The UFFC Society encourages active participation in the Society by its student members. According to the UFFC-S Bylaws: "There shall be up to six student representatives to AdCom, no more than two from any of the three Society technical areas. The Student Representatives are appointed by the President." In addition, a UFFC member may serve as an advisor to the student representatives.


Joel B. Harley
IEEE UFFC-S AdCom Student Advisor
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT, USA.


Student Advisor

Joel B. Harley received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tufts University, Medford, MA, in 2008 and a M.S. degree in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA in 2011, and a Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA in 2014. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. His interests include the integration of complex wave propagation models with novel signal processing, machine learning, and big data methods for applications in structural health monitoring, nondestructive evaluation, medical imaging, electrical monitoring, and other fields.

Student Representatives

It is a great pleasure for us to serve you as UFFC Student Representatives this year. Let us first briefly introduce ourselves to you:

2018-2019 Student Representative for Ultrasonics
Cécile Floer's research interest is the development of SAW devices for biomedical applications. The final goal of my PhD is to make a “ready-to-tattoo” temperature sensor that will be passive, battery-less, wireless and packageless.

Being a UFFC-S Student Representative is not only an opportunity for me to take responsibilities within UFFC-S and to become a more active member, but also a chance to meet students in different fields of study.

2018-2019 Student Representative for Ferroelectrics
Stuart Burns' research is focused on functional behaviors of ferroelectrics at the nanoscale. Through neutron diffraction experiments I investigate the multiferroicity of thin films fabricated by pulsed laser deposition. Combining this with focused ion beam nanostructuring and advanced scanning probe microscopy techniques, I aim to further define the prerequisites for multiferroic device integration into common industrial nanoelectronics.

The need for strong networks within the ferroelectrics community is becoming increasingly more important as the field develops and branches out into related disciplines. For progress to continue within each of the research environments in UFFC, our student members must play an active role. I hope to encourage more people to take part in our student-led events, interact with our experts and visit our symposia over the next two years.

2018-2019 Student Representative for Frequency Control
Ruochen Lu's research interests include radio frequency microsystems and the exploitation of their nonlinearities for timing and signal processing applications.

I got to know UFFC-S student activities during the student paper competition in IFCS 2017. That competition was very nice and I want to volunteer my time to the UFFC-S to learn and help to make UFFC-S even better.

2017-2018 Student Representative for Ultrasonics
Gabriela Torres received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru, in 2015. Currently, she is a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her current research emphasis is the development of ARFI imaging techniques to improve ultrasonic plaque characterization.

2017-2018 Student Representative for Ferroelectrics
Cindy Wu is a graduate student at Simon Fraser University working under her supervisor, Dr. Zuo-Guang Ye. She participates in the Chemistry Graduate Student Society from Simon Fraser University. Enhancing student life experience has always been her interest. Moreover, research in ferroelectric materials is another of her interests. She is proud to be the Student Representative for Ferroelectrics.

2017-2018 Student Representative for Frequency Control
Doug Bopp received a B.S. degree in Physics from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ in 2014 and a M.S. degree in Physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO in 2017. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder under the guidance of John Kitching in the Atomic Devices and Instrumentation group at NIST. Doug's research interests are in the field of atomic sensing using warm thermal vapors to build a variety of deployable, zero-calibration atomic references as a natural extension of atomic clocks.

We are very excited to serve you regarding all your concerns within the UFFC society. As our predecessors have done, we will continue to represent you on the administrative committee of the UFFC society and try to secure or even expand benefits for student members. We will also advertise UFFC and its activities among universities around the world, and contact IEEE student branches of UFFC related departments. Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestion or need any assistance. Meanwhile, we sincerely welcome you to contribute your service to UFFC, and share any ideas, academic, social, or career-related, with us. We will, together with you, try our best to make our UFFC student chapter grow better and stronger.


Student members can learn more about upcoming activities and communicate with one another via the UFFC - Student Society site.

Past UFFC-S Administrative Committee (AdCom) Student Representatives