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.

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. 

The LSVR has Graduate Research Associate positions available in (a) the development/study of vibration and noise control metamaterials for automotive and aerospace vehicles, (b) the development/study of foldable, tessellated acoustic transducers for sound energy-guiding applications, and (c) the detailed characterization of multistable structural dynamics with emphasis on aircraft components subjected to extreme loads. The positions each involve interaction with industry- or government-based sponsors. The research varies in composition from analytical (theory), to computational (finite element analysis), to experimental, generally with an equal balance among components. Candidates with prior research experience and products will receive preferential consideration. Effective communication skills are required, and expertise in MATLAB is strongly preferred.

Interested candidates must [a] have been accepted into 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.