Biomedical Engineering PhD, '15
Chris's thesis is titled “Interaction of non-thermal, non-cavitational 20-100 kHz ultrasound and biological tissue: modeling and experimental validation” and it delivers the bulk of his work under Dr. Peter A. Lewin in Drexel’s Ultrasound and Wound Healing Team. His work focused on the therapeutic application of ultrasound for wound healing and transdermal drug delivery. He received a Whitaker Fellowship to perform research in Lyon, France at the Université Claude Bernard, studying the Dual-mode capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (cMUT) for the development of image-guided ultrasound focal therapies of localized tumors. Chris will use these cMUTs, provided by the industry partners, to help develop new therapeutic strategies for image-guided ultrasound thermal therapy of localized tumors in the prostate, liver, lung and brain.