Maysam Ghovanloo was born in 1973 in Tehran. He received the B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Tehran in 1994 and the M.S. in biomedical engineering from the Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 1997. He also received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI in 2003 and 2004, respectively.
Dr. Ghovanloo developed the first modular Patient Care Monitoring System in Iran. In the summer of 2002, he was with Advanced Bionics Corporation, Sylmar, CA, where he worked on spinal-cord stimulators for pain management therapy. From 2004 to 2007, he was a tenure-track full time assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, where he invented the Tongue Drive System to enable individuals with severe paralysis control their environment with their tongue motion. In June 2007, he joined the faculty of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, where he is currently an associate professor, the ON Semiconductor Junior Faculty Chair, and the founding director of the GT-Bionics Laboratory.
Dr. Ghovanloo has received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 2010, the Tommy Nobis Barrier Breaker Award for Innovation in 2010, and the Distinguished Young Scholar Award from the Association of Professors and Scholars of Iranian Heritage in 2009. He is senior member of the IEEE Solid-State Circuits, Circuits and Systems, and Engineering in Medicine and Biology societies.