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Dr. Ivan T. Lima Jr., received the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) from the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Salvador, Brazil, in 1995, the M.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering (Electromagnetics) from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, Brazil, in 1998, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering (Photonics) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), USA, in 2003. Dr. Lima is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of North Dakota, USA (License # PE-10929) since May 2017. Dr. Lima has a Ham radio operator license issued by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with radio call sign AI1L at the Extra level that allows him to conduct radio communications and experiments transmitting up to 1.5 kW peak envelope power in most of the radio bands allocated for this service since May 2019. 

From 1986 to 1996, Dr. Lima was with Banco do Brasil (Bank of Brazil), where he served as the Information Technology Adviser of the State Superintendence of Bahia, Brazil from 1994 to 1996. From 1998 to 2003, he was a Research Assistant in the Optical Fiber Photonics Laboratory at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. In 2003, Dr. Lima became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) at North Dakota State University (NDSU), Fargo, ND, USA. Since 2010, he has been an Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with tenure at North Dakota State University. The ECE Department at NDSU offers B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering, B.S. degrees in Computer Engineering, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Biomedical Engineering. In 2004, Dr. Lima established the Photonics Laboratory in the ECE Department at NDSU to carry out theoretical and experimental research in photonics and in biomedical engineering. He has also been a co-PI of the Biomedical Engineering Lab (Ehly 202) since 2018. From October 2008 to August 2009, he was also a Visiting Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.

In Summer 2006, Dr. Lima was also a Faculty Fellow of the Air Force Research Laboratory at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, USA, where he contributed to the program "Solid-State Laser Source Development". Dr. Lima received the 2003 IEEE LEOS Graduate Student Fellowship Award and he also received the Venice Summer School on Polarization Mode Dispersion Award in 2003. In 2000, Dr. Lima began developing the Photonics Systems Simulator Library (PhoSSiL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. PhoSSil is an open software for the modeling of optical fiber communications systems. Dr. Lima served as a Member of the Technical Program Committee and as a Session Chair in the IEEE Research Applications In Photonics and Defense (RAPID) Conference in Miramar Beach, Florida in August 22-24, 2018; August 19-21, 2019; August 10-12, 2020; and August 204, 2021. Dr. Lima is a Member of the Editorial Board of the journal MDPI Chemosensors since July 31, 2019.   Dr. Lima has served as a Member of the Technical Program Committee of the International Conference on Bioimaging in 2017 (Porto, Portugal, February 21-27), 2018 (Funchal, Madeira-Portugal, January 19-21), 2019 (Prague, Czech Republic, February 22-24), 2020 (Valletta, Malta, February 24-26), and 2021 (Vienna, Austria, February 11-13, 2021). Dr. Lima also served as a member of the Scientific Committee of the 7th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Systems (ICBES’20), Prague, Czech Republic, 13-15 August 2020. Dr. Lima is a Senior Member the IEEE Photonics Society, a Senior Member of the The Optical Society (OSA), and a Senior Member of the SPIE: The International Society for Optics and Photonics.

Dr. Lima's research interests include biosensing, biomedical engineering, and photonics. He authored or coauthored 46 archival journal papers, 91 conference papers and presentations, 3 book chapters, 1 U.S. patent, 1 U.S. patent application, and 1 provisional U.S. patent. His publications received 1369 citations by February 2, 2021 (Source: Google Scholar). 

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