Projects

Rungroj Jintamethasawat, M.S.
(Speed of Sound and Attenuation Imaging)

Rungroj is working on limited angle ultrasound tomography to reconstruct the speed of sound and attenuation images of breast scans in the same geometry as the existing gold standard, mammography.  Specifically, he investigates the robustness of ultrasound limited angle tomography under several clinical imaging scenarios and he also works on enhanced reconstruction algorithms taking advantage of parallel computing from both FPGA and GPU hardware.

Yiying Zhu, M.S.
(Cardiac Ablation, Contrast Agent Bioeffects)

Yiying is currently working on a novel therapeutic system, which is designed to treat hypertrophic cardiomyopathy by means of transcutaneous ultrasound and microbubble driven microlesioning. The overarching approach to achieve this goal is based on a multi-parameter prediction function of acoustic and biological responses.

Diana Marino and Molly-Rose Powers
(Microfluidics)

Focus: New applications of droplet based microfluidics for ultrasound based formulations, Diana and Molly-Rose are interested in the mass production of acoustically-active, phase-change emulsions using droplet based microfluidics. Specifically, they are focused on a high throughput platform capable of producing such structures quickly, controllably, and to varying degrees of complexity.

Won-Mean Lee, M.S.
(HIFU Drive Electronics)

Won-Mean started working in our lab on hardware based communication via TCP/IP/UDP for signal generation by FPGA.  He then participated in the development of a driving system for single element ultrasonic transducers. This was followed by a hardware development for our 298-element HIFU array, which included development and implementation of high-speed USB communication and efficient use of onboard SDRAM.  Driving of the amplifier circuits for all the elements of the array was achieved by multiple FPGA controllers using Verilog programming. Multi-board communication and control of parallel amplifiers was realized using Matlab programming

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