Each UFFC-S year is marked by the presentation of honors and awards to key contributors in the communities of Ultrasound, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. Here’s a quick look back at the awardees in 2019.
The UFFC Society Awards were presented at the 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium which was held in Glasgow, Scotland.
2019 Achievement Award
For pioneering contributions to ultrasound exposimetry and metrology and the impact they made on diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound applications.
2019 Distinguished Service Award
For a career of masterful leadership, dedicated service and commitment to the UFFC-Society in many positions including two Co-Chairmanships of the IEEE
International Ultrasonics Symposium, International Distinguished Lecturer, and AdCom Member
2018 Outstanding Paper Award (given in 2019)
for the paper entitled “Quantification of the Effect of Array Element Pitch on Imaging Performance”
published in IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Vol. 65, No. 4, April 2018
Three annual IEEE Ultrasonics awards were presented at the 2019 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium which was held in Glasgow, Scotland.
2019 Rayleigh Award
Citation: For pioneering developments and outstanding contributions to advances in ultrasound imaging
2019 Early Career Investigator Award
Citation: For pioneering lithium niobate lamb wave micro-acoustic devices for radio frequency applications.
2019 Carl Hellmuth Ultrasonic Award
Citation: For Ground-breaking contributions to the field of echocardiography and ultrasound imaging technologies that impacted both fundamental research and clinical cardiology.
IEEE UFFC Society Awards and Recognition for Ferroelectrics were presented at the joint Conference, “F2cπ2 2019” that united ISAF with several other international and European symposia in Lausanne, Switzerland, from July 14th to 19th, 2019.
2019 Ferroelectric Recognition Award
Roger Whatmore (Imperial College)
Citation: For varied and enduring translations of fundamental materials phenomena into practical use
2019 IEEE Robert E. Newnham Ferroelectrics Award
Zuo-Guang Ye (Simon Fraser University)
Citation: For seminal contributions to understanding and applying crystal chemical fundamentals in Pb-based piezo crystals
2019 Ferroelectrics Young Investigator Award
Lane Martin (University of California, Berkeley)
Citation: For pioneering work on emergent behavior in ferroic thin films
Two IFCS awards—I. I. Rabi Award and W. G. Cady Award were presented at the beginning of the 2019 joint EFTF (European Frequency and Time Forum) & IFCS (IEEE International Frequency Control Symposium) meeting in Orlando, Florida.
I. I. Rabi Award
Citation: For exceptional leadership in the design, development, and operation of cold-atom microwave atomic clocks.
W. G. Cady Award
Citation: For pioneering the development of extremely high-Q cryogenic Bulk Acoustic Resonators for sensing, oscillators, and fundamental applications
Current Distinguished Lecturers :
Distinguished Lecturers are chosen to serve an 18-month period. They are selected not only because of personal stature and contribution to a field, but also because of broad knowledge of the field. Each lecturer presents between 20 and 40 lectures all over the world. Groups desiring to invite a lecturer can find details on the UFFC website.
Dr. Pai-Chi Li, Ultrasonics
Department of Electrical Engineering
National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020
“Preclinical research with light and sound: shear wave imaging and photoacoustic imaging of 3D cell culture systems”
Clive Randall, Ferroelectrics
Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering
Materials Research Institute
July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020
“A Discussion of Defects, Crystal Chemistry, Thermochemistry, Non-equilibrium Processing and the Impact on Properties of Ferroelectric Materials”
Gaetano Mileti, Frequency Control
Deputy director and Associate Professor.
University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
January 2020 to June 2021
“Vapour cell atomic clocks and the measurement of time”
Matthew O’Donnell, Ultrasonics
Department of Bioengineering
University of Washington
July 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021
“Light and Sound: Integrating Photonics with Ultrasonics””