Waterloo professor recipient of E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Alfred Yu

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 has been awarded a 2021 NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Award. Read the full story at Waterloo News.

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