PhD student Robert Wodnicki receives Best Student Paper award at IEEE Symposium

PhD student in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Robert Wodnicki has been presented with the 2018 Best Student Paper Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Ultrasonics Symposium in Kobe, Japan.

The title of the paper was “Modular fabrication and assembly of large 2D Arrays with interface ASICs, PIN-PMN-PT composite, and 3D printed backing.” Wodnicki’s co-authors are Haochen Kang, Jayesh Adhikari, Hayong Jung, Ruimin Chen, Zeyu Chen, Laiming Liang, Nestor Cabrera-Munoz and Wodnicki’s advisor, Professor Qifa Zhou.

Wodnicki said that tiled modular 2D ultrasound arrays have the potential for realizing large apertures for novel diagnostic applications.

“At the conference, we presented the results of recent work for fabrication of a tileable 2D array module implemented using a 1-3 composite of high bandwidth PIN-PMN-PT material closely coupled with high voltage CMOS ASICs for buffering and multiplexing functions.”

“In the future we plan to implant multiple tiled modules to create the fully realized aperture for cancer diagnosis.”

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