Scott Smith retired earlier his year from GE Research. He earned B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Rochester and the University of Pennsylvania respectively. Joining GE in 1976, he developed phased array probes for medical ultrasound. More recently, he led projects on adaptive acoustics and novel probe materials and fabrication methods. Dr. Smith has over 55 issued patents and over 40 refereed publications. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and an IEEE Life Fellow. He was also General Co-Chair of last year’s International Ultrasonics Symposium.