|Died||January 24, 2015 (aged 90)|
|Awards||IEEE Edison Medal (1996)|
ASA Gold Medal (1998)
Floyd Dunn (April 14, 1924 – January 24, 2015) was an American electrical engineer who made contributions to all aspects of the interaction of ultrasound and biological media. Dr. Dunn was a member of Scientific Committee 66 of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements as well as many FDA, NIH, AIUM, and ASA committees. He collaborated with scientists in the UK, Japan, China and Post-Soviet states.
He received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1949, 1951, and 1956, respectively, from the University of Illinois, Urbana, all in Electrical Engineering. Dunn joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in 1955, became Professor in 1965, and retired in 1995. He was Director of the Bioacoustics Research laboratory from 1977 to 1995, and Chairman of the Bioengineering Faculty 1978 to 1982.
His death came 30 days after that of his wife, Elsa.
Awards and honors
- Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Fellow, Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
- Fellow, American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- Fellow, Institute of Acoustics (IOA)
- Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
- Member, United States National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
- Member, National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
- Member, Biophysical Society
- William J. Fry Memorial Award (1984)
- Joseph H. Holmes Basic Science Pioneer Award of the AIUM (1990)
- AIUM/WFUMB History of Medical Ultrasound Pioneer Award (1988)
- University of Illinois Senior Scholar Award
- Medal of Special Merit of the Acoustical Society of Japan (1988)
- Silver Medal in Bioresponse to Vibration of the Acoustical Society of America (1989)
- Career Achievement Award of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (1995)
- 1996 IEEE Edison Medal For creative contributions to the fundamental knowledge of ultrasonic propagation in and interactions with biological media
- 1997 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois
- 2008 William and Francis Fry Honorary Fellowship lifetime achievement award by the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound
- "Remembering the life of ultrasound pioneer Floyd Dunn". Electrical and Computer Engineering. Urbana–Champaign: University of Illinois. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Floyd Dunn Obituary". The News-Gazette (Champaign-Urbana). 28 January 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Floyd Dunn Obituary - Tucson, AZ". Arizona Daily Star. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Ultrasonics: In Memoria: Floyd Dunn". Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society. IEEE. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Floyd Dunn". acousticalsociety.org. Acoustical Society of America. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
Gold Medal Award - 1998
- Floyd Dunn // Obituary at Physics Today
- "Floyd Dunn". Bioacoustics Research Laboratory. Urbana–Champaign: University of Illinois. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- O’Brien, William D., Jr.; Dunn, Floyd (October 2015). "An early history of high-intensity focused ultrasound". Physics Today. 68 (10): 40. doi:10.1063/pt.3.2947. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Remembering Ultrasound Pioneer Floyd Dunn". Rochester Center for Biomedical Ultrasound. University of Rochester. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
Founding RCBU Director Ed Carstensen writes, 'It is hard to believe today, but in the mid-1960s, research in this field had dwindled to the point that progress could be reported in biannual sessions at meetings of the Acoustical Society. Floyd and Wesley Nyborg organized those special sessions and we are uniquely indebted to them for keeping the field alive.'
- NCRP Scientific Committee 66 (1983). "Biological Effects of Ultrasound: Mechanisms and Clinical Implications". Report No. 074. Bethesda, Maryland: National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements. ISBN 0913392642. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Distinguished Alumni Awards". Engineering at Illinois. Urbana–Champaign: University of Illinois. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
To Floyd Dunn for his outstanding contributions to ultrasonic biophysics and bioengineering.
- "Floyd Dunn". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 25 July 2011.
- Dunn, Floyd (13 August 2009). "Oral Histories". Niels Bohr Library & Archives (Interview). Interviewed by E. Carr Everbach. College Park, Maryland: American Institute of Physics. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "In Memoriam: Floyd Dunn". fusfoundation.org. Focused Ultrasound Foundation. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Elsa Dunn Obituary - Tucson, AZ". Arizona Daily Star. 6 January 2015. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
- "Fellows - D". IEEE Fellows. IEEE. Archived from the original on 2009-07-07. Retrieved 2010-01-23.
Floyd Dunn (Life Fellow) 1980: for contributions to the understanding of the interaction of ultrasonic waves with living tissue
- "Floyd Dunn, Ph.D. COF-0258". AIMBE. American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
College of Fellows Class of 1995: For contributions to medical ultrasound and to education.
- Special to The New York Times (12 May 1990). "60 New Members Elected to Academy of Sciences". New York Times. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
Floyd Dunn, professor of electrical engineering, biophysics and bioengineering, University of Illinois, Urbana.
- "Dr. Floyd Dunn". National Academy of Engineering. National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
Contributions to fundamental knowledge of ultrasonic propagating in, and of ultrasonic interaction with, biological media.
- "1997 Distinguished Alumni Award". Electrical and Computer Engineering. Urbana–Champaign: University of Illinois. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
- "Prizes and Awards". istu.org. Laurel, Maryland: International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
- Moone, Tom (15 December 2008). "Professor Emeritus Dunn receives William J. and Francis J. Fry Award". Electrical and Computer Engineering. Urbana–Champaign: University of Illinois. Retrieved 14 August 2016.
Dunn said that it was most appropriate that the award he received be named after Bill and Frank Fry.