Meet the Labs in Latin America
In this session, invited speakers will present the research activities of their laboratories. The main goals of this event are to promote research collaboration on ultrasonics within Latin America and increase the visibility of the labs to the ultrasound community worldwide.
Session 1: October 4, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:40 PM UTC-5
Moderator: Jean-Gabriel Minonzio
Jose Henrique Araujo Lopes de Andrade
Professor J. Henrique Lopes leads the Acoustic and applications research group in the Federal University of Alagoas. This research group was founded in 2020 and has 4 academic members of staff, 7 undergraduate, 2 master degrees and 1 Phd students. He has experience in acoustic radiation force and torque generated by ultrasound fields and its applications in acoustic tweezers and acoustic levitation. Recently he has worked in the subwavelength focusing beam generation using spherical objects like lenses to high resolution ultrasound imaging. Furthermore, a new research interest has emerged in the group about high power transducers for applications in bio-antifouling. Currently, is an effective member of the Postgraduate programme of the Physical Institute at Federal University of Alagoas.
Raul Esquivel-Sirvent is a full-time researcher at the Institute of Physics of the National University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City. After completion of his B.Sc in Physics degree from UNAM, he obtained his M. Sc and Ph. D at Ohio University working in ultrasound propagation in disordered media, followed by a postdoctoral position in Geophysics studying ultrasound propagation in rocks.
Dr. Esquivel-Sirvent research focuses on wave propagation in random media and heat transport in mesoscale systems. Most recently his research projects include several topics in quantitative medical ultrasound both experimentally and numerical simulations including quantitative ultrasound of breast lesions, characterization of contrastants for ultrasonic imaging and applications of homogenization models to describe wave propagation in tissue.
Antonio Adilton Carneiro
Antonio Adilton O Carneiro received the B.Sc. degree in Physycs from the Universidade Federal da Bahia, Salvador, Ba, Brazil, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D degree in Physics Applied to Medicine and Biology from the Universidade de São Paulo, Ribeirao Preto, SP, Brazil, in 1997 and 2001, respectively. He did postdoctoral fellowship at the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidade de São Paulo between 2002 and 2003; He was a visiting researcher at the University of Wisconsin, Madison-WI, in 2004 and at Mayo Clinic Foundation, in Rochester, MN, in 2006. He is currently a Full Professor at the Universidade de São Paulo; vice president of the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering; Coordinator of the Group of Innovation in Biomedical Instrumentation and Ultrasound; Member of the board of the Brazilian Society of Biomedical Engineering; the Brazilian Society of Physics, and the Brazilian Association of Medical Physics. He teaches Basic Physics, Ultrasound in Biomedicine; Medical Instrumentation and Entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduation and graduation level. His main areas of research are in biomedical instrumentation, development of theranostic systems involving ultrasound, magnetism and optics, and development of tissue-mimicking phantoms for surgical training.
Session 2: October 5, 2021, 3:45 PM - 5:25 PM
Moderator: Wagner Coelho de Albuquerque Pereira
Roberto Lavarello received his B.Sc. degree in Electronics Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú in 2000, and his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005 and 2009, respectively. He is currently a full professor at the Department of Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú and the director of the Medical Imaging Laboratory, the M.SC. in Biomedical Engineering, and the Ph.D. in Engineering programs from the same institution. His research is primarily focused on the reconstruction and processing of images for the non-invasive assessment of pathological conditions. He is a senior member of IEEE and a former Fulbright scholarship recipient. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering (2010-2012) and is currently an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control and the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, and an editorial board member for the IEEE Open Access Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology. He has served as IEEE EMBS Peru Section Chapter chair (2014-2016) and is currently the R9 representative at the IEEE EMBS AdCom (2017-2022), the chair-of the IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Steering Committee, the chair of the the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging Steering Committee, the co-chair of the backscatter coefficient group of the the AIUM/QIBA Pulse-Echo Quantitative Ultrasound Biomarker committee. and a member of the IEEE EMBS Technical Committee on Biomedical Imaging and Image Processing, the IEEE SPS Technical Committee on Bio Imaging and Signal Processing, and the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium.
Dr. Dumani received B.Sc. and Lic. in Electrical Engineering (UCR), M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering (UT Austin), and Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering (Georgia Tech and Emory). Additionally, he was a postdoctoral researcher in imaging and nanomedicine for diagnostics and image-guided therapy at Georgia Tech and Emory.
Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Costa Rica, where he manages the Biomedical Engineering Research Lab. His research interests include the development of imaging solutions for diagnosis and therapy monitoring of disease, using ultrasound, photoacoustics, and nanoscale contrast agents.
Nicolás Benech is a professor at the Instituto de Física, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la República in Uruguay. He completed his PhD Thesis in 2008 about time reversal of shear waves in soft solids and noise correlation based elastography. Since then, he has published several papers in this subjects. Since 2017 he led a team working in surface wave elastography applied to agrifoods and regenerative medicine. He holds a national patent in this area. His research interests are ultrasound elastography, surface wave elastography and physical acoustics which include wave propagation in complex media and time-reversal through random media. He has collaborations with research groups in France (LIA, LabTau), Brazil (UFRJ), USA (Verasonics) and Mexico (UNAM, CINVESTAV).