Constantin Coussios, Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the Department of Engineering Science and Professorial Fellow of the College, has been selected as the recipient of the 2012 Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award by the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU). The distinction, which he received during the Society’s symposium in Heidelberg, is given annually to a young researcher who has made significant contributions to the field of therapeutic ultrasound within 10 years of completing their graduate studies. Exceptionally, this year, two awards were made, the second being given to Dr Nathan MacDannold of Harvard University.
Professor Coussios’ award recognises the contributions of his research group, the Biomedical Ultrasonics, Biotherapy and Biopharmaceuticals Laboratory (BUBBL) to therapeutic ultrasound, particularly for the invention and development of passive acoustic mapping (PAM) as a novel method for non-invasive treatment monitoring. The award also recognizes services to the Society, and Prof. Coussios served as its Secretary-General between 2006–10.