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ULTRASOUND RESEARCH CONSORTIUM

About Us

Opportunities

Dayton

Gallippi

Jiang

Jing

Muller

Oralkan

Pinton

Developing and applying novel ultrasound technologies for

diagnostic medical imaging, targeted therapeutics, sensing, and industrial applications

Graduate Student Positions:

 

Students wishing to pursue graduate study with faculty in the Ultrasound Consortium should apply through either Biomedical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering.  Please contact faculty members of interest by email - but do not send application materials to the faculty directly unless requested.

 

Application material must be submitted online to the appropriate department:

 

Biomedical Engineering

https://www.bme.unc.edu/index.php/graduate/prospective-students/admissions-info

 

Electrical Engineering

http://www.ece.ncsu.edu/graduate/

 

Mechanical Engineering

http://www.mae.ncsu.edu/admission/

 

Post-Doctoral Positions:

 

A post-doctoral research position is available in the Biomedical Ultrasound Laboratory of Professor Paul Dayton at UNC Chapel Hill.  This position will support research in contrast ultrasound based imaging techniques and acoustically-mediated therapeutics, largely in oncology applications.   Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in Biomedical or Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field, and applicants must have had graduate experience in biomedical ultrasound.  Experience with MATLAB is essential.   This position will involve working with a team as well as preparing papers, reports, and contributing to grants, and thus excellent writing and communication skills are required.  Highly desirable research skills include working with basic science acoustics equipment (pulsers, hydrophones, receivers, etc), experience with commercial ultrasound systems including the Verasonics platform, image processing and analysis, and acoustics simulation and modeling. The Dayton lab is uniquely positioned in the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering bridging UNC Chapel Hill and NC State University, and actively collaborates with clinicians, pharmacists, and industry in basic science, preclinical, and translational research.

 

Please contact Dr. Dayton for more information (but DO NOT send application materials unless requested to do so).

Contact Information:

 

Dr. Paul A. Dayton

 

109 Mason Farm Road

304 Taylor Hall, CB 7575

UNC Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

 

Tel: (919) 843-9521

Email: padayton (at) email.unc.edu

Dr. Paul Dayton

Professor, UNC - NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Dayton Lab research focuses on  non-invasive functional imaging and targeted therapeutics using contrast-enhanced ultrasound.

 

For more information:

daytonlab.bme.unc.edu

Contact Information:

 

Dr. Caterina Gallippi

 

446 MacNider Hall

UNC Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

 

Tel: (919) 843-6647

Email: cmgallip (at) email.unc.edu

Dr. Caterina Gallippi

Associate Professor, UNC-NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Gallippi Lab focuses on delineating the mechanical properties of tissue using acoustic radiation force-based methods, including their novel Viscoelastic Response (VisR) and ARFI Surveillance of Subcutaneous Hemorrhage (ASSH) ultrasound methods.  VisR is applied clinically to noninvasively delineate atherosclerotic plaque structure and composition for risk stratification, to monitor dystrophic muscle degeneration and responses to therapy, and to detect renal transplant status. ASSH is used clinically to monitor subcutaneous bleeding.  On-going effort is focused on further technology development and refinement and on new clinical applications of these methods.

 

For more information:

www.bme.unc.edu/labs/gallippi

dmdultrasound.bme.unc.edu

Contact Information:

 

Dr. Xiaoning Jiang

 

911 Oval Drive

3282 Engineering Building III

Campus Box 7910

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

 

Tel: (919) 515-5240

Email: xjiang (at) ncsu.edu

Dr. Xiaoning Jiang

Associate Professor, NCSU Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Adjunct Professor, UNC - NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Jiang lab research focus is on novel piezoelectric transducers for ultrasound sensing, imaging and therapy.

 

For more information:

www.mae.ncsu.edu/jiang/

Contact Information:

 

Dr. Yun Jing

 

911 Oval Drive

3288 Engineering Building III

Campus Box 7910

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

 

Tel: (919) 513-4673

Email: yjing2 (at) ncsu.edu

Dr. Yun Jing

Assistant Professor, NCSU Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Adjunct Professor, UNC-NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Jing lab is interested in numerical ultrasound modeling, transcranial ultrasound, sonothrombolysis, acoustic meta-materials and ultrasound-mediated drug delivery.

 

For more information:

www.mae.ncsu.edu/jing/

Contact Information:

 

Dr. Marie Muller

 

911 Oval Drive

3166 Engineering Building III

Campus Box 7910

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

 

Tel: (919) 515-1186

Email: mmuller2 (at) unity.ncsu.edu

Dr. Marie Muller

Associate Professor, NCSU Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Muller Lab's long term objective is to advance the state-of-the-art of medical ultrasound and contribute to screening and prevention methods.  The focus of our research is on the development of new sources of imaging contrasts that provide diagnostically relevant information. Our approach is based on understanding the propagation of ultrasound and elastic waves in biological tissue, and to establish quantitative relationships between ultrasound parameters and the microarchitecture of tissue.

 

For more information:

www.mae.ncsu.edu/faculty-staff/profile/marie-muller/

Contact Information:

 

Dr. Omer Oralkan

 

890 Oval Drive

3074 Engineering Building II

Campus Box 7911

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27695

 

 

(919) 513-7847

Email: omer.oralkan (at) ncsu.edu

Dr. Omer Oralkan

Associate Professor, NCSU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Adjunct Professor, UNC - NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Oralkan Lab focuses on developing devices and systems for ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, image-guided therapy, biological and chemical sensing, and ultrasound neural stimulation.

Contact Information:

 

Dr. Gianmarco Pinton

 

109 Mason Farm Road

348 Taylor Hall, CB 7575

UNC Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC 27599

 

Email: gia (at) email.unc.edu

Dr. Gianmarco Pinton

Assistant Professor, UNC - NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering

Our lab is interested in the nonlinear propagation of ultrasound and mechanical waves and their applications to medical imaging and therapy. The goal of our work consists of three parts: to develop the physics and simulation tools that describes nonlinear wave propagation, to develop new diagnostic ultrasound imaging methods, to characterize shear shock wave propagation and its relationship to traumatic brain injury.

 

For more information:

pintonlab.bme.unc.edu

Updated: 11/18/16