Scientific Advisory Board 2018-05-21T14:11:08+00:00

Scientific Advisory Board

Our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) is comprised of highly skilled professionals who facilitate advanced research and development in the fields of biomedical ultrasound, non-destructive evaluation NDE/NDT.

Jessica Foley
Jessica FoleyPhD
Chief Scientific Officer at the Focused Ultrasound Foundation based in Charlottesville, Virginia. As Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Foley guides the strategy, development, and implementation of the scientific and research programs and activities within the Foundation. Additionally, she leads alliance-building efforts with external stakeholders including (but not limited to) governmental policymakers, regulatory agencies, and disease-specific foundations whose interests are complementary to those of the Foundation.
James Greenleaf
James GreenleafPhD
Professor of Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at Mayo Clinic and Rochester, MN. Dr. Greenleaf and his research lab study methods of using ultrasonic elastography for clinical applications such as a ways to provide simple, noninvasive biopsies at the patient’s bedside. Recently, Dr. Greenleaf and collaborators licensed intellectual property that will make this advance possible to a major manufacturer.
Mikhail Shapiro
Mikhail ShapiroPhD
Shapiro heads the Sharpiro Lab at the California Institute of Technology, Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The Shapiro Lab focuses on engineering biomolecules with unusual physical properties and using them to image with ultrasound and other modalities to control biological function non-invasively. Dr. Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at Caltech and a Heritage Principal Investigator, Schlinger Scholar
Dean TaPhD
Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Electronic Engineering at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Dr. Ta is also Adjunct Professor at the University of Alberta in Canada. His research interests include biomedical ultrasound, medical signal and image processing, and generation and propagation of ultrasonic waves and their applications in medicine and NDT/NDE.
Shin-ichiro Umemura
Shin-ichiro UmemuraPhD
Professor of Mechanobioengineering in the Department of Bioengineering at University of Tokyo in Japan. Dr. Umemura’s research interests include advances in electrical and mechanical Engineering, physics, chemistry and biology in biomedical application of ultrasound with a focus on therapeutic ultrasound.
Paul Wilcox
Paul WilcoxPhD
Professor of Dynamics and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. Dr. Wilcox’s research includes elastodynamic wave propagation and scattering, ultrasonic arrays, imaging, signal processing, structural health monitoring and non-destructive testing. Dr. Wilcox is a founder of University of Bristol’s BRAIN software for advanced NDE ultrasonic post-processing analysis.