Expertise: ultrasound imaging and drug delivery
John A. Hossack obtained B.Eng (1986) and Ph.D. (1990) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow UK. During the period 1990-1992, he was a post-doctoral researcher at the E. L. Ginzton Laboratory at Stanford University. His early research involved the modeling and design composite piezoelectric ceramic / epoxy transducers. Subsequently, at Acuson (a medical ultrasonic imaging equipment manufacturer in Mountain View, CA), he made contributions in the fields of transducer design, beamforming, 3D imaging methods and image quantification / processing. Since joining the University of Virginia (Associate Professor 2000-2009, Professor 2009-), he been working on 2D transducer arrays for low-cost handheld ultrasound imaging, mouse heart imaging, molecular imaging using targeted ultrasound contrast agents and developing catheters with a dual imaging and drug delivery capability for a variety of cardiovascular related applications. Very recently, he has been performing research involving photoacoustic and fluorescent signal detection catheters.