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Sasan Bakhtiari

Group Manager, Sensors Instrumentation & NDE


Sasan Bakhtiari is a Senior Electrical Engineer with the Nuclear Engineering Division at Argonne. He has over twenty years with applied research in the areas of electromagnetic (EM) guided-wave and radiating structures, induction sensor technology, signal processing and analytical/numerical modeling. He has carried out theoretical and experimental work on microwave and eddy current nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques, active/passive radar remote sensing, and modern signal processing and data analysis methods. He has designed and implemented various non-contact EM sensors, instrumentation, and software for on-line monitoring and inspection applications. Since joining Argonne, he has participated in a number of projects associated with employment of advanced sensor technologies for industrial, scientific and biomedical applications.

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Colorado State University
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Kansas
  • B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology

Awards, Honors and Memberships

  • IEEE-TIM Outstanding Reviewer – Awarded by IEEE Instrumentation and Measurement Society for outstanding service to IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM) and recognition as one of Transactions Outstanding Reviewers of 2013.
  • National Academy of Engineering (NAE) of the National Academies–one of the 100 engineers nationwide selected to participate in the U.S. FOE, 2008.
  • Two R&D 100 Awards, selected by R&D Magazine, 1996 and 2007.
  • ASNT Honorary M.E.I. Faculty Member, 1996.
  • Pacesetter Award, Argonne National Laboratory, 1996.
  • Outstanding Paper Award by the American Society for Nondestructive Testing, 1995.
  • Honored Researcher Award, Colorado State University Research Foundation, 1991-92.

Selected Professional Activities

Reviewer – IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (MTT), IEEE transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement (TIM), International Conference on Nuclear Engineering (ICONE)-ASME, Nuclear Engineering and Design magazine, and Materials Evaluation journal.

Publications and Patents

  • Microwave Steel Belt Location Sensor for Tires, U.S. Patent No. 5,216,372 (filed International), R. Zoughi and S. Bakhtiari, 1993.
  • Millimeter Wave Sensor For Monitoring Effluents, U.S. Patent No. 5,468,964, N. Gopalsami, S. Bakhtiari, A. C. Raptis, and S. L. Dieckman, 1995.
  • Microwave Thickness Measurement and Apparatus, U.S. Patent No. 6,005,397, R. Zoughi and S. Bakhtiari, 1999.
  • Millimeter Wave Sensor for On-Line Inspection of Thin Sheet Dielectrics, U.S. Patent No. 5,886,534, S. Bakhtiari, N. Gopalsami, and A. C. Raptis, 1999.
  • Passive Millimeter Wave Spectrometer for Remote Detection of Chemical Plumes, U.S. Patent No. 7,495,218, N. Gopalsami, S. Bakhtiari, A. C. Raptis, and T. W. Elmer, 2009.
  • Millimeter Wave Sensor for Far-Field Standoff Vibrometry, ANL-IN-08-041, U.S. APP. No. 12/770,438, S. Bakhtiari, N. Gopalsami, T. W. Elmer, and A. C. Raptis, Pending.
  • Passive Millimeter Wave Spectrometer for Remote Detection of Chemical Plumes, U.S. Patent No. 7495218, N. Gopalsami, S. Bakhtiari, A. C. Raptis, and T. W. Elmer, 2011.