Shiva Abbaszadeh

Shiva Abbaszadeh
Shiva Abbaszadeh
Adjunct Assistant Professor

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  • Ph.D., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada, 2014

Academic Positions

  • Affiliate Faculty, Carle Illinois College of Medicine, 04/2018-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering, 1/2017 - present
  • Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars (SMIS) Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University, 04/2014 - 12/2016

Resident Instruction

  • NPRE 451, NPRE Laboratory (Radiation Detection and Measurement), Fall 2017
  • NPRE 451, NPRE Laboratory (Radiation Detection and Measurement), Spring 2017

Course Development

  • NPRE498, Special topic (Advanced Sensors and Readout Techniques: Design and Innovation), Spring 2018

Research Interests

  • Image processing and data analysis
  • Mixed-signal circuit design
  • Application of nanotechnology for cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Biomedical sensors
  • Molecular imaging
  • Imaging detector technology

Research Areas

  • Emerging X-ray imaging techniques
  • Handheld biodiagnostic device for healthcare and the environment
  • Health Physics
  • Image processing and statistical performance assessment
  • Instrumentation for emission tomography (PET and SPECT)
  • Liquids and glassy materials
  • Nanomaterial-mediated radiation therapy
  • Novel isotope identification algorithms
  • Nuclear Materials
  • X-ray and gamma ray imaging detectors

Chapters in Books

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings


  • K. S. Karim and S. Abbaszadeh, “Radiation Detector System and Method of Manufacture,” granted, US9269838, 2016.

Professional Societies

  • International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE) - Member
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) - Member


  • Stanford's Jump Start Award for Excellence in Research (2016)
  • Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholar (SMIS) (2014-2016)
  • SPIE Optics and Photonics Education Scholarship (2013)
  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2012-2013)
  • Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology (WIN) Fellowship (2012)

Recent Courses Taught

  • NPRE 498 SD1 - Sensor/Imag Design/Innovation
  • NPRE 598 SD4 - Sensors/Imag Design/Innovation

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