The 18th Student Paper Competition was held during the 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium at Kobe, Japan. The award consists of a certificate and represents a prestigious recognition of the students’ achievement. Abstracts submitted by students for the Student Paper Competition were reviewed by the Technical Program Committee (TPC) members. Based on this review, 18 student finalists were selected (6 from Medical Ultrasound and 3 from each of the remaining technical groups: Sensors, NDE & Industrial Applications; Physical Acoustics; Microacoustics SAW, FBAR, MEMS; and Transducers & Transducer Materials). The 18 finalists ranked in the top 4% of all student submissions.
The finalists were notified and asked to prepare a poster of their papers to be displayed for the duration of the symposium. All finalists received travel support to help them to attend the conference. At the time of the poster presentation, the finalist was required to be a registered member of IEEE and UFFC.
Student finalists were then evaluated during a special poster section by a panel of judges (representing the papers’ technical group) on the first day of the symposium. Six winners were announced during the awards ceremony which took place at the Portopia Hotel in Kobe, Japan.
The IUS 2018 Student Paper Competition winners are:
Kelsey Kubelick, Georgia Institute of Technology,
“Ultrasound/Photoacoustic Imaging Platform to Expedite Development of Novel Glaucoma Treatments”
Jack Sauvage, Institut Langevin ESPCI-Paris,
“Ultrafast 4D Doppler Imaging of the rat brain with a large aperture row column addressed probe”
Sensors, NDE & Industrial Applications
Naiqing Zhang, University of California, San Diego,
“Omnidirectional spiral surface acoustic waves for particles manipulation and multi-size particles separation in a microliter sessile drop”
Tatsuki Fushimi, University of Bristol,
“Trajectory Optimization of Levitated Particles in Mid-air Ultrasonic Standing Wave Levitators”
Microacoustics SAW, FBAR, MEMS
Ruochen Lu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,
“S0-Mode Lithium Niobate Acoustic Delay Lines with 1 dB Insertion Loss”
Transducers & Transducer Materials
Robert Wodnicki, University of Southern California,
“Modular fabrication and assembly of large 2D Arrays with interface ASICs, PIN-PMN-PT composite, and 3D printed backing”
Congratulations to all the SPC winners and finalists!