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    • Ph.D., Boston University, 2015, Electrical Engineering
    • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2010, Electrical and Computer Engineering
    • B.S., Shahid Beheshti University, 2007, Electrical Engineering

Arash Sayyah, Ph.D., is a member of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Patent Prosecution practice. His practice primarily focuses on preparing and prosecuting domestic and international patent applications in areas of communication systems and network, software, and Internet technologies. Leveraging from his industry and diverse research experience, he is committed to understanding the technology and how it fits into the client’s overall business objective.

Prior to Polsinelli, he worked in an intellectual property law firm in Greater Boston Area as a technology specialist, where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications in areas of uninterruptible power supplies, 3D printing systems, circuit designs, and semiconductor devices. 

Prior to his career in law, Arash was a post-doctoral research associate in Bazant Research Group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). While at MIT, Arash conducted comprehensive experimental studies, in collaboration with Saint-Gobain Research North America in Northborough, MA, on electrostatic projection of particles for production of coated abrasive articles. As a PhD candidate at Boston University, Arash designed and developed transparent electrodynamic screen films on ultra-thin flexible glass substrate for dust removal from optical surfaces of solar collectors. His master’s thesis at the University of Illinois was focused on biomechanical energy harvesting applications.  

His research efforts led to numerous publications in top academic journals, including Solar Energy, Journal of Electrostatics, and IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, as well as well-known conference proceedings.

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Mitigation of Dust Impact on Solar Collectors by Water-Free Cleaning With Transparent Electrodynamic Films: Progress and Challenges
Co-Author, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Vol. 7 Issue 5
September 2017
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An Experimental Study on the Characterization of Electric Charge in Electrostatic Dust Removal
Author, Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 87, Pages 173-179
June 2017
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Performance Analysis of Electrodynamic Screens Based on Residual Particle Size Distribution
Author, IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics, Vol. 7 Issue 1
January 2017
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Electrostatic Force Distribution on an Electrodynamic Screen
Author, Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 81, Pages 24-36
June 2016
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A Comprehensive Analysis of the Electric Field Distribution in an Electrodynamic Screen
Author, Journal of Electrostatics, Vol. 76, Pages 115-126
August 2015
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Energy Yield Loss Caused by Dust Deposition on Photovoltaic Panels
Author, Solar Energy Journal, Vol. 107, Pages 576-604
September 2014