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Timothy K. Stanton
Timothy K. Stanton was born in Fayetteville, AR, on May 29, 1953. He received the B.S. degree in physics from Oakland University , Rochester, MI in 1974 and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from Brown University , Providence, RI, in 1977 and 1978 respectively. His undergraduate research involved experiments in solid state acoustics with Dr. Norman Tepley as advisor and his graduate research involved nonlinear acoustics measurements and instrumentation developmenet with Dr. Robert Beyer as advisor.

From 1978 to 1980, he was a Senior Engineer at the Submarine Signal Division of Raytheon Co. , Portsmouth, RI, where he was engaged in research, development and testing of acoustic systems. From 1980 to 1988, he was a member of the scientific staff of the Department of Geology and Geophysics , University of Wisconsin-Madison where he conducted various theoretical, laborator, and field studies in acoustical oceanography with Dr. Clarence Clay. From 1988 to present, he has been a member of the scientific staff of the Department of Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution ( WHOI ), Woods Hole, MA, and is currently Senior Scientist and Chair of the department. He is currently working in collaboration with Dr. Peter Wiebe at WHOI and other colleagues in development of acoustic scattering models of marine organisms through various theoretical and laboratory methods and applying the methods to field surveys. In addition to his research, he is part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and WHOI Joint Graduate Education Program and teaches acoustic scattering theory. Overall, he has published papers coveringthe areas of nonlinear acoustics, acoustics instrumentation, fiber-optic hydrophones, and acoustic scattering by volumetric objects, seafloor, sea surface and underside of sea ice. He has served as Associate Editor for the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and Guest Editor for special issues in the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering and Deep Sea Research.

Dr. Stanton is a member of the Acoustical Society of America (elected Fellow in 1996). In 1985, he was awarded the A.B. Wood Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Underwater Acoustics.

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