College of Engineering News • Iowa State University

Advancing ultrasound technology


Combining his interests in the medical and engineering fields, Grant Riesberg, sophomore in electrical engineering, is gaining valuable industry insights as an undergraduate research assistant. Riesberg is working with Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Timothy Bigelow to advance the technology and application of ultrasound therapy.

Bigelow says ultrasound histotripsy, which he first heard about at a conference, is not new to the science world. His ambitions are to improve the technology so that it can be used in the medical industry. Knowing that these improvements would require a variety of contributors, Bigelow hired several undergraduates, including Riesberg, to work on various stages of the project.

To learn more about Riesberg’s research project, read about it on Innovate.