“Tattoo ink sonication” was presented as an invited talk during the 2020 Integration and Interdisciplinarity in Academia webinar.


Craig S. Carlson was awarded the Young Scientists Award for his presentation “Transient ink nucleation: the proof is in the pudding” during the 2020 Symposium on UltraSonic Electronics.

Current and former group members

Michiel Postema obtained his MSc(Utrecht) for the dissertation Discrimination between quarry blasts and micro-earthquakes using spectral analysis, applied to local Israeli events, his Dr(Twente) for the thesis Medical Bubbles, and his HDR(Tours) for the mémoire Microbulles et cellules acoustiques. He founded the ULTRASOUND group in Johannesburg in 2018. During the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, he moved to Tampere, supervising the team in both places. He is Ravenclaw by hat, Hufflepuff by choice.

Craig S. Carlson obtained his MSc(Wits) for the dissertation Fuzzy logic load forecasting with genetic algorithm parameter adjustment and his PhD(Wits) for the thesis The Sound of Ink. He is combining an honorary lecturing position at Wits with postdoctoral research at TUNI. He has been sorted in Ravenclaw.

Nicole Anderton obtained her MSc(Wits) for the dissertation Acoustic properties of antibubbles. She is currently pursuing her DSc at TUNI. She is a proud Slytherin.

Nina Terho obtained her MSc(TUNI), for the dissertation Modelling the Spread of Cyclotron Exhausts (2022).

Emmi Peltola obtained her MSc(TUNI), for the dissertation Numerical and Experimental Evaluation of Acuros BV Algorithm for Brachytherapy (2022).

Jean Jordaan obtained his MSc(Wits), for the dissertation Effect of Ultrasound on the Hydrophobicity of Microparticles (2022).

Malavika Nathan obtained her MSc(Wits) for the dissertation Ultrasonic blood fractionation: whole blood behaviour in an ultrasonic field (2020).

Charl Smalberger obtained his MSc(Wits) for the dissertation Ultrasound-assisted cell eradication (2020).

The group personnel 2018
The group during the 2018 inaugural lecture From cosmos to clinic: using Star Wars seismics for diagnosis and therapy. Photo by Nicole Anderton.