Welcome to the LSVR!

L to R: Dr. Ryan Harne, Shichao Cui, Sansriti Saxena, Justin Bishop, Nick Sears, Danielle Lynd, Peter Vuyk, Inhyuk Park, Chengzhe Zou, Quanqi Dai, Ben Goodpaster

At the Laboratory of Sound and Vibration Research (LSVR), our missions are to resolve long-standing problems and to create new opportunities for advancements in the fields of vibrations, acoustics, mechanics, and nonlinear dynamics. We examine, hypothesize, design, model, and test, which broadens our impact all the way from the new theories developed to our new experimental systems created that serve as frameworks for technology development. Our lab facilities, research expertise, and team-structure make us a unique lab to be immersed in or work with.

Latest News

November 13, 2017. Quanqi Dai successfully defends his Master's thesis. Congrats Quanqi!

September 29, 2017. The LSVR paper on exploiting microvascular voids in structural panels for adaptive dynaimc properties appears in the Journal of Sound and Vibration.

September 19, 2017. The LSVR receives the 2017 ASME Best Paper Award in Structures and Structural Dynamics for the paper "Origami acoustics: using principles of folding structural acoustics for simple and large focusing of sound energy" published in Smart Materials and Structures.

August 3, 2017. The LSVR receives a grant from the National Science Foundation on the topic of vibration energy harvesting.

Activities Overview

We employ our driving motivation to advance the aims of several application areas, including

  • Noise and vibration control, damping, isolation
  • Energy harvesting and capture, and guided energy transfer in nonlinear structural systems
  • Adaptive structure/material design for exceptional versatility and tunable dynamic performance
  • Sensing methodologies and sensor development

For further details, please check out the Research page.


The LSVR is seeking Undergraduate students interested in completing an Honors Research Program during their final 3 or 4 semesters of their BS degree program at OSU. Interested students should contact Prof. Harne (provide CV and grade report) to indicate interest. 

Graduate Research Associate (GRA) position is available for a student pursuing a PhD. The position involves a sponsored project with a US federal foundation. The subject of the research includes analytical dynamics, adaptive structures, and material systems. The research will balance analytical and experimental efforts.

Graduate student candidates with theoretical, computational, and experimental research experiences and interests in acoustics and vibration subjects are preferred. Effective communication skills are required. Expertise in MATLAB is strongly preferred and the candidates must be able to engage audiences with the scientific and engineering principles derived from this research.

Interested candidates must [a] have applied to the OSU MAE graduate program and [b] should email Prof. Harne (provide CV with references) to indicate interest. Please understand that due to the large number of emails received, interested candidates may not receive a personal reply.