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hamilton@mail.utexas.edu
512-471-3055
Office Location: ETC 4.146C

Mark Hamilton

Professor

W.R. Woolrich Professorship in Engineering

Department Research Areas:
Acoustics

Dr. Mark F. Hamilton earned his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Columbia University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Acoustics at The Pennsylvania State University. He has served on the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 1985, and he is a member of the Graduate Studies Committee in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also Research Professor at Applied Research Laboratories, which is the largest organized research unit at the University, and its core technical area is acoustics.

Dr. Hamilton conducts research in the area of physical acoustics, particularly nonlinear acoustics. His current research interests include acoustic radiation force, linear and nonlinear shear wave beams in tissue, propagation in media characterized by nonlinear fractional wave equations, diffraction phenomena, and single-bubble sonoluminescence in soft elastic media.

At the undergraduate level Dr. Hamilton has taught Kinematics and Dynamics, Dynamic Systems and Controls, Noise and Vibration Control, and Engineering Acoustics. At the graduate level he has taught Acoustics I and II (a two-semester course on physical acoustics), Nonlinear Acoustics, and Wave Phenomena. He is co-editor of the graduate textbook and research monograph titled “Nonlinear Acoustics.”

Dr. Hamilton is actively involved in the Acoustical Society of America. He has served for over two decades as Associate Editor for the Journal of the ASA covering the fields of physical and nonlinear acoustics. He was elected to three terms as an officer of the ASA, first as a member of Executive Council, then as Vice President, and finally as President. He served for six years on the Governing Board of the American Institute of Physics. Currently he is General Secretary of the International Organizing Committee for the International Symposia on Nonlinear Acoustics. Most recently he was elected President of the International Commission for Acoustics, a kind of United Nations for more than 50 acoustical societies around the world.

Dr. Hamilton was a recipient of the David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship for Science and Engineering and the National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award. He received the Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Curtis W. McGraw Research Award from the American Society for Engineering Education, the R. Bruce Lindsay Award from the ASA, and he is a Fellow of the ASA. He received a lifetime achievement award from the ASA, its Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal, for his technical contributions to physical acoustics, biomedical acoustics, and engineering acoustics.

Most Recent Publications
  1. B. E. Simon, J. M. Cormack, and M. F. Hamilton, “Evolution equation for nonlinear Lucassen waves, with application to a threshold phenomenon,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 150, 3648–3663 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0006970
  2. T. S. Jerome and M. F. Hamilton, “Born approximation of acoustic radiation force and torque on inhomogeneous objects,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 150, 3417-3427 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0006739
  3. T. S. Jerome, Yu. A. Ilinskii, E. A. Zabolotskaya, and M. F. Hamilton, “Acoustic radiation torque on a compressible spheroid,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 149, 2081-2088 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0003813
  4. M. L. Barlett, T. G. Muir, C. M. Slack III, and M. F. Hamilton, “Acoustical characterization of a portable pneumatic infrasound source,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 148, 3818-3826 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0002915
  5. T. S. Jerome, Yu. A. Ilinskii, E. A. Zabolotskaya, and M. F. Hamilton, “Acoustic radiation force on a compressible spheroid,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 148, 2403-2415 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0002277
  6. J. D. Gorhum, T. G. Muir, C. M. Slack III, T. W. Hawkins, M. L. Barlett, and M. F. Hamilton, “Acoustic radiation from an infrasonic ball-valve siren,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 147, 1581-1587 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0000850
  7. S. G. Konarski, M. R. Haberman, and M. F. Hamilton, “Acoustic response for nonlinear, coupled multiscale model containing subwavelength designed microstructure instabilities,” Phys. Rev. E 101, 022215 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.101.022215
  8. T. G. Muir, J. M. Cormack, C. M. Slack, and M. F. Hamilton, “Elastic softening of sandstone due to a wideband acoustic pulse,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 147, 1006-1014 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0000512
  9. J. M. Cormack and M. F. Hamilton, “Transient solutions for the angular dependence of acoustical transmitters and receivers employing paraboloidal reflectors,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 147, 490-499 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0000586
  10. T. S. Jerome, Yu. A. Ilinskii, E. A. Zabolotskaya, and M. F. Hamilton, “Born approximation of acoustic radiation force and torque on soft objects of arbitrary shape,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 145, 36-44 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1121/1.508404
  11. J. M. Cormack and M. F. Hamilton, “Overturning of nonlinear compressional and shear waves subject to power-law attenuation or relaxation,” Wave Motion 85, 18-33 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wavemoti.2018.10.004
  12. S. G. Konarski, M. R. Haberman, and M. F. Hamilton, “Frequency-dependent behavior of media containing pre-strained nonlinear inclusions: Application to nonlinear acoustic metamaterials,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 144, 3022-3035 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5078529
  13. Yu. A. Ilinskii, E. A. Zabolotskaya, B. C. Treweek, and M. F. Hamilton, “Acoustic radiation force on an elastic sphere in a soft elastic medium,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 144, 568-576 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5047442
  14. J. M. Cormack and M. F. Hamilton, “Plane nonlinear shear waves in relaxing media,” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 143, 1035-1048 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1121/1.5023394
Selected Publications
  1. D. T. Blackstock, J. M. Cormack, and M. F. Hamilton, “Early history of nonlinear acoustics,” Proc. Mtgs. Acoust. 36, 045007 (2020). https://asa.scitation.org/doi/pdf/10.1121/2.0001332
  2. O. A. Sapozhnikov, V. A. Khokhlova, R. O. Cleveland, P. Blanc-Benon, and M. F. Hamilton, “Nonlinear acoustics today,” Acoustics Today 15, 55-64 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1121/AT.2019.15.3.55
  3. M. F. Hamilton and D. T. Blackstock, eds., Nonlinear Acoustics, 2nd edition (Acoustical Society of America, New York, 2008). https://www.abdi-ecommerce10.com/asa/images/product/medium/0-97440-6759.pdf