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Armen Sarvazyan awarded Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America

May 03, 2016

Armen Sarvazyan of Artann Laboratories, Inc., Trenton, NJ, has been named recipient of the Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) for contributions to ultrasound imaging and its applications. The award will be presented at the 171st meeting of the ASA on 25 May 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Medal is presented to individuals for contributions to the advancement of science, engineering, or human welfare through the application of acoustic principles, or through research accomplishments in acoustics specifically for work that overlaps more than one technical area.

"I am greatly honored to have been awarded the interdisciplinary Helmholtz-Rayleigh Silver Medal and I thank the awards committee and my nominators. My work has indeed been interdisciplinary: the range of my interests extends from molecular acoustics, ultrasound imaging, tissue characterization, nonlinear acoustics, nondestructive testing to military applications such as land mine detection. Successful work in such a broad field was possible only due to close collaboration with many of my colleagues;" said Sarvazyan. "I want to thank my coauthors who deserve a significant fraction of this award. Thank you."

Armen Sarvazyan earned PhD and DSc degrees in Biophysics from the USSR Academy of Sciences. He served as Senior Scientist and Head of the Biophysical Acoustics Laboratory, Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, in Pushchino, Russia before immigrating to the US in 1992. He organized and served as Head of the Laboratory of Biomolecular Acoustics at the Chemistry Department of Rutgers University from 1992-00. Sarvazyan is currently Chief Scientific Officer at Artann Laboratories.

Armen Sarvazyan began his scientific career studying mechanical and acoustical properties of biological tissues. His findings served as a basis for the shear wave elasticity imaging technology that he developed and patented in the mid-90s. He also developed ultrasonic devices for the investigation of biomolecular interactions. A significant part of his research was related to elasticity imaging. Sarvazyan and his colleagues conducted pioneering experiments on MRI and Ultrasonic Elastography. More recently a significant part of his research activities has been on Tactile Imaging, a new modality of Elastography, and research projects in the field of molecular biophysics and on industrial and military applications of acoustics.

Armen Sarvazyan has served on the journal editorial boards of Ultrasonics (1981-95), Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (1982-91), Ultrasonics Sonochemistry (1994-96), and Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research (2007-13). Among his awards is the Pioneer Award of the History of Medical Ultrasound, World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology and American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (1988).
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America--the world's leading journal on acoustics, Acoustics Today magazine, and standards on acoustics. ASA also holds two major scientific meetings each year. For more information about the Society visit our website,

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