None at this time.

None at this time.




22 - 24 April 2020

University of Warwick l  Coventry, England UK

More information about UIA49 will be posted here.  


Consider submitting a presentation for UIA49.  Check back for a link to our presentation submission site.


Included in UIA49 registration is:

  • Participation in educational presentations
  • Copies of presentations in Acrobat format - available for downloading after the symposium
  • Meals:
    • Monday lunch and full reception
    • Tuesday lunch and evening event
    • Wednesday lunch
    • Morning and afternoon refreshments each day
  • Sound Solutions Center featuring key ultrasonic manufacturers

Monday Reception UIA48

Participants enjoy spirited conversation about ultrasonics during the UIA48 Monday reception.


15 - 17 April 2019

InterContinental Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Here was the schedule of presentations for UIA48.  

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 UIA Update

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

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

1:00 Travel to Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute

1:30 - 3:30 Ryerson Lab Tours at iBEST

6:00 Meet in the lobby to travel to Mill Street Brewery (included in full registration)

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.



Thanks to our exhibitors:



Dukane Integra   Meggitt








UIA48 Proceedings

UIA will be publishing the proceedings of this symposium electronically.  Please use this UIA48 Proceedings Template to submit your paper for publication.  Deadline for presentations for consideration is  3 June 2019.




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