Professor Ronald A Roy is the new Vice President-Elect of the Acoustical Society of America

Congratulations to Professor Ronald A. Roy, Statutory Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Department of Engineering Science, who has been elected Vice President-Elect of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). His term began on 22nd May 2015 and he will automatically assume the office of Vice-President on 27 May 2016.

Professor Ronald A. Roy

Professor Roy’s previous positions include Professor and Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University (1966-2013), Senior Physicist and Research Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Washington (1991-1996), and Research Scientist at the National Centre for Physical acoustics (1988-1991).

He received a B.S, in Engineering Physics from the University of Maine, an M.S. in Physics from the University of Mississippi and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering and Applied Science from Yale University.

He specialises in the application of physical acoustics principles to problems in biomedical imaging and therapy, industrial ultrasonics, underwater sound, and the acoustics of bubbles and bubbly media.

Professor Roy is a Fellow of the ASA and served previously as Member of the Executive Council (2002-2005). Professor Roy said: “The Acoustical Society of America has been my professional home for approximately 35 years. I have benefitted greatly from the outstanding mentors, colleagues, and students I have met at technical meetings and while engaged in ASA-based educational and administrative activities. I am honoured by this appointment and look forward to serving the Society and its members across the globe.”

For more information on Professor Roy’s work please visit page 9 of the Department of Engineering Science News (Issue 3: 2013-14)