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 in biomedical acoustics and ultrasound. We study the basic 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 directions:
      (i) developing new elastography (elasticity imaging) methods based on acoustic surface waves and guided waves for medical diagnosis,   
      (ii) developig novel acoustic signal aquisition and analysis methods for human health monitoring;
      (iii) applying focused ultrasound based methods to enhance the effectiveness of conventional cancer immunotherapy,
      (iv) applying focused ultrasound to transcranial neuromodulation or stimulation for treating neuro disorders,
      (v) exploring the possibility of using ultrasound for noninvasive selective ablation of microorganisms such as bacteria and virus, and 
      (vi) designing high-performance focused ultrasound array transducers for therapeutic applications. 

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

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April 25, 2024. Congratulations to Azin Nadi for winning the 3r place in the 2024 Fall BioMed Journal Club.

April 24, 2024. Congratulations to Roshan Sharma for receiving a Ph.D. Research Assistant position in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at University of Oklahoma.

April 12,  2024 Dr. Liu, teamed with Dr. Andrew Shin of the Department of Nutritional Sciences, presented the research "Transcranial ultrasound neuromodulation for obesity treatment" and won the Faculty Cross-Disciplinary Research Excellence Award (2nd place) in the TTUs' inaugural Promoting Cross-Disciplinary Faculty Collaborations in OneHealth Research Conference.  

April 10,  2024 Congratulations to Abdullah Masud for his paper "Ultrasonic surface acoustic wave elastography: A review of basic theories, technical developments, and medical applications" published online today on Medical Physics.  

April 6-10,  2024 Dr. Jingfei Liu presented his work "Ultrasonic shear wave imaging for detecting liver cracks: An ex vivo investigation" at UltraCon 2024 in Austin, Texas. 

March 28,  2024  Congratulations to Abdullah Masud for his successful defense his PhD dissertation. The first PhD graduate from our lab! Best wishes to your future career. 

March 20,  2024  Congratulations to Roshan Sharma for his successful defense his MS thesis. The first MS graduate from our lab! Best wishes to your next professional move. 

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