Distinguished Lecturer Award

The Distinguished Lecturer represents the UFFC Society by giving lecturers worldwide to the larger technical community. The subject of the lecture must be of current interest and the lecturer must be a prominent contributor in the field of the lecture. The speaker is selected for speaking style, prominence in the topic, and willingness to commit significant time and energy to preparation, travel and lectures. The Lecturer is selected by the Distinguished Lecturer Subcommittee of the UFFC-S Awards Committee from nominations received from the general membership. Presentation is usually at one of the Society’s major symposia.

The award consists of a certificate, and reimbursement for an international lecture tour.

Nominations may be submitted at any time. Any member may submit a nomination by sending the nominee’s name and a description of that person’s main contributions, along with the submitter’s own name and address. Members are also encouraged to suggest topics which they feel would be of interest. Send nominations and topics to:

Bernhard R. Tittmann
Penn State University
212 EES Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: 814-865-7827
Email: brt4@psu.edu


Clive Randall

A Discussion of Defects, Crystal Chemistry, Thermochemistry, Non-equilibrium Processing and the Impact on Properties of Ferroelectric Materials

Kenji Uchino

David Howe

Phase Stability in Next-generation Atomic Frequency Standards

Katherine Ferrara

Combining ultrasound with chemo and immunotherapy to cure cancers

Paul Muralt

Pushing the Performance of Electro-Mechanical Thin Films

Patrizia Tavella
2015 - 2016

Precise Time Scales and Navigation Systems, the Ultimate Challenge to Time Metrology

Susan Trolier-McKinstry
2015 - 2016

Piezoelectric Films for Microelectromechanical Systems

Roman Maev
2014 - 2015

Innovation Drives Quality: New Generation of High Resolution Ultrasonic Imaging Technology for Material Characterization and NDT in Advanced Automotive Manufacturing

Takaaki Tsurumi

Frequency and Field-intensity Dependence of Dielectric and Piezoelectric Responses of Oxide Ferroelectrics

Mike Driscoll
2012 - 2013

Low Noise Signal Generation and Verification Techniques, Report

Prof. A.F.W. van der Steen
2011 - 2012

Intravascular ultrasound: Assessment of Atherosclerosis

Dragan Damjanovic
2010 - 2011

Piezoelectric Materials - Microscopic Mechanisms, Novel Compositions and Advanced Applications

Dr. William D. Hunt
2009 - 2010

Clues from Digital Radio ‰€“ applied to Biomolecular Recognition

Peter Burns
2008 - 2009

Bubbles and Ultrasound: A New Partnership for Medical Imaging

Thomas Shrout
2007 - 2008

Innovations in Piezoelectric Materials for Ultrasound Transducers

Andreas Bauch
2006 - 2007

The Timing System of the European Global Navigation Satellite System Galileo

Ken-ya Hashimoto
2005 - 2006

Simulation of Surface Acoustic Wave Devices

Nava Setter
2004 - 2005

Down Scaling in Piezoelectrics and Polar Materials: Microdevices, Nanofabrication, Small Features and Size Effects

Steve Jefferts
2003 - 2004

Atomic Clocks - Past, Present, and Future

K. Kirk Shung
2002 - 2003

Current and future innovations in high frequency ultrasonic transducers and arrays.

David A. Payne
2001 - 2002

Recent Developments and Understanding of Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Materials and their Applications

Errol EerNisse
2000 - 2001

Quartz Crystals vs Their Environment: Time Bases or Sensors?

Butrus (Pierre) T. Khuri-Yakub
1999 - 2000

Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers

Bernhard R. Tittmann
1998 - 1999

Turning Up the Heat on NDE

William D. O’Brien, Jr.
1997 - 1998

Modern Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging -- Assessing the Risks

Thomas E. Parker
1996 - 1997

The Search for the Perfect Oscillator

F. Stuart Foster
1995 - 1996

Medical and Biological Imaging with High Frequency Ultrasound

L. Eric Cross
1994 - 1995

Ferroelectric Materials for Electromechanical Transducer Applications

Eric L. Adler
1993 - 1994

Surface Acoustic Wave Devices: Fundamentals, Current Status, and Future Trends

John R. Vig
1992 - 1993

High-Accuracy Oscillators and Clocks

Moises Levy
1991 - 1992

Acoustical Measurement of High Tc Superconductors

James F. Greenleaf
1990 - 1991

Multidimensional Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization

Richard M. White
1989 - 1990

Microscale Mechanics for Sensors and Actuators

Joseph S. Heyman
1988 - 1989

NDE in Aerospace -- Requirements for Science, Sensors and Sense

Mack A. Breazeale
1987 - 1988

Physics and Engineering Principles in Nonlinear Acoustics

Chen S. Tsai
1986 - 1987

Acoustooptic Interactions, Devices and Applications

Robert E. Newnham
1985 - 1986

Transducers, Sensors, and Actuators

Arthur Ballato
1984 - 1985

Frequency and Time Sources -- Past, Present, and Future

George A. Alers
1983 - 1984

Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation -- A Timely Confluence of Science, Engineering, and Economics

Frank W. Barber
1982 - 1983

Ultrasonics in Medical Diagnosis and Biomedical Research

Lawrence W. Kessler
1981 - 1982

Acoustic Microscopy: Methods, Applications, Outlook

Richard C. Williamson
1980 - 1981

SAW Signal Processing in a Digital Age