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Floyd Dunn

Floyd Dunn
Born (1924-04-14) April 14, 1924
Kansas City, Missouri
Notable awards IEEE Edison Medal (1996)
ASA Gold Medal (1998)

Floyd Dunn (born April 14, 1924)[1] is an electrical engineer who made contributions to all aspects of the interaction of ultrasound and biological media.


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.[2]

Awards and honors

  • 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.


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  2. ^ "Floyd Dunn". IEEE Global History Network. IEEE. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Fellows - D". IEEE Fellows. IEEE. Retrieved 2010-01-23. Floyd Dunn (Life Fellow) 1980: for contributions to the understanding of the interaction of ultrasonic waves with living tissue 
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