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Stanislav Emelianov
Full name: 
Stanislav Emelianov
Job title: 
; Joseph M. Pettit Chair; Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar
Technical Interest Groups: Bioengineering
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Dr. Stanislav Emelianov is a Joseph M. Pettit Endowed Chair, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also appointed at the Emory University School of Medicine, where he is affiliated with Winship Cancer Institute, Department of Radiology, and other clinical units. Furthermore, Dr. Emelianov is Director of the Ultrasound Imaging and Therapeutics Research Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology focused on the translation of diagnostic imaging & therapeutic instrumentation, and nanobiotechnology for clinical applications.

Throughout his career, Dr. Emelianov has been devoted to the development of advanced imaging methods capable of detecting and diagnosing cancer and other pathologies, assisting treatment planning, and enhancing image-guided therapy and monitoring of the treatment outcome. He is specifically interested in intelligent biomedical imaging and sensing ranging from molecular imaging to small animal imaging to clinical applications. Furthermore, Dr. Emelianov develops approaches for image-guided molecular therapy and therapeutic applications of ultrasound and electromagnetic energy. Finally, nanobiotechnology plays a critical role in his research. In the course of his work, Dr. Emelianov has pioneered several ultrasound-based imaging techniques, including shear wave elasticity imaging and molecular photoacoustic imaging. Overall, projects in Dr. Emelianov's laboratory, which focuses on cancer and other diseases, range from molecular imaging to functional imaging and tissue differentiation, from drug delivery and release to image-guided surgery and intervention.

Research interests: 

• Medical diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound

• Molecular and functional imaging

• Image-guided therapy and monitoring of treatment outcome

• Nanobiotechnology: imaging contrast agents and therapeutic constructs

• Medical devices, instrumentation, and algorithms


• Joseph M. Pettit Endowed Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology (2015-present)

• Eminent Scholar, Georgia Research Alliance, Atlanta, GA (2015-present)

• Editor, Photoacoustics (Elsevier) (2012-present)

• Appointed to the Editorial Board of the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (2005-present)

• Elected to College of Fellows, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2011)

• Vice President for Ultrasonics, IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control Society (2011-2014)

• Outstanding Professor Award, Alpha Lambda Delta and Phi Eta Sigma, and Teaching Excellence Award, Student Engineering Council, University of Texas at Austin (2004)

• Research Excellence Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (2000)

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G.P. Luke, A. Hannah, and S.Y. Emelianov, “Super-resolution ultrasound imaging in vivo with transient laser-activated nanodroplets,” NanoLetters, 16 (4), pp 2556–2559 (2016)

G.P. Luke and S.Y. Emelianov, “Label free detection of lymph node metastases with ultrasound-guided functional photoacoustic imaging,” Radiology, 277(2):435–442 (2015)

S. Kim, Y.-S. Chen, G.P. Luke, and S. Emelianov, “Ultrasound and photoacoustic image-guided photothermal cancer therapy: in-vivo study using silica-coated gold nanorods,” IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 61(5):891-897 (2014)

A. Hannah, G. Luke, K. Wilson, K.A. Homan, and S. Emelianov, “Indocyanine green-loaded photoacoustic nanodroplets: dual contrast nanoconstructs for enhanced photoacoustic and ultrasound Imaging,” ACS Nano 8(1):250-259 (2014)

D. Yeager, Y.-S. Chen, S. Litovsky, and S. Emelianov, “Intravascular photoacoustics for image-guidance and temperature monitoring during plasmonic photothermal therapy of atherosclerotic plaques: a feasibility study,” Theranostics, 4(1):36-46 (2014)

M. Mehrmohammadi, T.-H. Shin, M. Qu, P. Kruizinga, J.H. Lee, J. Cheon, and S. Emelianov, “In-vivo pulsed magneto-motive ultrasound imaging using high-performance magnetoactive contrast nanoagents”, Nanoscale, 5, 11179-11186 (2013)

J. Cook, W. Frey, and S. Emelianov, “Quantitative photoacoustic imaging of nanoparticles in cells and tissues,” ACS Nano, 7 (2):1272–1280 (2013)

S.Y. Nam, L.M. Ricles, L.J. Suggs, and S.Y. Emelianov, “In vivo ultrasound and photoacoustic monitoring of mesenchymal stem cells labeled with gold nanotracers,” PLoS ONE 7(5): e37267. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037267 (2012)

Y-S. Chen, W. Frey, S. Kim, P. Kruizinga, K. Homan, and S. Emelianov, “Silica-coated gold nanorods as photoacoustic signal nanoamplifiers,” Nano Letters 11 (2), 348–354 (2011)

B. Wang, E. Yantsen, T. Larson, A.B. Karpiouk, S. Sethuraman, J.L. Su, K. Sokolov, and S. Emelianov, “Plasmonic intravascular photoacoustic imaging for detection of macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques,” Nano Letters, 9(6), 2212–2217 (2009) [Cover image]

S. Mallidi, T. Larson, J. Tam, P. Joshi, A. Karpiouk, K. Sokolov, and S. Emelianov, “Multi-wavelength photoacoustic imaging and plasmon resonance coupling of gold nanoparticles for selective detection of cancer,” Nano Letters, 9(8):2825-31 (2009)

S. Emelianov, P.-C. Li, and M. O’Donnell, “Photoacoustics for molecular imaging and therapy,” Physics Today, May 2009, 34-39 (2009)

A.P. Sarvazyan, O.V. Rudenko, S.D. Swanson, J.B. Fowlkes, and S.Y. Emelianov, “Shear wave elasticity imaging: a new ultrasonic technology of medical diagnostics,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 24, 1419-1436 (1998)

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