Biomedical Acoustics

The mission of the Biomedical Acoustics Technical Group is to understand and apply acoustic principles to biology with an overarching goal of improving human health.

Research Topics

  • Computational and experimental therapeutic ultrasound including high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
  • Fourier acoustics (aka photoacoustics)
  • Elastography and shear wave imaging
  • Advanced image processing techniques
  • Mechanisms of acoustical-biological interactions

Contact Information

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Dr. Julianna Simon



The Center for Acoustics and Vibration performs basic and applied research in vibration and acoustics, supports graduate education, and transfers technology to U.S. industry and government. The center includes faculty, graduate students, and staff in laboratories throughout the College of Engineering and at the Applied Research Lab. These laboratories perform both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research in areas related to acoustics and vibration.

Center for Acoustics and Vibrations

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802