Ekaterina M. Ponomarchuk

Ph.D., 2023
  • 2023 - Ph.D. in Acoustics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Dissertation: "Mechanical fractionation of soft tissues in pulsed focused shock wave ultrasound fields". Scientific supervisor: Vera A. Khokhlova, scientific consultant: Sergey V. Buravkov
  • 2020-present - Ph.D. program, Department of Acoustics, Physics Faculty, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • 2022 – scientific internship at the Center for Industrial and Medical Ultrasound (CIMU) at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • 2018-2020 - Master’s program, Department of Acoustics, Physics Faculty, M.V.Lomonosov Moscow State University. The title of the thesis: «Ultrasonic atomization thresholds of coagulated blood in focused shock-wave fields», scientific adviser: Dr.Sc., associate professor Vera A. Khokhlova
  • 2014-2017 - English Language School 'Skyeng', Moscow
  • 2014-2018 - Bachelor's program, Faculty of Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University. The title of the thesis: "Histological analysis of porcine hematoma and liver lesions induced by high intensity focused ultrasound pulses", scientific adviser: Dr.Sc., associate professor  Vera A. Khokhlova
  • 2012-2014 - Extension school of Physics and Mathematics, Physics Faculty M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University
  • 2013-2014 - Language School 'BKC International House', Moscow
  • 2012-2013 - English Language school 'English First', Moscow
  • 2011-2012 - Language School "BET&S", Moscow
  • 2003-2010 - State budget institution of extended education 'School of the Art for Children №10', Moscow (piano)
  • 2003-2014 - State budget educational institution Secondary General School №654 n.a. A.D.Fridman, Moscow
  • ​2022  Travel grant "School" from the Foundation for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics "BASIS"
  • 2022  Certificate for the best presentation of a young scientist at XXXIV conference of Russian Acoustical Society in "Bioacoustics and medical applications of acoustical methods" session
  • 2021  Graduate student scholarship from Interdisciplinary Scientific and Educational School of Moscow University «Photonic and Quantum technologies. Digital medicine»
  • 2021  Best student paper award in Biomedical Acoustics (third prize) at the Acoustical Society of America Fall 2021 meeting, Seattle, USA
  • 2021  IELTS certificate (band score 8.5 / 9.0)
  • 2020-present  A stipend from the Theoretical Physics and Mathematics Advancement Foundation “BASIS” for intending PhD students of MSU Physics Faculty
  • 2017-2020  State Enhanced Academic Stipend (for students prospering in scientific field)
  • 2020 3rd award at R.V. Khokhlov competition of scientific student projects
  • 2020  Personal scholarship from the Vladimir Potanin Foundation
  • 2019  An international student stipend from the Acoustical Society of America
  • 2019  Certificate for the Best Newcomer presentation at the 7th Winter School on Therapeutic Ultrasound, Les Houches, France
  • 2019  Travel grant "School", organized by the Theoretical Physics and Mathematics Advancement Foundation “BASIS”
  • 2018-2019  A stipend from the Theoretical Physics and Mathematics Advancement Foundation “BASIS” for senior students of MSU Physics Faculty
  • 2018  Focused Ultrasound Global Internship Program
  • 2018  1st award for the best report at the All-Russian A.P. Sukhorukov school-seminar "Waves in inhomogeneous media» («Waves-2018»)
  • 2017  IELTS certificate (band score 8.0 / 9.0)
  • 2014  Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)
  • 2014  Winner of 'Lomonosov' School Olympliad in Physics
  • 2014  Prizewinner of 'PhysTech' School Olympiads in Physics and Mathematics
  • 2014  Prizewinner of 'Step Into The Future' School Olympiad in Physics
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  1. P.B. Rosnitskiy, S.A. Tsysar, M.M. Karzova, S.V. Buravkov, P.G. Malkov, N.V. Danilova, E.M. Ponomarchuk, O.A. Sapozhnikov, T.D. Khokhlova, G.R. Schade, A.D. Maxwell, Y.N. Wang, A.V. Kadrev, A.L. Chernyaev, D.A. Okhobotov, A.A. Kamalov, and V.A. Khokhlova
    "Pilot ex vivo study on non-thermal ablation of human prostate adenocarcinoma tissue using boiling histotripsy"


    1-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.ultras.2023.107029
  2. E.M. Ponomarchuk, P.V. Yuldashev, D.A. Nikolaev, S.A. Tsysar, A.A. Mironova, and V.A. Khokhlova
    "Nonlinear ultrasound fields generated by an annular array with electronic and geometric adjustment of its focusing angle"

    Acoustical Physics,

    459–470, DOI: 10.1134/S1063771023600560
  3. V.A. Khokhlova, P.B. Rosnitskiy, S.A. Tsysar, S.V. Buravkov, E.M. Ponomarchuk, O.A. Sapozhnikov, M.M. Karzova, T.D. Khokhlova, A.D. Maxwell, Y.N. Wang, A.V. Kadrev, A.L. Chernyaev, V.P. Chernikov, D.A. Okhobotov, A.A. Kamalov, and G.R. Schade
    "Initial assessment of boiling histotripsy for mechanical ablation of ex vivo human prostate tissue"

    Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology,

    62–71, DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2022.07.014


  1. E.M. Ponomarchuk, C. Hunter, M. Song, V.A. Khokhlova, O.A. Sapozhnikov, P.V. Yuldashev, and T.D. Khokhlova
    "Mechanical damage thresholds for hematomas near gas-containing bodies in pulsed HIFU fields"

    Physics in Medicine and Biology,

    1–18, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6560/ac96c7


  1. E.M. Ponomarchuk, P.B. Rosnitskiy, T.D. Khokhlova, S.V. Buravkov, S.A. Tsysar, M.M. Karzova, K.D. Tumanova, A.V. Kunturova, Y.N. Wang, O.A. Sapozhnikov, P.E. Trakhtman, N.N. Starostin, and V.A. Khokhlova
    "Ultrastructural analysis of volumetric histotripsy bio-effects in large human hematomas"

    Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

    2608–2621. DOI: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2021.05.002


  1. T.D. Khokhlova, J.C. Kucewicz, E.M. Ponomarchuk, C. Hunter, M. Bruce, V.A. Khokhlova, T.J. Matula, W. Monsky
    "Effect of stiffness of large extravascular hematomas on their susceptibility to boiling histotripsy liquefaction in vitro"

    Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology