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BME Interim Chair Paul Dayton has won the 2020 IEEE UFFC – Ultrasonics Carl Hellmuth Hertz Award. Dr. Dayton received the award for contributions to the study of microbubbles and phase change contrast agents in ultrasound imaging and therapeutics.

The Carl Hellmuth Hertz Award is an international award presented to a single recipient each year by the the IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society (UFFC). It is bestowed on a mid-career investigator who has made remarkable contributions to the field of ultrasonics resulting in measurable innovation and impact. Recipients have an excellent track record in terms of scholarly publications, technical reports, and inventions/patents. The award recognizes investigators for their outstanding mid-career achievements and for promoting the field of Ultrasonics.

This award was named for Carl Hellmuth Hertz to honor his pivotal role as both a researcher and as an advisor to others working in the field of medical diagnostic ultrasound imaging. To read the official announcement, visit UNC Health news here. To learn more about the Carl Hellmuth Hertz Award here. The UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering congratulates Dr. Dayton on receiving this well deserved honor!

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