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Current Winner - 2021

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Alfred Yu

E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Electrical and Computer Engineering

University of Waterloo

Dr. Alfred Yu is guiding the direction of next-generation innovations in ultrasound technology. Yu’s team at the University of Waterloo has developed and commercialized high frame rate ultrasound techniques that are now incorporated into the community screening program by physicians at the largest retirement living network in Ontario, to help care workers assess the cardiovascular health of elderly subjects. Yu’s advancements in therapeutic ultrasound have also led to more efficient ultrasound treatment protocols being developed by clinical collaborators at major teaching hospitals in Ontario. His team is now leading the next wave of ultrasound innovations for cardiovascular aging diagnostics. In addition, he is exploring how ultrasound interacts with living cells to expand the applicability of ultrasonics beyond imaging and into use for rational therapeutic treatments.

In recognition of highly beneficial advancements to ultrasound technology, Dr. Alfred Yu is awarded a 2021 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Award.

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