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Paul A. Dayton

Mary Ellen Jones 9018A
109 Mason Farm Road
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 515-5252

4140 Engineering Building III
Raleigh, NC 27695
NC State University,

Research Areas:
  • Biomedical Imaging
  • Pharmacoengineering
  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, The University of Virginia
  • M.E. Electrical Engineering, The University of Virginia
  • B.S. Comprehensive Science and Physics, Villanova University


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 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.

Research Interests

Biomedical ultrasound imaging
Ultrasound mediated targeted therapies
Industrial ultrasound applications


Recipient of the SPIE Pioneer Award in Biomedical Wellness 2016
Fellow, American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering
Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
National Academy of Inventors
Recipient of the Hertz Award from IEEE, 2020

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