PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2011-present Medical Physicist, RadAmerica II, LLC, 9105 Franklin Square Dr. Baltimore MD 21237
2008-2011 Medical Physics Resident, Roswell Park Cancer Inst. Buffalo NY
2008-2012 Research Scientist, Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL
2004-2007 Research Associate, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison WI
2002-2004 Postdoctoral associate, Japan Atomic Energy Institute, Tokai, Japan
1999-2002 Ph.D. Plasma Physics,

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

Certified by the American Board of Radiology

HONORS OR AWARDS

2012 Medstar-RadAmerica associate of the year
1999-2002 Japanese Monbusho scholarship
2002-2004 Japan Atomic Energy Agency advanced fellowship

EDUCATION

1999-2002 Ph.D. Plasma Physics, Utsunomiya University, Utsunomiya, Japan
1995-1997 M.A. Plasma Physics, Azad University, Tehran, Iran
1987-1992 B.A. Applied Physics, Shiraz, Iran

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

• IGRT QA and Implementation: CBCT, 2D kV, EPID
• External Beam Planning and Delivery; 3D CRT, IMRT, SBRT, gated RT.
• External Beam QA; Commissioning, Annual QA, Monthly QA of multi-energy Linacs; Varian 2100C, EX, IX, and Trilogy
• Brachytherapy planning, delivery; HDR, LDR, permanent seed implantation.
• Brachytherapy QA; LDR, HDR, Permanent Seed Implantation
• IORT (XOFT)
• Radiopharmaceuticals: Delivery, QA, planning, calculations.
• CyberKnife; planning, delivery, and QA
• GammaKnife: planning, delivery, and QA
• Special Physics consultation; dose-reconstruction scatter dose analysis for pacemakers, fetal doses and for re-treatment with radiotherapy.
• MOSAIQ EMR
• Treatment planning software systems: Eclipse, Xio CMS, Oncentra
• Verification software systems: MU calc, RADCALC
• TG-142 software systems: DoseLab, PIPSPro, RIT
• QA devices: MapCheck, MapCheck2, ArcCheck, EPID
• Invited speaker in QA symposium on 3DVH QA software

 

PUBLICATIONS

1. M Bakhtiari et al “Evaluation of a software system for estimating planned dose error in patients, based on planar IMRT QA measurements” “Radiology and Oncology” 48 (2014) 87-93
2. D Bailey, L Kumaraswamy, M Bakhtiari et al, “EPID dosimetry for pretreatment quality assurance with two commercial systems”, J. Applied Clinical Medical Physics 13 (2012) 82
3. M Bakhtiari et al “Using EPID for patient specified VMAT quality assurance” “Medical Physics” 38 (2011) 1366
4. J Steinmen M Bakhtiari et al “Experimental measurements and Monte Carlo simulations of dose perturbation around a nonradioactive brachytherapy seed due to 6- and 18-MV photons” “Brachytherapy” 11 (2012) 413
5. M Bakhtiari et al “The effect of the surface waves, generated by moving the scanning arms in water phantoms” “J. of Medical Physics” 36 (2011) 230
6. M Bakhtiari et al “Using Graphics Processor Units for Dose Calculations in Radiation Therapy” J. Medical Physics 35 (2010) 120.
7. D P Nazareth, S Brunner, M D Jones, H K Malhotra, M Bakhtiari “Optimization of beam angles for intensity modulated radiation therapy treatment planning using genetic algorithm on a distributed computing platform” J. Medical Phys. 34 (2009) 129
8. M Bakhtiari et al “Runaway electrons trajectory in momentum-space during lightning initiation” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 (2009) 015209
9. D.A. Humphreys, J.R. Ferron, M. Bakhtiari et al. “Development of ITER-relevant plasma control solutions at DIII-D ” Nuclear Fusion 47 (2007) 943
10. R.S. Granetz, E.M. Holmann, D.G. Whyte, V.A. Izzo, G.Y. Antar, A.Bader, M. Bakhtiari et al. “Gas jet disruption mitigation studies on Alcator C-Mod and DIII-D ” Nuclear Fusion 47 (2007) 1086
11. S Scott, A Bader, M. Bakhtiari et al. “Overview of the Alcator C-MOD research programme” Nuclear Fusion 47 (2007) S598
12. D. Whyte, R. Granetz, M. Bakhtiari “Disruption mitigation on Alcator C-Mod using high-pressure gas injection: Experiments and modeling toward ITER” J. Nucl. Mat. 15, 1160 (2007)
13. M Bakhtiari et al, “Using mixed gases for massive gas injection disruption mitigation on Alcator C-Mod” Nuclear Fusion 51 (6), 063007
14. M. Bakhtiari, et al “Time dependent analysis of the resistivity of post-disruption tokamak plasmas”, “Physics of Plasmas” 13, 112511 (2006)
15. M. Kikuchi, S. Nishio, G. Kurita, K. Tsuzuki, M. Bakhtiari, H. Kawashima, H. Takenaga, Y. Kusama, K. Tobita ” Blanket-plasma interaction in tokamaks – Implication from JT-60U, JFT-2M and reactor studies”, Fusion engineering and Design 81 (2006) 1589.
16. K. Kamiya, N. Oyama, T. Ido, M. Bakhtiari, and JFT-2M Group, “Characterization of coherent magnetic fluctuations in JFT-2M high recycling steady high-confinement mode plasmas”, Phys. Plasmas 13, (2006) 032507
17. K. Kamiya, H. Kawashima, T. Ido, N. Oyama, M. Bakhtiari, S. Kasai, Y. Kusama, Y. Miura, H. Ogawa, K. Tsuzuki, K. Uehara and JFT-2M Group,” Reduced divertor heat loads, plasma shape effects, and radial electric field structures in JFT-2M HRS H-mode plasmas”, Nucl. Fusion 46 (2006) 272
18. K. Tsuzuki, H. Kimura, Y. Kusama, M. Sato, H. Kawashima, K. Kamiya, K. Shinohara, H. Ogawa, K. Uehara, G. Kurita, S. Kasai, K. Hoshino, N. Isei, Y. Miura, M. Yamamoto, K. Kikuchi, T. Shibata, M. Bakhtiari, T. Hino, Y. Hirohata, Y. Yamauchi, K. Yamaguchi, H. Tsutsui, R. Shimada, H. Amemiya, Y. Nagashima, T. Ido, Y. Hamada, “Characteristics of Plasma Operation with the Ferritic Inside Wall and Its Compatibility with High-Performance Plasmas in JFT-2M”, Fusion Science and Technology, 49 (2006) 197
19. M. Bakhtiari, G.J. Kramer, D. G. Whyte. “Momentum-space study of the effect of bremsstrahlung radiation on the energy of runaway electrons in tokamaks”, Physics of Plasmas 12 (2005) 102503.
20. M. Bakhtiari, G.J. Kramer, H. Tamai et al. “The role of bremsstrahlung radiation in limiting the energy of runaway electrons in Tokamaks”, Physical Review Letters 94 (2005) 215003.
21. M. Bakhtiari, H. Tamai, Y. Kawano, G.J. Kramer, A. Isayama et al. “Study of plasma termination using high-Z noble gas puffing in the JT-60U tokamak”, Nuclear Fusion 45 (2005) 318.
22. Y. Kawano, T. Nakano, A. Isayama, N. Asakura, H. Tamai, H. Kubo, H. Takenaga, M. Bakhtiari, S. Ide, T. Kondoh and T. Hatae, Characteristics of Post-Disruption Runaway Electrons with Impurity Pellet Injection, Journal of plasma and Fusion Research, 81 (2005) 593
23. K. Hoshino, Y. Nagashima, T. Ido, K. Tsuzuki, H. Kawashima, H. Ogawa, M. Bakhtiari, K. Shinohara, K. Uehara, K. Oasa, S. Kasai and Y. Kusama, “On MHD Oscillations in High Beta H-Mode Tokamak Plasma in JFT-2M”, Journal of Plasma Fusion Research SERIES, 6 (2004)345-348
24. H. Kawashima, K. Uehara, N. Nishino, K. Kamiya, K. Tsuzuki, M. Bakhtiari, Y. Nagashima, H. Ogawa, K. Hoshino, S. Suzuki and Y. Kusama, “A Comparison between Divertor Heat Loads in ELMy and HRS H-modes on JFT-2M”, Journal of plasma and Fusion Research, 80 (2004) 907
25. K Kamiya, M Bakhtiari, et al. “High recycling steady H-mode regime in the JFT-2M tokamak”, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, 5A (2004) A157.
26. K. Tsuzuki, K. Shinohara, K. Kamiya, H. Kawashima, M. Sato, G. Kurita, M. Bakhtiari, H. Ogawa, K. Hoshino, S. Kasai et al. “Investigation of compatibility of low activation ferritic steel with high performance plasma by full covering of inside vacuum vessel wall on JFT-2M”, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 329-333 (2004) 721
27. M. Bakhtiari, et al. “Effect of a ferromagnetic wall on low-tearing modes in Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Fusion Torus-2 Modified”, Physics of Plasmas 10 (2003) 3212.
28. K. Tsuzuki, H. Kimura, H. Kawashima, M. Sato, K. Kamiya, K. Shinohara, H. Ogawa, K. Hoshino, M. Bakhtiari, S. Kasai, et al. “High performance tokamak experiments with a ferritic steel wall on JFT-2M”, Nucl. Fusion 43 (2003) 1288
29. M. Bakhtiari, R.Yoshino, Y.Nishida. “Fast Thermal Shutdown of Tokamak Discharges without Runaway Electron Avalanching”, Fusion Science and Technology, 41 (2002) 77.
30. M. Bakhtiari, Y. Kawano, R. Yoshino, H. Tamai, Y. Nishida. “Fast Plasma Shutdown Scenarios in JT-60U Tokamak Using Intense Gas Puffing”, Nuclear Fusion, 42 (2002) 1197.
31. H. Tamai, R. Yoshino, S. Tokuda, G. Kurita, Y. Neyatani, M. Bakhtiari, R. R. Khayrutdinov, V. Lukash, M. N. Rosenbluth and the JT-60 Team. “Runaway Current Termination in JT-60U”, Nuclear Fusion, 42 (2002) 290.
32. M. Bakhtiari, H. Ito, M. Imai, N. Yugami, Y. Nishida. “Proton Acceleration in Transverse Laser Wakefields”, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39 (2000) L1097.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO TEAMS
1. Steady state operation research in JT-60U with extended pulse length, T. Fujita and the JT-60 team, Nucl. Fusion 46 (March 2006) S3-S12
2. Overview of JT-60U progress towards steady-state advanced tokamak. Ide and the JT-60 Team. Nucl. Fusion 45 (October 2005) S48-S62
3. Overview of JT-60U results leading to high integrated performance in reactor-relevant regimes T. Fujita and the JT-60 Team Nucl. Fusion 43 (December 2003) 1527-1539
4. Recent results and Modification Program of JT-60 Toward High Integrated Performance. M. Matsukawa, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science 32 (2004) 135
5. High-beta steady-state research and future directions on the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Tokamak-60 Upgrade and the Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Fusion Torus-2 Modified. S. Ishida, JT-60 Team, and JFT-2M Group Physics of Plasmas 11 (2004) 2532

CONFERENCES
1. M Bakhtiari et al. “Invited talk “3D dosimetry and QA”. QA Symposium, Florida March 2013
2. M Bakhtiari et al. “Invited talk: Evaluation of software systems that estimate patient dose errors based on planar IMRT QA measurements”. QA Symposium, Florida March 2012
3. M Bakhtiari et al. “Evaluation of software systems that estimate patient dose errors based on planar IMRT QA measurements”. MAC-AAPM fall meeting 2011.
4. M. Bakhtiari, et al. ” Using An Electronic Portal Imaging Device for Patient-Specific Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy Quality Assurance” Moderated poster, AAPM conference 2010
5. M. Bakhtiari, et al. ” A New Software for Beam Orientation Optimization in Radiation Therapy Using Genetic Algorithm” AAPM conference 2009
6. M. Bakhtiari, et al. ” Beam Weight and Angle Optimization in Radiation Therapy using Coupled Monte Carlo and Genetic Algorithm Codes” AAPM conference 2008
7. M. Bakhtiari, et al. ” Spatial distribution of X-ray bursts in triggered lightning experiments” AGU Fall Meeting. 10-14 December 2007, San Francisco, California.
8. M. Bakhtiari, et al. “The role of thermal and runaway electrons in lightning initiation” 49th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. November 12th-16th, 2007, Orlando, Florida.
9. M. Bakhtiari, et al. “Using mixed gases for massive gas injection disruption mitigation on Alcator C-Mod” 48th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. October 30-November 3 2006; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10. M. Bakhtiari et al. “Optimizing High-Pressure Rapid Gas Delivery for Disruption Mitigation” 33rd European Physical Society Conference on Plasma Physics, 2006, Roma, Italy.
11. V. Izzo, M. Bakhtiari, et al. “Simulations of Disruption Mitigation by High Pressure Gas Jet on Alcator C-Mod” 47th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. October 24th-28th, 2005, Denver, Colorado.
12. D. G. Whyte, M. Bakhtiari, et al. “Disruption Studies on C-MOD: Mitigation & Hydrogen/Deuterium Fuel Recovery” 47th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. October 24th-28th, 2005, Denver, Colorado.
13. M. Bakhtiari, P. B. Parks, D. G. Whyte, et al. “Study of the Transient Gas Flow through Tubes Applicable to Disruption Mitigation in Tokamaks” 47th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. October 24th-28th, 2005, Denver, Colorado.
14. M. Bakhtiari, G. J. Kramer, Y. Tamai, et al. “Bremsstrahlung Radiation as a New Energy Limit for Runaway Electrons in Tokamaks” 46th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. November 15-19, 2004, Savannah, GA.
15. M. Bakhtiari, Y. Kawano, Y. Tamai, G. Kramer. et al. “Disruption Mitigation Experiments in the JT-60U Tokamak” 20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference. 1 – 6 November, 2004, Vilamoura, Portugal.
16. K. Kamiya, H. Kawashima, T. Ido, N. Oyama, M. Bakhtiari, S. Kasai, Y. Kusama, Y. Miura, H. Ogawa, K. Tsuzuki, K. Uehara, and JFT-2M Group, “Studies of HRS H-mode plasma in the JFT-2M tokamak, 20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference. 1 – 6 November, 2004, Vilamoura, Portugal.
17. K. Tsuzuki , K. Kamiya , K. Shinohara, M. Bakhtiari, H. Ogawa, G. Kurita, M. Takechi, S. Kasai, M. Sato, H. Kawashima, K. Uehara, K. Hoshino, Y. Kusama, M. Yamamoto, T. Shibata, K. Kikuchi , H . Amemiya, Y. Sadamoto, Y. Nagashima, A. Ejiri, T. Hino, Y. Hirohata, H.Tsutsui, R. Shimada, T. Ido, Y. Hamada, and JFT-2M Group, “Compatibility of Reduced Activation Ferritic Steel Wall with Hig Performance Plasma on JFT-2M”, 20th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference. 1 – 6 November, 2004, Vilamoura, Portugal.
18. M. Bakhtiari, Y. Tamai, Y. Kawano, R. Yoshino, Y. Miura, Y. Kusama, G. Kramer. “Disruption Mitigation using Gas Puffing in the JT-60U Tokamak” 45th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. October 27 – October 31, 2003, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
19. K.Tsuzuki, H.Kimura, H.Kawashima, M.Sato, K.Kamiya, K.Shinohara, H.Ogawa, K.Hoshino, M.Bakhtiari, S.Kasai, K.Uehara, H.Sasao, Y.Kusama, N.Isei, Y.Miura, T.Ogawa, M.Yamamoto, T.Shibata, K.Kikuchi, K.Miyachi, T.Ito, H.Ajikawa, S.Nomura, H.Tsutsui, R.Shimada, T.Ido, Y.amada, N.Fukumoto, M.Nagata, T.Uyama, H.Niimi, S.Yatsu, N.Kayukawa, T,Hino, Y.Hirohata and JFT-2M Group, “High Performance Tokamak Experiments with Ferritic Steel Wall on JFT-2M”, 19th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference, Lyon, France, 14 to 19 October 2002
20. M. Bakhtiari, R. Yoshino, Y. Kawano, Y. Tamai, Y. Miura, Y. Nishida. “Fast Plasma Termination Without Runaway Electron Generation in JT-60U Tokamak Using Intense Gas Puffing” 43rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics. October 29 – November 2, 2001, Long Beach, California.
21. M. Bakhtiari, R. Yoshino, Y. Nishida et al. “Fast Plasma Shutdown in JT- 60U Tokamak with Increased Critical Electric Field below which Runaway Electrons are Avoided” 11th International Toki Conference on Potential and Structure in Plasmas. December 5 – 8, 2000, Toki City, Japan.
22. H. Tamai, R. Yoshino, S. Tokuda, G. Kurita, Y. Neyatani, M. Bakhtiari, R. R. Khayrutdinov, V. Lukash, M. N. Rosenbluth, and the JT-60 Team, ” Runaway Current Termination in JT-60U”, 18th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference. Sorrento, Italy 4 to 10 October 2000.