Ultrasound is used by industry for many purposes. Similar to medical ultrasound it can be used for imaging such as examining materials for hidden defects and ensuring weld joins are correct. It is also used to join materials together, to cut, drill and form them. Ultrasound is used to manipulate small objects. Ultrasound sensors can detect proximity, such as in parking sensors, or scan for fingerprints by your mobile phone, or monitor the condition of machinery for wear and tear.
C-MIU has experts in power ultrasonics and the associated electronics, developing new transducers designs and materials.
Prof Margaret Lucas, Prof Martin Lavery, Dr Patrick Harkness, Dr Steven Neale, Dr Andrew Feeney