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Sri-Rajasekhar (Raj) Kothapalli

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Affiliation(s):

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Center for Acoustics and Vibration
  • Acoustics

325 Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Building

szk416@psu.edu

814-865-0459

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Education

  • BS, Math, Physics, Chemistry, Nagarjuna University, 1995
  • MS, Nuclear Physics, Andhra University, 1997
  • M Phil, Condensed Matter Physics, University of Hyderabad, 1998
  • M.Eng, Applied Optics, I.I.T Delhi, 2000
  • MS, Applied Physics, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2004
  • Ph D, Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009
  • Postdoctoral, Radiology, Stanford University, 2013

Publications

Books

Journal Articles

  • Christopher Cheng and Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli, 2022, "Improving PMUT Receive Sensitivity via DC Bias and Piezoelectric Composition", Sensors, 22, (15)
  • Haoyang Chen and Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli, 2022, "A Transparent Ultrasound Array for Real-Time Optical, Ultrasound, and Photoacoustic Imaging", AAAS BME Frontiers, 2022
  • Shubham Mirg and Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli, 2022, "Awake mouse brain photoacoustic and optical imaging through a transparent ultrasound cranial window"
  • Sumit Agrawal and Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli, 2021, "Modeling Combined Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging: Simulations aiding Device Development and Deep Learning", Photoacoustics, 24, pp. 100304
  • Haoyang Chen and Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli, 2021, "A High Sensitivity Transparent Ultrasound Transducer Based on PMN-PT for Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Imaging", IEEE Sensors Letters, 5, (11), pp. 1-4
  • Haoyang Chen and Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli, 2021, "A transparent low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) chip for high-throughput cell stimulation", Lab on a Chip, 21, (24), pp. 4734-4742
  • Amirsaeed Yazdani and Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli, 2021, "Simultaneous Denoising and Localization Network for Photoacoustic Target Localization", IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 40, (9), pp. 2367-2379
  • Ajay Dangi and Sri-Rajasekhar Kothapalli, 2019, "A Photoacoustic Imaging Device using Piezoelectric Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers (PMUTs)", IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control.

Conference Proceedings

Other

Research Projects

  • September 2022 - August 2025, "Dual-modality Ultrasound and Photoacoustic Molecular Imaging Strategies for Lethal Prostate Cancer Detection," (Sponsor: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs).
  • September 2020 - May 2023, "A portable photoacoustic imager for diagnosing vascular diseases," (Sponsor: National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering).

Honors and Awards

  • NIH Pathway to Indepedence Grant Award K99/R00, National Institute of Health, May 2014 - June 2021
  • 2022 IEEE Sensors Letters Best Paper Award Runner-Up, IEEE Sensors Council, November 2022

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About

Founded in 1965, Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics has become the leading resource for graduate education in acoustics in the United States. The interdisciplinary program leads to the degrees: Master of Engineering in Acoustics (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Acoustics (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy in Acoustics (Ph.D.)

Graduate Program in Acoustics

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