Ultrasonics Awards at the 2018 IEEE IUS

November 18, 2018 | Contributed By - Erdal Oruklu, Newsletter Editor Ultrasonics

Three annual IEEE Ultrasonics awards were presented at the 2018 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium which was held in Kobe, Japan. Awards ceremony took place on October 24th, 2018 at the Portopia Hotel, followed by a concert and banquet.

Rayleigh Award

The Rayleigh Award represents the highest honor for achievement within the UFFC Society in the field of Ultrasonics. The achievement may be in technical innovations, research, education, publications, and related professional endeavors.

The winner of the 2018 Rayleigh Award is Charles A. Cain, University of Michigan,

for substantial contributions to therapeutic ultrasound, invention and development of histotripsy”. Laudation for Charles A. Cain was given by Zhen Xu, University of Michigan.

Charles A. Cain receiving the Rayleigh Award.
(From left to right: Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, UFFC President; Zhen Xu, University of Michigan; Charles A. Cain and Jafar Saniie, Ultrasonics Awards Chair.)

IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonics Award

The IEEE Carl Hellmuth Hertz Ultrasonics Award is intended to recognize the investigators for their outstanding mid-career achievements and for promoting the field of Ultrasonics.

The winner of the 2018 Carl Helmuth Hertz Award is Elisa E. Konofagou, Columbia University,

for contributions to the field of biomedical ultrasonic imaging, therapeutics, and advancing the field of elasticity imaging”. Laudation for Elisa E. Konofagou was given by Peter A. Lewin, Drexel University.

Elisa E. Konofagou receiving the Carl Helmuth Hertz Award.
(From left to right: Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, UFFC President; Peter A. Lewin, Drexel University; Elisa E. Konofagou and Jafar Saniie, Ultrasonics Awards Chair)

IEEE Ultrasonics Early Career Investigator Award

The IEEE Ultrasonics Early Career Investigator Award recognizes the achievements of a researcher in the area of Ultrasonics and its applications. The award is specific to those researchers in the early stages of their career.

The winner of the 2018 Early Career Investigator Award is Yun Jing, N.C. State University,

for contributions to numerical modeling of wave propagation”. Laudation for Yun Jing was given by Xiaoning Jiang, N.C. State University.

Yun Jing receiving the Ultrasonics Early Career Investigator award.
(From left to right: Nazanin Bassiri-Gharb, UFFC President; Xiaoning Jiang, N.C. State University; Yun Jing and Jafar Saniie, Ultrasonics Awards Chair)

2018 Ultrasonics Awards Winners
(From left to right: Jan Brown, UFFC Awards Chair; Charles Cain; Elisa E. Konofagou; Yun Jing and Jafar Saniie, Ultrasonics Awards Chair)

More information about the annual Ultrasonics Awards and the nomination process can be found here.