Expertise: Ultrasound, Ultrasonic therapy, ultrasonic imaging, ultrasonic communications, ultrasonic bioeffects, ultrasound device development, beamforming, inverse scattering.
Professor Oelze was born in Hamilton, New Zealand in 1971. He earned a B.S. in Physics and Mathematics (1994, Harding University) and Ph.D. in Physics (2000, University of Mississippi). From 2000 to 2002 Dr. Oelze served as a post-doc in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) inside the Bioacoustics Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). From 2002 to 2004, Dr. Oelze was a NIH fellow conducting research in quantitative ultrasound techniques for biomedical ultrasound applications in cancer detection. Dr. Oelze joined the faculty of ECE at the UIUC in 2005 and continues to serve as a professor and Associate Head for Graduate Affairs. He is a professor in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine. His research interests include biomedical ultrasound, quantitative ultrasound imaging for improving cancer diagnostics and monitoring therapy response, ultrasound bioeffects, ultrasound tomography techniques, ultrasound-based therapy, beamforming and applications of coded excitation to ultrasonic imaging. Currently, Dr. Oelze is a fellow of the AIUM, a senior member of the IEEE, and a member of ASA. He is a member of the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium. He currently serves as an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonic, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, associate editor of Ultrasonic Imaging and associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering.