The primary thrust of the Physical Ultrasonics Research Group is the physics of ultrasonically mediated phenomena. This includes the study of the ultrasonic properties of soft tissue, fabrication and characterization of phononic metamaterials, study of micellar fluid phase transitions, signal propagation in heterogeneous, dispersive and viscoelastic media, development of tissue-mimicking phantoms and the physics of acoustic cavitation.
Cecille Labuda gave a talk at the July 20 - 23 Ultrasonics 2020 conference. The talk title was "Development of a Tissue-Mimicking Phantom of the Brain for Ultrasonic Studies". The conference is usually held in Lisbon, Portugal but moved to remote on Zoom due to the covid-19 pandemic.
A paper titled "Thermal property and shear wave speed indicators of phase transitions in a micellar fluid" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America Express Letters. The paper is authored by E.G. Sunethra K. Dayavansha and Cecille Labuda.
Dr. Joel Mobley was elected a 2019 Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America for contributions to the ultrasonic characterization of dispersive systems.
Fellowship in the Acoustical Society of America is an honor. An ASA fellow is deemed to be in the top 10% of the membership of the Technical Committee in his or her chosen area of interest.
Election to fellowship depends on several factors. These include technical contributions to acoustics as evidenced by publications and presentations, patents, projects, service to the Society, participation in Society activities, contributions to the teaching or dissemination of knowledge of acoustics, leadership activities in other acoustical societies and Standards activities.
Dr. Joel Mobley is Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Mississippi and Senior Scientist at the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippu.