Cecille Labuda, Sunethra Dayavansha and Nazaning Omidi gave a three part talk at Rhodes College. The talk was a general overview of the type of research that the Ultrasonics group does with emphasis on three projects; computation of ultrasonic pressure fields in feline brain, temperature studies of shear waves in viscoelastic micellar fluids and visualization of shear was in viscoelastic micellar fluid using microspheres.
The American Physical Society Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics were held on January 16-18, 2015. The University of Mississippi was one of the eight host sites. Sunethra Dayavansha gave a talk "Shear Waves in Viscoelastic Media".
Nazanin Omidi gave a talk "Computing of Ultrasonic Pressure Fields in Feline Brain".
Ukesh Koju was a participant in the University of Mississippi 3 Minute Thesis competion. Ukesh gave his 3MT on metamaterials and acoustic cloaking.
Charles Church has been named the new editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society Express Letters (JASA-EL). Dr. Churchas has always had a strong interest in the improvement of technical writing and communication, so this is a great opportunity for him. University of Mississippi Communications has interviewed Dr. Church about his new editorship. This interview can be read here.