Dr Christine Demore
Medical Ultrasound
t: +44 (0)1382 381004
e: c.demore@dundee.ac.uk
Dr Christine Demore

Christine E. M. Démoré (née Morton) received the BScE degree in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Physics from Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada in 2000 and 2006 respectively. Currently she is the senior research fellow within the Ultrasound for Medicine and Life Sciences group at the Institute for Medical Science and Technology.
Her research interests include:
  • Investigation and application of ultrasonics in medicine and biosciences
  • Ultrasound transducer arrays for medical diagnosis, guiding intervention, and therapy
  • Detection and characterisation of diseased tissue using ultrasound microscopy
  • Acoustic manipulation and tweezing of cells for lab-on-chip applications
  • Design, simulation, experimental characterisation and pre-clinical testing of device performance
  • Piezoelectric materials: ceramics, single crystals and polymers
  • Electronics instrumentation for ultrasound systems
Professional Activities
  • Member, IEEE
  • Member, Institute of Physics
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control
  • Technical Program Committee member, IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium
Publications
Book Chapters
S. Cochran, C. R.P. Courtney and C.E.M. Démoré, "Modelling ultrasonic transducer performance: one-dimensional models" in Ultrasonic Transducers: Materials, Design and Applications, K Nakamura, Ed., Cambridge, UK: Woodhead Publishing, in press 2012.
Journal Papers
  • C.E.M. Demore*, P. Glynne-Jones*, C. Ye, Y. Qiu, S. Cochran, and M. Hill, "Array Controlled Ultrasonic Manipulation of Particles in Planar Acoustic Resonator," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, accepted for publication, 2012. *co-first authors
  • A.L. Bernassau, D. Hutson, C.E.M. Démoré, and S. Cochran, "Characterisation of an Epoxy Filler for Piezocomposites Compatible with Microfabrication Processes," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, accepted for publication, 2012.
  • Z. Qiu, M.R. Sadiq, C. Démoré, M.F. Parker, P. Marin, K. Mayne, and S. Cochran, "Characterisation of Piezocrystals for Practical Configurations with Temperature- and Pressure-Dependent Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol. 58, No. 9, pp. 1793 – 1803, 2011.
  • C.R.P. Courtney, C.-K. Ong, B.W. Drinkwater, and P. D. Wilcox, C. Demore, S. Cochran , P. Glynne-Jones and M. Hill, "Manipulation of microparticles using phase-controllable ultrasonic standing waves," Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 128, No. 4, pp. EL195-EL199, 2010.
  • S. Triger, J.-F. Saillant, C.E.M. Démoré, S. Cochran, D.R.S. Cumming, "Low Voltage Coded Excitation Utilizing a Miniaturized Integrated Ultrasound System Employing Piezoelectric 2-D Arrays," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol. 57, No. 2, pp. 353-362, 2010.
  • A. Bernassau, D. Hutson, C.E.M. Demore, D. Flynn, F. Amalou, J. Parry, J. McAneny, T.W. Button, M.P.Y. Desmulliez, S.Cochran, "Progress Towards Wafer-scale Fabrication of Ultrasound Arrays for Real-time High-resolution Biomedical Imaging," Sensor Review, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 333-338, 2009.
  • C.E.M Démoré, A.W. Joyce, K. Wall, G.R. Lockwood, "Real-time Volume Imaging Using a Crossed Electrode Array", IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol. 56, No. 6, pp. 1252-1261, 2009.
  • C.E.M. Démoré, J.A. Brown, G.R. Lockwood, "Investigation of Cross-Talk in Kerfless Annular Arrays for High Frequency Imaging," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol. 53, No. 5, pp.1046-1056, 2006.
  • J.A. Brown, C.E.M. Démoré, G.R. Lockwood, "Design and fabrication of annular arrays for high frequency ultrasound," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, Vol. 51, No. 8, pp.1010-1017, 2004.
  • J.R. Talman, S.L. Gaverick, C.E. Morton, G.R. Lockwood, "Unit-delay focusing architecture and integrated-circuit implementation for high-frequency ultrasound," IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, Vol. 50, No. 11, pp. 1455-1463, 2003.
Conference Papers
  • J.H.G. Ng, R.T. Ssekitoleko, D. Flynn, R.W. Kay, C. Démoré, S. Cochran, and M.P.Y. Desmulliez, "Design, Manufacturing and Packaging of High Frequency Micro Ultrasonic Transducers for Medical Applications," 13th Electronics and Packaging Technology Conference Proceedings, in press, 2011.
  • C.Demore, Z.Yang, A.Volovick, H. Wang, S.Cochran, M.MacDonald, and G.Spalding, "A Sonic Screwdriver: Acoustic Angular Momentum Transfer for Ultrasonic Manipulation," 2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Orlando, FL, in press, 2011.
  • Y. Qiu, D. A. Hughes, C. Demore, S. Sharma, K. Weijer, and S. Cochran, "Multi-wavelength Ultrasonic Standing Wave Device for Non-invasive Cell Manipulation and Characterisation," 2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Orlando, FL, in press, 2011.
  • R.T. Ssekitoleko, J.H.G. Ng, C. Démoré, D. Flynn, M.P.Y. Desmulliez, and S. Cochran, "Design and Fabrication of High frequency Ultrasound Imaging Arrays Integrated into Medical Interventional Tools," 2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Orlando, FL, in press, 2011.
  • M. R. Sadiq, Z. Qiu, C. E. M. Demore, and S. Cochran, "Characterisation of PMN-29%PT as a Function of Temperature and Pressure," 2011 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Orlando, FL, in press, 2011.
  • G.Spalding, A.Volovick, Z.Yang, C.Demore, M.MacDonald, and S.Cochran, "The sonic screwdriver: A model system for study of wave angular momentum," SPIE Proceedings: Optical Tweezing and Optical Manipulation VIII, San Diego, CA, vol. 8097, pp. 80971N-80971N-10, 2011.
  • J. Hoyd-Gigg Ng, R. Ssekitoleko, D. Flynn, C. Démoré, M.P.Y. Desmulliez, and S. Cochran, "Innovative Manufacturing and 3-Dimensional Packaging Methods of Ultrasonic Transducers for Medical Applications," Proceedings of the European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference, Brighton, UK, in press, 2011.
  • J.H.G. Ng, R.T. Ssekitoleko, D. Flynn, M.P.Y. Desmulliez, C.E.M. Démoré and S. Cochran, "Design, manufacturing and packaging of a micro ultrasonic transducer for medical applications," Proceedings of the 22nd Micromechanics and Micro systems Europe Workshop, Toensberg, Norway, pp. 298-301, 2011.
  • S. Costello, D. Flynn, R.W. Kay, M.P.Y. Desmulliez, N. Strusevich, M.K. Patel, C. Bailey, A.C. Jones, M. Bennet, D. Price, R. Habeshaw, C.Demore and S. Cochran, "Electrodepostion of copper into PCB vias under megasonic agitation," Proceedings of the 22nd Micromechanics and Micro systems Europe Workshop, Toensberg, Norway, pp. 266-269, 2011.
  • R.T. Ssekitoleko, C.E.M. Démoré, G. Harvey, Z Qiu, M. R. Sadiq, S Cochran, "Virtual Prototyping for the Design of High Frequency Ultrasound Transducer Arrays," Proceedings of the Ultrasonics Industry Association Symposium 2011, Glasgow, UK, in press 2011.
  • Y. Qiu, C.Demore, P. Glynne-Jones, D.A. Hughes, C. Ye, K. Weijer, M. Hill, S. Cochran, "The Development of Resonant-mode Ultrasonic Standing Wave Devices for Microparticle Manipulation," Proceedings of the Ultrasonics Industry Association Symposium 2011, Glasgow, UK, in press 2011.
  • Z. Qiu, M. Sadiq, C. Demore, Z. Huang, S. Cochran, "Material Characterization for Ultrasonic Applications under Temperature and Pressure Conditions", in Proceedings of Piezo2011: Electroceramics for End-Users, Sestriere, Italy, in press 2011.
  • C.E.M. Demore, P. Glynne-Jones, C. Ye, Y. Qiu, M. Hill, S. Cochran, "Transducer Arrays for Ultrasonic Particle Manipulation," in 2010 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, San Diego, CA, pp. 412-415, 2010.
  • S. Cochran, A. Bernassau, C. Demore, D. Cumming, M. Desmulliez, J. Sweet, "Future Integration of Silicon Electronics with Miniature Piezoelectric Ultrasonic Transducers and Arrays," 2010 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, San Diego, CA, pp. 1108-1116, 2010.
  • C.E.M. Démoré, A.L. Bernassau, D. Hutson, S. Cochran, L. Garcia-Gancedo, F. Dauchy, C. Meggs, T.W. Button, N. Bush, J.C.Bamber, "Functional Characterisation of High Frequency Arrays based on Micro-moulded 1-3 Piezocomposite," in 2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, San Diego, CA, pp. 1134-1137, 2009.
  • C.E.M. Démoré, S. Cochran, L. Garcia-Gancedo, F. Dauchy, T.W. Button, J.C. Bamber, "1-3 Piezocomposite Design Optimised for High Frequency Kerfless Transducer Arrays," in 2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, San Diego, CA, pp. 1142-1145, 2009.
  • A.L. Bernassau, T. Button, K. Choi, S. Cochran, C. Demore, L. Garcia-Gancedo, D. Hutson, T. Jackson, H. Kim, I. Kim, C. Meggs, S. Trolier-McKinstry, R. Tutwiler, "Operation of a High Frequency Piezoelectric Ultrasound Array with an Application Specific Integrated Circuit," in 2009 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Rome, Italy, pp. 2746-2749, 2009.
  • A.L. Bernassau, D. Hutson, C.E.M. Démoré, S. Cochran, "Characterisation of an Epoxy Filler for Piezocomposite Material Compatible with Microfabrication Processes," in 2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Rome, Italy, pp. 62-65, 2008.
  • D. MacLennan, C.E.M. Demore, G.A.Corner, T. W. Button, J. Elgoyhen, H. Hughes, C. Meggs, S. Cochran, "Fundamental Performance Characterisation of High Frequency Piezocomposites made with Net-shape Viscous Polymer Processing for Medical Ultrasound Transducers," in 2008 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium Proceedings, Beijing, China, pp. 58-61, 2008.
  • C.E.M. Demore, S. Cochran, P. Reynolds, "Investigation of Element Cross Talk in Arrays Using 1-3 Piezocomposite Substrates," in Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, New York, NY, pp. 187-190, 2007.
  • A. L. Bernassau, S. McKay, D. Hutson, C.E.M. Demore, L. Garcia-Gancedo, T. W. Button, J. J. McAneny, S. Cochran, "Surface Preparation of 1-3 Piezocomposite Material for Microfabrication of High Frequency Transducer Arrays," in Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, New York, NY, pp. 96-99, 2007.
  • D. MacLennan, J. Elgoyhen, T. W. Button, C.E.M. Demore, H. Hughes, C. Meggs, S. Cochran, "Properties and Application-Oriented Performance of High Frequency Piezocomposite Ultrasonic Transducers," in Proceedings of the 2007 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, New York, NY, pp. 100-103, 2007.
  • C.E.M. Démoré, G.R. Lockwood, "An Investigation of the Effective Width of Kerfless Annular Arrays," in Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 113-116, 2005.
  • J.A. Brown, C.E. Morton-Démoré, F.S. Foster, G.R. Lockwood, "Performance of a 50 MHz Annular Array Based Imaging System," in Proceedings of the 2004 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Montreal, Canada, pp. 760-763, 2004.
  • C.E. Morton and G.R. Lockwood, "Theoretical Assessment of a Crossed Electrode 2-D array for Real-time 3-D Imaging", in Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Honolulu, HI, pp. 968 -971, 2003.
  • J.A. Brown, C.E. Morton, G.R. Lockwood, "Fabrication and Performance of 40-60 MHz Annular Arrays", in Proceedings of the 2003 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Honolulu, HI, pp. 869 - 872, 2003.
  • C.E. Morton and G.R. Lockwood, "Evaluation of Kerfless Linear Arrays", in Proceedings of the 2002 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Munich, Germany, pp. 1225-1228, 2002.
  • J.R. Talman, C.E. Morton, G.R. Lockwood, S.L. Garverick, "Integrated Circuit Implementation of a Matched Cell Architecture for a 5-Channel, 50 MHZ Planar Annular Array", in Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Atlanta, GA, pp. 1109-1112, 2001.
  • C.E. Morton and G.R. Lockwood, "Design of a 40 MHZ Annular Array", in Proceedings of the 2001 IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium, Atlanta, GA, pp. 1135-1138, 2001.
Conference Presentations
  • C. E. M. Demore, Z. Qiu, M. R. Sadiq, R. T. Ssekitoleko, and S. Cochran, "Single crystal 1-3 piezocomposites for high performance transducers," International Symposium on Piezocomposite Applications, Dresden, Germany, 22-23 September, 2011.
  • C. E. M. Demore, J. Bamber, T. W. Button, and S. Cochran, "Micromoulded Piezocomposites for High Frequency Medical Imaging," International Symposium on Piezocomposite Applications, Dresden, Germany, 22-23 September, 2011.
  • C.E.M. Demore, P.Glynne-Jones, C.Ye, Y.Qiu, S.Cochran, and M.Hill, "Transducer Arrays for Ultrasonic Particle Manipulation," 2011 Ultrasonics Industry Association Symposium, Glasgow, UK, 23-25 May, 2011.
  • C.E.M. Demore, R. Ssekitoleko, T.W. Button, S. Cochran, "Progress in high resolution ultrasound towards in vivo pathology," presented at 22nd International Conference of the Society for Medical Innovation and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, 2-4 September 2010.
  • C.E.M. Démoré, A.L. Bernassau, D. Hutson, S. Cochran, L. Garcia-Gancedo, F. Dauchy, C. Meggs, T.W. Button, N. Bush, J.C.Bamber, "Development of Fine-scale Arrays for High Resolution Ultrasound Imaging," EUROSON 2009, Edinburgh, UK, 6-8 December 2009.
  • A.L. Bernassau, D. Hutson, S. Cochran, C.E.M. Démoré, J. McAneny, T.W. Button, D. Flynn, M. Desmulliez, "Progress Towards Wafer-scale Fabrication of Ultrasound Arrays for Real-time High-resolution Biomedical Imaging," Microtech 2009: Bio-Sensors and MEMS Packaging, Edinburgh, UK, 3 March 2009.
  • C.E.M. Démoré, A.L. Bernassau, D. MacLennan, T.W. Button, S. Cochran, "Investigation of Element Cross Talk in Arrays using 1-3 Piezocomposite Substrates" 8th Annual Ultrasonic Transducer Conference, Los Angeles, USA, 4-6 April 2007.
  • (Invited) C.E.M. Démoré, J.A. Brown, G.R. Lockwood, "High Frequency Arrays and Beamformers," OCSAI High-Frequency Ultrasound Workshop, 4 February 2005.
  • C.E. Morton and G.R. Lockwood, "Finite Element Modeling of a High Frequency Ultrasound Transducer," Canadian Ceramics Society Technical Forum, Toronto, Canada, 5-8 September 2001.
Lectures and Short Courses
  • C. Demore, "Modelling for realistic simulation of ultrasound devices and fields," International Summer School on Image Guided Intervention, Dundee, Scotland, UK, September 2012.
  • S. Trolier-McKinstry, S. Cochran, C. Demore, and P. Reynolds, "Piezoelectric Ultrasound Transducer Fundamentals: Materials, Structure, Behavior & Analysis," Short Course at IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, San Diego, CA, 11-14 October 2010.
  • Christine Demore, "Image is Everything - Pushing the Boundaries of Ultrasound," Public outreach talk at Café Science Extra, Sensation Science Centre, Dundee, UK, 12 May 2010.
  • S. Cochran, C. Demore, and P. Reynolds, "Piezoelectric Ultrasound Transducer Fundamentals: Materials, Structure, Behavior & Analysis," Short Course at IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Rome, Italy, 20-23 September 2009.
Patents
  • C.E.M. Démoré, S. Cochran, L. Garcia-Gancedo, T.W. Button, J.C.Bamber, "Ultrasound Transducer Array," European Patent (UK), Patent application filed 21 September 2009.
  • C. Morton, G. Lockwood, "Ultrasound Transducer Array," U.S. Patent 6,974,417, 13 December 2005.
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