Anand Gopinath


Research Area: Biomedical and Biological Computational Methods, Devices, and System; Computer Engineering, VLSI, and Circuits; Fields, Photonics, and Magnetic Recording Technology; Micro and Nanostructures

6-129 Keller Hall

Area of Expertise:

MRI systems. RF/microwave applications.Analog RF/microwave circuits. RF/microwave devices, antennas, metamaterials, photonic systems and devices, integrated and nano optics, optoelectronics. Photonic bandgap structures


D.Eng., EE, 1978, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Ph.D., EE, 1965, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom


Fellow – IEEE (1990)
Fellow – OSA (2002)
Fellow – IET (London) (1982)


The research areas of my group are optoelectronic devices and photonic integrated circuits; high-speed and RF/microwave circuits, and antennas; Magnetic Resonance Imaging systems. The optoelectronics research is in high-speed lasers, laser amplifiers, optical modulators, and modeling of optical waveguides, lasers and laser amplifiers. We are also working on inverse opals, a three dimensional photonic band structure.

The research in the RF/microwave area is on metamaterial and its use as lenses for antennas, and CMOS RF circuits.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging research is on high field systems for improving image quality and the design of new RF/B1 coils.


1. Sohn, Sung-Min, Anand Gopinath, and John Thomas Vaughan. “A Compact, High Power Capable, and Tunable High Directivity Microstrip Coupler.” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 64, no. 10 (2016): 3217-3223.

2. Qiao Li, Xiaomei Guo, Huihong Song, Kewen K. Li, Yingyin K. Zou, Hua Jiang and Anand Gopinath, A 60 GHz Substrate Integrated Waveguide Isolator, IEEE 2016 International Microwave Symposium, San Francisco, CA, May 2016.

3. V. Panda, S. M. Sohn, J. T. Vaughan and A. Gopinath, “A Zeroth Order Resonant Element for MRI Transmisson Line RF Coil,” 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI), Fajardo, 2016, pp. 1389-1390.

4. Abhinav V. Sambasivan, Lance DelaBarre, Emad S.Ebbini, J. Thomas Vaughan, Anand Gopinath, RF Shimming for High Field MRI using Multi-channel Receive-Signals, submitted to the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Annual Meeting, 2016.

5. Sohn, Sung-Min, Lance DelaBarre, Anand Gopinath, and John Thomas Vaughan. “Design of an Electrically Automated RF Transceiver Head Coil in MRI.” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems 9, no. 5 (2015): 725-732.

6. Sohn, Sung-Min, Lance DelaBarre, Anand Gopinath, and John Thomas Vaughan. “RF Head Coil Design with Improved RF Magnetic Near-Fields Uniformity for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems.” IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 62, no. 8 (2014): 1784-1789.

7. J. Kim, A. Gopinath, “Simulation of Metamaterial Using Cubic High Dielectric Resonators in a Low Dielectric Background”, Phys. Rev. B, Vol. 76, pp. 115126, 2007.

8. H.-S. Yoo, Yassine Beaubendir, A. Gopinath, “Analysis of Open waveguides using finite element and boundary element method”, IEEE J. Quantum Electronics, Vol. 44, 7, pp.676-679, 2008.

9. J. T. Vaughan, L. DelaBarre, C. Snyder, J. Tian, C. Akgun, D. Shrivastava, W. Liu, C. Olson, G. Adriany, J. Strupp, P. Andersen, A. Gopinath, P.-F. van de Moortele, M. Garwood, K. Ugurbil, “9.4T Human MRI: Preliminary Results”, Magn. Reson. Med., Vol. 56, pp.1274-1282, 2006.

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