Acoustics program honors graduate students' research

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A dozen acoustics graduate students were honored for their research and publishing efforts at the program's awards luncheon April 8 at the Atherton Hotel in State College, Pa.

Six graduate students' research received the Kenneth T. Simowitz Memorial Citation:

  • Bret Bissinger for "Model-based signal processing for passive source localization" in the Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics;
  • Russell Hawkins for "Periodicity in ambient noise and variation based on different temporal units of analysis" in Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics;
  • Stephen Nichols for "Are the world's oceans really that different?" in Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics;
  • Derek Olson for "The effects of finite scattering area on validity criteria for scattering models" in Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics;
  • Kimberly Riegel for "Sonic boom propagation in urban canyons” in Proceedings of the Internoise 2012/American Society of Mechanical Engineers Noise Control and Acoustic Division meeting; and
  • Alexander Sell for “Using broadband, ship-radiated noise in shallow water environments to perform physics-based localization" at the INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON Congress and Conference Proceedings.

Three students received the Kenneth T. Simowitz Memorial Award for publishing research:

  • Randall Ali for "Thermoacoustics thermometry for nuclear reactor monitoring" in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Instrumentation and Measurement Magazine;
  • Alexandre Jolibois for "Scattering by a cylinder covered with an arbitrary distribution of impedance and application to the optimization of a tramway noise abatement system" in the Journal of Sound and Vibration; and
  • Joseph Salamone III for "Solution of the lossy nonlinear Tricomi equation applied to sonic boom focusing" in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Journal.

Three students received the Skudrzyk Award honoring work investigating the relationship between complex vibratory structures and the surrounding acoustic environment:

  • Neal Evans for "Low-wavenumber turbulent boundary layer wall-pressure measurements from vibration data over smooth and rough surfaces in pipe flow" in the Journal of Sound and Vibration;
  • Matthew Shaw for "On the measurement of airborne, angular-dependent sound transmission through supercritical bars" in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (JASA) Express Letters; and
  • Micah Shepherd for "Comment on plate modal wavenumber transforms in Sound and Structural Vibration" in the JASA.
Last Updated April 09, 2013