Ann Viano joined the physics department in 1999, after a two-year post-doctoral appointment at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she worked to improve magnetic resonance imaging for children with artificial implants. She is an active collaborator with many researchers and students in the Memphis scientific community, particularly in biomedical engineering. She is currently involved in the use of ultrasound to study biological materials and is part of the Physics Laboratory for Ultrasonic Studies at Rhodes. She also manages and maintains the college’s observatory and serves as the club advisor for the Aerospace Engineering Club and the Women in STEM club.
Ann is also a past president of Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society, and works to promote an interest and dedication to physics at all levels. She has served on the American Institute of Physics advisory committee on physics education and the SPS/Sigma Pi Sigma national council.
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Rhodes student co-authors in boldface
In vivo comparison of backscatter techniques for ultrasonic bone assessment at the femoral neck, Brent K. Hoffmeister, Sarah I. Delahunt, Kiera L. Downey, Ann M. Viano, Doni M. Thomas, Loukas A. Georgiou, Aubrey J. Gray, Will R. Newman, Evan N. Main, Gia Pirro, Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, accepted January 2022.
Ultrasonic Bone Assessment: Ability of Apparent Backscatter Techniques to Detect Changes in the Microstructure of Human Cancellous Bone, Ann M. Viano, Jordan P. Ankersen, Brent K. Hoffmeister, Jinsong Huang, Luke C. Fairbanks, IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control, 68 (11), 3309-3325 (2021).
Ultrasonic backscatter difference measurements of cancellous bone: relation to bone mineral density and microstructure, Brent Hoffmeister, Ann Viano, Jinsong Huang, Luke Fairbanks, Sheldon Ebron, Joshua Moore, Jordan Ankersen, Matthew Huber, Abel Diaz, J. Acoustical Society of America, 143 (6), 3642-3653 (2018).
Characterization of a polymer, open-cell rigid foam that simulates the ultrasonic properties of cancellous bone, Brent Hoffmeister, Matthew Huber, and Ann Viano, J. Acoustical Society of America, 143 (2), 911-920 (2018).
Effect of gate choice on backscatter difference measurements of cancellous bone, Brent Hoffmeister, Ann Viano, Luke Fairbanks, Sheldon Ebron, Joseph McPherson, and Matthew Huber, J. Acoustical Society of America, 142 (2), 540-550 (2017).
Effect of intervening tissues on ultrasonic backscatter measurements of bone, Brent Hoffmeister, P. Spinolo, Mark Sellers, Peyton Marshall, Ann Viano, and Sang-Rok Lee, J. Acoustical Society of America, 138 (4), 2449-2457 (2015).
Design and Characterization of a Novel Chitosan/ Nanocrystalline Calcium Phosphate Composite Scaffold for Bone Regeneration, Betsy M. Chesnutt, Ann M. Viano, Youling Yuan, Yunzhi Yang, Joo L. Ong, Warren O. Haggard, and Joel D. Bumgardner, J. Biomedical Materials Research A, 88a(2), 491-502 (2009).
M.S. in physics, Washington University in St. Louis
Ph.D. in physics, Washington University in St. Louis