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

June 23, 2017. The LSVR paper investigating broadband acoustic energy suppression characteristics in double porosity metamaterials appears in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

June 22, 2017. The LSVR and COSI (Center of Science and Industry) team up for a COSI Camp with a students from the second/third grades. See the link for further details and photos.

May 20, 2017. The LSVR paper that introduces a new analytical approach to study and characterize the harmonic responses of built-up multistable structures appears in Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing.

May 15, 2017. Nick Sears and Dr. Harne receive a AFRL/DAGSI Ohio Student-Faculty Research Fellowship.

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. 

Two Graduate Research Associate (GRA) positions are available for two students pursuing PhDs. The positions involve sponsored projects with US federal agencies and foundations. The subjects of the research include 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.