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Dr. Shouleh Nikzad is a Senior Research Scientist, a Principal Member of the Staff, and technical supervisor for the Advanced Detector Arrays, Systems, and Nanoscience Group. Shouleh holds visiting appointments at Caltech’s Physics Math, and Astronomy Division and at Cedar Sinai Medical Center’s Neurosurgery Department. Dr. Nikzad’s research interests span a wide range including materials, detectors, and applications in planetary sciences, astrophysics, space weather, and medicine.

One of Shouleh’s passions is extending the application of space technology into medicine. Her work on single photon counting UV detectors has produced world record sensitivity that enables future NASA missions in mapping of the intergalactic medium, primitive bodies studies, and Europa atmosphere. Along with her team, she received the 2014 NASA Honor Award – Group Achievement Award.

She is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a Senior Member of the IEEE. She is a founding member of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT), recipient of its 2013 Pioneer in Medicine Award (technology and leadership), and is serving as the 2014-2015 president of the SBMT.

References & Publications

Shouleh Nikzad, SBMT President 2014-2015.

High Performance Silicon Imaging: High Performance Silicon Imagers and their Applications”, Shouleh Nikzad, April Jewell, Alex Carver, Justin Maki, L. Doug Bell, and M.E. Hoenk (2014) – Editor, D. Durinig, Woodhead Publishing, Elsevier.

Handbook of Digital Imaging: Digital Imaging for Planetary Exploration”, Shouleh Nikzad (2014) – Editor, Michael Kriss, Whiley Books. 

SBMT Presentation