Principal Investigator

Marie Muller 

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.








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.








Aniket Vilas Beldar

Aniket, a Ph.D. student, finished his master’s at Michigan Technological University while working on a two-way coupled FSI simulation of Ford’s torque converter. His current work focuses on investigating the interaction between PLPs and ultrasound to improve wound healing. In his free time, Aniket enjoys drawing portraits, watching anime, and playing chess.








Haley Geithner



  • Zihan Dong

Zihan, a dedicated student of Mechanical Engineering at NC State University, has been actively involved in research since 2020. In 2022, he joined the Ultrasonic Material Characterizations Lab, where he is currently pursuing his passion for developing cutting-edge technologies. He is highly motivated and determined to make a meaningful contribution to the field of engineering. With a strong inclination towards design and entrepreneurship, he is always eager to take on new challenges and create innovative products. Zihan is a team player who excels at collaborating with colleagues and leading projects to success. He has a talent for identifying and troubleshooting complex problems and finding efficient solutions.







  • Jason Hoffman

Jason is a Mechanical Engineering student in the class of 2024. In the lab, he has been responsible for signal processing for human lung ultrasounds. Outside of the lab, he enjoys 3D modeling, playing volleyball, being a member of the Symphonic Band, and spending time with friends and family.








  • Ben Davis

I am a senior in Mechanical Engineering on pace to graduate in May of 2023. My responsibilities in the lab include constructing and testing phantoms with ultrasound multiple scattering. In my free time I enjoy playing golf, practicing guitar, and playing chess.









    • Roshan Roshankhah defended his Ph.D. in December 13th, 2022.
    • Yasamin Karbalaeisadegh defended her Ph.D. in October 2020. She is now a postdoctoral fellow at Georgia Tech.
    • Omid Yousefian defended his Ph.D. in November 2019. He is now a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University.
    • Kaustav Mohanty defended his Ph.D. 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