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, 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

November 2, 2018. New LSVR papers appear in the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, Composite Structures, IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, and Physical Review E. Congrats to Wen Cai, Nick Sears, and Chengzhe Zou as first authors and to Abdullahi Inshaar and Hamil Shah for supporting authorship!

September 5, 2018. Shichao Cui successfully defends her PhD candidacy proposal. Congratulations!

August 14, 2018. Congratulations to Adam DeNise, Charles, El-Helou, Abdullahi Inshaar, and Hamil Shah for being awarded Undergraduate Research Scholarships as they embark on their Honors Research Programs!

August 11, 2018. Congratulations to Chengzhe Zou for being a recipient of the 2018/19 academic year Future Academic Scholars Training (FAST) Fellowship as awarded by the OSU MAE Department!

August 1, 2018. New LSVR papers appear in the Journal of Applied Mechanics, Journal of Sound and Vibration, and Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. Congrats to Ben Goodpaster and Sih-Ling Yeh as first authors! 

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.