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Dr Padilla was trained in physics and electrical engineering (MSc in Physics, PhD in Physical Acoustics, University of Paris-7; Electrical Engineering degree, Supelec, France). He obtained his PhD in 1998 and then joined the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) where he is under a tenure position as Research Scientist (Associate Prof.). He is a Fulbright Fellow, and has been a visiting faculty in Boston University (2008) and a visiting professor at the University of Michigan (2009-2011). He is currently a Merkin Fellow with the FUS Foundation and a visiting professor in the department of Radiation Oncology of the  University of Virginia School of Medicine.

His research agenda currently focuses on 1) Activation of anti-cancer immune response by therapeutic ultrasound; 2); Ultrasound molecular imaging of cancer and 3) Ultrasound cell assembly for tissue engineering.

  • 2017    Merkin Fellowship, Focused Ultrasound Foundation
  • 2013    Invited participant to the ‘Frontiers of Science Symposium’, CNRS-JSPS, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2008    Fulbright Scholar Grant – Fulbright Commission
  • 2008    Grant for Abroad Stay and Study– French Department of Defense
  • 2006   Young Scientist Conf. Travel Award, 17th Int. Bone Densitometry Workshop, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2004    Plenary lecturer, III Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering, Joao Pessoa, Brazil
  • 2004    Young Scientist Conference Attendance Grants, 18th Int. Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan
  • 2000    American Society for Bone and Mineral Research - Quantitative ultrasound award
  • A. Aubry, A. Derode, and F. Padilla, Local measurements of the diffusion constant in multiple scattering media: Application to human trabecular bone imaging, Applied Physics Letters, 92 124101-1/3, 2008.
  • Mario L. Fabiilli, Christopher G. Wilson, Frederic Padilla, Francisco M. Martin-Saavedra, J. Brian Fowlkes, Renny T. Franceschi. Acoustic droplet-hydrogel composites for spatial and temporal control of growth factor delivery and  scaffold stiffness. Acta Biomateriala 2013 9 (7), 7399-7409.
  • Oliver Kripfgans, Man Zhang, Mario Fabiilli, Paul Carson, Frederic Padilla,
    Scott Swanson, Charles Mougenot, Brian Fowlkes. Acceleration of Ultrasound Thermal Therapy by Patterned Acoustic Droplet Vaporization. J Acoust Soc Am. 2014 Jan;135(1):537-44.
  • Christopher G. Wilson, Francisco M. Martín-Saavedra, Frédéric Padilla, Mario L. Fabiilli, Man Zhang, Alexander M. Baez, Christopher J. Bonkowski, Oliver D. Kripfgans, Richard Voellmy, Nuria Vilaboa, J. Brian Fowlkes, Renny T. Franceschi. Patterning Expression of Regenerative Growth Factors Using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. Tissue Engineering, Part C: Methods 2014. Vol. 20, No. 10: 769-779, 2014. doi : 10.1089/ten.TEC.2013.0518
  • Charlène Bouyer, Pu Chen, Sinan Güven, Tugrul Tolga Demirta, Thomas J.F. Nieland, Frédéric Padilla* and Utkan Demirci* (* Corresponding Authors). A bio-acoustic levitational (BAL) assembly method for engineering of multilayered, three-dimensional brain-like constructs, using human embryonic stem cells derived neuro-progenitors. Advanced Materials 2015 28 (1) 161. doi:10.1002/adma.201503916.
  • Wischhusen J, Padilla F. Microbubble Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay for the Detection of Targeted Microbubbles in in Vitro Static Binding Assays. Ultrasound Medicine and Biology. 2017 Jul;43(7):1506-1519. doi: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2017.03.004.