2001-… Member of the scientific coordination committee of Victhom Human Bionic;
2001-05 Member of the scientific coordination committee of Prompt-Quebec;
2001… Guest Editor of the Kluwer/Springer Analog integrated Circuits and Signal Processing Journal;
2000… Interviews with news media: newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio (prestigious TV reports);
1999… Founder and Chair of the IEEE Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS) Montreal Chapter;
1999… Scientific Advisor to several Canadian companies (Victhom Human Bionic, Scanview, etc);
1995… Co Founder of the IEEE Int. Conf. on Electronics, Circuits and Systems (ICECS);
1994… Founder and director of the Polystim Neurotechnologies Laboratory;
1991… General Chair / Co Chair of IEEE Int. Conferences (ICECS, ICM, NewCAS, etc.).
1988 Ph.D. scholarship (12k$/year), FRSQ (Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec).

V. SUMMARY OF RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS

Google Scholar: 11000 Citations, H-Index: 48 (January 2021)

Publications (Appendix C) Last 6 years Total
Refereed Journal publications (published/accepted) 111 263
Books and book chapters 7 17
Patents (Awarded and Pending) 6 21
Invited talks / Keynote speeches 96 280
Refereed conference papers 107 548
Refereed abstracts and posters 26 114
Technical reports 2 13
Total 355 1256
Students and other personal supervision (Appendix D) Supervised Completed
Ph.D. 22 50
M.A.Sc. (108) + M. Eng. (20) 3 129
Postdoctoral Fellows, Research assistants and associates 6 76
Hosted Invited Faculties 0 10
Undergraduate students’ R&D projects 5 347
Total 36 612



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