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 email@example.com.