Marie Muller (Principal Investigator)

Marie Muller is an Associate Professor in MAE at NC State. She received her BS in Physics from the Pierre et Marie Curie University in Paris, France in 2002, and her Ph.D in Physical Acoustics from the Paris Diderot University in Paris, France in 2006. After a postdoctorate at the Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, she returned to Paris, as an Assistant Professor with the Institut Langevin. In 2014, she moved to North Carolina and joined the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at NCSU. She is also an associate Faculty with the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC and NCSU.



Azadeh Dashti

I joined Dr.Muller’s lab in May 2019. My research focuses on ultrasound stimulation of platelet-like particles for wound healing. I received my M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran, and B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Urmia University of Technology in Urmia, Iran. In my free time, I enjoy reading books, jogging, and watching movies.




Roshan Roshankhah

I am a PhD student in mechanical engineering at NC State University. I’ve joined Dr. Muller lab in November 2019. I received my bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Sharif University of Technology at Tehran in 2016 and joined NC State on a direct-to-PhD program at MAE Department. My research is focused on lesion imaging and detection in heterogeneous media using ultrasonic waves. In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym, hiking and cooking.




Brett Austin McCandless

Brett Austin McCandless received his B.S.M.E. from NCSU in December 2016.  He has previously researched under Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang, studying the tendon-to-bone insertion tissue and its properties.  His current work focuses on quantitative ultrasound propagation in cortical bone.  In his free time, he enjoys camping, hiking, and the occasional game of chess.




Josh Mitchell

I am a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering on pace to graduate in December of 2020. I am currently working on a collaborative project that seeks to detect tumors using ultrasound multiple scattering from microbubbles injected into the blood vessels. My primary responsibilities include designing and constructing new vessel phantoms for testing. In my spare time, I enjoy martial arts, fitness, reading and learning new things. 



Sunghyun Shin

I am a senior seeking a dual degree of Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration – Entrepreneurship at NC State University. I have joined Dr. Muller’s lab of Ultrasound Propagation in Complex Biological Media, in January 2021. My responsibilities include assisting the research by running simulations and adding necessary components.






Yasamin Karbalaeisadegh defended her PhD in October 2020. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech.

Omid Yousefian defended his PhD in November 2019. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University.

Kaustav Mohanty defended his PhD in July 2019. He is now a research scientist with General Electrics

Tanmay Khare

Micah Ulrich

Hualong Du

Huijing He

Mason Gardner


Mario Battigelli

Josh Lebar

Andy Bhateja

Aurelio Bellotti

Patrick Hoon

Devin Brenton

Bin Liu

Curt Davis