Alfred is truly humbled to be named a Steacie Fellow by NSERC. It's time to roll up our sleeves to help grow the ultrasound innovation space!!!
If you wish to engage in the next generation of innovations in ultrasonics, our lab could be a great home for your research training! Please apply by January 10, 2022 for Fall 2022 admission.Learn more »
Billy Yiu has been promoted to Research Assistant Professor at UW Engineering! LITMUS is now transforming into a multi-PI group. Lots of exciting activities coming up in the lab!
Robyn Klassen has been selected as a recipient of the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology Fellowship for her work on ultrasound-mediated drug delivery and related biophysics investigations. Stay tuned for her presentation at this Fall's WIN celebration event!
Huge success for our lab in the scholarship arena this year! Congrats to William Pitman for his success in winning a Canada Graduate Scholarship in this round of competition. Di Xiao, Robyn Klassen, YanYan Tran, and David Hoskin have also been successful in their Ontario Graduate Scholarship applications. Well done everyone!
Our high-frame-rate imaging research has been featured in the RIA's latest research highlights. Go check it out!
Jason Au has accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position at UW Kinesiology! Congrats! We are looking forward to work closely with Prof. Au in his new capacity.
Rebekah Maffett has been awarded an NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship to support her PhD studies. Well done and congrats!
Many thanks to UW Faculty of Engineering for selecting Alfred as the recipient of the 2019 Engineering Research Excellence Award. Our lab is grateful for the school's endorsement over our research endeavors. Thank you!
We are pleased to announce that Takuro Ishii has started his PI career as a tenure-track assistant professor at Tohoku University - an Imperial university with strong presence in ultrasonics. He is now a PI of the prestigious JSPS Leaders Program. Congrats!
Alfred is grateful to be named a Fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). It is a huge honor. Proud to be a contributor to medical ultrasound. Thanks!
Well done, Dr. Billy Yiu! What an amazing performance he has had today at his PhD defense. The committee was highly impressed by his wide range of accomplishments. Totally nailed it! Congrats!
Want to join our fun on designing flow phantoms? We have built walled phantoms of urethra, carotid bifurcation, and vessels with regional stiffness variations, as well as wall-less phantoms with omnidirectional flow and patient-specific geometries.Learn more »
Our lab will be leading an NSERC-funded multidisciplinary research platform specializing in next-generation innovations in ultrasonics. Join N-GENIUS! This will be a great home to develop your research credentials.Learn more »
Our best practices in designing platforms to study the cellular bioeffects of LIPUS and sonoporation have now been published. Feel free to build similar platforms to study bioeffects such as ER stress, morphological repression, and cell-cycle arrest.Learn more »
Ever wondered if flow instability can be visualized in flow diagnostics? Our new DUBI technique may provide an answer. It can track unstable flow at 10,000 fps. This is another imaging innovation after our previous success with VPI and CESI.Learn more »
At the 2019 Acoustical Society of America Spring Meeting held in Louisville, Billy Yiu has won 1st place in the Biomedical Acoustics Best Student Paper Competition. What an excellent achievement! Congrats and well done!
Rebekah Maffett has been awarded a prestigious NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship for her second year of graduate studies. Nice achievement! Congrats!
Our 2nd-gen high-frame-rate imaging platform is now ready! This software-based platform, with live imaging functionality that our 1st-gen platform didn't have, was done in collaboration with US4US in Poland. It has uniquely integrated our GPU innovations and our CESI technique.Learn more »
Rebekah Maffett and Di Xiao have joined our happy family. Rebekah is a graduate of the UW nano program, while Di did his undergrad at UC Berkeley and his master's at Minnesota. Welcome! Lots of fun times ahead!
Congrats to Kit for finishing his master's degree. He will be hanging out in the lab for a few more months before moving to the next phase of his career.
Alfred is honored to be a recipient of a Research Leader Award from Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology. It is a great encouragement for our lab's ongoing research on contrast agents and nanoparticles. Thanks!
Our classic work in eigen-based and SVD-based clutter filters has become very hot in ultrasound flow imaging. We have recently devised GPU-based eigen-filter algorithms and have conducted an ROC analysis on these adaptive filters.Learn more »
A warm welcome to our new graduate student Kevin Richer, who joined us from Windsor.
We also welcome two co-op interns Bruce Kuwahara and Helene So. Congratulations to Bruce for his success in getting an NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award to work with us.
Finally, we extend our welcome to Masaaki Omura, who will be visiting our lab for 6 months. He is a PhD student from Chiba University.
Congratulations to Takuro Ishii, who has been successful in obtaining a prestigious JSPS Overseas Research Fellowship to pave his road towards becoming an independent researcher within the next few years. Fantastic news!
Alfred is extremely grateful for being granted tenure and promotion to Full Professor at the University of Waterloo. Will keep striving for academic excellence! Thank you!
Warm congratulations to Jason Au for his success in obtaining a prestigious CIHR Fellowship to pursue postdoctoral research with us. Well done!
Many thanks to ISTU for selecting Alfred for this milestone honor! This is definitely the best endorsement of the lab's achievements in unraveling the biophysical foundations of therapeutic ultrasound. Thank you!
Alfred is delighted to be selected as a recipient of this prestigious prize. Thank you!
A new special issue (guest edited by Alfred) has now been published in the January 2017 issue of the IEEE Transactions of Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control. Hereby disseminating the best practices of various essential research protocols in biomedical ultrasound investigations!Learn more »
In a series of journal articles, Alfred's lab has summarized their recent findings on the development of new vector flow estimation techniques and ultrasound-compatible carotid flow phantoms. The group also collaborated on the design of 3D flow estimators. Also check out Alfred's co-authored tutorial on ultrasound vector flow imaging (Part I, Part II)!Learn more »
Alfred is extremely honored to be selected for this international award. The citation for his award is "for impactful inventions in ultrasound flow imaging and key discoveries in therapeutic ultrasound biophysics".
It is a very prestigious token of recognition for Alfred's past 9 years of post-PhD research! Thank you!