At the Metasonics Lab, we use sound to sense the world in new ways
Our research areas include
Acoustics for the Internet-of-Things
We use ultrasound to power & communicate with battery-free sensors in challenging environments. For example, our underwater sensors can operate with the tiny power harvested from sound. Our sensors also use sound to wirelessly transmit their readings eliminating the need for any batteries. Our vision is to deploy these sensors at scale in rivers and oceans to monitor underwater circulation and water quality.
We love crossing disciplines to build systems that solve real-world problems. We build systems and develop algorithms to push the imaging resolution of ultrasound and enable new applications. Our most recent technology captures microscale defects in additively manufactured aerospace components of different shapes and sizes. Using our technology, aerospace manufacturers will soon build critical aircraft parts rapidly using additive manufacturing without sacrificing safety.
We model, design, and build acoustic transducers (ultrasonic probes, hydrophones, communication transducers) to generate and capture ultrasonic waves in multiple domains (water/tissue/metals/air). We tailor them for new applications including smart health, ocean IoT, and imaging 3D-printed metals.
Our inventions impacts a wide range of applications
Biomedical Implants & Imaging
Underwater Communication & Sensing
Industrial NDT, Automation, & Monitoring
Our work is at the forefront of acoustic materials & system designs. We use theory to develop models & equations that guide our understanding of ultrasonic systems and help us identify bottlenecks in our implementations
High-Fidelity Multiphysics Simulations
We use numerical simulations such as FEM & raytracing to visualize acoustic wave propagation and characterize complex ultrasonic transducers & systems
Multi-Domain Acoustic Testing & Automation
In our lab, theory and experiments go hand in hand. We develop and visualize new concepts in the morning & build rigorous experiments to validate them in the afternoon.
Interdisciplinary Integration & System Design
Our goal is to develop technologies that solve real-world problems. We take our ideas from basic concepts to functional systems and prototypes by integrating solutions across domains
[02/2024] We are hiring motivated PhD students for Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025. Please check our openings page for details.
[01/2024] Ahmed joins the Mechanical & Materials Engineering Department at the University of Cincinnati