IEEE UFFC-S Special-Topic School – Waves and Transducers will be held Tuesday, 12 October through Thursday, 22 October 2021.
Acoustical imaging is based on two fundamental pillars: waves and transducers. The waves are essential to probe the interior of the object of interest, e.g. the earth, a solid structure, or a human body, whereas the transducers are essential to generate and receive the acoustic waves. The IEEE-UFFC-S Special-Topic School Waves and Transducers is built around those two pillars.
The lectures will be taught at an advanced physics and engineering level (Ph.D. or equivalent). The course will cover topics related to wave propagation (ranging from acoustic field equations to full-waveform inversion), and materials and transducers (ranging from piezo-ceramics and piezo-crystals to miniaturized high-frequency matrix transducers for integration with electronics).
By combining oral lectures with simple hands-on practical work using computers, instrumentation, and piezoelectric materials, the students will gain a significant understanding of the foundations of medical ultrasound, non-destructive testing, and other related applications.
The course will be held fully online with all lectures in English. Materials for the hands-on practical work will be mailed to the attendees. The school is primarily for (Ph.D.) students from Canada and Latin America. To ensure individual contact between lectures and students, the maximum number of attendees is 30.
This Special-Topic School will be generously supported by the IEEE UFFC Society and is primarily for students from Canada and Latin America. More information on the school can be found here: https://wt.imphys.tudelft.nl/, or by contacting Dr. Koen W.A. van Dongen.
Looking forward to seeing you in October!
Prof. Sandy Cochran
University of Glasgow
Prof. Dr. Christine Demore
University of Toronto
Dr. Holly S. Lay
FUJIFILM VisualSonics, Inc.
Prof. Weibao Qiu
Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology
Dr. Koen W.A. van Dongen
Delft University of Technology