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Principle Investigator

Bottenus photo Nick Bottenus
Assistant Professor
Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Bottenus received his Ph.D in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 2017, as well as a B.S.E. in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Duke University in 2011. He enjoys playing board games, running, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.


Research Staff

Korben SmartKorben Smart
Research Scientist
Project: Optimization of ultrasound encodings




Graduate Students

Nazli Javadi EshkalakNazli Javadi Eshkalak, MS
PhD student
Mechanical Engineering




Anet SanchezAnet Sanchez
PhD student
Biomedical Engineering




Josh FryJosh Fry
MS thesis student
Biomedical Engineering




Isaac Martinez
MS student
Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate Students

Former lab members

Blake Herrema, MS
Masters student, 2021-2022
Research Scientist 2022-2023
Thesis: Mixed Imaging Sequences for Improved Spatiotemporal Resolution in Cardiac Imaging

Melton Parham, MS
PhD student, 2021-2022

Joe Powers
2022 CU SPUR
Project: 3-D Motion Tracking and Filter Design for an Ultrasound Imaging System

Isaac Brighton
2020-2021 Undergraduate DLA
Project: Reverse engineering a black box ultrasound beamformer through active signal injection

Ryan Smith
Summer 2020 ME/SPUR 
Project: Modeling the Human Abdomen for Ultrasound Simulation