Arye Rosen received the Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Howard University, Washington, DC, while employed at the Embassy of Israel in the Office of the Scientific Counselor. He received the Masters of Science degree in Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, the M.Sc. degree in Physiology from Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA.
Dr. Rosen, was employed at RCA/David Sarnoff Research Center from 1967 to 2003, rising to the highest technical rank of Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, where he was involved in research and development of microwave and millimeter wave/THz devices and circuits, microwave optical interaction, and high power semiconductor lasers.
He has also been engaged in medical research and consulting in the utilization of energies for applications in therapeutic medicine for the past 45 years.
Arye Rosen has held an appointment at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, as Academy Professor of Biomedical and Electrical Engineering in the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems, and Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives until June 2014
In October 2014, he was appointed Associate Vice President for Biomedical Research Partnerships, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ.
Arye Rosen has authored more than 250 technical papers, co-edited two books: High Power Optically Activated Solid-State Switches (Norwood, MA: Artech House, 1993), and New Frontiers in Medical Device Technology (New York: Wiley, 1995), and co-authored a textbook entitled RF/Microwave Interaction with Biological Tissue (New York: Wiley, 2006), as well as eight book-chapters in the fields of engineering and medicine. He holds over 65 U.S. patents in the fields of engineering and medicine.
A Member of the National Academies, National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Dr. Rosen was elected in 2002 "For contributions to microwave and laser technologies and the medical applications of these technologies". With Paul Walinsky, MD, for example, he published extensively on the subject of the utilization of RF and microwave in medicine, and they were the first to introduce microwave in the treatment of heart dysfunction. Their patents and publications were instrumental in extending the use of microwave balloon systems to the treatment of other organs, and influenced the generation of patents by others, including a patent application assigned to Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.A.R.L, entitled “Microwave catheter apparatuses, systems, and methods for renal neuromodulation“.
Dr. Rosen was involved in the early research of the utilization of ultrasound imaging for the detection and diagnosis of heart dysfunction (echocardiography), the use of Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)/lasers for functional near infrared (fNIR) Spectroscopy, and photodynamic therapy (PDT) in cancer treatment.
is a Member of the John Scott Award Advisory Committee, City of Philadelphia Board of Directors of City Trusts (2004 -). and has served as a Member of The Franklin Institute’s Committee on Science and the Arts from 2003 to 2013. He is a Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), elected in 1992 "For innovation in semiconductor devices and circuits for use in microwave systems and for microwave applications to medicine", a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) (2005 -), a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) (2013 -), and a Life Member of the Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of British Columbia, Canada (1965 -). He served as IEEE Distinguished Microwave Lecturer from 1997 to 2000, during which time he has presented his and others’ work in the U.S., Japan Europe and the Middle East. He has consulted to several medical technology companies worldwide, as well as to investment trust corporations interested in funding innovative biomedical research. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the IEEE MTTS Microwave Career Award (May 2010), the IEEE Third Millennium Medal (January 2000) and an IEEE Microwave Application Award (June 2000). He was honored at a Special IMS 2003 Session Honoring Kiyo Tomiyasu, Martin Schneider, and Arye Rosen (IEEE Microwave Magazine, March 2004). He was also the recipient of a 1989 IEEE Region One Award, and a 1997 Drexel University College of Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Distinguished Alumni Award.
Degrees / Education
- Ph.D., Drexel University
- MS in Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
- MS in Physiology, Thomas Jefferson University
- BS in Electrical Engineering, Howard University
Microwave and millimeter-waves circuits and sub-systems; RF/microwaves in medicine
Areas of Study
High Power Optically Activated Solid-State Switches (Norwood, MA: Artech House, 1993)
New Frontiers in Medical Device Technology (New York: Wiley, 1995)
RF/Microwave Interaction with Biological Tissue (New York: Wiley, 2006)