IEEE-UFFC-S Special-Topic School Waves and Transducers

July 4, 2021 | Contributed By - Koen W.A. van Dongen
Shows students building transducers at the UFFC-S special topic school for Waves and Transducers and some of the processes used for transducer assembly

The 2019 IEEE-UFFC-S Special-Topic School Waves and Transducers was hosted by Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, China. It was a great success with great lectures, excellent practical’s and many memorable moments.

2021: IEEE-UFFC-S Special-Topic School Waves and Transducers

Tuesday October 12th – Thursday October 22nd, 2021



Acoustical imaging is based on two fundamental pillars: waves and transducers. The waves are essential to probe the interior of the object of interest, e.g. the earth, a solid structure or a human body, whereas the transducers are essential to generate and receive the acoustic waves. The IEEE-UFFC-S Special-Topic School Waves and Transducers is built around those two pillars.

The lectures will be taught at an advanced physics and engineering level (PhD or equivalent). The course will cover topics related to wave propagation (ranging from acoustic field equations to full-wave form inversion), and materials and transducers (ranging from piezo-ceramics and piezo-crystals to miniaturized high-frequency matrix transducers for integration with electronics).

By combining oral lectures with simple hands-on practical work using computers, instrumentation and piezoelectric materials, the students will gain significant understanding about the foundations of medical ultrasound, non-destructive testing and other related applications.

The course will be held fully online with all lectures in English. Materials for the hands-on practical work will be mailed to the attendees. The school is primarily for (PhD) students from Canada and Latin America. To ensure individual contact between lectures and students, the maximum number of attendees is 30.

This Special-Topic School will be generously supported by the IEEE-UFFC Society and is primarily for students from Canada and Latin America. More information on the school can be found here:, or by contacting Dr. Koen W.A. van Dongen (

Looking forward to see you in October!


Prof. Sandy Cochran, University of Glasgow

Prof. Dr. Christine Demore, University of Toronto

Dr. Holly S. Lay, FUJIFILM VisualSonics, Inc.

Prof. Weibao Qiu, Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Dr. Koen W.A. van Dongen, Delft University of Technology