Professor Timothy Leighton FREng FRS

Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Faculty of Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton

Timothy Leighton FRS

Timothy Leighton is distinguished for his research on the acoustical physics of bubbles, especially their nonlinear behaviour; for his inventions and discoveries including bubble measurements in the surf zone, pipelines and methane seeps; for shock wave lithotripsy monitoring, disease detection in cancellous bone and needle free injection; for sonar systems that overcome bubble masking and numerous industrial applications. His seminal monograph The Acoustic Bubble has become the primary reference on bubble physical acoustics.

The acoustic bubble (MP3)
Presentation slides (PDF)

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