The IEEE UFFC Rayleigh Ultrasonics Award represents the highest honor for achievement within the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control (UFFC) Society in the field of Ultrasonics. The achievement may be in technical innovations, research, education, publications, and related professional endeavors. The candidate should have demonstrated sustained accomplishments in the field of Ultrasonics for more than 25 calendar years prior to the year of nomination.
$1,000, Plaque or similar engraved item, and Certificate. This is a single recipient award.
Funded by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society, usually within the budget of the annual International Ultrasonics Symposium. The society’s budget includes the amount for this award AND the budget is net positive with the inclusion of the award.
At the annual International Ultrasonics Symposium.
Established in 2001
Impacting achievements and contributions to the field of Ultrasonics. Examples of areas of specialty are Medical Ultrasonics, Physical Acoustics, Non-Destructive Evaluation, Surface Acoustic Wave devices, among others. Also included in the field of interest are the underlying technologies, e.g., transducers and related electronics.
The recipient shall be a member of IEEE and UFFC Society. The eligibility andselection process shall comply with procedures and regulations established in IEEE and Society governing documents, particularly with IEEE Policy 4.4 on Awards Limitations. Previous award winners are not eligible for substantially the same achievements (per IEEE Policies 4.4: An individual shall receive only one award for a given achievement unless the significance merits a higher award, which may be given in the following year or thereafter.
The nominator is responsible for submitting the IEEE UFFC Rayleigh Award Nomination Package by following the guidance provided in the UFFC Society webpages, inclusive of the following items.:
- A two-page nomination letter on how the nominee has impacted the field of ultrasonics and created new opportunities for academic inquiry and/or commercial success.
- A professional resume including a picture, a list of publications, a citation report, a list of patents, or other supporting documents (maximum 30 pages).
- Two to four letters of endorsement (maximum 2 pages each) in addition to the nominator’s letter.
- One nominator can nominate only one candidate.
- One endorser can endorse only one candidate (provide a recommendation letter for one candidate).
All nominations must be submitted to the Chair of the Ultrasonics Award Committee by following the guidance provided in the UFFC Society web pages. Nominations should comply with IEEE Policies and restrictions on awards. Incidents of misconduct including, but not limited to, violations of IEEE's publication policies, will be strongly considered by the awards committee and may be grounds for denial of an award or leadership position.
For innovative and impactful contributions to the field of ultrasound tissue characterization and invention of shear wave elastography.
For pioneering the theory and applications of biomedical ultrasound.
For pioneering developments and outstanding contributions to advances in ultrasound imaging.
For substantial contributions to therapeutic ultrasound, invention and development of histotripsy.
For seminal contributions to biomedical ultrasonics and real-time ultrasound imaging technologies.
For pioneering sustained and high impact research in ultrasonic tissue characterization and quantitative echocardiography.
For his outstanding contributions to the invention, development, and clinical applications of elastography.
For outstanding accomplishment in the development of image guided ultrasound therapeutics and in particular for pioneering the use of focused ultrasound as a means of noninvasively ablating brain tissue and reversibly opening the blood brain barrier.
For outstanding fundamental contributions to the field of low temperature superconductivity using bulk and surface wave ultrasonics and for extensive service to the IEEE UFFC Society.
For outstanding contributions to the physics and application of time reversal methods and for academic and commercial development of shear wave imaging.
For outstanding contributions and pioneering developments in novel micro and nano ultrasound transducer technologies.
For outstanding technical contribution to the field of high frequency ultrasound, especially applications to small animal imaging, and for extensive service to the IEEE UFFC Society.
For pioneering research in acoustic imaging, leadership in the development of nondestructive evaluation systems for industrial applications, and career-long service to the IEEE UFFC Society.
For pioneering contributions in acoustics and medical diagnostics research and education and for devoted service to the IEEE UFFC Society.
For outstanding leadership and pioneering contributions to the fields of piezoelectric materials and devices, and for his continued dedication to education.
For outstanding past and continuing contributions to acoustoelectronics, acoustooptics, microwave acoustics, and surface acoustic waves.
For pioneering research in piezoelectric materials, in acoustic microscopy, and in materials evaluation as well as for his many years of service to the IEEE UFFC Society.
For pioneering and continuing contributions to medical diagnostic research and education.
For pioneering contributions in ultrasonics to the development of SAW interdigital transducers, laser ultrasonics and Lamb wave acoustic sensors and for continuing contributions to the field of education.
For pioneering contributions to the development of the scanning acoustic microscope and the atomic force microscope.
For his devoted service and contributions to the IEEE UFFC Society in the field of Ultrasonics and for his original work in the areas of surface wave propagation in anisotropic materials.