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2024 Fellow

Soon Wei (Daniel) Lim

PhD Institution
Harvard University

As a 2024 Schmidt Science Fellow, Daniel’s work seeks to expand access to affordable, general purpose diagnostic imaging in under-served and remote communities.
Ultrasound is a safe, affordable, and commonly used medical imaging tool. However, it has limitations due to poor spatial resolution and inconsistent results across different operators.

Daniel will explore using a new class of miniaturized acoustic sources, called acoustic frequency combs, to distinguish tissue types and pathologies more accurately.

If successful, this approach could lead to more precise diagnoses for a broader range of diseases, of particular benefit in remote or economically disadvantaged areas, where more costly imaging technologies are less accessible.

Interdisciplinary Pivot: Physics & Astronomy to Biological Sciences