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Contact:

347 Kelly Hall
325 Stanger
Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-2136
Email: EliV@vt.edu

Assistant Professor, Department of Engineering and Mechanics
Virginia Tech - Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

EDUCATION:

-PhD., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2015
-M.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 2013
-B.S., Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 2010

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

-Therapeutic ultrasound
-Acoustic cavitation
-Non-invasive tissue ablation (histotripsy, HIFU)
-Nanoparticle-mediated histotripsy (NMH)
-Ultrasound-guided tissue regeneration
-Ultrasonic neuromodulation
-Biomaterials
-Medical device development
-Bioengineering for Conservation and Global Health

TEACHING INTERESTS:

-Medical Device Development
-Medical Imaging
-Cancer Engineering
-Interventional Oncology
-Acoustics
-Tissue Engineering
-Biomaterials
-Biomedical Instrumentation
-Senior Design

HONORS AND AWARDS:

-2019: Liviu Librescu Faculty Prize for Outstanding Accomplishments
-2019: Engineering Organization Advisor Award (Student Engineer's Council)
-2015: Richard and Eleanor Towner Prize for Outstanding Ph.D. Research
-2012: IEEE IUS Student Travel Award 
-2010: Lowe’s Senior Class Award, Finalist 
-2010: WCHA Student-Athlete of the Year 
-2010: C. William Hall Scholarship (Society for Biomaterials) 
-2010: WCHA Post-Graduate Scholarship 
-2010: NSF Graduate Research Fellowship 
-2008-2010: WCHA Scholar Athlete, 3-time award recipient 
-2008-2010: WCHA All-Academic Team, 3-time award recipient 
-2008-2010: Slide Rule Award (Academic Excellence-MTU Hockey), 3-time award recipient 
-2009: Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship 
-2009: Provost Award for Scholarship, Michigan Tech University 
-2009: Biomedical Engineering Scholar of the Department 
-2009: ESPN the Magazine All-Academic Team (College Sports Information Directors of America) 

PUBLICATIONS:

-https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hQSypTUAAAAJ&hl=en