Student Paper Competition and UFFC ePoster Competition Winners at IUS 2020

November 14, 2020 | Contributed By - Erdal Oruklu, Ultrasonics Newsletter Editor
IUS Student Paper Competition

The 20th Student Paper Competition was held during the 2020 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium which was a virtual-only event. The award consists of a certificate and represents a prestigious recognition of the student’s achievement. Abstracts submitted by students for the Student Paper Competition were reviewed by the Technical Program Committee (TPC) members. Based on this review, 18 student finalists were selected (6 from Medical Ultrasound and 3 from each of the remaining technical groups: Sensors, NDE & Industrial Applications; Physical Acoustics; Microacoustics-SAW, BAW, MEMS; and Transducers & Transducer Materials).


Student finalists were then evaluated during online poster sessions by a panel of judges (representing the papers’ technical group). Six winners were announced during the closing awards ceremony on September 11th, 2020.

Winners are:
·       Medical Ultrasonics


Eno Hysi,

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


“Photoacoustic Imaging of Organ Fibrosis”

·       Medical Ultrasonics


Hanna Bendjador,

Physics for Medicine Paris, ESPCI, PSL Research University, INSERM, CNRS, France


SVD Beamforming for Ultrafast Aberration Correction and Real-Time Speed-of-Sound Quantification”

·       Sensors, NDE & Industrial Applications


An Huang,

University of California-San Diego, USA


Enabling fast charging lithium ion batteries with surface acoustic wave devices”

·       Physical Acoustics


Carlos Cueto,

Imperial College London, UK


“Ultrasound full-Waveform Inversion with Accurate Transducer Characterisation”

·       Microacoustics-SAW, BAW, MEMS


Liuqing Gao,

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois, USA


“A 14.5 GHz Lithium Niobate Acoustic Filter with Fractional Bandwidth of 2.93%”

·       Transducers & Transducer Materials


Bohua Zhang,

NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA


“Laser Sensor Guided Intravascular Catheter with Ring Type Stack Transducer for Sonothrombolysis”


The UFFC ePoster Competition

The UFFC ePoster Competition was held during the symposium which is a first for IEEE IUS. Awards emphasize the rich content and innovative use of multimedia in ePosters. Winners were announced during the closing ceremony on September 11th, 2020.


Winners are:

Best Overall:

Carly Pellow,

University of Toronto, Canada


Real-Time Visualization and Acoustic Monitoring of Nanobubbles in Tumour-Affected Vasculature and their Extravasation


Best Layout

Saeyoung Kim,

Georgia Institute of Technology, USA


Designing a System for forward-Viewing 3D Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging of Blood Flow velocity: Assessing the Effect of the Catheter on Velocity Estimation in Stenoses


Best Use of Multimedia

Douwe van Willigen,

TU Delft, the Netherlands


Algorithm to Reduce the Offset Error in Transit-Time Ultrasonic Flow Measurement


Honorable Mention

Gabriela Torres,

UNC Chapel Hill, USA


Harmonic Imaging Improves Delineation of Human Carotid Plaque Features by ARFI Variance of Acceleration


Honorable Mention

Tuhin Roy,

NC State University, USA 


Multimodal Inversion for Shear Modulus and Thickness of Arteries


Honorable Mention

Siyun Li,

University of Calgary, Canada


Breast Tissue Mimic Phantoms for Combined Microwave and Ultrasound Imaging