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Dr. John Page awarded Brillouin Medal

Distinguished Professor, recognized by the International Phononics Society in Paris France.

June 10, 2015 — 

Dr John H. Page, Distinguished Professor, department of physics and astronomy was awarded the Brillouin Medal for the “first demonstration of focusing of acoustic waves by negative refraction in a flat phononic crystal”.  He was presented with the award at the Phonoics 2015 conference in Paris, France (May 31-June 5, 2015).

The Medal honors the renowned French physicist, Léon Brillouin, and is awarded every second year by the International Phononics Society for “a specific seminal contribution, as presented by up to three related publications, by a single researcher or up to three researchers working in collaboration, in the field of phononics”.

The other researchers recognized by this award were Professor Zhengyou Liu and Dr. Suxia Yang who along with Dr. Page presented their work, Focusing of acoustic waves by negative refraction in phononic crystals.  The result of research conducted here at the University of Manitoba. From 2000-2001, Yang worked at the Ultrasonics Research Laboratory at the University of Manitoba, as a visiting graduate student from HKUST in Hong Kong, where she completed the experimental part of her thesis on Phononic Crystals. Professor Zhengyou Liu, Wuhan University also visited the Ultrasonics Research lab during 2000 – 2001.



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