||Costas D. Arvanitis
Dr Arvanitis is a joint Assistant Professor at the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering and the Wallace H. Coulter Deparment of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory University (2016-present). His research program is focused on biomedical acoustics and its overarching goal is the discovery and translation to the clinics of novel therapeutic interventions against human disease. Specific areas of his research include linear and nonlinear acoustics, ultrasound biophysics, microbubble dynamics (acoustic cavitation) and control, and image guided therapy. Some of his key contributions include the development of the first multi-modality image (US/MRI) guided focused ultrasound (FUS) system for guiding FUS-interventions (Roberts Prize for the best article published in 2013 in the journal of Physics in Medicine and Biology) and methods for real-time imaging and control of microbubble dynamics. His lab is particularly active in the field of cancer research, where they conduct fundamental investigations on ultrasound and microbubble-meditated mass transport in brain tumors and develop computational tools to support the more rational design of focused-ultrasound-based treatment of brain cancer (PNAS 2018; Nat. Rev. Cancer 2019). As principal investigator he has secured federal funding from the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, private foundations, and industry. His scholarship has been disseminated in over 80 papers, abstracts, and book chapters.
Scott Schoen Jr is a PhD student in the George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of technology. His research interests include linear and nonlinear acoustics and sound propagation through complex media and methods to image and control acoustic cavitation. Specific topics of research include fast methods for aberration correction, passive acoustic mapping of microbubble dynamics, and investigation of nonlinear acoustic effects to probe the vibroacoustic properties of the skull. Email Profile
Yutong Guo is a Ph.D. student in the George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of technology. She received her Bachelor degree in mathematics at University College London and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research is focused on fundamental understanding of the microbubble dynamics and mass transport phenomena in the brain. Her research approach involves the integration of computational modeling and quantitative imaging.
Chulyong Kim is a PhD student in in the George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He joined Dr. Arvanitis’ Lab in May 2018 with his general research interests in biomedical acoustics and its applications such as HIFU, ultrasonic biophysics, localized drug delivery, etc. His current research focus is on characterizing and modeling focused ultrasound-mediated hyperthermia to trigger the release of therapeutics encapsulated by nanoscale vehicles in the brain.
Ashley Alva is a PhD student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech. She received her Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, and Master’s in Biomedical Engineering from Georgia Tech. Her current research is focused on ultrasound imaging and image guided therapy.
Hohyun (Henry) Lee
Hohyun (Henry) Lee is a M.S. Thesis student in the George Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His current research is focused on Ultrasound Imaging and Therapy. Specific topics of research include the design of ultrasound guided FUS system for targeted drug delivery in central nervous system.
|Alexis Nunn||B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering 2019||Alexis is working on characterizing the immunomodulatory effects of FUS in brain tumors.|
|Jacqueline Dister||B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering 2018||Valencia Technologies Corp.|
|Jessica Cahill||B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering 2018|
|Anneke Augenbroe||B.Sc. Biomedical Engineering 2019||L’Oréal S.A.|
|Zhigen Zhao||B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering 2019||PhD Program, Georgia Tech|
|Adam Bush||M.Eng. Engineering Science, Oxford University||PhD Program, Oxford University|
|Arpit Patel||M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering||Software Automation Inc.|
|Anastasia Velalopoulou||University of Pennsylvania|