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The following awards have been given to students or researchers of our laboratory.


  • Cyril Lafon (Researcher)
    September 2015
    Laureate of the "Best Poster Prize" at the International Conference on Synthetic Biology, Houston, 2015 September 28-29th.
  • Mitacs Globalink Research Award - Campus France
    Year 2016 - 2017
    “Investigations on acoustic parameters affecting nerve excitability during reversible ultrasound neural stimulation: from ex-vivo animal nerve models down to neural cells”, Bourse de mobilité obtenue par le doctorant Jérémy Vion, pour un échange avec le Department of Physics (Ryerson University) sur la période 01/12/2015 – 29/05/2016. Principaux investigateurs : Vion J., N’Djin W. A., Tavakkoli J. 9 675$.
  • Whitaker International Scholar Award
    Year 2015 - 2017
    “Dual-mode Capacitive Micromachined Ultrasound Transducers (CMUTs) for the development of image-guided ultrasound focal therapies of localized tumors” , Bourse post-doctorale obtenue par Christopher Bawiec pour financer sa venue au LabTAU (Université Claude Bernard Lyon I et Inserm U1032), sur la période 01/10/2015 – 30/09/2017. Principaux investigateurs: Bawiec C., N’Djin W. A., Chapelon J-Y. 101 000$.
  • Jean-Yves Chapelon (Researcher)
    Year 2015
    Laureate of the William and Francis Fry Honorary Fellowship for Contribution to Therapeutic Ultrasound, awarded in Utrecht, 2015.
  • Jennifer Wischhusen (PhD student)
    Year 2015
    Laureate of the 2015-2016 Program "Fullbright fellowship".
  • Ivan Suarez (PhD student)
    Year 2015
    Laureate of the 2015-2016 Program "Chateaubriand fellowship", Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM).
  • Manon Fraulob (PhD student)
    Year 2015
    Laureate of the 2015 Program "FUS Foundation Global Internship".
  • Pol Grasland-Mongrain (PhD student)
    Year 2014
    Laureate of the Prize "Jeune Chercheur 2014" from the French Society of Physics.
  • Sebastien Crouzet (Urologist at Edouard Herriot Hospital)
    May 2014
    Laureate of the "Outstanding Poster in Oncology", for his work untitled "Radical prostatectomy versus high intensity focused ultrasound for localized prostate cancer: a matched pair comparison", at the 109th Annual American Urology Association (AUA) Meeting, Orlando, USA.


  • Arash Razavi (PhD student)
    May 2013
    Laureate of the "Best PhD student Oral presentation", at the 13th International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, 2013 May, Shangai, China.


  • Emilie Niaf (PhD student)
    June 2013
    Laureate of the Award in Optics and Image Processing granted by IRIS Inspection Machine for her PhD work, "Prix des amis de l'Université de Lyon", Lyon, France
  • Pol Grasland-Mongrain (PhD student)
    April 2013
    Laureate of the "Best PhD student Poster Prize" at the "Recherche en
    Imagerie et Technologies pour la Santé" Congress in Bordeaux
  • Elodie Constanciel (PhD student)
    March 2013
    Laureate of the "Best PhD student Oral Presentation" at the "Therapeutic
    Ultrasound Winter School" in Les Houches
  • Pol Grasland-Mongrain (PhD student)
    December 2012
    Laureate of the "Best PhD student Poster Prize" at the "Imagerie du
    vivant" Congress in Lyon
  • Pol Grasland-Mongrain (PhD student)
    June 2012
    Laureate of the "Best PhD student Poster Prize" at the Campus Santé Lyon-Est symposium.
  • Emilie Niaf (PhD student)
    October 2011
    Laureate of the "Journées Francaises de Radiologie" Prize for the poster "Diagnostic assisté par ordinateur pour la détection du cancer de la prostate par IRM multi-paramétrique", Paris, France.
  • Emilie Niaf (PhD student)
    February 2011
    Honorable mention Poster Award for the poster entitled : "Computer-aided diagnosis for prostate cancer detection in the peripheral zone via multisequence MRI"; SPIE Medical imaging conference, Orlando, USA.
  • Jean-Martial Mari (Researcher)
    July 2011
    Laureate of the "Ultrasonix Student Award 2010".
  • Jean-Yves Chapelon and David Melo de Lima (Researchers) 
    18 June 2010 
    Laureates of the "Prix Christiane Bernardin de recherche sur le cancer" (45000 euros) of the Département du Rhône and the Cancéropole Lyon Auvergne Rhône-Alpes.

  • Cyril Lafon (Researcher) 
    11 June 2010 
    Laureates of the Fred Lizzi Early Career Award of the International Society on Therapeutic Ultrasound.

  • Albert Gelet, Jean-Yves Chapelon, Dominique Cathignol, and Emmanuel Blanc 
    28 April 2010 
    Nominees of the European Inventor Award 2010 in the category small and medium-sized enterprises/research, for their invention of a therapeutic prostate cancer probe.

  • Farid Mitri (Researcher) 
    12 March 2007 
    Laureate of the Mayo Clinic Alumni Association's 2007 Edward C. Kendall Award for meritious research.

  • Dominique Cathignol (Researcher) 
    10 January 2007 
    Laureate of the "Médaille française de l'acoustique" of the Société Française d'Acoustique (SFA).

  • Hubert Parmentier (Physician) and David Melo de Lima (Researcher) 
    20 November 2006 
    Laureates of the prize Antonin Poncet (5000 euros) for their work performed on HIFU treatments in pig liver during laparotomy for the treatment of liver metastasis. Vascular and biliary tolerance.

  • Adriana Murillo and Guillaume Bouchoux (PhD students) 
    2 September 2006 
    Laureates of the student poster prize for their poster entitled "Enhanced thermal ablation by combining ultrasound contrast agents with miniature flat transducer" and "Two treatment strategies using a therapy / imaging rotating transducer" at the 6th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU6), Oxford, U.K.

  • M. Yin, A. Manduca, O. Rouvière, P.C. Harris, V.C. Torres, J.L. Fidler, R.L. Ehman
    April 2006 
    Laureates of the "In-Training Award" for their communication "Assessment of hepatic fibrosis with Magnetic Resonance Elastography" at the 2006 congress of the Society of Computed Body Tomography and Magnetic Resonance (SCBT-MR), Pheonix, USA.
  • R. Milleret, S. Pichardo, J.Y. Chapelon, O. Pichot, L. Curiel & F. Lacoste 
    26 June 2005 
    2nd prize for their communication paper on "External ultrasonic valvuloplasty" at the 6th Annual Meeting of the European Venous Forum, Crete, Greece.

  • Albert Gelet (Surgeon) 
    19 March 2005 
    Laureate of the best poster prize for his poster entitled "Local recurrence of prostate cancer after external beam radiation: early experience of salvage therapy using high intensity focused ultrasound" at the XXth European Association of Urology congress, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Farid Mitri (PhD student) 
    1st June 2005 
    City of Lyon's Young Investigator Award (5400 euros).

  • Samuel Pichardo (PhD student) 
    20 January 2005 
    Laureate of the 1st prize "Bio-Industrie" (5000 euros) given by Biomérieux at the 12ème Carrefours de la Fondation Rhône-Alpes Futur, Lyon, France, for his poster entitled "External Ultrasonic Valvuloplasty for the treatment of the superficial venous insufficiency and varicose veins using high intensity focused ultrasound (Valvuloplastie ultrasonore externe pour le traitement de l'insuffisance veineuse superficielle et des varices par l'utilisation des ultrasons focalisés de haute intensité)".

  • Rémi Souchon (Engineer) and Yves Theillère (Assistant Engineer) 
    6 December 2004 
    Laureates of the INSERM Innovation 2004 Award for their contribution in the development of the lithotripsy and high intensity focused ultrasound at INSERM Unit 281 and then INSERM Unit 556, Paris, France.

  • Jean-Yves Chapelon (Researcher) and Albert Gelet (Surgeon) 
    16 November 2004 
    Laureates of Gefluc 2004 Award (20000 euros) of the association "Groupement des entreprises françaises dans la lutte contre le cancer" for their research on the destruction of tumors by high intensity focused ultrasound (Ablatherm), Lyon, France.

  • David Melo de Lima (PhD student)

    7 April 2004 
    Laureate of the 1st prize of the "Ecole Doctorale Interdisciplinaire Sciences-Santé" for his PhD work "Intraluminal ultrasound applicator, MRI compatible, for the treatment of oesophageal tumours.", Lyon, France.


  • Zine El Abiddine Fellah (Researcher) 
    17 December 2003 
    Laureate of the Yves Rocard 2003 Award (760 euros) of the "Société Française d'Acoustique" (SFA), Paris, France, for his research in acoustics.

  • Albert Gelet and Jean-Yves Chapelon (Researcher) 
    27 November 2003 
    Nominees of the "Victoires de la Médecine" Award 2003, France.

  • Samuel Pichardo (PhD student) 
    26 June 2003 
    Laureate of the student poster prize for his poster entitled "Quasi-linear bubble response in biological conditions for predicting HIFU lesions" at the 3rd International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound (ISTU3), Lyon, France.

  • David Melo de Lima (PhD student) 
    16 June 2003 
    Laureate of the 1st prize (6000 euros) of the Pôle des Technologies Médicales of Saint-Etienne, France (Center of Medical Technology) for his PhD work on the development and experimentation of an ultrasonic endo-luminal applicator with electronic beam steering and MRI compatible.

  • Amalric Montalibet (PhD student) 
    8 December 2002 
    Laureate of the best poster presentation for his poster entitled "Electrical conductivity interface scanning by ultrasonically-induced Lorentz force" at the EMBEC'02 congress, Vienna, Austria.

  • Belhassen Seket (PhD student) 
    26 March 2002 
    Laureate of the 3rd Prize (7600 euros) of the Aventis Grant "Hepatic surgery in relation to colorectal cancer" at the Symposium of the French Federation of Digestive Surgery (FFCD), Nantes, France for his PhD work on the development of an ultrasound applicator for liver tumour ablation.

  • Cyril Lafon (PhD student) 
    City of Lyon's Young Investigator Award.

  • Laura Curiel Ramirez del Prado (DEA student) 
    26 May 1999 
    Laureate of the "Prix des Amis de l'Université de Lyon", France, (5000 FF) for her DEA work on the study and development of a 1.5D phased-array for high intensity focused ultrasound.

  • Cyril Lafon (PhD student) 
    Laureate of the "Prix des Amis de l'Université de Lyon", France, for his PhD work.

  • Jean-Yves Chapelon (Researcher) and Albert Gelet (Surgeon) 
    27 November 1992 
    Laureates of one of the four prizes (20000 FF) given by the "Rhône-Alpes Futur" Foundation at the 1st "Carrefours de la Fondation", Lyon, France, for their research on the destruction of tumors by high intensity focused ultrasound (Ablatherm).