Ian McLane is an electrical engineer and acoustician based in Baltimore, where he is a graduate research assistant in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, and Chief Technology Officer of Sonavi Labs, a medical device company.
As a research assistant to Dr. James West, inventor of the electret microphone, he focuses on biomedical acoustics and sensor technologies. He holds 8 patents related to heart, lung, and speech sound pickup and analysis, and novel acoustic transducers designed for sounds propagating through the body and underwater. The technology commercialized by Sonavi Labs has been used on tens of thousands of patients domestically and abroad to monitor and diagnose respiratory conditions through lung sound analysis.
McLane earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages & Literatures in 2015 from Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering in 2016 from Johns Hopkins University. He has been an invited speaker at conferences and workshops around the world, including in Switzerland, Bangladesh, and Saudi Arabia.