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. Typically, the recipient will have demonstrated these accomplishments over a sustained period of time. Selection will be made by an Awards Committee consisting of the Rayleigh Award Chair, previous winners of the award, and the Technical Program Vice-Chairs in the spring of each year.
The award consists of an honorarium of $1,000, a plaque and a certificate.
Nominations may be submitted at any time. A member may submit a nomination by sending the nominees name, affiliation and that person's main contributions, along with the submitter's own name and affiliation to:
Dr. F Stuart Foster
Imaging Research, Rm S658
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Avenue
Toronto Ontario Canada M4N 3M5
Recipients of the Rayleigh Award (Award was first presented in 2001)
Professor Mathias Fink (2012): for outstanding contributions to the physics and application of time reversal methods and for academic and commercial development of shear wave imaging.
Prof. Pierre Khuri-Yakub (2011): for outstanding contributions and pioneering developments in novel micro and nano ultrasound transducer technologies.
Prof. Stuart Foster (2010): for outstanding technical contribution to the field of high frequency ultrasound, especially applications to small animal imaging, and for extensive service to the IEEE UFFC Society.
Dr. Lawrence W. Kessler (2009): for pioneering research in acoustic imaging, leadership in the development of nondestructive evaluation systems for industrial applications, and career-long service to the IEEE UFFC Society.
Prof. William D. O'Brien (2008): for pioneering contributions in acoustics and medical diagnostics research and education and for devoted service to the IEEE UFFC Society.
Dr. Arthur Ballato (2007): for outstanding leadership and pioneering contributions to the fields of piezoelectric materials and devices, and for his continued dedication to education.
Prof. Yuri V. Gulyaev (2006): for outstanding past and continuing contributions to acoustoelectronics, acoustooptics, microwave acoustics, and surface acoustic waves.
Prof. Dr. Noriyoshi Chubachi (2005): for pioneering research in piezoelectric materials, in acoustic microscopy, and in materials evaluation as well as for his many years of service to the IEEE UFFC Society.
Prof. James F. Greenleaf (2004): for pioneering and continuing contributions to medical diagnostic research and education.
Prof. Richard M. White (2003): for pioneering contributions in ultrasonics to the development of SAW interdigital transducers, laser ultrasonics and Lamb wave acoustic sensors and for continuing contributions to the field of education.
Prof. Calvin F. Quate (2002): for pioneering contributions to the development of the scanning acoustic microscope and the atomic force microscope.
Prof. Gerald W. Farnell (2001): for his devoted service and contributions to the IEEE UFFC Society in the field of Ultrasonics and for his original work in the areas of surface wave propagation in anisotropic materials.