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Mark Hamilton


Harry L. Kent, Jr. Professorship in Mechanical Engineering

Phone: (512) 471-3055
Office: ETC 4.146C

Dr. Mark F. Hamilton earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Acoustics at The Pennsylvania State University. He has served on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 1985, and he is a member of the Graduate Studies Committee in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics. Dr. Hamilton is also Research Professor at Applied Research Laboratories. ARL is the largest organized research unit at the University, and its core technical area is acoustics. Dr. Hamilton is head of the Nonlinear and Biophysical Acoustics group at ARL.

Current research in Dr. Hamilton’s group includes modeling acoustic cavitation associated with kidney stone disintegration during shock-wave lithotripsy, acoustic radiation pressure in soft tissue, nonlinear propagation phenomena related to medical ultrasound imaging, acoustically driven bubble dynamics in blood vessels, human lung response to low-frequency underwater sound, bubble growth in marine mammals subjected to underwater sound, nonlinear acoustical resonators, acoustical detection of buried landmines, nonlinear propagation effects in jet engine noise, and parametric arrays in air used for highly directional radiation of audio frequency sound.

At the undergraduate level Dr. Hamilton has taught Kinematics and Dynamics, Dynamic Systems and Controls, Noise and Vibration Control, and Engineering Acoustics. At the graduate level he has taught Acoustics I, Acoustics II, Nonlinear Acoustics, and Wave Propagation.

Dr. Hamilton is actively involved in the Acoustical Society of America. He served for ten years as Associate Editor for the Journal of the ASA covering the field of nonlinear acoustics. He was elected to three terms as an officer of the ASA, first as a member of Executive Council, then as Vice President, and most recently (2008-09) as President. He serves on the Governing Board of the American Institute of Physics, and he is General Secretary of the International Organizing Committee for the International Symposia on Nonlinear Acoustics.

Dr. Hamilton was a recipient of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering and the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. He received the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, the R. Bruce Lindsay Award from the ASA, and he is a Fellow of the ASA. Dr. Hamilton is co-editor of the graduate textbook and research monograph entitled “Nonlinear Acoustics.”

Most Recent Publications

  1. Yu. A. Ilinskii, E. A. Zabolotskaya, T. A. Hay, and M. F. Hamilton, "Models of cylindrical bubble pulsation," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., (2012)
  2. T. A. Hay, Yu. A. Ilinskii, E. A. Zabolotskaya, and M. F. Hamilton, "Model for bubble pulsation in liquid between parallel viscoelastic layers," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 132, (2012), pp. 124-137
  3. M. Overvelde, T. A. Hay, V. Garbin, B. Dollet, Yu. A. Ilinskii, E. A. Zabolotskaya, M. F. Hamilton, N. de Jong, D. Lohse, and M. Versluis, "Ultrasound contrast agent microbubble dynamics near a thin compliant membrane," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., (2012)
  4. E. A. Zabolotskaya, Yu. A. Ilinskii, T. A. Hay, and M. F. Hamilton, "Green’s functions for a volume source in an elastic half-space," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 131, (2012), pp. 1831-1842
  5. E. Kurihara, T. A. Hay, Yu. A. Ilinskii, E. A. Zabolotskaya, and M. F. Hamilton, "Model for the dynamics of two interacting axisymmetric spherical bubbles undergoing small shape oscillations," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 130, (2011), pp. 3357-3369
  6. X. Yan and M. F. Hamilton, "Statistical model of clutter suppression in tissue harmonic imaging," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 129, (2011), pp. 1193-1208
  7. E. Kurihara, T. A. Hay, Yu. A. Ilinskii, E. A. Zabolotskaya, and M. F. Hamilton, "Model for the nonlinear interaction of two aspherical bubbles," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., (2011)
  8. T. A. Hay, M. F. Hamilton, Yu. A. Ilinskii, and E. A. Zabolotskaya, "Model of coupled pulsation and translation of a gas bubble and rigid particle," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 125, (2009), pp. 1331-1339
  9. M. F. Hamilton, Yu. A. Ilinskii, and E. A. Zabolotskaya, "Nonlinear frequency shifts in acoustical resonators with varying cross sections," J. Acoust. Soc. Am., Vol. 125, (2009), pp. 1310-1318
  10. I. O. Wygant, M. Kupnik, J. C. Windsor, W. M. Wright, M. S. Wochner, G. G. Yaralioglu, M. F. Hamilton, and B. T. Khuri-Yakub, "50-kHz capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers for generation of highly directional sound with parametric arrays," IEEE Transactions On Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics And Frequency Control, Vol. 56, (2009), pp. 193-203
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