Ultrasonics Awards at the 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium

January 3, 2020 | Contributed By - Erdal Oruklu, Ultrasonics News Editor

Three annual IEEE Ultrasonics awards were presented at the 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium which was held in Glasgow, Scotland. The Awards Ceremony took place on October 7th, 2019 at the Scottish Event Centre (SEC), followed by a reception at the Glasgow Science Centre.

The Rayleigh Award represents the highest honor for achievement within the UFFC Society in the field of Ultrasonics. The achievement may be in technical innovations, research, education, publications, and related professional endeavors.

The winner of the 2019 Rayleigh Award is Jørgen Arendt Jensen, Technical University of Denmark, for pioneering developments and outstanding contributions to advances in ultrasound imaging”. Laudation for Jørgen A. Jensen was given by Peter A. Lewin, Drexel University.

Jørgen A. Jensen receiving the Rayleigh Award.(From left to right:  Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, UFFC President; Sandy Cochran, IUS 2019 General Co-Chair, Jørgen A. Jensen, Peter A. Lewin and Jafar Saniie, Ultrasonics Awards Chair)

 

The IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonics Award is intended to recognize the investigators for their outstanding mid-career achievements and for promoting the field of Ultrasonics.

The winner of the 2019 Carl Helmuth Hertz Award is Jan D’hooge, KU Leuven,

for ground-breaking contributions to the field of echocardiography and ultrasound imaging technologies that impacted both fundamental research and clinical cardiology”. Laudation for Jan D’hooge was given by Mickael Tanter, ESPCI Paris.

Jan D’hooge receiving the Carl Helmuth Hertz Award.(From left to right: Jafar Saniie, Ultrasonics Awards Chair; Jan D’hooge, Mickael Tanter and Sandy Cochran, IUS 2019 General Co-Chair)

 

The IEEE Ultrasonics Early Career Investigator Award recognizes the achievements of a researcher in the area of Ultrasonics and its applications. The award is specific to those researchers in the early stages of their career.

The winner of the 2019 Early Career Investigator Award is Songbin Gong, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, for pioneering lithium niobite Lamb wave micro-acoustic devices for radio-frequency applications”. Laudation for Songbin Gong was given by Benjamin P. Abbott, Skyworks Solutions, Inc.

Songbin Gong receiving the Ultrasonics Early Career Investigator award.(From left to right: Jafar Saniie, Ultrasonics Awards Chair; Ben P. Abbott; Songbin Gong; Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, UFFC President; and Sandy Cochran, IUS 2019 General Co-Chair)

More information about the annual Ultrasonics Awards and the nomination process can be found in the following link: https://ieee-uffc.org/ultrasonics/awards/