IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2011
October 18-21, 2011
Caribe Royale, Orlando, Florida, USA



Student Paper Competition Finalists

This is the 11th year of the Student Paper Competition. 19 Student Paper Competition finalists have been selected by the Technical Program Committee. These finalists will present a Poster of their work (in addition to their scheduled Oral presentation, if any) during the Poster Session on the Wednesday afternoon. Please refer to the Poster Presentation Guide to see what is required. A team of judges will discuss the work with the student in attendance and will select the winners of the Competition. The winners will be announced on Thursday evening.

Group 1: Medical Ultrasonics

  • "In-Vivo Pulsed Magneto-Motive Ultrasound Imaging of Tumor Bearing Small Animals," 1Mohammad Mehrmohammadi,1Seungsoo Kim, 1Min Qu, 1Ryan Truby, 2Pieter Kruizinga, 1Stanislav Emelianov (1University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2Erasmus MC., the Netherlands)
  • "Generalized Bayesian Speckle Tracking Applied to Strain and ARFI Displacements," Brett Byram, Gregg Trahey, Mark Palmeri (Duke University, USA)
  • "Improving Shear Wave Speed Estimation Precision in Homogeneous Media by Tracking Shear Wave Propagation in 3D Using a Real-Time Volumetric Imaging Transducer," Michael Wang, Brett Byram, Mark Palmeri, Ned Rouze, Kathryn Nightingale (Duke University, USA)
  • "Optical Characterization of Individual Liposome Loaded Microbubbles," 1Ying Luan, 1Telli Faez, 2Erik Gelderblom, 1Ilya Skachkov, 3Bart Geers, 3Ine Lentacker, 1Antonius van der Steen, 2Michel Versluis, 1Nico de Jong (1Erasmus Medical Center, the Netherlands, 2University of Twente, the Netherlands, 3University of Gent , Belgium)
  • "In Vivo Monitoring of Nanoparticle Delivery Using Spectroscopic Photoacoustic Imaging," Seungsoo Kim, Geoffrey Luke, Yun-Sheng Chen, Stanislav Emelianov (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • "Intravascular Ultrasound Chirp Imaging of Atherosclerotic Plaque Pathology and Neovascularization," 1David Maresca, 1Krista Jansen, 1Guillaume Renaud, 1Wijnand den Dekker, 1Gijs van Soest, 2Xiang Li, 2Qifa Zhou, 2Jonathan Cannata, 1Antonius F.W. van der Steen (1Erasmus MC, the Netherlands, 2University of Southern California, USA)
  • "Real-Time Handheld Optical Resolution Photoacoustic Microscopy," Parsin Hajireza, Wei Shi, Roger Zemp (University of Alberta, Canada)

Group 2: Sensors, NDE & Industrial Applications

  • "Precise Transportation of Single Cell by Phase-shift Standing Surface Acoustic Wave," Long Meng, Feiyan Cai, Qiaofeng Jin, Lili Niu, Hairong Zheng (Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, China)
  • "Guided Wave Temperature Compensation with the Scale-Invariant Correlation Coefficient," Joel B. Harley, Jos M.F. Moura (Carnegie Mellon University , USA)
  • "Acoustic and Optical Investigation of Microbubble Contrast Agents Designed for Oil Exploration at High Pressures," Aleksandr Zhushma, Natalia Lebedeva, Michael Rubinstein, Paul Dayton, Sergei Sheiko (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA)

Group 3: Physical Acoustics

  • "Confined Acoustic Phonons in Ultra-Thin Silicon Membranes," 1John Cuffe, 1Emigdio Chavez, 1Jordi Gomis Bresco, 1Pierre-Olivier Chapuis, 1Francesc Alzina, 2Andrey Shchepetov, 2Mika Prunnila, 2Jouni Ahopelto, 3Olivier Ristow, 3Mike Hettich, 3Thomas Dekosry, 3Clivia M. Sotomayor Torres (1Catalan Institute of Nanotechnology, Spain, 2VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Finland, 3University of Konstanz, Germany)
  • "Experimental Evidence of Locally Resonant Sonic Band Gap in 2D Stubbed Plates," 1Mourad Oudich, 2Matteo Senesi, 1Badreddine Assouar, 2Massimo Ruzzene, 3Jia-Hong Sun, 1Brice Vincent, 4Zhilin Hou (1Nancy University, France, 2Georgia Institute of Technology, USA, 3National Taiwan University, Taiwan R.O.C., 4South China University of Technology , China)
  • "Experimental Study on High Efficiency Ultrasonic Motors Using Lubricant," Wei Qiu, Yosuke Mizuno, Daisuke Koyama, Kentaro Nakamura (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)

Group 4: Microacoustics - SAW, FBAR, MEMS

  • "A Modular SAW Filter Design Approach for Multiband Filtering," 1Xiaoming Lu, 2Jeffery Galipeau, 1Koenraad Mouthaan (1NUS, Singapore, 2TriQuint Semiconductor Florida, USA)
  • "Impact of High-Temperature Dielectric and Piezoelectric Behavior on LGT Acoustic Wave Properties up to 900°C," Peter Davulis, Mauricio Pereira da Cunha (University of Maine, USA)
  • "C-axis Parallel Oriented AlN Film Resonator Fabricated by Ion-Beam Assisted RF Magnetron Sputtering," Masashi Suzuki, Takahiko Yanagitani (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)

Group 5: Transducers and Transducer Materials

  • "An All-optical Thin-film High-frequency Ultrasound Transducer," Clay Sheaff, Shai Ashkenazi (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, USA)
  • "Radiation Impedance of an Array of Circular Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers in Collapsed State," Alper Ozgurluk, Abdullah Atalar, Hayrettin Koymen, Selim Olcum (Bilkent University, Turkey)
  • "Cell Characterization Using High Frequency Ultrasound," Saurabh Bakshi, John Williams, Xiaoning Jiang, Elizabeth Loboa (North Carolina State University, USA)



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