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.





Brett Austin McCandless (Email:

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 (Email:

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 (Email:

Haley Geithner is a graduate student in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University. She received her B.S. in Engineering from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island in 2020. Her current research focuses on the quantification of fatty infiltration in muscle using ultrasound. Outside of the lab, Haley enjoys hiking, playing beach volleyball, and listening to podcasts.







Parniyan Norouzzadeh (Email:

I have received my M.S. in Electrical Engineering with a focus on
Control from the University of Tabriz in Iran, and my B.S. in the same
field from Sahand University of Technology in Iran. I enjoy walking,
dancing, and playing the piano in my free time.







Huan Min (Email:

Huan is a Ph.D. student who completed her Master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in May 2023. Her current research is centered on tendon-driven continuum robots designed to operate with ultrasonic probes. Beyond her academic pursuits, Huan has a passion for basketball, swimming, and playing games on the Nintendo Switch.









Jatin Sikka is a senior undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Programming on track to graduate in May 2024. He’s working on a project to develop lung phantoms for simulating pulmonary fibrosis and edema. Simultaneously, he’s conducting research on optimal control and AI frameworks for robotics in the control lab under Dr. Donggun Lee. Outside of his academic pursuits, he enjoys playing table tennis, volleyball, and maintains a consistent workout regimen.




    • Azadeh Dashti defended her Ph.D. in December 2023.
    • Roshan Roshankhah defended his Ph.D. on December 13th, 2022. He is now doing postdoctoral work at the University of North Carolina.
    • 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 Electric.
    • Tanmay Khare is now purusing his PhD at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
    • Travis Pipes is now a manufacturing engineer at TE Connectivity.
    • Micah Ulrich is now the CEO at Flux Hybrids.
    • Hualong Du is now an ultrasonic research scientist at ARA.
    • Huijing He is now a project research scientist at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
    • Mason Gardner is now a research assistant at North Carolina State University.
    • Mario Battigelli
    • Josh Lebar
    • Andy Bhateja
    • Aurelio Bellotti
    • Patrick Hoon
    • Devin Brenton
    • Bin Liu
    • Curt Davis
    • Zihan Dong
    • Jason Hoffman
    • Ben Davis