Texas Tech University

Biomedical Acoustics Research Lab



We are a biomedical engineering research lab at Texas Tech University. Our work covers both fundamental and translational research. We study the fundamental principles in the interaction of sound, especially ultrasound, with biological tissues. We also apply these principles to develop diagnostic and therapeutic technologies and test these technologies on lab animals. Ultimately, we aim to transfer our technologies to clinical studies and commercialize them. Our current research focuses on the following:
      (i) developing new elastography (elasticity imaging) methods based on acoustic surface waves and guided waves for medical diagnosis,   
      (ii) investigating the response of the immune system to focused ultrasound for cancer immunotherapy, and 
      (iii) designing high-performance focused ultrasound array transducers for therapeutic applications. 

We welcome graduate and undergraduate students interested in our work to join our lab. In addition, we are open to collaborations with other labs, especially with the Texas Tech Health Science Centers labs! Please contact us if you are interested in working with us.

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August 30,  2023  Welcome 4 new lab members: International visiting scholar, Dr. Hyunjo Jeong, PhD student, Azin Nadi, undergraduate researcher Evin Timocin and Luis Acosta!

March 2,  2023  Congratulations to Abdullah Masud for receiving a Texas Tech University Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship. What a honor to Masud and our lab!  

March 2,  2023  Congratulations to Sadman Labib for passing the Ph.D. qualifying exams and gaining his Ph.D. candidacy! 

February  22,  2023  Congratulations to Abdullah Masud and Roshan Sharma for being awarded the a Graduate Student Research Support Award, a honorable support provided by The CH Foundation, Texas Tech University Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and the Graduate School. Good job, you two!

February  9,  2023  Our abstract titled "A Scholte wave based ultrasound elastography method for imaging superficial tissue" is accepted for a lecture presentation at the 184th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Chicago, Illinois, on May 11, 2023. Masud will present it.

August 24, 2022    Welcome Sanjay Mahat to join us as a new PhD student of our lab! 

August 18, 2022    Welcome Roshan Sharma to join us as the first MS student of our lab! 

July 11, 2022    Welcome Samin Enam from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia as the first visiting student of our lab! 

September 23, 2021    Dr. Liu's  abstract titled An ex vivo investigation of ultrasonic shear wave imaging for detecting liver cracks has been accepted for a lecture presentation at the 181st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Seattle, Washington, on November 29, 2021. 

September 1, 2021    Welcome Sadman Labib to join our lab as our second PhD student!

August 11, 2021    Congratulations to Masud for passing the PhD qualifying exam and entering into his PhD candidacy! 

June 1, 2021    Welcome Abdullah Al Masud to join our lab as our first PhD student!

Biomedical Acoustics Research Lab