To apply for positions in the lab please email: srkothapalli@psu.edu

Graduate (PhD) student research positions:  Self-motivated students with Masters or Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical, Electrical, Physics, Optical, or Mechanical Engineering disciplines, preferably with a prior research experience in ultrasound, optical and photoacoustic or other instrumentation. In the lab, graduate students will develop novel instrumentation and image reconstruction algorithms and build advanced diagnostic technologies that use MEMS based optical and ultrasonic sensors. To broaden their knowledge, students will have the opportunity to take important multidisciplinary courses covering several departments that are highly ranked. There is an option to obtain PhD in BME with a minor in other discipline (e.g, EE, CS, Physics, and Math). Application: http://www.bioe.psu.edu/students/graduate/how-to-apply.aspx

Postdoctoral position: We seek PhD graduates in Applied physics, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Optical Engineering or a related field. At least three good first author peer-reviewed publications with strong experience in building state-of-art optical, ultrasound, radio-wave, and photoacoustic imaging systems. The specific aim of the fellowship can be tailored to meet individual goals, which will provide an opportunity to build clinical, research, grant-writing and publication experience to start independent academic or Industrial oriented careers.

Undergraduate Students: Undergraduate students are highly encouraged to participate in our lab’s research starting from their freshman year. This will then bring transformative change to their overall 4 year education and develop skills necessary to be competitive in the job market and higher education. For their research efforts, students are credited with authorship on journal articles. Some highly motivated students even publish first-author papers and present their work at international conferences. We leverage federal and university funds to provide internship opportunities for such highly motivated students. Penn State also offers several opportunities to engage undergraduate students in research. Check the website: https://undergradresearch.psu.edu

Middle and High School Students: Students interested in understanding how light, ultrasound and machine intelligence technologies play a key role in advancing life science discoveries are encouraged to apply. We also participate in outreach activities in partnership with local school teachers.