Dr. Osama Mukdadi received his Ph.D. degree in December 2002 from the University of Colorado at Boulder. From December 2002 to December 2005, he was a Research Fellow working at the Department of Pediatric Cardiology at the Children's Hospital at Denver and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In December 2005, he was appointed as Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at West Virginia University. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012.
His current research interests are focused on the development of broadband ultrasound transducers for harmonic contrast imaging, biomedical diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound, cardiovascular biomechanics, ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation techniques, and micro- and nano- material characterization. He has authored/co-authored over 85 technical articles and patents. In 2001, he received an outstanding paper award from American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).