Mohamed R. Mahfouz

Director - Institute of Biomedical Engineering & Career Development Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering Department

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Dr. Mohamed Mahfouz earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Systems and Biomedical Engineering from Cairo University. He then earned a second master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Denver followed by Ph.D. is Systems Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. Dr. Mohamed Mahfouz joined the University of Tennessee in 2003. He is currently a Career Development Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering and Co-Director of the Center for Musculoskeletal Research. Dr. Mahfouz held an appointment as Research Professor in the Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory at the Colorado School of Mines prior to accepting his current appointment at UT. Dr. Mahfouz uses innovative technologies to build systems for medical applications, to expand his areas of research, and to establish new laboratories for MEMS, bio-wireless applications and bio-imaging – unique and powerful design approaches, influential to surgical navigation systems. During his eight years at UT, he has secured research funding from many industrial and governmental sponsors including, but not limited to: National Institute of Health; National Institute of Justice; National Science Foundation; Zimmer Inc.; DePuy, A Johnson & Johnson Company; and Smith and Nephew Inc.

Focus Areas:  Application of Statistical Atlases in Morphological Differences Across Populations | Surgical Navigation and Guidance | Local Positioning Systems | Ultrasound Application in 3D Bone and Tissue Reconstruction | Medical Imaging Registration | Deformable Segmentation in MRI, CT, X-Ray | Kinematic Analysis | Patient-Specific Instruments (PSI) Design | Medical Device Sensors

Skills and Expertise:  Medical Device Design | In Vivo Sensors | Medical Software Design and Verification | FDA Regulation

Selected Publications:

Clinical and Statistical Correlation of Various Lumbar Pathological Conditions
J.M. Johnson, M.R. Mahfouz, N.V. Battaglia, A. Sharma, J.S. Cheng, R.D. Komistek, Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 46, no. 2, pp. 683-688, 2013.
Modular Wireless Inertial Trackers for Biomedical Applications
G. To and M.R. Mahfouz, IEEE Topical Conference on Power Amplifiers for Wireless and Radio Applications (PAWR), pp. 172-174, 2013.
A UWB Transmit-Only Based Scheme for Multi-tag Support in a Millimeter Accuracy Localization System
N.C. Rowe, A.E. Fathy, M.J. Kuhn, and M.R. Mahfouz, IEEE Topical Conference on Wireless Sensors and Sensor Networks (WiSNet), pp. 7-9, 2013.
Automatic Real-Time Reconstruction of Patient-Specific 3D Knee Model Using Ultrasound RF Data
T. De Bock, R. Tadross, M. Mahfouz, and R. Wasielewski, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Volume, vol. 94-B, no. Supp XL, 2013.
A Three-dimensional Analysis of Bilateral Directional Asymmetry in the Human Clavicle
E.E. Abdel Fatah, N.R. Shirley, M.R. Mahfouz, and B.M Auerbach, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 149, no. 4, pp. 547-59, 2012.
Design of Wireless Inertial Trackers for Human Joint Motion Analysis
G. To and M.R. Mahfouz, IEEE Topical Conference on Biomedical Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems (BioWireleSS), pp. 49-52, 2012.
Ultra Wideband 3-D Tracking of Multiple Tags for Indoor Positioning in Medical Applications Requiring Millimeter Accuracy
M.J. Kuhn, M.R. Mahfouz, N. Rowe, E. Elkhouly, J. Turnmire, and A.E. Fathy, IEEE Topical Conference on Biomedical Wireless Technologies, Networks, and Sensing Systems (BioWireleSS), pp. 57-60, 2012.
The Future of Ultra Wideband Systems in Medicine: Orthopedic Surgical Navigation, Novel Applications of the UWB Technologies
M. Mahfouz, M. Kuhn, and G. To, Dr. Boris Lembrikov (Ed.), ISBN 978-953-307-324-8, 2011.
Three-dimensional Morphology of the Knee Reveals Ethnic Differences
M. Mahfouz, E.E. Abdel Fatah, L.S. Bowers, G. Scuderi, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, vol. 470, no. 1, pp. 172-85, 2011.
No Strings Attached
M. Mahfouz, G. To, and M. Kuhn, IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 12, no. 7, pp. S34-S48, 2011.