Our Team

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

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS

Amir Ali Khan

Position

Post-doctoral Fellow, Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

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

Research

Biomedical Data Analytics with focus on Ultrasound Imaging Applications

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Nashaat Rasheed

Program

Ph.D. in Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

M.Eng. in Biomedical Engineering – Cornell University, USA, 2014
M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering – Huazhong University of Science & Technology (HUST), China, 2012
B.Sc. in Computer & Communication Engineering, Minors in Biomedical Engineering & Biomedical Sciences – American University of Science & Technology (AUST), Lebanon, 2007

Research

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

Matthew Bird

Program

PhD in Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

BS in Bioengineering- George Mason University

Research

Noninvasively diagnosing shunt malfunction through the use of ultrasound

April Aralar

Program

MS in Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

BS in Bioengineering- George Mason University

Research

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

Clayton Alex Baker

PhD in Bioengineering

Previous Degrees

BS in Bioengineering- George Mason University

Research

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

Joseph Hecker

Program

PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Previous Degrees

BS Computer Engineering and MS Electrical Engineering,  Clemson University

Research

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

Paul Otto

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS

Elizabeth Tarbox

Program

BS in  Bioengineering

Research

Researching Time Delay Spectroscopy in medical ultrasound.

Christian Koudelka

Program

BS in  Bioengineering

Research

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

Shaun Meyer

Program

BS Bioengineering

Research

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

David Le

Program

BS Bioengineering

Research

My current research is on 3-dimensional ultrasound imaging of muscle.

Lab Alumni

Deepu George, PhD

Previous Position at BMIL

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Position

Research Associate, Department of Physics, University at Buffalo

Nima Akhlaghi, PhD

Previous Position at BMIL

Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant

Current Position

Postdoctoral Fellow, US FDA

Dianna Purvis, PhD

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, PhD

Previous Position at BMIL

Doctoral Graduate Research Assistant

Current Position

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

Diego Turo, PhD

Previous Position at BMIL

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Catholic University of America

Jeffrey Ballyns, PhD

Previous Position at BMIL

Postdoctoral Fellow

Current Position

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