Welcome to the LSVR!

Left to right: Dr. Harne, Quanqi Dai, Justin Bishop, Yu Song, Nick Sears, Sansriti Saxena, Danielle Lynd, 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.

Opportunities

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. The LSVR will consider students not interested in the Program in lieu of a weekly commitment of 10 hours minimum of research efforts with us. Interested students should contact Prof. Harne (provide CV) to indicate interest. 

The LSVR has Graduate Research Associate and Postdoc 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. 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 (for GRA positions) and [b] should contact Prof. Harne (provide CV) to indicate interest.