PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Siddhartha Sikdar

Position

Associate Professor, Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University

Previous Degrees

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Washington

Research

Ultrasound imaging, Signal and Image Processing, Rehabilitation Engineering, Cyber Physical Systems

Parag Chitnis

Position

Assistant Professor, Department of Bioengineering, George Mason University

Previous Degrees

Ph.D. and M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Boston University, USA; B.S. Engineering Physics and Mathematics, West Virginia Wesleyan College, USA

Research

Ultrasound imaging, photoacoustic imaging, ultrasound contrast agents, ultrasound-mediated drug delivery and therapy

RESEARCH FACULTY

Shani Ross

Position

Summer Research Faculty, Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

Research

Neuromodulation and neuroprosthesis

Amir Ali Khan

Position

Research Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France

Research

Biomedical Data Analytics with focus on Clinical Imaging Applications

Biswarup Mukherjee

Position

Research Assistant Professor, Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

Research

Sensors, instrumentation, and prosthetics

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Paul Otto

Matthew Bird

Program

M.S. in Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

B.S. in Bioengineering- George Mason University

Research

Use Shear Wave Elastography to assess the effects of myofascial trigger points on local muscle neighborhood

Joseph (Joe) Majdi

Program

Ph.D. in Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

B.S.E. Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University
M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Tulane University
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Mason University

Research

Time Delay Spectrometry, Coded Excitation, Inferring Nerve and Muscle Physiology from Ultrasound, and Ultrasound Equipment Fabrication

Shriniwas Patwardhan

Program

Ph.D. in Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

B.E. in Electrical Engineering – University of Pune
M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering – University of California Santa Barbara

Research

Prosthetic control, haptic feedback mechanisms, motor learning, and rehabilitation engineering

Giovanni Giammanco

Program

Ph.D. in Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

M.E. in Biomedical Engineering – Cornell University
B.S. in Biology, Minor in Mathematics – Trinity University

Research

Explore the use of photoacoustic imaging to quantify and visualize neuro-electrical activity

RESEARCHER ASSISTANT

Shervin Abdollahi

Current Position

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research

Exploring Localized Thermal Therapy Application Using Synergistic Interactions of Photosensitive Nanoparticles with Laser and Ultrasound

RESEARCHER ASSISTANT

Ananya Dhawan

Current Position

Research Assistant

Previous Degrees

B.S. in Computer Science – George Mason University
M.S. in Computer Science – George Mason University

Research

Artificial Intelligence, specifically Machine Learning

LAB ALUMNI

Shaun Meyer

Previous Position at BMIL

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research

Using quantitative ultrasound techniques in the detection of simple fatty liver disease

Nashaat Rasheed

Previous Position at BMIL

Doctoral Graduate

Research

Investigating the feasibility of using photoacoustic imaging for visualizing and quantifying neuro-electrical activity

Joseph Hecker

Previous Position at BMIL

Doctoral Graduate

Research

Currently researching frequency-diversity as a method for displacement estimation in pulse-wave ultrasound

Clayton Alex Baker

Previous Position at BMIL

Graduate Research Assistant

Research

Investigating the use of ultrasound imaging as a new sensing strategy for upper extremity prosthetics and gesture control

April Aralar

Previous Position at BMIL

Graduate Research Assistant

Research

Determining if a combination of antibiotics and therapeutic ultrasound can be used to disrupt bacterial biofilms in various applications

Elizabeth Tarbox

Previous Position at BMIL

Undergraduate Research Assisstant

Research

Researching Time Delay Spectroscopy in medical ultrasound

Christian Koudelka

Previous Position at BMIL

Undergratuate Research Assisstant

Research

Studying the use of 3D ultrasound imaging to quantify and track atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid arteries

David Le

Previous Position at BMIL

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Research

3-dimensional ultrasound imaging of muscle

Deepu George, Ph.D.

Previous Position at BMIL

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Position

Research Associate, Department of Physics, University at Buffalo

Nima Akhlaghi, Ph.D.

Previous Position at BMIL

Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant

Current Position

Postdoctoral Fellow, US FDA

Dianna Purvis, Ph.D.

Previous Position at BMIL

Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant

Current Position

Director of Strategy and Programs, Brain Performance Institute, Univ. of Texas at Dallas

Khalid AlMuhanna, Ph.D.

Previous Position at BMIL

Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Diego Turo, Ph.D.

Previous Position at BMIL

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America

Jeffrey Ballyns, Ph.D.

Previous Position at BMIL

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Position

Chief, Mammography Ultrasound and Imaging Software, Division of Radiological Health, US FDA