Robin Cleveland Ph.D.

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Professor

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

email: robinc@bu.edu
website: people.bu.edu/robinc

Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications
R.O. Cleveland, P.V. Chitnis, and S.R. McClure, “Acoustic Field of a Ballistic Shock Wave Therapy Device,” Ultrasound Med. and Biol., 33:1327-1335, 2007.
2.     B. Ulker Karbeyaz, E.L. Miller, and R.O. Cleveland, “Fast Computation of Acoustic Field of a Segment of Cylindrically Concave Transducer,” J. Acoust Soc. Am. ,121:1226-1237, 2007.
3.     M.V. Averiyanov, V.A. Khokhlova, O.A. Sapozhnikov, Ph. Blanc-Benon, and R.O. Cleveland, “Nonlinear Parabolic Equation For The Description Of Nonlinear Acoustic Wave Propagation In Inhomogeneous Moving Media,” Acoust. Physics, 52(6) 623–63, 2006.
4.     J. Huang, P. Dupont, A. Undurti, J. Triedman, and R.O. Cleveland, “Producing Diffuse Ultrasound Reflections from Medical Instruments Using a Quadratic Residue Diffuser,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 32:721-727, 2006.
5.     P.V. Chitnis and R.O. Cleveland, “Quantitative measurements of acoustic emissions from cavitation at the surface of a stone in response to a lithotripter shock wave,” J. Acoust Soc. Am., 119:1929-1932, 2006.
  • R.O. Cleveland, P.V. Chitnis, and S.R. McClure, “Acoustic Field of a Ballistic Shock Wave Therapy Device,” Ultrasound Med. and Biol., 33:1327-1335, 2007.
  • B. Ulker Karbeyaz, E.L. Miller, and R.O. Cleveland, “Fast Computation of Acoustic Field of a Segment of Cylindrically Concave Transducer,” J. Acoust Soc. Am. ,121:1226-1237, 2007.
  • M.V. Averiyanov, V.A. Khokhlova, O.A. Sapozhnikov, Ph. Blanc-Benon, and R.O. Cleveland, “Nonlinear Parabolic Equation For The Description Of Nonlinear Acoustic Wave Propagation In Inhomogeneous Moving Media,” Acoust. Physics, 52(6) 623–63, 2006.
  • J. Huang, P. Dupont, A. Undurti, J. Triedman, and R.O. Cleveland, “Producing Diffuse Ultrasound Reflections from Medical Instruments Using a Quadratic Residue Diffuser,” Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology, 32:721-727, 2006.
  • P.V. Chitnis and R.O. Cleveland, “Quantitative measurements of acoustic emissions from cavitation at the surface of a stone in response to a lithotripter shock wave,” J. Acoust Soc. Am., 119:1929-1932, 2006.