DOMINICK DEANGELIS: President Ultrasonic Industry Association (UIA)

Dominick Deangelis is the President of the Ultrasonic Industry Association (UIA). Dominick A. DeAngelis was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA, in 1964. He received the B.S. degree from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, USA, in 1986, the M.S. degree from Villanova University, Villanova, PA, USA, in 1988, and the Ph.D. degree from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA, in 1995, all in mechanical engineering.

He is currently a Fellow of Mechanical Engineering with Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Fort Washington, PA, USA, where he is globally responsible for the design of all ultrasonic transducers used for semiconductor wire bonding. His research interests include structural dynamics for continuous media with emphasis on wave propagation.,Dr. DeAngelis holds six U.S. patents, and is also a licensed Professional Engineer.(Based on document published on 13 November 2015).

“The UIA has managed to perfectly blend academic and industrial world interests to boost a wonderful discipline wherein a lot still can be done. There is no doubt that the secrets behind all this are the passion, expertise, openness and modesty that older members have managed to transfer to the new ones throughout the years.”

The UIA was founded in 1907 by two Belgians, Henri La Fontaine and Paul Otlet. In the early years of the 20th century La Fontaine and Otlet turned their efforts to the emerging civil society transnational associations. They wanted to “assess and describe the degree of internationalism prevailing throughout the world”. (It is worth noting that the word “internationalism” did not exist before the early 20th century.) They wanted to bring together all international associations in a concerted effort. There were, at the time, about 350 such civil society bodies, two-thirds of them headquartered in Brussels.