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Robert Andrew Drainville was born in Thunder Bay, Canada in 1988. He received his Honours Bachelor of Science in physics from Lakehead University in 2012. He earned his Ph.D degree in Biotechnology from Lakehead University for his work in finite difference time domain modelling of viscoelastic wave propagation.
His research experience includes work on numerical modelling of transcranial ultrasound, and experimental and theoretical fibre optics. He joined LabTAU as a postdoc in March 2020 after finishing his PhD, and is now involved in a project aimed at using numerical models of ultrasound to improve therapeutic transcranial focused ultrasound treatment planning.
-Drainville, R. A., Curiel, L., & Pichardo, S. (2019). Superposition method for modelling boundaries between media in viscoelastic finite difference time domain simulations. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 146(6), 4382–4401.
- Abraham, C. B., Loree-Spacek, J., Drainville, R. A., Pichardo, S., & Curiel, L. (2018). Development of custom RF coils for use in a small animal platform for magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound hyperthermia compatible with a clinical MRI scanner. International Journal of Hyperthermia, 35(1), 348–360.
-Pichardo, S., Moreno-Hernández, C., Andrew Drainville, R., Sin, V., Curiel, L., & Hynynen, K. (2017). A viscoelastic model for the prediction of transcranial ultrasound propagation: Application for the estimation of shear acoustic properties in the human skull. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 62(17), 6938–6962.
-Drainville, R. A., & Das, G. (2015). A novel, simple model of cascaded fiber Raman lasers. Optics Communications, 340, 11–15.
-Drainville, R., & Das, G. (2013). Widely Tunable Fiber Bragg Grating and its Application in Fiber Lasers. Microwave and Optical Technology …, 55(12), 2824–2826.