Xavier University of Louisiana, Class of 2025
Acoustic Lens Design
My project involved designing an acoustic lens for focusing transducers using MATLAB software, 3D printing the lens, and testing the lens’ performance with a hydrophone. My goal was to produce a single-element lens-coupled transducer, thereby reducing the cost of acquiring multi-element transducers.
I successfully wrote the code for the lens, and I plan to print and test the lens in the coming weeks. I will continue this project part-time during my fall 2022 semester.
Why were you initially interested in working with the Foundation?
I was interested in getting an experience in biomedical engineering research. I wanted to be a part of something affecting lives in a big way. The Foundation felt perfect for that experience.
Describe your experience as an intern.
It has been wonderful. I have learned a lot within a short time. I have also met important people in the field of biomedical engineering. Being an intern at the Foundation has been a career-building experience.
How will your accomplishments impact the field of focused ultrasound?
The outcome of my project will largely reduce the cost of transducers and facilitate research in ultrasound-induced hyperthermia.