Award/Recognition Menu

Description

The Rayleigh 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.

Prize

$1,000, Plaque or similar engraved item, and Certificate

Funding

Funded by the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society, usually within the budget of the annual International Ultrasonics Symposium

Presentation

At the annual International Ultrasonics Symposium. Presentation will be aperiodic as deemed appropriate. Up to two (2) awards may be presented per year.

Historical Background

Established in 2001

Basis for Judging

Meritorious achievements and contributions to the field of Ultrasonics. Examples of areas ofspecialty 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.

Eligibility

Preferably, the recipient shall be a member of IEEE and UFFC Society.

Nomination Details

The nominator is responsible for submitting the 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, list of publications, a citation report, list of patents, or other supporting documents (maximum 30 pages).
  • Two-four letters of recommendation (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).

 

Nomination Deadline
1 March
Ultrasonics

2021

Recipient(s)
Citation

For innovative and impactful contributions to the field of ultrasound tissue characterization and invention of shear wave elastography.

2020

Recipient(s)
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For pioneering the theory and applications of biomedical ultrasound.

2019

Recipient(s)
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For pioneering developments and outstanding contributions to advances in ultrasound imaging.

2018

Recipient(s)
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For substantial contributions to therapeutic ultrasound, invention and development of histotripsy.

2017

Recipient(s)
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For seminal contributions to biomedical ultrasonics and real-time ultrasound imaging technologies.

2016

Recipient(s)
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For pioneering sustained and high impact research in ultrasonic tissue characterization and quantitative echocardiography.

2015

Recipient(s)
Citation

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

2014

Recipient(s)
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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.

2013

Recipient(s)
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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.

2012

Recipient(s)
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For outstanding contributions to the physics and application of time reversal methods and for academic and commercial development of shear wave imaging.

2011

Recipient(s)
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For outstanding contributions and pioneering developments in novel micro and nano ultrasound transducer technologies.

2010

Recipient(s)
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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.

2009

Recipient(s)
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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.

2008

Recipient(s)
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For pioneering contributions in acoustics and medical diagnostics research and education and for devoted service to the IEEE UFFC Society.

2007

Recipient(s)
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For outstanding leadership and pioneering contributions to the fields of piezoelectric materials and devices, and for his continued dedication to education.

2006

Recipient(s)
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For outstanding past and continuing contributions to acoustoelectronics, acoustooptics, microwave acoustics, and surface acoustic waves.

2005

Recipient(s)
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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.

2004

Recipient(s)
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For pioneering and continuing contributions to medical diagnostic research and education.

2003

Recipient(s)
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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.

2002

Recipient(s)
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For pioneering contributions to the development of the scanning acoustic microscope and the atomic force microscope.

2001

Recipient(s)
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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.