Kenan Professor - Interim Department Head

Office Information:

Mary Ellen Jones 9018A
109 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-9521

4012 Engineering Building III
Raleigh, NC 27695
NC State University


Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Virginia
M.E. Electrical Engineering, The University of Virginia
B.S. Comprehensive Science, Villanova University
B.S. Physics, Villanova University



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Research and Publications:

Biomedical Imaging
Research Interests: Biomedical ultrasound imaging, ultrasound mediated targeted therapies, industrial ultrasound applications
Dr. Dayton’s research involves developing new technologies for imaging blood flow, microvasculature, and molecular markers using ultrasound and microbubble contrast agents. Several of Dr. Dayton’s recent contributions to the field include techniques to improve the sensitivity and consistency of ultrasound imaging through optimization of contrast agent size distribution, the demonstration of high-resolution, high- SNR ultra broadband imaging, and techniques for real-time molecular imaging. An additional area of interest is ultrasound-mediated therapeutics with micro and nanoparticles. Dr. Dayton’s primary interest is in developing and applying tools for non-invasive assessment of angiogenesis progression and tumor response to therapy. Dr. Dayton's lab is part of the UNC-NCSU Ultrasound Research Consortium,