Dr Eleanor Stride receives 2013 R. Bruce Lindsay Award of the Acoustical Society of America

The R. Bruce Lindsay Award is given annually by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) to a single researcher under the age of 35 across all fields of acoustics, who has made a significant research contribution to the field. Dr Stride received this prestigious award for ‘contributions to biomedical applications of acoustic bubbles’, with particular reference to the development of ultrasound-responsive microbubbles that can be guided and trapped under the effect of an externally applied magnetic field.

Dr Eleanor Stride receiving 2013 R. Bruce Lindsay awardHer extensive contributions to the communication of the science of acoustics to the public were also acknowledged, through her participation to BBC Radio 4 science programmes, two You Tube videos which have been viewed about 13,000 times, and recent televised appearances to announce the Queen Elizabeth II Prize in Engineering on the BBC.

Dr Stride received her award on Wednesday 5th June 2013 during the Plenary Session of the joint 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and 21st International Congress in Acoustics in Montreal, Canada. This year’s ASA awards constituted an extraordinary and unusual lineup of distinguished researchers in the field of acoustic cavitation, with Prof. Larry Crum (USA) receiving the Gold Medal and Prof. Tim Leighton (Southampton), author of the ‘Acoustic Bubble’ receiving the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal.

Dr Stride is the 5th female out of 53 total recipients of the award since 1942, and the third recipient of this Award in the Department: the 2000 R. Bruce Lindsay Award was presented to Professor Robin Cleveland, who joined the Department in October 2011 as a Professor of Engineering Science, whist the 2012 award was given to Professor Constantin Coussios who holds Statutory Chair in Biomedical Engineering. This represents the greatest number of R. Bruce Lindsay awardees working for a single University, Department or Institute anywhere in the world.