We are excited to continue the ISTU On-Air webinar series in 2022.  These webinars are designed to promote knowledge of Therapeutic Ultrasound and increase discussion among the ISTU community. A committee led by Alfred C. H. Yu, Ph.D. is actively working on the programming for the webinar series.

Our last webinar was held on July 28 2022. We were excited to welcome our 2019 Lizzi Award Winner, Kevin J. Haworth, PhD, FAIUM, Associate Professor, Director of Data and Analytics, Medical Sciences Baccalaureate Program, University of Cincinnati presenting:

"Making Gas to Remove Gas: Acoustic Droplet Vaporization for Reperfusion Injury"


About the Professor
Kevin J. Haworth received the B.S. degree in physics from Truman State University, Kirksville, MO, USA, in 2003, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, in 2006 and 2009, respectively. He was a Post-Doctoral Fellow under the tutelage of C. K. Holland with the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA, where he is currently an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Pediatrics. His research interests include the use of bubbles for diagnostic and therapeutic ultrasound applications. His laboratory currently focuses on studies of cavitation imaging and acoustic droplet vaporization for gas scavenging.

Dr. Haworth received the International Society of Therapeutic Ultrasound Frederic Lizzi Early Career Award in 2019. He is a member of the Acoustical Society of America and a fellow of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM). He serves on the Bioeffects and Technical Standards Committees and is the Vice Chair for the Basic Science and Instrumentation Community of Practice for AIUM. He is a member of the Biomedical Acoustic Technical Committee and the Public Relations Committees for the ASA along with co-chairing the Biomedical Acoustics Student Best Abstract Competition.

About the Moderator

This session will be moderated by James Kwan, Associate Professor at the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow at Balliol College. He is part of the Physical Acoustics Lab (PacLab). His research interests include the application of mechanical, thermal, and chemical effects of ultrasound and cavitation to address challenges in personal and environmental health. He was awarded the W.W. Spooner Junior Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford for his work in ultrasound-based strategies for drug delivery. From 2016 to 2020, James was an Assistant Professor at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering (SCBE) at Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU). James’ work to date on ultrasound and cavitation has resulted in invited presentations and lectures around the world, peer-reviewed journal articles in prestigious journals such as Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, Journal of Controlled Release, Small, and Theranostics, and co-authored book chapters. He is also part of the Editorial Board of Ultrasonics Sonochemistry. Additionally, he has applied for numerous patents, two of which have been awarded and are now licensed to separate spinout companies in the USA and UK.

2022 Webinar Schedule

  • February 24/25: "New Generation Nanobubbles: The Smaller the Better?" - Professor Katsuro Tachibana, M.D., Ph.D.
  • March 24: "MR-guided HIFU - From Preclinical Work to Clinical Trials" - Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Holger Grüll
  • April 28: "Sonobactericide for Treating Bacterial Infections" - Klazina Kooiman, Ph.D.
  • May 26: "Dissecting the Brain with Sound and Magnets" - Charles F. Caskey, Ph.D.
  • July 28: "Making Gas to Remove Gas: Acoustic Droplet Vaporization for Reperfusion Injury" - Kevin J. Haworth, Ph.D.
  • October 27: Speaker and Topic To Be Announced
  • December 1: Speaker and Topic To Be Announced