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UIA46 Annual Symposium of the Ultrasonic Industry Association


Monday, 24 April 2017

8:30 – 9:00

Comparison of Needle Actuation Transducers Made of Piezoceramic and Piezocrystal, Tingyi Jiang, Sandy Cochran, Zhihong Huang, School of Science and Engineering, University of Dundee, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow

9:00 – 9:30 Blood Mimicking Fluid for Reproducing Rheological and Acoustical Blood Properties, Tina Fuhrmann, Anton Schlesinger, Michael Schultz, Klaus-V. Jenderka, University of Applied Sciences Merseburg
9:30 – 10:00 Ultrasound Localization of Cannulas, Stephen Rumble, Stefanie Dencks, Georg Schmitz, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum
10:00 - 10:30 Refreshments in the Sound Solutions Center
10:30 – 11:00 Numerical Investigation of Thermal Response in Biological Tissue Phantom(s) Subjected to HIFU:  Effect of Nature and Contrast of Embedded Inhomogeneity, Pragya Gupta, Atul Srivastava and Sunita Chauhan, Monash Research Academy; Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India; Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
11:00 – 11:30 Epoxy Bonded Planar Piezoceramic Transducers for High Power Applications, Daniel Richards, Andrew Mathieson, Margaret Lucas, University of Glasgow
11:30 - 12:00

Two-in-one Sensor Architecture: Ultrasonic Non-invasive Flow Measurement and Air Bubble Detection for Medical Applications, Dr. rer. Nat. Jan Zippel, SONOTEC Ultraschallsensorik Halle GmbH

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Invited Speaker: Detection and tracking of Microbubbles for Super-resolution Vascular Imaging, Georg Schmitz, Ruhr University Bochum
14:00 – 14:30 Determination of Acoustic Lung Tissue Properties and Their Impact on Diagnostic-Therapeutic Ultrasound Applications, F. Wolfram, Th Lesser, Lung Cancer Center, Germany
14:30 – 15:00 2D Ultrasound Elastography Using Plane Shear-Wave Compounding, Heiko Tzschätzsch, Manh Nguyen Trong, Michael Schultz, Jürgen Braun, Ingolf Sack, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, GAMPT mbH, Germany
15:00 - 15:30 Refreshments in the Sound Solutions Center
15:30 – 16:00 Optimisation of an Ultrasonic-Sonic Surgical Needle for Bone Biopsy, Li Li, Andrew Mathieson, Margaret Lucas, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow
16:00 – 16:30 All-Optical Highly Sensitive Akinetic Sensor for Ultrasound Detection and Photoacoustic Imaging, Stefan Preißer, Wolfgang Rohringer, Mengyang Liu, Christian Kollmann, Balthasar Fischer, Wolfgang Drexler, Medical University Vienna
16:30 - 17:00 Gaining Insight by Practicing Inside: Development of a Training Device for Endoscopic Ultrasound, Dr. Ralf Steinhausen; Maria Preuss; Sabine Kern; Dr. Eike Burmester, Forschungszentrum Ultraschall gGmbH Halle Germany

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

8:00 - 9:00

Co-fired Multilayer Piezoceramic Components and their Applications,  Patrick Persch, PI, Ceramic GmbH

9:00 - 9:30

New Hard PZT Materials and Choosing a Suitable Material for Specific Applications, Timo Scholehwar, Eberhard Hennig, PI Ceramic GmbH

9:30 - 10:00

Efficient Interaction with Ceramic Suppliers, Dr. Hans-Juergen Schreiner, CeramTec

Overview of piezoelectric ceramic materials and processes that are utilized to obtain an effective piezo element.  This presentation will also explore typical ultrasonic values, applications, application limits, and considerations for handling piezoelectric ceramics during transducer construction by typical customers and designers.

10:30 - 1200

Poster Session in the Sound Solutions Center

12:00 - 13:00


13:00 - 14:00

Travel to Fraunhofer IKTS

14:00 - 16:00

Tour of Fraunhofer IKTS

19:30 - 22:00

Dinner at Sophienkeller Im Taschenbergpalais


Wednesday, 26 April 2017

8:30 – 9:00

Parametric Study of Multiple-Orifice Ultrasonic Resonators, Hafiiz Osman, Fannon Lim, Margaret Lucas, University of Glasgow

 9:00 - 9:30

Ultrasonic Welders with Servo Actuators – Latest Advancements, Leo Klinstein, Dukane IAS

9:30 - 10:00

Estimation of acoustic agglomeration of aerosols process for source term mitigation in nuclear accidents, Manuel Aleixandre, Enrique Riera, Rosario Delgado-Tardáguila, Luis E. Herranz, Juan A. Gallego-Juárez, Dpto. Sensores y Sistemas Ultrasónicos, ITEFI, CSIC;  Unidad de Seguridad Nuclear, División de Fisión Nuclear, CIEMAT

10:00 - 10:30 Refreshments in the Sound Solutions Center
10:30 - 11:00 High Frequency Ultrasonic Transducers Using Soft Mold Process, Sylvia Gebhardt, Paul Günther, Holger Neubert, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
11:00 - 11:30  The signal emitted by acoustic cavitation, Paul Prentice, Kristoffer Johansen, Jae Hee Song, University of Glasgow
11:30 - 12:00  Unconference
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00 Invited Speaker: Piezoelectric Vibration Energy Harvester, Thomas Daue,  Dr. Jan Kunzmann, Smart Material Corp.
14:00 - 14:30  Avoiding Adhesive Delamination in Piezoceramic Stacks of Ultrasonic Transducers, Dominick A. DeAngelis, Gary W. Schulze, Kulicke & Soffa Industries
14:30 - 15:00 Refreshments in the Sound Solutions Center
15:00 - 15:30 Intelligent Diagnostics in Aerospace: Fully Convolutional Neural Network Priors for Improved Ultrasound Image Segmentation, Martin Szarski, Sunita Chauhan, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
15:30 - 16:00 Characterising the effects of microstructural changes to Ti-6Al-4V on ultrasonic wave interaction, Mathew Wilkie, Andrew Mathieson, Margaret Lucas, University of Glasgow
16:00 Symposium concludes