New Elected Adcom Members 2020

January 18, 2020 | Contributed By - Clark T.-C. Nguyen, Nominations Committee 2019

Four new members were elected to AdCom by the UFFC-S membership for two year terms (January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021). Contact information can be found for all AdCom members on the IEEE UFFC web page presenting AdCom and Associates.

Kendall R. Waters (Ultrasonics)


Kendall R. Waters (M’97, SM’09) was born in Chicopee, Massachusetts, USA and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He received his BS in Physics and BA in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. He received a PhD in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis in 2000. His dissertation focused on theoretical models and experimental investigations of ultrasound propagation in lossy and dispersive materials.

His graduate research was supported in part by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Kendall performed post-doctoral research supported by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at the Laboratoire d’Imagerie Paramétrique and Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) at the Laboratoire Ondes et Acoustique in Paris, France. Additional research was performed as a National Research Council (NRC) fellow at the Materials Reliability Division of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado. His post-doctoral research focused on tissue classification, focused ultrasound monitoring, and high-frequency ultrasound tissue characterization.

Since 2005 Kendall has been in the medical device industry at a range of companies, including global enterprises, small-medium businesses, and start-ups. These companies include Volcano (acquired by Philips Healthcare), Silicon Valley Medical Instruments (acquired by ACIST Medical Systems, a Bracco Group company), Verathon (a Roper Technologies company), and Siemens Healthineers at which he is currently employed. He has also served on the Boards of medical device start-ups.

Much of his industry career has focused on advanced technology development for medical ultrasound imaging devices. Career highlights include leading and contributing to teams that commercialized the first 60 MHz intracoronary ultrasound imaging system and catheter, the first deep learning algorithm for automated bladder volume measurements, and the first machine learning algorithm for automated coronary plaque classification. Kendall is an inventor on 41 issued patents and 13 pending patents related to medical imaging and sensing devices. He is also an author of two book chapters, 19 peer-reviewed articles, and 28 conference proceedings and abstracts as well as editor of two special issues in the T-UFFC.

Kendall has been active in the UFFC Society since 2003, including as an Associate Editor of the T-UFFC (2003-2009), Ultrasonics Web Editor (2004-2006), Web Editor-in-Chief (2006-2009), Proceedings Chair of the 2008 International Ultrasonics Symposium, and long-time member of the Medical Ultrasonics Technical Program Committee. He has also served other IEEE organizations, including multiple roles (Secretary, Chair, Director) for the IEEE Consultants’ Network of Silicon Valley (2011-2016) and co-organizer of the IEEE Metro Area Workshop for Region 6 (2012).

Julia Glaum (Ferroelectrics)


Julia Glaum received her diploma in Physics from the Justus Liebig Universität Gießen, Germany in 2006. She conducted her PhD at the Department of Materials and Earth Science of the Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany working on aging and fatigue phenomena in leadbased ferroelectric ceramics. Her work was part of the Collaborative Research Center 595 funded by the German Research Foundation giving her the opportunity to engage in a broad variety of collaborative projects.

For her first Postdoc she moved to UNSW Australia holding a Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) for a research project on electric fatigue of ferroelectric and relaxor-based ceramics. In 2015, she was awarded a Marie-Curie Individual Fellowship by the European Research Council, directing her research towards functional biomedical materials. With the Marie Curie Fellowship she moved to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway in 2015. In 2017, she was promoted to Adjunct Associate Professor. She has published about 50 papers in peer-reviewed journals being cited over 1000 times.

In 2017 she joined the IEEE community. She has been actively participating on several IEEE conferences, either as presenter or session chair and served as nominator for the IEEE Ferroelectric Young Investigator Award.


Philip Feng (Frequency Control)



Philip Feng (S’2003, M’2008, SM’2014) is currently the Theodore L. & Dana J. Schroeder Associate Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science at Case School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, OH, USA.

His research is primarily focused on emerging solid-state devices and resonant systems, particularly resonant nano/micro electromechanical systems (NEMS/MEMS), 2D materials & resonators, silicon carbide (SiC) and other advanced semiconductors, quantum devices based on SiC and 2D materials, and their integration with state-of-the-art ICs and photoincs.  He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech, Pasadena, CA) in 2002, and 2007, respectively.

A Senior Member of IEEE and an active IEEE UFFC-S member, Feng has been serving for IEEE UFFC’s International Frequency Control Symposium (IFCS) & European Frequency and Time Forum (EFTF).  He is serving as the IFCS Group 4 (Sensors & Transducers) TPC Chair (for IFCS 20182020), and as a representative of UFFC-S to IEEE Sensors Council (since 2018).  He is currently also serving on the Member Society Relations Committee for the IEEE Sensors Council.  He has also served as a tutorial speaker multiple times for the IEEE IFCS & EFTF series; he and his students have published a number of papers in IEEE IFCS & EFTF proceedings.  He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on UFFC, the UFFC-S flagship journal.

Previously, his completed IEEE service activities included serving on the Technical Program Committee (TPC) for IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM, 2012-2013), severing for the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS, 2015-2017), International Conference on Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems (Transducers, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019), IEEE SENSORS (2016, 2017), IEEE NANO (2015, 2016), IEEE NEMS (2014), and other conferences and workshops.  He was also elected and has finished serving as the Technical Program Chair for the MEMS/NEMS Technical Group at the 61st, 62nd and 63rd AVS (Americal Vacuum Society) International Symposium & Exhibition (2014 – 2016).  He is and an active member of IEEE EDS, UFFC-S, Sensors Council, and has been diligently serving for these societies / groups, in various voluntary roles.

Feng was an invited participant at the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2013 U.S. Frontier of Engineering (USFOE) Symposium, and subsequently received the NAE Grainger Foundation Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Award in 2014.  He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award (2015), the Case School of Engineering Research Award (2015), and the Case School of Engineering Graduate Teaching Award (2014).  He and his Ph.D. students won 4 Best Paper Awards at IEEE and other flagship conferences, out of 12 nominations for Best Paper Competitions.  He has published >70 peer-reviewed journal articles, >90 referred conference papers, 7 issued patents; he has also given >50 invited lectures at international conferences.  He has supervised 10 Ph.D. and 7 M.S. students (with thesis).

Shuji Tanaka (Regions 8-10)


Shuji Tanaka (M’08-SM’14-F’18) received B.E., M.E. and Dr.E. degrees in mechanical engineering from The University of Tokyo in 1994, 1996 and 1999, respectively. He was a Research Associate at Department of Mechatronics and Precision Engineering, Tohoku University from 1999 to 2001, an Assistant Professor from 2001 to 2003, and an Associate Professor at Department of Nanomechanics from 2003 to 2013.

He is currently a Professor at Department of Robotics and Microsystem Integration Center. He was also a Fellow of Center for Research and Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency from 2004 to 2006, and a Selected Fellow from 2006 to 2018. In FY2017, he serves as the President of Micro-Nano Science & Engineering Division, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME).

His research interests include micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), acoustic wave devices, piezoelectric thin films and devices, sensor systems, wafer-level integration and packaging technology, microfabrication technology and MEMS process tools. He is a leader of MEMS community and a very good advisor and collaborator for MEMS industry in Japan. He has about 200 companies-days visits to his laboratory every year. He has 190 peer-reviewed journal papers, 290+ international conference papers, 250+ domestic conference papers, 67 invited review papers, 134 invited presentations and 28 registered patents.

In the field of ultrasonics, he developed many new acoustic wave devices such as the world’s first monolithic tunable SAW filter actually installed in a TV white space cognitive radio demo system, the world’s widest bandwidth acoustic wave filter for digital TV band, and a new types of surface acoustic wave (SAW) resonator, “Hetero Acoustic Layer (HAL) SAW” resonator, demonstrating extremely large impedance ratio over 80 dB and near-zero temperature coefficient of frequency (TCF). Since 2017, he is serving as Vice Chair (Group 4 Chair) of IUS Technical Program Committee (TPC). Since 2013, he is a member of IFCS TPC. He also served as Organizing Committee Member (Publicity Co-Chair) of IUS 2011. He gave invited talks in IFCS 2014 and IUS 2015, and will teach a short course in IUS 2019. His students won IEEE IUS Student Paper Competition Award in 2007, 2012, 2013 and 2015.

He was honored with more than 20 awards and prizes including The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2009), German Innovation Award and Gottfried Wagener Prize (2012). He is IEEE Fellow and JSME Fellow.