Assistant Professor, Boston University
The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) has named Tyrone M. Porter as the recipient of its R. Bruce Lindsay Award for his contributions to ultrasound-guided drug delivery. The award will be presented in Paris, France at Acoustics ’08 Paris, a joint international meeting of the ASA, the European Acoustics Association, and the French Acoustical Society. The Acoustical Society of America is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,500 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America- the worlds leading journal on acoustics, Acoustics Today magazine, books and standards on acoustics.
Porter, a Boston University (BU) assistant professor who is affiliated with the BU Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the BU Department of Biomedical Engineering, said “As an investigator in the field of acoustics, it is gratifying to know that my research efforts are valued by my peers.”
One of Porter’s research interests is the development of ultrasound contrast agents targeted to cancer and cardiovascular disease. Another is the development of pressure- and temperature-sensitive drug carriers for image-guided delivery. Essentially, Porter is advancing technology that makes it easier to first see and then treat some of the most lethal diseases in the United States.
Porter earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in electrical engineering from Prairie View A&M University (1996), where he was named to USA Today’s Collegiate All-Academic First Team, and a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Washington (2003). He was the National Society of Black Engineers’ Graduate Student of the Year (2002) and received the ASA Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Acoustics (2003). He joined the BU faculty in 2006 after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.