Biography of Dr. Yuu Ono


Yuu Ono received his B.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan in 1990, and M.Eng. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Communication Engineering in 1992 and 1995, respectively, from the same university. Right after completing his Ph.D. study, he became a Research Associate at the Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, where he worked on the development of ultrasonic material characterization system and its application for electronic, semiconductor and optical materials and devices. In 2001, he was awarded a Canadian Government Laboratory Visiting Fellowship and joined the Industrial Materials Institute (IMI) at National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, Boucherville, QC. In 2002, he became a Research Officer at the IMI, NRC. He was also appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Concordia University, Montreal, QC in 2003-2006. In 2006, he joined the Department of Systems and Computer Engineering at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON. In 2020, he was appointed as a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University. He is a senior member of IEEE (UFFC-S, EMBS), a member of the Canadian Medical Biological Engineering Society, and a professional engineer licensed in Ontario.


His research interests include development of ultrasonic sensors and their applications for biomedical monitoring, diagnosis and control; tissue characterization; ultrasound signal and image processing; real-time monitoring, control and optimization of material processes; materials characterization; and non-destructive evaluation of products and structures. His lab has been developing and investigating wearable ultrasound sensor technology for real-time monitoring of skeletal muscle dynamics and cardiovascular health.