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

June 8, 2018. The LSVR paper introducing the concept of flexible hybrid electronic material systems appears in Advanced Engineering Materials.

April 25, 2018. Nick Sears successfully defends his Master's thesis. Congratulations!

April 20, 2018. Peter Vuyk receives the 2018 Outstanding Leadership and Research Award from the OSU Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Congratulations!

April 10, 2018. Ben Goodpaster successfully defends his Master's thesis. Congratulations!

March 16, 2018.  Dr. Harne receives the National Science Foundation CAREER award on the topic of "Adaptive Origami Structures for Acoustic Wave Guiding".

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. 

Multiple Graduate Research Associate (GRA) positions are available. The positions involve industry- and government-sponsored projects. The research topics are in the areas of engineered material systems with applications for shock/vibration mitigation, and adaptable acoustic array synthesis with applications for sound field control in automotive, medical ultrasonics, and underwater acoustics environments. The research efforts balance analytical and experimental components. Selection preference will be made to students pursuing a PhD. 

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 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.