Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Shock Wave Lithotripsy * Acoustic Imaging * Medical Ultrasonics * Sonic Boom Propagation
Professor Robin Cleveland carries out research in the field of physical acoustics with an emphasis on nonlinear acoustic propagation. He uses a combination of experimental measurement, numerical calculation, and theoretical analysis, to study problems such as lithotripsy (breaking of kidney stones by shock waves), high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) for therapeutic destruction of tissue, ultrasonic imaging of tissue, and sonic boom propagation in the atmosphere. Professor Cleveland has also worked on aspects of mine detection by acoustics, ultrasound propagation in bone, MEMS based transducers and opto-acoustic transduction. Professor Cleveland’s research is carried out at the Physical Acoustics Laboratory at Boston University.
Current projects that Professor Cleveland works on are: shock wave lithotripsy, quantitative ultrasound imaging of HIFU lesions, monitoring and controlling acoustic cavitation. Professor Cleveland is a member of the Gordon Centre for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (an NSF ERC). He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acousical Society of America.