15 - 17 April 2019

InterContinental Hotel, Toronto, Canada

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The Symposium begins on Monday morning, 15 April at 8:30 am with the Industrial Sessions and concludes at the end of the day with a wine and cheese reception.  Dinner is on your own.

Tuesday includes a special workshop in the morning, poster session, and tour of the ultrasound laboratory at Ryerson University in the afternoon.  It concludes with the Tuesday Evening  Event (included with full registration fee).

 On Wednesday the majority of the program will focus on medical applications.  

The Symposium will conclude by 5:00 pm on Wednesday.

Participation in the Tuesday evening event is included in all full registrations and sponsor registrations.  Participants planning to bring guests are welcome too - you just need to pay a modest fee to cover the evening's costs.

UIA48 Program

Here is the schedule of presentations for UIA48.  Please note, timing of sessions is subject to change.

MONDAY, 15 April 2019

8:20                        Welcome, Dominick DeAngelis, UIA President

Piezoelectric Materials and Devices

8:30 - 9:00               Optimizing the Selection of Piezoceramic Materials for Ultrasonic Transducers, Dominick DeAngelis, Kulicke & Soffa Industries

9:00 - 9:30               Cross Coupling and Mode Splitting in Thickness Mode Resonators, Timo Scholehwar, PI Ceramic

9:30 - 10:00 Lead-free Piezoceramic Material in an Industrial Application, Rasmus Lou-Møller, Meggitt A/S

10:00 - 10:30 Networking and Refreshment Break in Sound Solutions Center

Measurement and Processing Developments in Industrial Ultrasonics

10:30 - 11:30 Real-time Optical Observation of Power Ultrasonic Processes, Yangyang Long, Leibniz Universität Hannover

11:30 - 12:00 Measurement of Vibration Amplitude in Ultrasonic-Assisted Drilling, Karl Graff, Amin Moghaddas, EWI

12:00 - 12:30 Modeling of Ultrasonic Welding of PLA, David Grewell, Karla Lebron, Leo Klinstein and Jeff Frantz, North Dakota State University

12:30 - 1:00 Ultrasonic Spot Welding of Metallic Materials for Lightweight Automotive Applications, Daolun Chen, Ryerson University

1:00 - 2:00 Luncheon

Ultrasonics Innovations for Industrial Applications

2:00 - 2:30 Latest Innovations in Ultrasonic Transducers and Acoustic Tools from Dukane, Robert Aldaz, Dukane IAS, LLC

2:30 - 3:00 Controlled Ultrasonication of Nanomaterials, Mark Hodnett, NPL

3:00 - 3:30 The application of additive layer manufacture in SONAR and wider maritime domain, Andrew Mathieson, Thales UK Limited

3:30 - 4:00 Session Debrief and Discussions

5:00 - 6:30 Evening Reception in Sound Solutions Center


8:20 - 8:30 am Welcome, Jay Sheehan, UIA48 Chair

8:30 - 10:00 am Sunnybrook Research Institute: Active Research and Programs in Ultrasonics / Acoustics, including Thermal ablation, Using US through the blood brain barrier,  Imaging micro bubble contrast

10:00 - 10:30 Poster Session/Refreshment Break in Sound Solutions Center

10:30 - 12:00 Ryerson University: Active Research and Programs in Ultrasonics / Acoustics

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch/Poster Session in Sound Solutions Center

A numerical study on the nonlinear behavior of gas bubbles in an ultrasonic field, Christian Vanhille, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Characterisation of Piezocrystals for High Power Transducers, Nicola Fenu (University of Glasgow), Sandy Cochran (University of Glasgow), Nathan Giles-Donovan (University of Glasgow / University of Edinburgh), Chris Stock (University of Edinburgh),

Progress Towards Piezocomposite Materials for Microultrasound Medical Arrays, Arjin Boonruang (University of Glasgow), Tim Button (University of Birmingham), Sandy Cochran (University of Glasgow),

The Study of Acoustic Harmonic Based Real-Time Thermometry in Hyperthermia Treatment, Tyler Hornsby, Ryerson University

1:15 Travel to Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

2:00 - 4:00 Ryerson Lab Tours at iBEST

6:00 Meet in lobby to travel to Mill Street Brewery

WEDNESDAY, 17 April 2019

8:50 - 9:00 Welcome, Jay Sheehan, UIA48 Chair

9:00 - 9:30 Modified Osteogenic LIPUS Signal Improves Bone Strength in the Soft-Callus Phase,  Jason Winder; Robert Muratore,  Acoustic Sciences Associates

9:30 - 10:00 A collaborative approach to determining the neuromodulation effects of ultrasound and other modalities, Robert Muratore, Quantum Now LLC

10:00 - 10:30 Refreshment Break in Sound Solutions Center

10:30 - 11:00 Intellectual property in medical ultrasound - A brief history of time, Kevin Houser, Johnson & Johnson

11:00 - 12:00 Questions in Ultrasonics

12:00 - 1:00 Luncheon in Sound Solutions Center

1:00 - 2:00 Application of pulsed high intensity focused ultrasound toward studying traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its treatment, Jahan Tavakkoli, Ryerson University

2:00 - 2:30 Micro-Ultrasound Technologies, Dr. Christine Demore, Sunnybrook Research Institute

2:30 - 3:00 Ceramic Aging, Myra Flitcroft, Moog

3:00 - 3:30 Bending Ultrasound Around Multiple Corners in Thin Flexible Waveguides, Jeff Vaitekunas, Penn State University

3:30 - 4:00 Ultrasonic Petrous Apex Surgery (UPAS), Rebecca Cleary, University of Glasgow

4:00 Closing remarks

Full details about UIA48 are available in the Vibrations Winter 19  issue.


Call for  Posters

UIA welcomes posters from graduate students are welcome to submit poster presentations. 

 Here are easy instructions about how to submit your abstract. Our online abstract submission site is NOW OPEN

Exhibit/Sponsorship Spaces Available!

Check out our UIA48 Sponsor-Exhibitor Prospectus for all the details or call UIA at +1.937.586.3705. 

UIA is registered with Customs Canada to help you bring in exhibit materials.  Please email or call us for more information.

InterContinental Hotel - Toronto Centre

UIA has arranged for rooms at the special rate of $245 CAN single/double. 

Individual reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card or advance deposit. 

You can book online via the following web link: https://book.passkey.com/go/UIA2019

Or, you may call 1-800-235-4670 (from Canada and the U.S.). Please specify that you are attending the UIA 2019 Annual Symposium.  

Please make your hotel reservations by Friday, 15 March 2019 to ensure the special room rate is still available.




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43rd Annual Symposium of the Ultrasonic Industry Association