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Description

To recognize primary investigators that have contributed to the field of ultrasonics. The award candidate has an excellent track record in terms of scholarly publications, technical reports and/or inventions/patents. The award is intended to recognize the investigators for their outstanding mid-career achievements and for promoting the field of Ultrasonics. This award was named for Carl Hellmuth Hertz to honor his pivotal role as both a researcher and as an advisor to others working in the field of medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging.

Prize

The following items will be given to the awardee: Plaque, Certificate, $1,000 USD honorarium This award is intended for a single recipient each year. However, in unusual circumstances if two recipients are selected, each recipient will receive a plaque and certificate, and the awardees will evenly share the honorarium.

Funding

Funded by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.

Presentation

Award will be presented annually at the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, unless extenuating circumstances prevent an awardee for attending to accept the award. In such an event, an alternate UFFC Society event will be selected that is mutually agreeable to the awardee and the Society.

Historical Background

Established in 2013

Basis for Judging

Nominations will be considered based their contributions to the field of ultrasonics, and how those contributions have resulted in measurable innovation and impact.. The selection of the recipient for this award will be made by vote of the Ultrasonics Committee during its first annual meeting. The decision of the committee is final. If, in the opinion of the Committee, no suitable nominee exists, no award will be given.

Eligibility

Awardees are required to be individuals who meet the following criteria: IEEE member, UFFC Society member, Mid-career – defined as no less than 10 years and no more than 25 years of research after obtaining the highest degree (Bachelor; Master; PhD) Remarkable contributions to the field resulting in measurable innovation and impact Members of the UFFC Society Ultrasonics Committee are ineligible for consideration for this award during their term of service on this committee

Nomination Details

For the Carl Hellmuth Hertz Award, the nominator is responsible for submitting no more than a two-page nomination letter and a two-page resume as an email attachment.
 
All nominations must be emailed to Professor Jafar Saniie (Click to show email), the Chair of the Ultrasonics Award Committee. Use the email Subject line "IEEE UFFC-S Ultrasonics Awards" and Professor Saniie will acknowledge each submission by email. If you do not receive an acknowledgment within one week, please contact him.
 
Dr. Jafar Saniie, Filmer Endowed Chair Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Illinois Institute of Technology
Chicago, Illinois 60616
(Click to show email)
Phone: 1 312 567-3412

Nomination Deadline
1 March
Ultrasonics
Recipients
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For contributions to the field of biomedical ultrasonic imaging, therapeutics, and advancing the field of elasticity imaging.

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For introducing multiple, ground breaking new medical ultrasound imaging technologies that have not only impacted academics but also industry

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For substantial contributions to the physics of phononic crystals and of the interaction of sound and light.

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For his outstanding contributions to the invention, development, and clinical applications of elastography.

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For contributions to micromachined ultrasonic and opto-mechanical transducers, and high speed Atomic Force Microscopy.