Caterina Gallippi

Caterina Gallippi

Associate Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering

152 Macnider, 7575
Chapel Hill, NC 27519

Gallippi Ultrasound Lab


PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Duke University 
BSE in Electrical Engineering with a certificate in Engineering Biology, Princeton University

Research Interests

Medical ultrasound technology development

Research Goals

Ultrasonic imaging is non-ionizing, real-time, cost-efficient, and portable. These unique advantages make it a prominent tool in modern medicine. My group is working to advance medical ultrasound by developing new imaging technologies and processing algorithms. We test our methods in specially designed tissue mimicking materials, ex vivo tissue preparations, and in vivo clinical studies. We are a part of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. My laboratory is located on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill.



  1. Czernuszewicz TJ, Homeister JW, Caughey MC, Farber MA, Fulton JJ, Ford PF, Marston WA, Vallabhaneni R, Nichols TC, Gallippi CM. (2015). Non-invasive in vivo characterization of human carotid plaques with acoustic radiation force impulse ultrasound: comparison with histology after endarterectomy. Ultrasound Med Biol., 41(3):685-97. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2014.09.016. 
  2. Selzo MR, Gallippi CM. (2013). Viscoelastic response (VisR) imaging for assessment of viscoelasticity in Voigt materials. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control, 60(12):2488-500. doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2013.2848.
  3. Behler RH, Czernuszewicz TJ, Wu CD, Nichols TC, Zhu H, Homeister JW, Merricks EP, Gallippi CM. (2013). Acoustic radiation force beam sequence performance for detection and material characterization of atherosclerotic plaques: preclinical, ex vivo results. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control, 60(12):2471-87. doi: 10.1109/TUFFC.2013.2847.
  4. Pope AG, Wu G, McWhorter FY, Merricks EP, Nichols TC, Czernuszewicz TJ, Gallippi CM, Oldenburg AL.(2013). Contrast-enhanced imaging of SPIO-labeled platelets using magnetomotive ultrasound. Phys Med Biol.,58(20):7277-90. doi: 10.1088/0031-9155/58/20/7277. 
  5. Czernuszewicz TJ, Streeter JE, Dayton PA, Gallippi CM. (2013). Experimental validation of displacement underestimation in ARFI ultrasound. Ultrason Imaging, 35(3):196-213. doi: 10.1177/0161734613493262.

For more publications, please click here.