Welcome to the LSVR!


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, manufacturing, and smart materials.

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

April 11, 2019. Congrats to Ben Goodpaster for receiving the 2019 Hirschvogel Excellence Award for best and most impactful MS thesis in calendar year 2018 from among the entire MAE Department!

April 4, 2019. Congrats to Adam, Abdullahi, and Charles for successfully defending your Honors Research Program theses! Congrats also for your respective graduate school plans!

April 1, 2019. A new LSVR paper appears in the journal Wave Motion. Congrats to Chengzhe Zou as first author!

February 25, 2019. Congratulations to Abdullahi Inshaar and Charles El-Helou for receiving Best-In-Class Research Poster Presentation Awards at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum!

Activities Overview

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

  • Lightweight, multifunctional material systems to control shock, vibration, and sound
  • Reconfigurable acoustic arrays for deployable medical ultrasound devices and adaptive underwater communications
  • Characterizing dynamic response of multistable structures in extreme and multiphysics loading environments
  • Controlling and guiding sound for automotive and aerospace applications

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. 

Interested candidates for graduate positions 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.