Physics Dept., Cook Building
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
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Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, B.A., Physics, Mathematics, 1941
Pennsylvania State University, M.S., Physics, 1944
Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., Physics, 1947
1986-present Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont
1960-1986 Professor of Physics, University of Vermont
1980-2002 Chairman, Scientific Committee No.66 (Ultrasound) for National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP)
1969 Visiting Scientist, University College, Cardiff
1960 Visiting Scientist, Oxford University
1950-1960 Assistant and Associate Professor of Physics, Brown University
1947-1950 Instructor and Assistant Professor of Physics, Pennsylvania State University
Honors and Awards:
Who's Who in America
Fellow, Acoustical Society of America (ASA), American Institute of Ultrasound in
Medicine (AIUM) and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
University Scholar (Physical Sciences) University of Vermont 1984
W.J. Fry Memorial Lecturer Award 1990 (AIUM)
Silver Medal, Acoustical Society of America, 1990
National Academy of Engineering, 1996
Distinguished Service Award, Luther College, 1996
Vermont Academy of Science and Engineering, 1997
Lauriston S. Taylor Lecture Award (NCRP), 2001
Five Selected Publications (from about 135):
Intermediate Biophysical Mechanics, W. L. Nyborg, Cummings Publishing Co., 1975.
Biophysical Mechanisms for Biological Effects of Ultrasound, HEW Publication, (FDA) 78-8062, Bureau of Radiological Health, Rockville, Maryland 20857, 1978.
Human exposure to ultrasound, W.L.Nyborg, Appl. Occup. Environ. Hyg. 11, 251-254, 1996.
Acoustic streaming, W.L.Nyborg, Chapter 7, pp.207-231, in M.F.Hamilton and D.T.Blackstock, eds., Nonlinear Acoustics, Academic Press, 1998.
Emerging Therapeutic Ultrasound, Junru Wu and Wesley Nyborg, eds., World Scientific Publishing Co., 2006.
Physical acoustics, Biophysical ultrasound, Mechanisms for physical, chemical, and biological effects of ultrasound.