Title:

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Office Information:

348 Taylor Hall Chapel Hill, NC 27599 UNC Chapel Hill

Education:

B.S. Physics, Duke Universiy B.S.E Biomedical Engineering, Duke University M.S. Biomedical Engineering, Duke University M.S. Mathematics, Duke University Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

Email:

gia@email.unc.edu

Lab Site:

http://pintonlab.bme.unc.edu/

Additional Links:

pintonlab.bme.unc.edu/

Research and Publications:

Biomedical Imaging
Ultrasound Imaging, Traumatic Brian Injury, Nonlinear and Shock waves, Ultrasound Therapy
Our lab is interested in the nonlinear propagation of ultrasound and mechanical waves and their applications to medical imaging and therapy. Our research has been motivated by the observation that for intense sources the speed of wave propagation is no longer constant and that this complicates the mathematical framework but it also creates new opportunities. The goal of our work consists of three parts: to develop the physics and simulation tools that describes nonlinear wave propagation, to develop new diagnostic ultrasound imaging methods, to characterize shear shock wave propagation and its relationship to traumatic brain injury.