Disputas: Kenneth Kirkeng Andersen

Kenneth Kirkeng har til forsvar for graden philosophia doctor (ph.d.) på programmet anvendte mikro- og nanosystmer ved fakultet for teknologi, naturvitenskap og maritime fag innlevert avhandling med tittelen: Therapeutic dual-frequency ultrasound transducers


15 Apr

Praktisk informasjon

  • Dato: 15. april 2020
  • Tid: kl. 13.15 - 16.00
  • Sted: Skype/Zoom
  • Program

    Prøveforelesning: kl. 10.15  Therapeutic array transducers for brain therapy

    Disputas: kl. 13.15

    Bedømmelseskomiteen

    Førsteopponent: PhD, director of research, Ayache Bouakaz, Inserm, University of Tours, France

    Andreopponent: Professor Frank Melandsø, UiT

    Administrator: Professor Ulrik Hanke, Institutt for mikrosystemer, USN

    Veiledere

    Hovedveileder: professor Lars Hoff, USN

    Medveileder: Førsteamanuensis Tung Manh, USN

    Medveileder: Ph.d. Tonni Franke Johansen, NTNU

    Medveileder: Førsteamanuensis II Martijn Frijlink, USN

     

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Bilde av Kenneth Kirkeng AndersenSummary

New medical diagnostic and therapeutic applications of ultrasound require sonication with significantly different wavelengths. Unfortunately, conventional ultrasound transducers (cf. imaging of foetuses) have a bandwidth limitation of 100%, which often is too low.

In his Ph.D, Kenneth K. Andersen worked on the design and optimisation methods of ultrasound transducers with the objective to expand the bandwidth limitation of conventional transducers. Andersen collaborated with a Norwegian biotech company, Phoenix Solutions, and designed a transducer for their application. The transducer is used to increase the efficacy of chemotherapeutic drugs using a combination of microbubbles and ultrasound. The transducer and corresponding measurement set-up is currently in use at several national and international research facilities.