Journals (Peer-Reviewed)

* corresponding author


  • Johnstonbaugh K, Agrawal S, Abhishek D, Fadden C, Dangi A, Karri SPK, Kothapalli SR*. A deep learning approach to photoacoustic wavefront localization in deep-tissue medium. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (Accepted with minor revisions in November 2019).
  • Dangi, A, Cheng C, Agrawal S, Tiwari S, Jadhav S, Datta G, Robert B, Pratap R, Trolier-McKinstry S, Kothapalli SR*. A photoacoustic imaging device using piezoelectric micromachined ultrasound transducers (PMUTs). IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (Accepted 17 November 2019).
  • Agrawal S, Fadden C, Dangi A, Yang X, Albahrani HM, Frings N, Heidari Zadi S, Kothapalli SR*. Light-Emitting-Diode-Based Multispectral Photoacoustic Computed Tomography System. Sensors, 19 (22), 4861 (2019).
  • Dangi A, Agrawal S, Kothapalli SR*. Lithium Niobate-based transparent ultrasound transducers for photoacoustic imaging. Optics Letters, 44(21) 5326-5329 (2019).
  • Kothapalli SR and et al., Simultaneous transrectal ultrasound and photoacoustic human prostate imaging. Science Translational Medicine 11(507), eaav2169, (2019) DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aav2169.
  • Dangi A, Agrawal S, Datta GR, Srinivasan V, Kothapalli SR*. Towards a low-cost and portable photoacoustic microscope for point-of-care and wearable applications. IEEE Sensors Journal (accepted 15 August 2019) 10.1109/JSEN.2019.2935684
  • Cheng C, Dangi A, Ren L, Tiwari S, Benoit R, Qiu Y, Lay HS, Agrawal S, Pratap R, Kothapalli SR, Mallouk T, Cochran S, Troiler-McKinstry S. Thin film PZT-Based PMUT arrays for deterministic particle manipulation. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. 2019 Jul 2. 10.1109/TUFFC.2019.2926211
  • Sadeghi GH, Dangi A, Kothapalli SR, Kiani M. A comprehensive study of ultrasound transducer characteristics in microscopic ultrasound neuromodulation. IEEE transactions on biomedical circuits and systems. 2019 Jun 11. 10.1109/TBCAS.2019.2922027


  • Tummers WS, Miller SE, Teraphongphom NT, Gomez A, Steinberg I, Huland DM, Hong S, Kothapalli SR, Hasan A, Ertsey R, Bonsing BA. Intraoperative pancreatic cancer detection using tumor-specific multimodality molecular imaging. Annals of surgical oncology. 2018 25(7):1880-1888; doi: 10.1245/s10434-018-6453-2
  • Shan D, Kothapalli SR, Ravnic DJ, Gerhard E, Kim JP, Guo J, Ma C, Guo J, Gui L, Sun L, Lu D, Yang J, Development of citrate-based dual-imaging enabled biodegradable electroactive polymers Adv. Funct. Mater. 201828, 1801787; https:/
  • Fadden C and Kothapalli SR*, ” A single simulation platform for Hybrid photoacoustic and RF-acoustic computed tomography”, Appl. Sci. 2018, 8 (9), 1568;



  • M-C. Chen, A. Peña Perez, Kothapalli, S.R., P. Cathelin, A. Cathelin, Gambhir, S.S., and B. Murmann, “A Pixel-Pitch-Matched Ultrasound Receiver for 3D Photoacoustic Imaging with Integrated Delta-Sigma Beamformer in 28 nm UTBB FDSOI”, IEEE Journal of Solid State Circuits (2017 Nov;52(11):2843-56)


  • Leong, S.P., Kothapalli, S.R., and Gambhir, S.S., “Can multispectral optoacoustic tomography replace sentinel lymph biopsy in melanoma?”Annals of Translational Medicine 4.24 (2016)


  • Cheng, Kai, Kothapalli, S.R., Hongguang Liu, Ai Leen Koh, Jesse V. Jokerst, Han Jiang, Meng Yang et al., “Construction and validation of nano gold tripods for molecular imaging of living subjects”Journal of the American Chemical Society 136, no. 9 (2014): 3560-3571.


  • Bohndiek, Sarah E., Sandhya Bodapati, Dominique Van De Sompel, Kothapalli, S.R., and Gambhir, S.S., “Development and application of stable phantoms for the evaluation of photoacoustic imaging instruments”PloS one 8, no. 9 (2013): e75533.
  • Dragulescu-Andrasi, Anca, Kothapalli, S.R., Grigory A. Tikhomirov, Jianghong Rao, and Gambhir, S.S., “Activatable oligomerizable imaging agents for photoacoustic imaging of furin-like activity in living subjects”Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, no. 30 (2013): 11015-11022.
  • Levi, Jelena, Kothapalli, S.R., Sarah Bohndiek, Joon-Kee Yoon, Anca Dragulescu-Andrasi, Carsten Nielsen, Aleksandra Tisma et al., “Molecular photoacoustic imaging of follicular thyroid carcinoma”Clinical Cancer Research 19, no. 6 (2013): 1494-1502.
  • Shambat, Gary, Kothapalli, S.R., J. Provine, Tomas Sarmiento, James Harris, Gambhir, S.S., and Jelučković, “Single-cell photonic nanocavity probes”Nano letters 13, no. 11 (2013): 4999-5005.


  • Kothapalli, S.R., Hongguang Liu, Joseph C. Liao, Zhen Cheng, and Gambhir, S.S., “Endoscopic imaging of Cerenkov luminescence”Biomedical optics express 3, no. 6 (2012): 1215-1225.
  • Shambat, Gary, Kothapalli, S.R., Aman Khurana, J. Provine, Tomas Sarmiento, Kai Cheng, Zhen Cheng et al., “A photonic crystal cavity-optical fiber tip nanoparticle sensor for biomedical applications”Applied Physics Letters 100, no. 21 (2012): 213702.
  • Kothapalli, S.R., Te-Jen Ma, Srikant Vaithilingam, Ömer Oralkan, Butrus T. Khuri-Yakub, and Gambhir, S.S., “Deep tissue photoacoustic imaging using a miniaturized 2-D capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer array”IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 59, no. 5 (2012): 1199-1204.


  • Xu, Xiao, Kothapalli, S.R., Honglin Liu, and Lihong V. Wang, “Spectral hole burning for ultrasound-modulated optical tomography of thick tissue”Journal of biomedical optics 15, no. 6 (2010): 066018-066018.
  • Levi, Jelena, Kothapalli, S.R., Te-Jen Ma, Keith Hartman, Butrus T. Khuri-Yakub, and Gambhir, S.S., “Design, synthesis, and imaging of an activatable photoacoustic probe”Journal of the American Chemical Society 132, no. 32 (2010): 11264-11269.
  • Yelleswarapu, Chandra S., and Kothapalli, S.R., “Nonlinear photoacoustics for measuring the nonlinear optical absorption coefficient”Optics express 18, no. 9 (2010): 9020-9025.


  • Yelleswarapu, Chandra S., Marla Tipping, Kothapalli, S.R., Alexey Veraksa, and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Common-path multimodal optical microscopy”Optics letters 34, no. 8 (2009): 1243-1245.
  • Kothapalli, S.R., and Lihong V. Wang, “Ex vivo blood vessel imaging using ultrasound-modulated optical microscopy”Journal of biomedical optics 14, no. 1 (2009): 014015-014015.


  • Kothapalli, S.R., and Lihong V. Wang, “Ultrasound-modulated optical microscopy”Journal of biomedical optics 13, no. 5 (2008): 054046-054046.
  • Yelleswarapu, Chandra S., Kothapalli, S.R., and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Optical Fourier techniques for medical image processing and phase contrast imaging”Optics communications 281, no. 7 (2008): 1876-1888.


  • Kothapalli, S.R., Sava Sakadzic, Chulhong Kim, and Lihong V. Wang, “Imaging optically scattering objects with ultrasound-modulated optical tomography”Optics letters 32, no. 16 (2007): 2351-2353.


  • Yelleswarapu, Chandra S., Kothapalli, S.R., Francisco J. Aranda, D. V. G. L. N. Rao, Yvonne R. Vaillancourt, and Brian R. Kimball, “Phase contrast imaging using photothermally induced phase transitions in liquid crystals”Applied physics letters 89, no. 21 (2006): 211116.
  • Yelleswarapu, Chandra S., Pengfei Wu, Kothapalli, S.R., and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Nonlinear optical image processing with bacteriorhodopsin polymer films”Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals 446, no. 1 (2006): 273-294.
  • Yelleswarapu, Chandra S., Pengfei Wu, Kothapalli, S.R., D. V. G. L. N. Rao, Brian R. Kimball, S. Siva Sankara Sai, R. Gowrishankar, and S. Sivaramakrishnan, “All-optical spatial filtering with power limiting materials”Optics express 14, no. 4 (2006): 1451-1457.


  • Kothapalli, S.R., Pengfei Wu, Chandra S. Yelleswarapu, and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Nonlinear optical Fourier filtering technique for medical image processing”Journal of biomedical optics 10, no. 4 (2005): 044028-044028.
  • Kothapalli, S.R., Chandra S. Yelleswarapu, Sriram G. Naraharisetty, Pengfei Wu, and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Spectral Phase Based Medical Image Processing 1”Academic radiology 12, no. 6 (2005): 708-721.


  • Kothapalli, S.R., Pengfei Wu, Chandra S. Yelleswarapu, and D. V. G. L. N. Rao, “Medical image processing using transient Fourier holography in bacteriorhodopsin films”Applied physics letters 85, no. 24 (2004): 5836-5838.


  • Rao, D. Narayana, Chandra S. Yelleswarapu, Kothapalli, S.R., D. V. G. L. N. Rao, and Brian R. Kimball, “Self-diffraction in bacteriorhodopsin films for low power optical limiting”Optics express 11, no. 22 (2003): 2848-2853.