Jason Raymond
Jason Raymond, PhD
Departmental Lecturer in Physical Acoustics
Physical Acoustics Laboratory
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
M.S., Boston University
B.S., Boston University

Academic Posts and Affiliations
College Advisor & Research Member of Common Room, Kellogg College. 
Co-Investigator, Oxford-Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research.
Selected Honors and Awards
2019  Elected to Physical Acoustics Committee of Institute of Physics (UK). 
2017  Article selected for Physics in Medicine & Biology—Highlights of 2016.
2015  Award for Best Dissertation in Biomedical Engineering, University of Cincinnati.
2014  Frederick V. Hunt Postdoctoral Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America
2012  Whitaker International Fellowship, Institute for International Education
Professional Memberships
Acoustical Society of America, Member
International Society for Therapeutic Ultrasound, Member
IEEE-UFFC, Associate Member
Institute of Physics (UK), Member
International Photoacoustic Standardization Consortium (IPASC), Member

Jason Raymond joined the University of Oxford in 2015 as a postdoctoral research assistant in the Department of Engineering Science. His research interests include medical and biological applications of ultrasound and acoustic cavitation. Jason was awarded the 2015-16 F.V. Hunt Fellowship of the Acoustical Society of America and serves on the Society’s Technical Committees for Physical Acoustics and Biomedical Acoustics.

He holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University, and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. His work has received support from the Whitaker International Program, Sigma Xi, and the University of Oxford Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

Dr. Raymond is a Research Member of Common Room at Kellogg College.


Coming soon.


I am currently responsible for delivering the 'Introduction to Biomedical Acoustics' lecture in the undergraduate biomedical coursework module and coordinating the ultrasound laboratory exercises for the module. For the past two years, we have been teaching the laboratory session remotely, some of the recorded sessions are linked below as examples of my teaching.

Demonstration - Using ultrasound pulse-echo technique to find the range to an object and estimating the speed of sound in an 'unknown' material. (video)
Demonstration - Estimating the speed of sound in a tissue-mimicking phantom. (video)


Laboratory Exercise: Lesion formation by high-intensity focused ultrasound: Guidance & treatment monitoring
Laboratory Exercise - Introduction. (video)
Laboratory Exercise - Experiment. (video)


Research Interests
Physical acoustics
Acousto-optics, interaction of light and sound
Cellular and physiological bioeffects of ultrasound
Medical ultrasonics for imaging and therapy
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU)
Acoustic cavitation
Current projects and grant awards
Rapid three-dimensional mapping of HIFU-induced hyperthermia, funded by EPSRC.
Optical system for avoidance of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) skin burns, funded by EPSRC.
Development of dual-modality droplets for contrast-enhanced imaging and therapy applications, funded by The Royal Society.
See the Physical Acoustics Laboratory research page for others...

Selected Publications

  • View all publications using Scopus or Pubmed bibliographic databases or the ORCID registry.

Recent articles

Ng CK, Putra SL, Kennerley J, Habgood R, Roy RA, Raymond JL, Thompson IP, Huang WE. Genetic engineering biofilms in situ using ultrasound-mediated DNA delivery. Microbial Biotechnology (2021). doi:10.1121/10.000227

Yang Y, Yang D, Zhang Q, Guo X, Raymond JL, Roy RA, Zhang D, Tu J. The influence of droplet concentration on phase change and inertial cavitation thresholds associated with acoustic droplet vaporization. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 148, EL375 (2020). doi:10.1121/10.000227

Yang Y, Tu J, Yang D, Raymond JL, Roy RA, Zhang D. Photo- and Sono-dynamic therapy: A review of mechanisms and considerations for pharmacological agents used in therapy incorporating light and sound. Current Pharmaceutical Design 25:1 (2019). doi:10.2174/1381612825666190123114107

Raymond JL, Cleveland RO, Roy RA. HIFU-induced changes in optical scattering and absorption of tissue over nine orders of thermal dose. Physics in Medicine and Biology 63(24), 245001 (2018). doi:10.1088/1361-6560/aaed69

Highly cited articles

Broadband attenuation measurements of phospholipid–shelled ultrasound contrast agents.
Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 2014;40:410–21. doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2013.09.018

Trans-stent b-mode ultrasound and passive cavitation imaging.
Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology 2016; 42(2), 518–527. Erratum 42(5), 1244. doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2015.08.014

The effect of static pressure on the inertial cavitation threshold.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2012;132:728–37. doi:10.1121/1.4733539

Transient cavitation in high-quality-factor resonators at high static pressures.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2010;127:3456–65. doi:10.1121/1.3377062

Highlighted articles

Impulse response method for characterization of echogenic liposomes.
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 2015;137:1693–1703. doi:10.1121/1.4916277

Combined optical sizing and acoustical characterization of single freely-floating microbubbles.
Applied Physics Letters 109, 234104 (2016). doi:10.1063/1.4971391

Experimental validation of a finite-difference model for the prediction of transcranial ultrasound fields based on CT images.
Physics in Medicine and Biology 2012;57:8005–22. doi:10.1088/0031-9155/57/23/8005



Jason Raymond
University of Oxford
Department of Engineering Science
17 Parks Road
United Kingdom
Department of Engineering Science