People in the Ultrasonics Research Group

Group Director

  • Dr William M. D. Wright, BEng (Warwick) PhD (Warwick) SMIEEE MAcoustSocAm


Postdoctoral Researchers



Postgraduate Students

  • Lindy Verstraten, BSc (University College Cork)
    Research Area: Applications of ultrasound for bee health


Visiting Researchers



Interns / Summer Students

  • Aileen Ma, BS candidate (MIT, USA)
    Research Area: Automated ultrasonic C-scanning
  • Daniel Maguire, BE candidate (UCC), SEFS Summer Bursary Winner 2019
    Research Area: Automated ultrasonic testing of edible oils



Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Dr. Brendan C. Barry, BEng (University College Cork) PhD (University College Cork)
    Research Area: Power electronics for airborne ultrasonic applications
  • Dr. Koen W. A. van Dongen, MSc (Utrecht) PhD (Delft) AMInstP Marie-Curie Research Fellow
    Research Area: Ultrasonic imaging of Tissue Temperature for In-Situ Monitoring of Thermal Cancer Therapy
  • Dr. Konstantin M. Bograchev, MSc (Moscow) PhD (Moscow)
    Research Area: Imaging temperature distributions using ultrasonic tomography for hyperthermic cancer therapies
  • Dr. Paul Ingleby, BSc (Wolver) PhD (Warw) Marie-Curie Research Fellow
    Research Area: Design, Fabrication and Testing of Capacitive Ultrasonic Transducers

Postgraduate Students

  • Salem K. Brini Ahmed, BSc (Al-Fateh)
    Research Area: Advanced Ultrasonic Techniques for Measuring Gas and Liquid Flows
  • Orla Burke, BE (UCC) MIEEE MIEI
    Research Area: Advanced DSP Techniques for Medical Ultrasonic Imaging
  • Aidan Constant, BE (UCC)
    Research Area: Image processing for ultrasonic temperature estimation
  • Conor Creedon, BE (UCC)
    Research Area: In-Situ Monitoring of Laser-Refractive Eye Surgery
  • Daniel Cummins, BEng (Dublin Institute of Technology)
    Research Area: Flowmetering of an OWC using ultrasonics
  • Gerard Cummins, BE (UCC)
    Research Area: Modelling and characterisation of novel capacitive Micromachined Ultrasonic Transducers (cMUTs)
  • Pio J. Jesudoss, BSc (University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg) MSc (University Louis Pasteur of Strasbourg)
    Research Area: Development and reliability of a Direct Access Sensor using Flip Chip on flex technology with Anisotropic Conductive Adhesive
  • Wentao Jiang, BSc (Zhejiang University of Technology) MSc (York)
    Research area: Secure short-range wireless communications using ultrasound in air
  • Declan Kelly, BEng (Dublin Institute of Technology)
    Research Area: Parabolic reflectors for air-coupled ultrasound
  • James Kelly, BS Electrical Engineering (Pittsburgh) MEngSc (UCC)
    Research Area: Industrial process control software for ocean energy based on real-time integrated monitoring and control system
  • Sean G. McSweeney, BE (UCC) MEngSc (UCC)
    Research Area: Optimal and Adaptive Systems for Air-Coupled Capacitive Ultrasonic Transducers
  • Cormac O'Hare, BE (UCC)
    Research Area: Ultrasonic Imaging for Thermal Cancer Therapy
  • Stephen A. O'Riordan, BE (CIT)
    Research Area: Investigation of Installation Effects in Prototype Ultrasonic Fluid Flow Meters
  • Ian J. O'Sullivan, BEng (CIT) MEngSc (UCC) AMIChemE
    Research Area: Advanced Ultrasonic Techniques For Measuring Gas Flow Phenomena
  • Robbie Power, BE (WIT)
    Research Area: Ultrasonic Imaging for Thermal Cancer Therapy
  • Liam Ryan, BSc (Limerick)
    Research Area: Development of an ultrasonic transducer manufacturing process
  • Michael Walsh, BSc (TCD) MEngSc (UCC) MIEI SMIMechE
    Research Area: Active Suspension with Ultrasonic Road Preview using Fuzzy Control

Visiting Researchers/Interns

  • Yubin Ding (Apr 2019 - Jul 2019), BSc (Northwest A&F University, Yangling) MSc (Wageningen University & Reearch, Netherlands)
    Research Area: Ultrasonic evaluation of fish oils
  • Yuzheng Yang (Jul 2018 - Sep 2018), MSc (China Agricultural University, Beijing)
    Research Area: Ultrasonic techniques for the detection of milk adulteration
  • Thach Nguyen (Jun 2018 - Jul 2018), BE (UCC)
    Research Area: SEFS Summer Bursary Winner 2018: Laser ultrasonic testing of mortar and concrete
  • Jing Yan (Mar 2017 - Jun 2017), BSc (Sichuan Agricultural University, China)
    Research Area: Ultrasonic evaluation of vegetable oils
  • Dr Jorge Gosálbez Castillo (Aug 2016 - Jan 2017), BE (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) PhD (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)
    Research Area: Airborne ultrasonic NDT of cement and mortar
  • Flora P. Liu (Jun 2016 - Aug 2016), BS (MIT)
    Research Area: Evaluation of ultrasonic sensors
  • Zichuan Fan (Jan 2014 - Dec 2014), BE (Beihang University)
    Research Area: Non-invasive ultrasonic gas flow measurement technologies

Ultrasonics Research Group

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School of Engineering, University College Cork, College Road, Cork, Ireland