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Lawrence A. Crum

  • Research Professor


Research Professor, Electrical Engineering
Research Professor, Bioengineering


Dr. Lawrence A. Crum is Principal Physicist in the Applied Physics Laboratory, Research Professor of Bioengineering and Electrical Engineering, and Founder and former Director of the Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound, all at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has held previous positions at Harvard University, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the University of Mississippi, where he was F.A.P. Barnard Distinguished Professor of Physics and Director of the National Center for Physical Acoustics.

He has published over 200 articles in professional journals, been awarded 11 patents, holds an honorary doctorate from the Universite Libre de Bruxelles, and was recently awarded the Gold Medal of the Acoustical Society of America, its highest honor. He is Past President of the Acoustical Society of America, the Board of the International Commission for Acoustics, and the International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound. He is co-founder of 3 medical device companies. His interests lie in the general area of physical and biomedical acoustics.


  • Ph.D. Physics, 1967
    Ohio University
  • M.S. Physics, 1965
    Ohio University
  • B.S. Mathematics, 1963
    Ohio University