Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket

Georgia Institute of Technology | Atlanta, GA | 2016–2020
PhD, Mechanical Engineering (Acoustics)

Dissertation: Trans-skull Ultrasound for Imaging and Therapy

Texas Longhorns

The University of Texas at Austin | Austin, TX | 2011–2013
MSE, Mechanical Engineering (Acoustics)
Thesis: Acoustic Characterization of Encapsulated Microbubbles at Seismic Frequencies

Go Jumbos!

Tufts University | Medford, MA | 2007–2011
BS (Magna Cum Laude) Majors: Physics & Music

Research Positions

Postdoctoral Fellow | Center for Ultrasound Research & Translation | 2021–pres.

Applying physical acoustics and machine learning to improve diagnostic ultrasound.


Graduate Research Assistant | Ultrasound Biophysics & Bioengineering Lab | 2016–2021
Studying methods for passive acoustic mapping of microbubble oscillations within the brain. Primary considerations are development of sufficiently fast algorithms for image reconstruction and correction of aberrations induced by the presence of the skull.

Research Associate | Trident Research LLC | 2013–2016
Researching, planning, and improving the collection of GPS and acoustic data, and performing analysis thereof, for deployed acoustic localization systems.


Graduate Research Assistant | Applied Research Laboratories | 2011–2013
Primarily characterizing the bulk material properties of synthetic microbubbles, and evaluating their feasibility for use as seismic contrast agents at borehole conditions. Investigation by means of low-frequency acoustic interrogation at controlled ambient conditions. Also worked on theoretical validation and novel calibration of test apparatus, as well as modeling of potential applications of bubbles to determine their feasibility.

Undergraduate Research Assistant | Cebe Research Group | 2009–2011
Investigating the crystallization behavior of thin film isotactic polypropylene (iPP) in the presence of various concentrations of carbon nanotubes. Investigation was by way of optical (WAXS, microscopic transmission ellipsometery, and SAXS), thermal (differential scanning calorimetery), and mechanical (zone drawing) methods.


Selected Papers, Presentations, and Posters

Google Scholar

"Towards Controlled Drug Delivery in Brain Tumors with Microbubble-enhanced Focused Ultrasound" Scott Schoen Jr, M. Sait Kilnic, Hohyun Lee, Yutong Guo, F. Levent Degertekin, Graeme F. Woodworth, and Costas Arvanitis Adv. Drug Deliv. Rev. 180 114043 (2022) DOI: 10.1016/j.addr.2021.114043  

"Experimental Demonstration of Trans-skull Volumetric Passive Acoustic Mapping with the Heterogeneous Angular Spectrum Approach" Scott Schoen Jr, Pradosh Dash, and Costas Arvanitis IEEE T. Ultrason. Ferr.  69(2) (2022) DOI: 10.1109/TUFFC.2021.3125670

"Morphological Reconstruction Improves Microvessel Mapping and Characterization in Super-Resolution Ultrasound" Scott Schoen Jr, Zhigen Zhao, Ashley Alva, Chengwu Huang, Shigao Chen, and Costas Arvanitis IEEE T. Ultrason. Ferr. 68(6) (2021) DOI: 10.1109/TUFFC.2021.3057540

"Closed-loop Focused Ultrasound System for Controlled and Targeted Antibody Delivery in Central Nervous System" Hoyhun Lee, Scott Schoen Jr, Yutong Guo, Chulyong Kim, and Costas Arvanitis. American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Meeting [Virtual] (2021).


"Trans-skull Ultrasound for Imaging and Therapy". PhD Dissertation, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2020. [Download @ GT Repository]

"Acoustic Source Localization with the Angular Spectrum Approach in Continuously Stratified Media" Scott Schoen Jr and Costas Arvanitis J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 148(4) (2020) DOI: 10.1121/10.0002095

"Heterogeneous Angular Spectrum Approach for Trans-skull Imaging and Focusing". Scott Schoen Jr and Costas D. Arvanitis. IEEE T. Med. Imag. 39(5) (2020) DOI: 10.1109/TMI.2019.2953872

"Spectrally Resolved Super-Resolution Ultrasound for Microvascular Imaging and Quantification" Scott Schoen Jr, Zhigen Zhao, and Costas Arvanitis. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Galsgow, UK (2019).

"Efficient Sub-diffraction Passive Cavitation Imaging". Scott Schoen Jr, Zhigen Zhao, and Costas D. Arvanitis  J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 145, 1859 (2019)

"Closed Loop Spatial and Temporal Control of Cavitation Activity with Passive Acoustic Mapping". Arpit Patel, Scott Schoen Jr, and Costas D. Arvanitis. IEEE T. Bio-Med. Eng. 66(7) (2019) DOI: 10.1109/TBME.2018.2882337

"Passive Acoustic Mapping in Aberrating Media with the Angular Spectrum Approach". Scott Schoen Jr and Costas D. Arvanitis. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 141, 3459 (2017).


"Acoustic Characterization of Encapsulated Microbubbles at Seismic Frequencies". Master's thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013. [Download @ UT Repository]


"Toward reliable metrics for Sacred Harp singing spaces". Benjamin J. Copenhaver, Scott Schoen Jr, and Michael R. Haberman. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 134, 3969 (2013).


"Low-frequency measurement of encapsulated bubble compressibility". Scott Schoen Jr, Yura Ilinskii, Evgenia Zabolotskaya, Mark F. Hamilton. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132, 2039 (2012).​

Computer Proficiencies

Programming: Proficient in MATLAB and Python; familiarity with C++, Fortran, R, and VBA

OS and Productivity: Windows, Mac, and Linux desktop systems; Microsoft Office as well as LibreOffice (OpenOffice) and Google Drive equivalents; LaTeX typesetting; basic knowledge of HTML and CSS

Other Software: Mathematica, LabView (computational); Adobe Audition, Audacity (audio editing); GIMP, Inkscape (photo editing); Finale (music notation); Movie Maker, iMovie (video editing)

Academic Honors

FV Hunt Postdoctoral Fellowship in Acoustics, ASA (2022-2023)

NCAC Travel Award, ASA 179, Chicago, IL USA (2020)

International Student Challenge Problem in Acoustical Signal Processing, Second Place (2019)

ASA Travel Subsidy, ASA 178, San Diego, CA USA (2019)

NCAC Travel Award, ASA 177, Louisville, KY USA (2019)
Provost’s Award, CRIDIC Poster Competition (2019)

Session co-moderator and Student Travel Award Recipient, ISTU'18 Nashville, TN USA (2018)

Elizabeth L. & Russell F. Hallberg Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Engineering Acoustics (2011)

​Tufts  University Dean’s List (2007-2011)