Marie Muller (Principal Investigator)

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.


Yasamin Karbalaeisadegh

I am a mechanical engineering master’s student at NC State University. My research focuses on backscattering of ultrasound in biological tissues. I received my bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from K.N. Toosi University, Tehran in 2014. During undergraduate studies I was involved in biomedical projects like response of poroelastic model of bone to impact (with consideration of osteoporosis), damage in elastic model of bone considering pedestrian-car accidents, etc. Beside research, I enjoy playing the violin.




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.


Tanmay Khare

I am a Masters student at NC State University and I joined the Muller lab in Fall 2019. I am working on two collaborative projects with Dr. Muller and Dr. William Polacheck from the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, NC State and UNC Chapel Hill. In the first project I am working on developing a computational model to study fluid transport in porous media. I seek to understand how forces from fluids in the dynamic micro-environment are experienced by vascular Endothelial Cells. This is an attempt to identify the mechanical stimuli that induces angiogenesis. In the second project, I am working on quantifying vascular networks using high frequency ultrasound techniques.


Joshua Lebar

Joshua Lebar is currently a senior at N.C. State working towards a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering. He joined the Muller lab in the summer of 2019, where he has been conducting experiments and analyzing the data of ultrasound wave propagation in bone and 3D printed bone like structures to determine the coefficient of attenuation. Before attending engineering school, he played classical double bass professionally in several symphony orchestras in the D.C.-Baltimore metro area, and taught private lessons and music classes to K to 12 students. He has a bachelor of music degree in double bass performance from University of Maryland-College Park as well as a master’s degree in the same subject from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.


Josh Mitchell

I am an undergraduate 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. 


Mario Battigelli

I am a senior in mechanical engineering, graduating in May of 2020. I’m joining a research project involving ultrasound stimulation of artificial platelets made from microgels. This project presents an exciting opportunity to combine my engineering knowledge with my experience in chemistry from working in the plastics industry. Apart from work, I can usually be found mountain biking or struggling to play the guitar.




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

Micah Ulrich

Hualong Du

Huijing He

Mason Gardner


Andy Bhateja

Aurelio Bellotti

Patrick Hoon

Devin Brenton

Bin Liu

Curt Davis