David T. Blackstock Mentorship Award

Congratulations to Prof. Mark Hamilton

Recipient of the Spring 2023 David T. Blackstock Mentorship Award!


Prof. Mark Hamilton is the recipient of the Spring 2023 David T. Blackstock Mentorship award. 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.


The ASA Student Council is responsible for administering the David T. Blackstock Mentorship Award. If you know of a deserving member of ASA who has demonstrated excellence in mentoring and supervising students, please nominate them for this award. Complete details about the award and the application process can be found in the Call for Nominations.

How to Apply

To apply, one primary nominator should submit a single submission containing the following materials.

  • An Application Form
  • Award Nominee’s (mentor’s) current CV
  • Letter of support from the primary nominator
  • Letters of support from one to three additional nominators

Proposals for 2022 awards are no longer being accepted. The deadline for applications was Tuesday, November 1st, 2022.

Applications for this award will be considered for three consecutive award cycles or 4.5 years. If an application is initially unsuccessful, it will be considered for the next two award cycles. If you would like to make small updates to an unsuccessful application from a previous year, please complete and fill out the Updates Form and submit it, along with the original application, by the application deadline. After three award cycles, a new full application should be submitted for further consideration.

About the Award

The David T. Blackstock Mentorship Award (previously known as the Student Council Mentor Award) was created by the ASA Student Council and was first awarded in 2004. The intent of the award is to recognize those who show excellence in a wide variety of mentoring areas. Specific selection criteria are available in the Call for Nominations.


Call for Nominations — Details about applications process and criteria for selection

Application Form — To submit a new applications

Updates Form — To add additional or updated information to a previously submitted application

Past Recipients

Prof. Mark Hamilton University of Texas at Austin Spring 2023
Prof. Thomas Moore Rollins College Fall 2021
Prof. Patrice Beddor University of Michigan Fall 2019
Prof. Lynne Werner University of Washington Spring 2018
Prof. Daniel Russell The Pennsylvania State University Fall 2016
Prof. Lily Wang University of Nebraska-Lincoln Spring 2015
Prof. Barbara Shinn-Cunningham Boston University Fall 2013
Prof. Stephen Dance London South Bank University Fall 2012
Prof. Christy Holland University of Cincinnati Fall 2010
Prof. Kenneth Suslick University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign Fall 2009
Prof. David Dowling University of Michigan Fall 2007
Prof. Lawrence Crum University of Washington Spring 2006
Prof. David Blackstock University of Texas at Austin Fall 2004