Parag V. Chitnis, Ph.D.

Parag V. Chitnis headshot
Titles and Organizations

Associate Professor of Bioengineering
PhD Program Director
Administrative Faculty Fellow in the Provost Office

Contact Information

Phone: (703) 993-5039
Office: Peterson Hall 3104


Parag Chitnis joined the Department of Bioengineering at George Mason University in 2014. He co-directs the Biomedical Imaging Laboratory, and is one of the founding member of the Center for Adaptive Systems of Brain-body Interactions. His research in medical ultrasonics and photoacoustics drives innovation in wearable sensors, nanomaterials, multi-modal imaging, and artificial intelligence, to address a broad range of applications such as musculoskeletal health, wound healing, understanding brain function and neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Chitnis has been an instructor for several Bioengineering courses including Bioengineering Measurements, Introduction to Biomedical Imaging, Advanced Medical Imaging, Senior Seminar.

He also serves in several leadership and service roles. Dr. Chitnis is the Director of the Bioengineering PhD program. Here he oversees all administrative aspects of Bioengineering graduate program including admissions into the PhD program, approval of study plans, and proposal and dissertations exams. As an Administrative Faculty Fellow in the Provost Office, Dr. Chitnis has contributed to several university-wide initiatives to improve funding support for Mason graduate students, to create policies for safeguarding student rights, and most recently to develop a recommendations and an implementation plan for a new Graduate Division at Mason. For his contributions and services, Dr. Chitnis was selected as a State Finalist for the Outstanding Faculty Award (Rising Star Category) by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.