2022

The 43rd Symposium on UltraSonic Electronics

Awards

Symposium on Ultrasonic Electronics Award

Symposium on Ultrasonic Electronics : Best Paper Award
Symposium on Ultrasonic Electronics : Young Scientist Award


We will announce Symposium on Ultrasonic Electronics: Best Paper Award for persons or a group who present a research achievements that significantly contribute to the science or technology of ultrasonics and who also publish a regular paper or a biref-note paper on the same subject in the Japanese Journal of Applied Physics. The selection will be made from among candidates recommended by the organizing committee members.

We will also announce Symposium on Ultrasonic Electronics: Young Scientist Award for a first author who presents an outstanding paper in either an oral or a poster session, and is 37 years old or under on April 1, 2023. Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply for this award through the USE homepage.

The awards ceremony for both awards will be held during the USE symposium held the following year (USE2023).

Young Scientist Award of USE2021

Title
Winner
1
Traveling wave excitation to a metal cylinder and application to object transport
Kaito Murai
(Muroran Institute of Technology, 1J2-1)
2
Investigation on singular value decomposition filter for extraction of reflected signals from blood flow in veins
Ryo Nagaoka
(University of Toyama, 1Pa5-4)
3
The effect of the rotor elastic anisotropy on the friction drive of the ultrasonic motors
Tatsuki Sasamura
(University of Tokyo, 1Pb4-6)
4
Development of surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate using ultrasonic resonance method
Karin Hattori
(Osaka University, 1J4-3)
5
GHz reflectometry fingerprint imaging using epitaxial PbTiO3 ultrasonic transducers
Yusuke Sato
(Waseda University, 2E1-2)
6
High-frequency Quantitative Ultrasound-based Assessment of Microstructural Change in Myopic Guinea Pig Sclera
Kazuyo Ito
(Singapore Eye Research Institute, 2E2-2)
7
Model-free Reinforcement Learning for Speed Control of Ultrasonic Motors
Abdullah Mustafa
(University of Tokyo, 2E4-2)
8
Investigation of sound pressure waveforms observed using surface plasmon resonance sensors
Shuto Nakatsuji
(Doshisha University, 3Pa2-4)
9
Design of robust broadband filter based on truncated singular value decomposition for ultrasound received signal matrix
Kenta Kawamata
(Tohoku University, 3Pa5-3)
10
Comparison of tracking methods of particle distribution in ultrafast ultrasound imaging
Masaaki Omura
(University of Toyama, 3J4-3)
11
Variability characteristics of reflected sound waves from sea surface using effective roughness of sea surface
Tomoya Tsukui
(IHI, 3J5-4)

Past honour roll

Best Paper Award of USE2020

Title
Winner
1
Relation between thresholds of free radical generation and atomization under ultrasound exposure
Takeshi Aikawa1 and Nobuki Kudo2
(SDDD13)
(1 Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University. 2 Faculty of Information Science and Technology, Hokkaido University)
2
Comparison between thermal strain and acoustic radiation force imaging methods for estimation of heat source distribution of high-intensity focused ultrasound
Nozomi Obara1, Shin-ichiro Umemura1,2, and Shin Yoshizawa2,3
(SDDE04)
(1Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University, 2SONIRE Therapeutics, 3Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University)

Young Scientist Award of USE2020

Title
Winner
1
Application of Axial Transmission technique to shear wave evaluation in bone with periostitis
Kazuki Miyashita
(Doshisha Univ., 2E2-4)
2
Enhancement of Leaky SAW Harmonics Excitation Using Bonded Dissimilar Material Structures
Shiori Asakawa
(Univ. of Yamanashi, 2E3-1)
3
Differences in acoustical property between normal and tumor cells in a rat brain tumor based on cell nuclei density
Kazuki Tamura
(Hamamatsu Univ. School of Medicine, 3J4-2)
4
High-throughput sonochemical reactor for accelerative amplification of ultratrace amyloid-fibril seeds
Kichitaro Nakajima
(Osaka Univ., 2E4-2)
5
Double-parabolic-reflectors ultrasonic transducer with long and flexible waveguide for therapeutic ultrasound
Kang Chen
(The Univ. of Tokyo, 2E4-3)
6
Sensitive label-free IgG detection using MEMS QCM biosensor with 125-MHz wireless quartz resonator
Lianjie Zhou
(Osaka Univ., 2E1-2)
7
Acoustic properties of metal / antiferromagnet epitaxial multilayers
Hiroki Fukuda
(Osaka Univ., 3Pa1-3)
8
Study on dynamic characteristics of acceleration effect of Amyloid β peptide aggregation by shear stress field
Yasutake Fukuda
(Osaka Univ., 3Pa2-1)
9
Transient ink nucleation: the proof is in the pudding
Craig S. Carlson
(Univ. of Witwatersrand, 2E5-1)
10
Effect of split-aperture transmission methods on behavior of cavitation bubbles and temperature rise in bubble enhanced ultrasonic heating
Sayaka Ito
(Tohoku Univ., 3J4-4)
11
Development of Ball SAW Gas Chromatograph with Preconcentrator for Analysis of Multiple Hazardous Gases
Takamitsu Iwaya
(Ball Wave Inc., 3J3-1)

Best Paper Award of USE2019

Title
Winner
1
Topologically robust sound wave transport in two-dimensional phononic crystal with a circular rod arrangement in water
Kenshi Okuno and Kenji Tsuruta
(SKKA05)
(Okayama University)
2
Acoustic impedance interpretation of cross-sectional human skin by using time and frequency domain deconvolution
Edo Bagus Prastika1, Atsushi Imori1, Tomohiro Kawashima1, Yoshinobu Murakami1, Naohiro Hozumi1, Sachiko Yoshida1, Ryo Nagaoka2, and Kazuto Kobayashi3
(SKKB06)
(1Toyohashi University of Technology, 2University of Toyama, 3Honda Electronics Co., Ltd)
3
Development of optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy with sub-micron lateral resolution for visualization of cells and their structures
Ryo Shintate1, Taisuke Morino1, Kota Kawaguchi1, Ryo Nagaoka2, Kazuto Kobayashi3, Makoto Kanzaki1, and Yoshifumi Saijo1
(SKKE11)
(1Tohoku University, 2University of Toyama, 3Honda Electronics Co., Ltd)

Young Scientist Award of USE2019

Title
Winner
1
Development of laminated lithium niobate transducer available at 500℃
Satoru Abe
(Tohoku Univ., 1P2-2)
2
Study of excess loss mechanism in TC-SAW devices based on FEM simulation using hierarchical cascading technique
Naoto Matsuoka
(Nihon Dempa Kogyo/Chiba Univ., 1P3-8)
3
Control of surface profile of a vari-focal lens using ultrasound and a thixotropic gel
Daiko Sakata
(Doshisha Univ., 1P4-8)
4
Phonon propagation in isotope diamond thin films studied by pump-probe laser reflectivity measurement
Hsu Kai Weng
(Osaka Univ., 2E1-1)
5
Study on spherical shell-like stator for weight reduction of spherical ultrasonic motor
Kento Goda
(Muroran Inst. of Tech., 2P4-8)
6
Visualization of cell structure by optical resolution photoacoustic microscopy with sub-micron lateral resolution
Ryo Shintate
(Tohoku Univ., 2P5-14)
7
Evaluation of molecular orientation in the large aperture liquid crystal lens using ultrasound vibration
Yuki Harada
(Doshisha Univ., 3J1-2)
8
Accurate ultrasound scattering analysis of the size distribution and mechanical properties of microparticles in liquid
Kazuto Tsuji
(Kyoto Inst. of Tech., 3P2-10)
9
Evaluation wide band high frequency diamond SAW resonator using hetero-epitaxial diamond substrate
Yusuke Kobayashi
(Kwansei Gakuin Univ., 3P3-2)
10
Visualization of ultrasound fields inside a protuberance of water generated by an ultrasonic atomizer
Takeshi Aikawa
(Hokkaido Univ., 3P5-12)

Best Paper Award of USE2018

Title
Winner
1
Evaluation of shear wave dispersion in hepatic viscoelastic models including fibrous structure
Shiori Fujii, Makoto Yamakawa, Kengo Kondo, Takeshi Namita, and Tsuyoshi Shiina
(SGGE07)
(Kyoto University)
2
Non-contact imaging for delamination using diffuse field concept
Shogo Nakao and Takahiro Hayashi
(SGGB07)
(Kyoto University)
3
Air-coupled ultrasonic vertical reflection method using pulse compression and various window functions: feasibility study
Kento Suzuki, Mitsuya Endo, Masashi Ishikawa, and Hideo Nishino
(SGGB09)
(Tokushima University)

Young Scientist Award of USE2018

Title
Winner
1
Phononic crystal based on a Shive wave machine
Masahiro Ino
(Hokkaido Univ., 1J4-2)
2
Dynamics of Concentrated Nanoparticle Suspensions Probed by Frequency-Domain Dynamic Ultrasound Scattering Techniques
Masashi Fujisawa
(Kyoto Inst. of Tech., 1P2-3)
3
Non-contact imaging of foreign substance inside soft material using high-intensity aerial ultrasonic waves
Li Jin
(Nihon Univ., 1P4-7)
4
Characterization of Ultrasonic Waves in Cortical Bone using Axial Transmission Technique
Leslie Bustamante
(Doshisha Univ., 1P5-3)
5
Measurement of instantaneous acoustic pressure for diagnostic ultrasound using frequency characteristics of amplitude and phase of hydrophone sensitivity
Yusuke Chiba
(AIST, 1P5-7)
6
GPGPU Based 3D FEM Simulation of SAW Resonators Using Hierarchical Cascading Technique
Xinyi Li
(Chiba Univ., 2E2-2)
7
Blood flow imaging using singular value decomposition filter during high-intensity focused ultrasound exposure
Hayato Ikeda
(Tohoku Univ., 2P5-15)
8
Direct Observation of Microdroplets Penetrating Porous Substrate
Ryohsuke Yokota
(Univ. of Tokyo, 3P1-1)
9
Ultrasonic Measurements During Solidification of Molten Polyethylene Using Polymer Waveguide Probe
Takeyuki Kurauchi
(Nagaoka Univ. of Tech., 3P2-7)
10
Three dimensional acoustic impedance analysis for a cultured cell by 250 MHz ultrasound
Tamaki Honda
(Chiba Univ., 3P5-13)
11
Evaluation of Longitudinal Wave Velocity in Diabetic Rat Tibia using Micro-Brillouin Scattering Technique
Hirokazu Yasui
(Doshisha Univ., 3P5-15)
12
Dependence of Demodulation Performance on Symbol Rate for Underwater Acoustic Communication with Nonuniform Doppler Shift
Mitsuyasu Deguchi
(JAMSTEC, 3P6-2)

Best Paper Award of USE2017

Title
Winner
1
Singular value decomposition of received ultrasound signal to separate tissue, blood flow, and cavitation signals
Hayato Ikeda, Ryo Nagaoka, Maxime Lafond, Shin Yoshizawa, Ryosuke Iwasaki, Moe Maeda, Shin-ichiro Umemura, and Yoshifumi Saijo
(07LF04 )
(Tohoku University)
2
3.5 GHz longitudinal leaky surface acoustic wave resonator using a multilayered waveguide structure for high acoustic energy confinement
Tetsuya Kimura 1,2, Yutaka Kishimoto 1, Masashi Omura 1, and Ken-ya Hashimoto 2
(07LD15)
(1Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd, 2Chiba University )
3
Quantitative evaluation method for liver fibrosis based on multi-Rayleigh model with estimation of number of tissue components in ultrasound B-mode image
Shohei Mori1, Shinnosuke Hirata2, Tadashi Yamaguchi3, and Hiroyuki Hachiya2
(07LF17)
(1Tohoku University, 2Tokyo Institute of Technology, 3Chiba University )

Young Scientist Award of USE2017

Title
Winner
1
Separation performance of longitudinal and shear waves using piezoelectric probe with two degree-of-freedom
Masafumi Aoyanagi
(Univ. of Tsukuba, 1P2-3)
2
Influence of ultrasonic duty cycle on ultrasonically induced aggregation reaction of amyloid-β protein
Daisuke Nishioka
(Osaka Univ., 1P4-8)
3
Wavenumber Estimation of an Ultrasonic Guided Wave Propagating in Cortical Bone Using an Adaptive Signal Processing Technique with Information Theoretic Criteria
Shigeaki Okumura
(Kyoto Univ., 1P5-17)
4
Development of Transducer for Photoacoustic Imaging Employing Sol-Gel Composite Spraying Technique
Masayuki Tanabe
(Kumamoto Univ., 2P5-11)
5
Quantitative evaluation method of liver fibrosis based on multi-Rayleigh model with number estimation of tissue components in ultrasound B-mode image
Shohei Mori
(Tokyo Tech., 2P5-12)
6
Evaluation of effects of multipath and co-channel interference on time reversal MIMO in underwater acoustic channel
Yukihiro Kida
(JAMSTEC, 2P6-7)
7
The relationship between piezoelectric high power property and linear property
Susumu Miyake
(Univ. of Tokyo, 3J1-4)
8
An experimental study on acoustic sensing for occlusion area combining super-directional sound source and super-resolution signal processing
Yuya Asakura
(Tokyo Met. Univ., 3J2-5)
9
Electric field effect on polar nanoregions of uniaxial ferroelectric SrxBa1-xNb2O6 with weak random fields studied by Brillouin scattering
Md Aftabuzzaman
(Univ. of Tsukuba, 3P1-5)
10
Dynamic characterization of amyloid-fibril formation of Amyloid β peptide using total-internal-reflection fluorescence microscopy coupled with quartz-crystal microbalance biosensor
Kentaro Noi
(Osaka Univ., 3P2-8)
11
PMN paraelectric phase epitaxial film for DC field-induced frequency switchable filter
Takahiro Shimidzu
(Waseda Univ., 3P3-1)
12
Basic Study on Speed of Sound Analysis in Multi-scale using Hundreds MHz Band Ultrasound
Takuya Ogawa
(Chiba Univ., 3P5-2)

Best Paper Award of USE2016

Title
Winner
1
Detection of crack in a shallow layer of mortar by using a harmonic component of very high intensity aerial ultrasonic waves
Ayumu Osumi, Masashi Ogita,
Kazuya Okitsu, and Youichi Ito

(07JC12)
(Nihon University)
2
Real-time monitoring of methanol concentration using a shear horizontal surface acoustic wave sensor for direct methanol fuel cell without reference liquid measurement
Kyosuke Tada, Takuya Nozawa, and Jun Kondoh
(07JD15)
(Shizuoka University)
3
Improvement of range spatial resolution of medical ultrasound imaging by element-domain signal processing
Hideyuki Hasegawa
(07JF02)
(University of Toyama)

Young Scientist Award of USE2016

Title
Winner
1
Electric-fields effect on MBSL and SBSL intensities
Hyang-Bok Lee
(Meiji Univ., 1E1-2)
2
Determination of exact gelation point and measurement of tiny elastic modulus using disk-type EMS
Taichi Hirano
(Univ. of Tokyo, 1E3-2)
3
High-coupling leaky SAWs on LiNbO3 or LiTaO3 thin plate bonded to high-velocity substrate
Masashi Gomi
(Univ. of Yamanashi, 1P3-2)
4
Dynamics of carbon-black suspension probed by dynamic ultrasound scattering techniques
Motoki Ozaki
(Kyoto Inst. of Tech., 2P2-4)
5
Viscosity dependences of multibubble sonoluminescence in aqueous solutions of glycerol
Munenori Ban
(Meiji Univ., 2P4-2)
6
Dynamic resonant frequency controllable system for ultrasonic transducer
Hiroki Yokozawa
(Univ. of Tokyo, 2P4-12)
7
Total calibration of position, response, and directivity of transducer elements for precise imaging with plane-wave based ultrasound computed tomography
Takahide Terada
(Hitachi Ltd., 2P5-5)
8
Ultrasound scattering studies on the aqueous suspension of thermo-sensitive gel particles
Takehisa Inoue
(Kyoto Inst. of Tech., 3P2-2)
9
Band gap control with acoustic diffraction modes in two-dimensional phononic crystals
Hwi Suk Kang
(Sungkyunkwan Univ., 3E1-3)
10
Collision dynamics of microdroplets
Daichi Hayakawa
(Univ. of Tokyo, 3E1-6)

Best Paper Award of USE2015

Title
Winner
1
Sonochemiluminescence of lucigenin: Evidence of superoxide radical anion formation by ultrasonic irradiation
Masanori Matsuoka1, Fumiki Takahashi1, Yoshiyuki Asakura2 and Jiye Jin1
(07KB01)
(1Shinshu University, 2Honda Electronics Co., Ltd.)
2
Quantitative measurement of ultrasound pressure field by optical phase contrast method and acoustic holography
Seiji Oyama, Jun Yasuda, Hiroki Hanayama, Shin Yoshizawa and Shin-ichiro Umemura
(07KB09)
(Tohoku University)
3
Wall thickness measurement using resonant phenomena of circumferential Lamb waves generated by plural transducer elements located evenly on girth
Hideo Nishino, Kodai Iwata and Masashi Ishikawa
(07KC07)
(Tokushima University)

Young Scientist Award of USE2015

Title
Winner
1
High-speed observation of cell-microbubble interaction from frontal and lateral directions
Yasunobu Igarashi
(Hokkaido Univ., 1J 2-2)
2
Shear wavelength estimation based on inverse filtering and multiple-point shear wave generation
Tomoaki Kitazaki
(Kyoto Univ., 3P5-15)
3
Simultaneous evaluation of size distribution and mechanical properties of microparticles in suspensions by ultrasound spectroscopy
Nguyen Thao Tran
(Kyoto Inst. of Tech., 2P2-3)
4
Shear mode electromechanical coupling coefficient of c-axis parallel oriented ZnO films by sputtering with H2O
Chihiro Takata
(Doshisha Univ., 2P1-7)
5
Detection of cracking near welding of SUS316 pipe by shear-vertical-wave point-focusing-electromagnetic acoustic transducer
Takashi Takishita
(Osaka Univ., 1P2-11)
6
Lifetime control of vaporized nano droplets using ambient temperature conditioning
Jun Tanaka
(Univ. of Tokyo, 1J 2-1)
7
Dynamic viscoelasticity measurement with quadruple electromagnetically spinning method
Yusuke Matsuura
(Univ. of Tokyo, 3J 3-1)
8
Improved battery performance using Pd nanoparticles synthesized on the surface of LiFePO4/C with ultrasound irradiation
Muhammad Ali Saliman
(Akita Univ., 2P 4-9)
9
Polarity inverted Al-polar ScAlN/O-polar ZnO multilayers for high conversion efficiency transducer in the GHz range
Takeshi Mori
(Nagoya Inst. of Tech., 3J 2-2)

Best Paper Award of USE2014

Title
Winner
1
Observation of cavitation bubbles and acoustic streaming in high intensity ultrasound fields
Yuki Uemura1, Kazuma Sasaki1, Kyohei Minami1, Pak kon Choi2, Toshio Sato1, Shinichi Takeuchi1
(07HB05)
(1Toin University of Yokohama, 2Meiji University)
2
Mechanism of two types of Na emission observed in sonolumisescence
Ryota Nakajima, Yuichi Hayashi and Pak-Kon Choi
(07HE02)
(Meiji University)

Young Scientist Award of USE2014

Title
Winner
1
Ripplon Resonance in Confined Liquid Surface
Toshiyuki Koga
(University of Tokyo, 1J1-3)
2
Second overtone mode (0001)/(000-1) ScAlN multilayer FBARs fabricated by anode RF bias deposition
Masashi Suzuki
(Nagoya Institute of Technology, 1P3-2)
3
Acoustic properties of co-doped AlN thin films at low temperatures studied by picosecond ultrasonics
Akira Nagakubo
(Osaka University, 1P3-3)
4
Study on Nucleation-Fibrillation Dynamics of Aβ Peptides by TIRFM-QCM
Hiroki Hamada
(Osaka University, 1J4-1)
5
Evaluation of aptamer-protein interactions using Wireless-electrodeless QCM biosensors
Hiroomi Torii
(Osaka University, 1J4-3)
6
Watching arbitrary acoustic whispering-gallery modes in GHz range using ultrashort light pulses
Sylvain Mezil
(Hokkaido University, 2E1-1)
7
Directional Spraying Systems Employing Surface Acoustic Resonators
Motoaki Hara
(Tohoku University, 2E4-2)
8
Mechanism of droplet manipulation using surface acoustic wave
Tomohiko Fukaya
(Shizuoka University, 2P4-6)
9
Optically and acoustically simultaneous measurement of phase change nano droplet vaporization
Ayumu Ishijima
(University of Tokyo, 2P5-4)
10
Study to form microbubbles aggregations as carrier for cell therapy and its fluorescence imaging evaluation
Fumi Demachi
(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2P5-6)
11
Elimination of Therapeutic Ultrasound Noise from Pre-beamformed RF Data in Ultrasound Imaging for US-guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Treatment
Ryo Takagi
(Tohoku University, 3J3-2)
12
Inclined sound radiator using flexural wave in honeycomb sandwich panel
Ayaka Fujii
(University of Tsukuba, 3P1-3)
13
Synthesis of Large Scorodite Particle Using Ultrasound Irradiation and Carbon Dioxide
Yuya Kitamura
(Akita University, 3P4-25)

Best Paper Award of USE2013

Title
Winner
1
Evaluation of crack closure stress by analyses of ultrasonic phased array images during global preheating and local cooling
Koji Takahashi, Kentaro Jinno, Yoshikazu Ohara, and Kazushi Yamanaka
(07KC20)
(Tohoku University)
2
A planar acoustic transducer for near field acoustic communication using evanescent wave
Ayaka Fujii, Naoto Wakatsuki, and Koichi Mizutani
(07KB07)
(University of Tsukuba)
3
Acousto-chemical manipulation of drug distribution: In vitro study of new drug delivery system
Ken-ichi Kawabata1, Takashi Maruoka1, Rei Asami1, and
Reiko Ashida2

(07KF28)
(1Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., 2Osaka Medical Center for Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases)

Young Scientist Award of USE2013

Title
Winner
1
Anomalous Electrostatic Interactions on the Velocity Fluctuations of Settling Microspheres
Kazuki Sugita
(Kyoto Institute of Technology, 1J2-8)
2
Fabrication and High-Power Piezoelectric Characteristics of Textured (Sr0.7Ca0.3)2Bi4Ti5O18 Ceramics
Shun Endo
(Tokyo University of Science, 1P1-5)
3
Loss Reduction of Longitudinal-Type Leaky SAW by Loading with High-Velocity Thin Film
Fumiya Matsukura
(University of Yamanashi, 1P3-8)
4
Transthoracic Speckle Motion Imaging of Blood Flow in Left Ventricular Cavity with High Frame Rate Ultrasound
Hiroki Takahashi
(Tohoku University, 2E5-1)
5
Sound Source Localization Using a Pair of Microphones with Time Reversal Wave on Multi-layer Simulation
Keiichi Zempo
(University of Tsukuba, 2P2-11)
6
Effect of Initial Concentration on Ultrasonic Degradation of Methylene Blue
Daisuke Kobayashi
(Tokyo University of Science, 2P4-16)
7
Quantitative Measurement of Focused Ultrasound Pressure Field by Background-subtracted Shadowgraph Using Holographic Diffuser as Screen
Ryo Miyasaka
(Tohoku University, 2P5-7)
8
Three-dimensional Non-contact Manipulation by Opposed Ultrasound Phased Arrays
Takayuki Hoshi
(Nagoya Institute of Technology, 3J4-3)
9
Prototype of micro ultrasonic motor using a stator of one cubic millimeter
Tomoaki Mashimo
(Toyohashi University of Technology, 3J4-4)
10
A rotary motor using giant electrorheological fluid and piezoelectric torsional vibrator
Wei Qiu
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, 3P4-2)
11
Vector Projectile Imaging (VPI): A New Quantitative Framework for High-Frame-Rate Complex Flow Tracking
Billy Y.S. Yiu
(University of Hong Kong, 3P5-12)

Best Paper Award of USE2012

Title
Winner
1
Simultaneous Measurement of Air Temperature and Humidity Based on Sound Velocity and Attenuation Using Ultrasonic Probe
Takahiro Motegi, Koichi Mizutani, and Naoto Wakatsuki
(07HC05)
(University of Tsukuba)
2
Single-Phase Drive Ultrasonic Linear Motor Using a Linked Twin Square Plate Vibrator
Keiji Yokoyama1, Hideki Tamura1, Kentaro Masuda2, and Takehiro Takano1
(07HE03)
(1Tohoku Institute of Technology, 2Sumida Electric Co., Ltd.)

Young Scientist Award of USE2012

Title
Winner
1
Measurement of liquid physical properties in high frequency region by mode analysis of oscillating droplet
Tomoki Ishiwata
(University of Tokyo, 1J1-2)
2
Color-encoded speckle imaging (CESI): A novel high frame rate approach to coherent visualization of complex flow dynamics
Alfred C.H. Yu
(University of Hong Kong, 2E5-1)
3
Relationship between ultrasonically induced aggregation phenomenon of amyloid β peptides and pressure of ultrasonic harmonics
Kentaro Uesugi
(Osaka University, 2P4-8)
4
Experimental study to produce multiple focal points of acoustic field for active path selection of microbubbles through multi-bifurcation
Ren Koda
(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 3J5-1)
5
Characteristics of electromechanical response of bone in the MHz range
Masahiro Okino
(Doshisha University, 3J5-3)
6
Efficient generation of cavitation bubbles in gel phantom by dual-frequency ultrasound exposure
Jun Yasuda
(Tohoku University, 3Pa5-8)
7
Accuracy evaluation of quantitative estimation for hepatic fibrosis using phantom data
Atsushi Koriyama
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, 3Pa5-11)
8
Evaluation of piezoelectric and electrooptic properties in reverse-proton-exchanged X-cut LiNbO3 optical waveguides
Yoshio Sakai
(University of Yamanashi, 3Pb3-4)
9
Evaluation of piezoelectric Ta2O5 thin films deposited on sapphire substrates
Shunsuke Iwamoto
(University of Yamanashi, 3Pb3-5)

Best Paper Award of USE2011

Title
Winner
1
Mechanical Model Analysis for Quantitative Evaluation of Liver Fibrosis Based on Ultrasound Tissue Elasticity Imaging
Tsuyoshi Shiina1, Tomonori Maki1, Makoto Yamakawa2, Tsuyoshi Mitake3, Masatoshi Kudo4, and Kenji Fujimoto5
(07GF11)
(1Kyoto University, 2Advanced Biomedical Engineering Research Unit, Kyoto University, 3Hitachi Aloka Medical Ltd., 4Kinki University, 5Minami-Wakayama Medical Center)

Young Scientist Award of USE2011

Title
Winner
1
Sonication-Time Dependence of Sonoluminescence Spectrum from Na Atom in Surfactant Solutions
Yuichi Hayashi
(Meiji University, 1J4-4)
2
Measurements of Acoustically Stimulated Electromagnetic Response from Piezoelectric Material
Natsumi Ohno
(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, 2Pb2-11)
3
A Design and Evaluation of Ultrasonic Motor Using PMN-PT Single Crystal for Ultralow Temperature
Daisuke Yamaguchi
(Okayama University, 2Pb4-3)
4
Holographic Imaging of Acoustic Waves in Piezoelectric Ceramics by Local Electric Field Probes
Anowarul Habib
(Univ. of Siegen, 3E2-2)
5
Development of Thin-Film Biosensors Using Picosecond Ultrasound Spectroscopy
Tetsuya Kawamoto
(Osaka University, 3Pa2-7)
6
Performance Comparison of Optical Spectrometry and Stroboscopic Imaging for Size Distribution Measurement of Acoustic Cavitation
Takanobu Kuroyama
(University of Tsukuba, 3Pa4-9)
7
Analysis of Ultrasonic Velocity and Attenuation in Particle-Dispersed Viscoelastic Composites for Acoustic Materials Design
Hideyasu Iwasaki
(Kyoto University, 3Pb1-3)
8
Fundamental Study for the Solution of Thermoacoustic Phenomenon Using Numerical Calculation - Relation between the Setting Position of Stack and Heat Flow -
Kentaro Kuroda
(Doshisha University, 3Pb4-4)
9
Experimental Study on Doppler Shift Compensation for Underwater Acoustic Communication Using Orthogonal Signal Division Multiplexing
Tadashi Ebihara
(University of Tsukuba, 3Pb6-2)
10
Detection and Localization of Small Metastatic Foci in Human Lymph Nodes Using Three-dimensional High-frequency Quantitative Ultrasound Methods
Jonathan Mamou
(Riverside Research, 3E5-2)

Best Paper Award of USE2010

Title
Winner
1
High-Speed Focus Scanning by an Acoustic Variable-Focus Liquid Lens
Daisuke Koyama, Ryoichi Isago, and Kentaro Nakamura
(07HE26)
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
2
High-Power Piezoelectric Characteristics at Continuous Driving of Bi4Ti3O12-SrBi4Ti4O15-Based Ferroelectric Ceramics
Yoji Noumura, Yuji Hiruma, Hajime Nagata, and Tadashi Takenaka
(07HB06)
(Tokyo University of Science)
3
High-Frequency Electrodeless Quartz Crystal Microbalance Chip with a Bare Quartz Resonator Encapsulated in a Silicon Microchannel
Fumihito Kato, Hirotsugu Ogi, Taiji Yanagida, Shintaro Nishikawa, Masayoshi Nishiyama, and Masahiko Hirao
(Osaka University)

Young Scientist Award of USE2010

Title
Winner
1
High-power Piezoelectric Characteristics at Continuous Driving of Bi4Ti3O12-SrBi4Ti4O15-based Ferroelectric Ceramics
Yoji Noumura
(Tokyo University of Science, 1J-1)
2
Calcification Indicator in Ultrasonography with Real Data Oversampling and a Rank Filter
Hirofumi Taki
(Kyoto University, 1Pa-56)
3
On the Optical Measurement of Focused Ultrasound Pressure Field
Ryosuke Omura
(Tohoku University, 1Pb-15)
4
Propagation Behavior of SH Guided Waves in a Tapered Plate
Nurmalia Hardady
(Osaka University, 2E-4)
5
Suppression of Rayleigh wave spurious signal in SH-SAW devices employing PMN-33%PT crystals
Jing Chen
(Chiba University, 2E-5)
6
Measurement of Two-Dimensional Heart Wall Motion for Evaluation of Myocardial Contraction and Relaxation at High Temporal Resolution
Yasunori Honjo
(Tohoku University, 2E-13)
7
Sensitive Tint Visualization of Resonance Patterns in Glass
Kana Izuno
(Kansai University, 3J-3)
8
Longitudinal and Torsional Vibration Characteristics of Hollow-type Stepped Horn Required for Hole Machining by Complex Ultrasonic Vibration
Takuya Asami
(Nihon University, 3P-39)
9
Noncontact Ultrasonic Linear Transportation of Small Objects Using Traveling Waves Through a Waveguide
Yu Ito
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, 3P-43)
10
Stability of Quantitative Evaluation Method of Liver Fibrosis Using Amplitude Distribution Model of Fibrotic Liver
Yu Igarashi
(Tokyo Institute of Technology, 3P-54)
11
Temperature and Site Dependence of Ultrasonic Wave Properties of Bone Marrow in a Bovine Femur
Tomohiro Kubo
(Doshisha University, 3P-57)

Best Paper Award of USE2009

Title
Winner
1
Sonoluminescence of Alkali-Metal Atoms in Sulfuric Acid: Comparison with That in Water
Shin-ichi Hatanaka1, Shigeo Hayashi1, Pak-Kon Choi2
(07HE01)
(1The University of Electro-Communications, 2Meiji University)
2
Examination of Sandwich-Type Multidegree-of-Freedom Spherical Ultrasonic Motor
Bo Lu1, Manabu Aoyagi1, Takehiro Takano2, Hideki Tamura3
(07HE24)
(1Muroran Institute of Technology, 2Tohoku Institute of Technology, 3Yamagata University)
3
Liquid Jet Breakup by High-Frequency Pressure Modulation
Atsushi Takeuchi, Tatsuya Yamada, Keiji Sakai
(07HB12)
(The University of Tokyo)

Young Scientist Award of USE2009

Title
Winner
1
Evaluation of Oxygen Precipitates in Si Wafer by Resonance Ultrasound Microscopy
Hiroki Yoshida
(Osaka University, 1J2-5)
2
Buried Object Imaging with Synthetic Aperture SONAR
Teiichiro Ikeda
(Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd., 1J6-1)
3
Development of Ball SAW Gas Chromatograph for Natural Gas Analysis
Shingo Akao
(Tohoku University, 1P2-32)
4
New Approach of Silencer Based on the Thermoacoustic Effect
Shin-ichi Sakamoto
(University of Shiga Prefecture, 1P4-19)
5
The Application of Sonication for Purifying Soil Contaminated with Microorganism
Takashi Nakamura
(Akita University, 2P4-17)
6
Liquid Jet Breakup by High Frequency Pressure Fluctuations
Atsushi Takeuchi
(The University of Tokyo, 2E1-1)
7
The Improvement of Temperature Characteristics for Highly Coupled ZnO/Quartz Structure
Takaki Murata
(Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., 3J3-4)
8
Observation of Microsecond Wetting by Microdroplets
Tatsuya Yamada
(The University of Tokyo, 3P1-19)
9
Measurement of Elastic Properties of Tissues with Shear Wave Propagation by the Acoustic Radiation Force (1)
Marie Tabaru
(Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd., 3P5-1)

Best Paper Award of USE2008

Title
Winner
1
Ultrasonic Measurement of Closed Stress Corrosion Crack Depth Using Subharmonic Phased Array
Yoshikazu Ohara, Hiroaki Endo,
Tsuyoshi Mihara1,
and Kazushi Yamanaka

(07GD01-1-6)
(Tohoku University, 1University of Toyama)
2
Novel Micro-Laboratory on Piezoelectric Crystal
Noriyuki Yasuda, Mitsunori Sugimoto,
and Jun Kondoh

(07GG14-1-5)
(Shizuoka University)
3
Spatiotemporal Separation of Na-Atom Emission from Continuum Emission in Sonoluminescence
Shogo Abe and Pak-Kon Choi
(07GH02-1-3)
(Meiji University)

Young Scientist Award of USE2008

Title
Winner
1
Monitoring of Aggregation Behavior of Amyloid β Peptide Using Wireless-Electrodeless Quartz-Crystal Microbalance
Yuji Fukunishi
(Osaka University)
2
Loudspeaker by Ultrasonic Motors and It's Control System
Yusuke Masuda
(Chiba Institute of Technology)
3
Ultrasonic Measurements of Temperature Distributions of the Inside and Surface of Materials
Manabu Takahashi
(Nagaoka University of Technology)
4
Design for Aplanatic Fresnel Acoustic Lens
Yuji Sato
(University of Tsukuba)
5
Physicochemical Elucidation of Cavitation Bubble Interfacial Region
Ben Nanzai
(Osaka Prefecture University)
6
Electromechanical Coupling Coefficient of Semiconducting Piezoelectric Crystal Measured by Brillouin Scattering
Taisuke Yoshida
(Doshisha University)
7
Modeling of Thermoelastic Damping in Piezoelectric Aluminum Nitride Tuning Forks
Gabriele Vigevani
(University of California, Berkeley)
8
Study on the Frequency Dependency of Lateral Leakage in RF BAW Device by Laser Probe System
Nan Wu
(Chiba University)
9
Characterization of Ultrasound Generated Protein Microbubbles: From Production to Destruction
Judy Lee
(AIST)
10
Ultrasound Based Multi-Functional Imaging Using Size Dependent Characteristics of Phase Change Nano Droplet
Rei Asami
(Central Research Lab., Hitachi Ltd.)

Best Paper Award of USE2007

Title
Winner
1
Development of an X-Band Filter Using Air-Gap-Type Film Bulk Acoustic Resonators
Masanori Ueda1, 3, Motoaki Hara1, Shinji Taniguchi2, Tsuyoshi Yokoyama1, Tokihiro Nishihara2, Ken-ya Hashimoto3, and Yoshio Satoh1
(1Fujitsu Ltd., 2Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., 3Chiba University)
2
Effects of Collapsing Bubble in Ultrasonic Field on Soft Material
Kenji Yoshida, Shintaro Nakatani, Akira Tsukamoto1, Takashi Ushida1, and Yoshiaki Watanabe
(Doshisha University, 1Center for Disease Biology and Integrative Medicine, University of Tokyo)

Young Scientist Award of USE2007

Title
Winner
1
Observation of SAW Propagation on a Quartz Ball with Concave Proximate Electrodes
Takayuki Yanagisawa
(TOPPAN PRINTING CO.,LTD.)
2
Optical and Acoustic Observation of a Bubble Adhered to the Piezoelectric Transducer under Ultrasound Field -Pressure Signal Caused by Bubble Behaviors-
Shintaro Nakatani
(Doshisha University)
3
Trial Fabrication of Needle Type Hydrophone with Taper Type Structure Using Hydrothermally Synthesized PZT
Kazuho Yoshimura
(Toin University of Yokohama)
4
A New Contrast Echo Imaging Method Using the Crossed Beams of Two Ultrasonic Frequencies
Naoki Yoshimoto
(Doshisha University)
5
FDTD Simulation Considering Viscous Damping with Frequency Dispersion - An Approach of RAM-Saving Algorithm -
Yoshiki Nagatani
(Nara Medical University)
6
Observation of Microcapsules Behavior by Producing Acoustic Standing Wave at the Bifurcated Flow
Yusuke Muramatsu
(Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology)
7
Modeling and Performance Evaluation of an Ultrasonic Suction Pump
Takeshi Hasegawa
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)

Best Paper Award of USE2006

Title
Winner
1
Fast Recovery of Elasticity of Cu Thin Films at Room Temperature Studied by Resonant-Ultrasound Spectroscopy
Nobutomo Nakamura, Hirotsugu Ogi, Takeo Nakashima, Masahiko Hirao, and Masayoshi Nishiyama
(Osaka University)
2
Quantitative Evaluation of Two Kinds of Surface Roughness Parameters Using Air-Coupled Ultrasound
Deden Dian Sukmana and Ikuo Ihara
(Nagaoka University of Technology)
3
Ultrasonic Imaging of Propagation of Contraction and Relaxation in the Heart Walls at High Temporal Resolution
Hiroki Yoshiara, Hideyuki Hasegawa, Hiroshi Kanai, and Motonao Tanaka
(Tohoku University)

Young Scientist Award of USE2006

Title
Winner
1
Numerical Analysis for Ultrasonic Beam of Variable Line Focus Transducer
Takahiro Aoyagi
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
2
Micro-Brillouin Scattering Study of Acoustic Properties of Protein Crystals
Yuji Ike
(University of Tsukuba)
3
Ultrasonic Transmission Images Using Phase Conjugate Waves
Tatsuya Seki
(Chiba Institute of Technology)
4
Measurements of Intense Ultrasound Field
in Air Using a Fiber Optic Probe
Hiroyuki Takei
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
5
Excitation and Detection of Ultrasound Shear Wave by EMAR Under High Pressure
Ryuichi Tarumi
(Osaka University)
6
A Novel Magnetic Field Sensor Using Piezoelectric Vibrations
Keita Dan
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
7
Time Domain Analysis of Propagation of Sound in Shallow Water
Takenobu Tsuchiya
(Kanagawa University)
8
Elastic Constants and Piezoelectric Coefficients of Langasite Single Crystal at Low Temperatures
Hiroki Nitta
(Osaka University)
9
On SH Wave Propagating in a Pipe in the Longitudinal Direction
Takahiro Hayashi
(Nagoya Institute of Technology)
10
Shape Memory Piezoelectric Actuator
Takeshi Morita
(The University of Tokyo)
11
Characteristics of Shear Mode FBAR Using (11-20) Textured ZnO Films
Takahiko Yanagitani
(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
12
Motion-Compensated Frame-Accumulation Method for Improved Image Quality of Carotid Artery
Hideki Yoshikawa
(Central Research Laboratory, Hitachi Ltd.)

Best Paper Award of USE2005

Title
Winner
1
High-Frequency Optical Scanner Based on Bending Vibration of Optical Fiber
Ryoichi Isago, Shunsuke Domae, Daisuke Koyama, Kentaro Nakamura, and Sadayuki Ueha
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
2
RF Filter using Boundary Acoustic Wave
Hajime Kando, Daisuke Yamamoto, Hikari Tochishita, and Michio Kadota
(Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.)
3
Low-Frequency Air-Coupled Ultrasonic System beyond Diffraction Limit Using Pinhole
Katsuhiro Sasaki, Morimasa Nishihira, and Kazuhiko Imano
(Akita University)

Young Scientist Award of USE2005

Title
Winner
1
Analysis of Stress-Induced Ferroelectric Domain Structure by Ultrasonic Atomic Force Microscopy
Seishiro Ide
(Tohoku University)
2
Simultaneous Measurement of Topography and Dielectric Constant Distribution by NC-SNDM with Sub-Nanometer Order Height Resolution
Koya Ohara
(Tohoku University)
3
Integrated Ultrasonic Transducers Made by Sol-Gel Spray Technique
Makiko Kobayashi
(National Research Council of Canada)
4
Suppression of Spurious Vibration of Cantilever in Ultrasonic Atomic Force Microscopy
Toshihiro Tsuji
(Tohoku University)
5
Study on Elastic Anisotropy of Cu Thin Films by RUS/Laser Method and Picosecond Laser Ultrasound Method
Nobutomo Nakamura
(Osaka University)
6
Measurement of Pressure Dependence of Artery Wall Elasticity Using Remote Actuation
Hideyuki Hasegawa
(Tohoku University)
7
Ultrasonic Tissue Elasticity Imaging Applicable to Anechoic Disease
Makoto Yamakawa
(University of Tsukuba)
8
Measurement of the Amount of Embolic Using Transesophageal Echocardiography
Tadashi Yamaguchi
(Chiba University)

Best Paper Award of USE2004

Title
Winner
1
Three-Dimensional Measurement for Absolute Value of Polarization Angle by Scanning Nonlinear Dielectric Microscopy
Tomoyuki Sugihara, Hiroyuki Odagawa, and Yasuo Cho
(Tohoku University)
2
A Super-Precise CTE Evaluation Method for Ultra-Low-Expansion Glasses Using the LFB Ultrasonic Material Characterization System
Jun-ichi Kushibiki, Mototaka Arakawa, Yuji Ohashi, Kouji Suzuki, and Takahisa Maruyama
(Tohoku University)
3
Ultrasonic Measurement of Fluid Viscosity for Blood Characterization
Naotaka Nitta and Kazuhiro Homma
(National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)

Young Scientist Award of USE2004

Title
Winner
1
PZT Thick Film Ultrasonic Transducer for 1 to 20 MHz Frequency Band Fabricated by a Hydrothermal Poly Crystal Growth Technique
Mutsuo Ishikawa
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
2
A Non-contact Linear Bearing by Ultrasonic Levitation
Takeshi Ide
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
3
Stability of Disaggregation and Surface Modification of Nano-Sizes Diamond by Ultrasound Exposure
Takeyoshi Uchida
(Toin University of Yokohama)
4
Highly-Efficient Acousto-Optic Devices Based on Photonic Crystal Fibers
Ikumi Enomori
(Hokkaido University)
5
Effect of Adhesion Force between Crack Planes in Analytical Solution of Nonlinear Contact Vibration
Yoshikazu Ohara
(Tohoku University)
6
Performance Characteristics of a 0.017cc Linear Microactuator Using Flexural Vibration in a Pair of Asymmetric Fins
Yasuyuki Gouda
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
7
Simulation of Subharmonic Wave and Tail Effect for Evaluation of Closed Cracks
Ryouta Sasaki
(Tohoku University)
8
Evaluation of Material Constants and SAW Properties in LaCa4O(BO3)3 Single Crystal
Hiroyuki Shimizu
(NAIST)
9
Focusing of Time Reversal Waves in the Arctic Sound Velocity Profile
Takuya Shimura
(JAMSTEC)
10
Terahertz Ultrasonic Generation and Detection in GaAs/AlGaAs Quantum Wells
Takehiro Tachizaki
(Hokkaido University)
11
Neural Network Application for Ship Radiated Noise
Kyu-Chil Park
(Pukyong National University, Korea)
12
Evaluation of the Quantitative US Diagnosis Method Using Liver Specimen
Kazuki Hirai
(Chiba University)
13
Wideband Quadra-pole Flow Birefringence Spectroscopy
Makiko Hosoda
(Tokyo Denki University)
14
Ball SAW Hydrogen Sensor with Amplitude and Delay Time Response
Akio Mizukami
(Tohoku University)

Young Scientist Award of USE2003

Title
Winner
1
Visualization of Two-dimensional Temperature Distribution Using an Acoustic Delay Line Oscillator
Eisuke Ishikawa
(University of Tsukuba)
2
Destruction of Microcapsules for Drug Delivery System
Daisuke Koyama
(Doshisha University)
3
Application of Electroless NiP Plating Under the Ultrasonic Irradiation for the Fabrication of a Nano Optical Fiber Probe
Yuishi Saito
(Kanto Gakuin University)
4
Study on Speeding-up of Thin Ultrasonic Motor and Its Application
Fumihiro Suzuki
(Yamagata University)
5
Characterization of Nanostructured TiO2 Electrodes Sensitized with CdSe Quantum Dots Using Photoacoustic and Photoelectrochemical Current Methods
Qing Shen
(The University of Electro-Communication)
6
2-D Myocardial Strain Imaging
Naotaka Nitta
(University of Tsukuba)
7
High-resolution Observation of Strange Phonon Spectrum by Light Beating Brillouin Spectroscopy
Takeshi Hatakeyama
(The University of Tokyo)
8
Acoustic Waveguides for Actuators
James Friend
(Tokyo Institute of Technology)
9
Crack Sizing by Laser Induced Ultrasonics
Takahiro Miura
(TOSHIBA)
10
Measurement of Temperature in Sonoplasma
Shinobu Mukasa
(Ehime University)