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Daniel King graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Goshen College, where he majored in Physics and Music. He received his M. S. and Ph. D. degrees in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois, where his research focused on the dynamic interactions between ultrasound and contrast agent microbubbles. In addition to bubbles, his broader research interests include acoustics and fluid mechanics. In his spare time he enjoys playing Ultimate and writing quirky little pop songs.
Ph.D. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012
Dissertation title: “Collapse dynamics of ultrasound contrast agent microbubbles”
M.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009
B.A. in Physics and Music, Goshen College, 2005
J. Tian and D. A. King, “A collaborative design project between introductory engineering and physics classes,” Proc. Am. Soc. Engr. Ed. Zone II Conf (2017).
D. A. King and W. D. O’Brien, Jr., “Quantitative Analysis of Ultrasound Contrast Agent Postexcitation Collapse,” IEEE Trans UFFC 61:7, 1237-1240 (2014).
J. D. Krehbiel, L. C. Schideman, D. A. King, and J. B. Freund, “Algal cell disruption using microbubbles to localize ultrasonic energy,” Bioresour Technol 173, 448-451 (2014).
M. Gauthier, D. A. King, and W. D. O’Brien, Jr., “Influence of Microbubble Size on Postexcitation Collapse Thresholds for Single Ultrasound Contrast Agents Using Double Passive Cavitation Detection,” IEEE Trans UFFC 60:5, 877-879 (2013).
M. Gauthier, D. A. King, and W. D. O’Brien, Jr., “Evaluation of the Temporal Stability of Definity using Double Passive Cavitation Detection,” J.Ultrasound Med. 32, 1535-1537 (2013).
M. Gauthier, D. A. King, and W. D. O’Brien, Jr., “Influence of Microbubble Size Distribution on Postexcitation Thesholds for Single Ultrasound Contrast Agent using Double Passive Cavitation Detection,” Proc. IEEE/IUS, 417-420 (2012). (Conference proceedings)
D. A. King and W. D. O’Brien, Jr., “Comparison between maximum radial expansion of ultrasound contrast agents and experimental postexcitation signal results,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 129, 114-121 (2011).
D. A. King, M. J. Malloy, A. C. Roberts, A. Haak, C. C. Yoder, and W. D. O’Brien, Jr., “Determination of postexcitation thresholds for single ultrasound contrast agent microbubbles using double passive cavitation detection,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 127, 3449–3455 (2010).
M. Santin, D. A. King, J. Foiret, A. Haak, W. D. O’Brien, Jr., and S. L. Bridal, “Encapsulated contrast microbubble radial oscillation associated with postexcitation pressure peaks,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 127, 1156–1164 (2010).
D. A. King, M. Santin, M. J. Malloy, A. C. Roberts, A. Haak, J. Foiret, S. Haupert, S. Jafari, L. Bridal, and W. D. O’Brien, Jr., “Using Passive Cavitation Detection to Observe Postexcitation Response of Ultrasound Contrast Agents,” Proc. IEEE/IUS, 1286-1289 (2009). (Conference proceedings)
Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts
“A collaborative design project between introductory engineering and physics classes,” American Society for Engineering Education Zone II, San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2017.
“Postexcitation collapse as a characteristic of single ultrasound contrast agent destruction,” Acoustical Society of America, Hong Kong, May 2012, Invited.
“Characterization of single ultrasound contrast agent collapse dynamics using postexcitation rebound signals,” Ultrasonic Imaging and Tissue Characterization Symposium, June 2011, Washington D.C., Invited.
“Holographic interferometry studies of handbells,” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Lexington, VA, April 2005.
Honors, Awards and Grants
EMU Summer Teaching Grant (for New Course Development), Summer 2015
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Summer 2015
Beckman Institute Senior Fellow, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Summer 2014
Finalist in the New Investigator Award Competition, American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine, Spring 2013.
New Courses Taught
ENGR 160: Analog Circuits (Spring 2017)
HONORS 312: Honors Colloquium, Scientific Curiosity (Spring 2016)
MATH 110: Algebra and the Environment (Spring 2016)
MATH 101; Foundations of Math (Fall 2015)
MATH 333: Mathematical Modeling (Fall 2015)
MATH 310: Differential Equations (Spring 2015)
PHYS 160: Electronics (Spring 2015)
PHYS 405/CHEM 405: Thermodynamics (Fall 2014)
PHYS 262/BMS 512: University Physics II / Biomedical Physics II (Spring 2014)
MATH 110: Modeling with Algebra (Spring 2014)
PHYS 251/BMS 511: University Physics I / Biomedical Physics I (Fall 2013)
PHYS 406/CHEM 406: Quantum Mechanics (Fall 2013)
CHEM 102: Matter and Energy (Fall 2013)
Member of Pre-Professional Health Sciences Advisory Committee
Member of Mission-Identity Task Force
Member of Library Committee
Co-host of Spring STEM Celebration Poster Show