Ph.D STUDENT

Fen Xia
Student

xiafen@westlake.edu.cn 

  • 2013 M.S. South China University of Technology

    China

  • 2010 B.S. Wuhan University of Technology

    China

Biography

Fen Xia received a Master's degree in Electromagnetic Field and Microwave Technology from South China University of Technology (SCUT), Guangzhou, China, Jul. 2013. Later she worked as a teaching assistant at XiangNan University from Sep. 2013 to Jul. 2014. In Sep. 2014, she joined the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China as a research engineer. Currently, from Sep. 2019, she is pursuing her Ph.D. degree in the Center of Excellence in Biomedical Research on Advanced Integrated-on-chips Neurotechnologies (CenBRAIN Neurotech), Westlake University. 

Research Interests and Project 

Fen Xia’s research interests include the design of wireless power transfer system and implantable medical device, the synthesis and design of microwave passive components, microwave analog signal processing, non-invasive brain imaging based on microwave technique, integrated circuits, and FDTD techniques.   Currently, she is focusing on implantable biomedical device design. She achieved initial review about obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) treatments and is bending on research of electrical stimulation system for the treatment and diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea patients. OSA is a highly prevalent sleep disorder that is characterized as repeated reduction or cessation of airflow because of upper airway resistance and pharyngeal collapsibility during sleep, and without prompt treatment, it will trigger a series of severe diseases, like hypertension, cardiovascular disease. Through electrical precise stimulating hypoglossal nerve, the upper airway of patient will be wider which helps patients to breath normally. 

Representative Publications

[1] F. Xia and M. Sawan, “Electrode - Nerve Interface Properties to Treat the Obstructive Sleep Apnea through Electrical Stimulation,” in the IEEE Sixth International Conference on Advances in Biomedical Engineering (ICABME), Beirut, Lebanon, 2021. 

[2] M. Sawan, J. Yang, M. Tarkhan, J. Chen, M. Wang, C. Wang, F. Xia, and Yun-Hsuan Chen, "Emerging Trends of Biomedical Circuits and Systems", Foundations and Trends® in Integrated Circuits and Systems: Vol. 1: No. 4, 2021, pp 217-411. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/3500000005  

[3] F. Xia and M. Sawan, “Clinical and Research Solutions to Manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Review,” Sensors 2021, 21, 1784. https://doi.org/10.3390/s21051784. 

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