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.
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.
Funded by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society.
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.
Established in 2013
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.
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
For the Hertz Award, 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; Ph.D.) 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.
For the Early Career Award and Carl Hellmuth Hertz Award, the nominator is responsible for submitting no more than a two-page nomination letter and a two-page resume.
For pioneering contributions to the field of radiation force imaging and measurements.
For contributions to medical ultrasonics, in the behavior, design, and application of microbubbles and nanodroplets for medical ultrasound imaging and ultrasound enhanced therapeutics.
For ground-breaking contributions to the field of echocardiography and ultrasound imaging technologies that impacted both fundamental research and clinical cardiology.
For contributions to the field of biomedical ultrasonic imaging, therapeutics, and advancing the field of elasticity imaging.
For introducing multiple, ground breaking new medical ultrasound imaging technologies that have not only impacted academics but also industry
For substantial contributions to the physics of phononic crystals and of the interaction of sound and light.
For his outstanding contributions to the invention, development, and clinical applications of elastography.
For contributions to micromachined ultrasonic and opto-mechanical transducers, and high speed Atomic Force Microscopy.