First IEEE UFFC-S Star Ambassadors Named

May 10, 2020 | Contributed By - Zuleima Davis, Conference Catalysts, LLC

In 2019, the IEEE UFFC-S established a new award to support regional travel for promising early-career leaders, the IEEE UFFC Star Ambassador Lectureship Award. Early career is considered to be within 15 years since  the first degree. Each Star Ambassador receives up to $2500 to off-set travel costs while delivering technical talks in their geographic region to highlighting their research while promoting IEEE and the UFFC Society.

Six UFFC-S STAR Ambassadors have been named so far for 2020:

Fei Li, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, 710049, China

Topic: Modified Relaxor Ferroelectrics with Enhanced Polar State Heterogeneity

Himanshu Shekhar, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India

Topic: Harnessing Ultrasound and Microbubbles for Next Generation Imaging and Therapy

Joel Harley, University of Florida

Topic: Ultrasonic Physics-Informed Machine Learning

Yun Jing, North Carolina State University

Topic: Numerical Modeling of Medical Ultrasound

Nick Bottenus, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, CO

Topic: Maintaining Coherence and Expanding the Horizons of Ultrasound Imaging

Muyinatu Bell, Johns Hopkins

Topic: Deep Learning in Ultrasound

It is hoped that these awards will enhance networking for all involved. If you are living in the region of one of the ambassadors, and would like to invite them for an exchange or if you would like to apply for this award yourself, you can contact Ms. Zuleima Davis at