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Midyear Meeting

Sound Solutions 2019

The Ultrasonic Industry Association are holding their Sound Solutions Meeting in Glasgow, UK on Sunday October 6th 2019, just prior to the IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium. SS2019 will be co-chaired by Mark Hodnett (NPL) and Rebecca Cleary (University of Glasgow).

Sound Solutions will be presented as part of the IUS short courses on Sunday, 6 October from 14:00 - 18:00 at the Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow, Scotland UK.  

The theme for the half-day meeting is Therapeutic Ultrasound, and the Invited session will include presentations on soft tissue therapies, ultrasound surgery and drug delivery. Our guest speakers will include Kevin Houser (Ethicon, a Johnson and Johnson company), Thomas Stritch (Stryker) and Brad Treeby (University College London).

We will also include a Participation Session, featuring further speakers and extended agenda time for discussion around particular therapeutic ultrasound topics raised by the presenters and by delegates. We will also feature some of the exhibitors from the IEEE IUS for elevator pitches of their latest products.

SS2019 is priced at just $150, and will start at 1pm on October 6th. To register, please go to

Register NOW for Sound Solutions 2019

The registration fee for this workshop is $150US for both UIA members and nonmembers.  You do not need to attend any other IUS event to participate in this workshop.


Sound Solutions 2016

The 2016 Sound Solutions was held at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa on 21 - 22 September. This workshop, Sound Solutions 2016, was co-hosted by Iowa State and the Ultrasonic Industry Association.

 The workshop covered:

  • The use of ultrasonics for food security and quality assurance. This will include measuring food properties and phase detection, such as meat structure and fruit and vegetable ripeness, as well as a range of other topics. This will be a half day of seminars, demonstrations and laboratory tours followed by a dinner.
  • The use of high power ultrasonics for food processing. This will include de-foaming, food cutting and packaging as well as fundamental concepts. This will be a half day of seminars, demonstrations and laboratory tours followed by a boxed lunch.

The workshop was co-sponsored by the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) and is chaired by David Grewell, director of the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites and affiliate of the Center for Crops Utilization Research (CCUR). The workshop will include tours of laboratories located at CCUR and CIRAS.

Sound Solutions 2015

A field having such great breadth as ultrasonics presents a challenge at keeping abreast of all the endeavors in academia, applied research, industrial and medical uses, and new product developments. While the UIA Symposium highlights work in these areas, there is still more to be discussed. So the UIA responded by offering a focused workshop that delves deep into topics that have been identified by you.

The focus of the first Sound Solutions workshop was industrial applications and challenges with high power ultrasound. On October 20th, 2015, the workshop kicked off with a reception and Karl Graff’s presentation on the Fundamentals of Power Ultrasonics. The event continued on October 21st at EWI’s Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. While the morning session spoke to specific uses such as welding, soldering, forming, machining, and others, non-typical presentations were also given on Automotive Light Weighting Trends, Manufacturing Trends, and Equipment and Tooling. 

The afternoon session carried on as an interactive session where attendees had the opportunity to engage speakers and experts in the field on specific challenges, but also talk amongst the attendees about potential applications for future uses. The workshop concluded with a tour of EWI’s facilities and first-hand look at their extensive research in industrial systems using high power ultrasonics.

The first Sound Solutions workshop was deemed a success having drawn in just under 30 attendees from across the country. There was outstanding engagement and several interesting ideas presented for potential uses. A major contributor to making this event a success was due to our sponsors, Dukane, EWI, Integra, Sonobond, and ToolTex Inc. We grateful for your continued support.

In making this year’s Sound Solutions workshop even more successful, we need to hear from you! As previously mentioned, the goal of this workshop is to specifically address topics that have widespread interest with those working with ultrasonics. We are currently in the planning stages of this year’s workshop and will continue to solicit topics at UIA 45 in April. What would you like to hear more about!

-Matt Short