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Inquiries about the LSVR, its research, and opportunities for interaction and participation should be addressed to Prof. R.L. Harne,

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November 19, 2018. Peter Vuyk successfully defends his undergraduate Honors Research Thesis. Congrats Peter!

Dr. Harne (left) and Peter Vuyk (right) after the successful defense.

October 28, 2018. A mid-semester time to talk research and enjoy the sudden onset of the winter season, skipping fall.

(L to R). Front: Maha Yazbeck, Sih-Ling Yeh, Shichao Cui, Wen Cai, Ningxiner Zhao. Back: Dr. Harne, Chengzhe Zou, Anpeksh Ambreesh Saksena, Zach Nick, Charles El-Helou, Adam DeNise.

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

Dr. Harne and Shichao Cui after the successful PhD candidacy proposal defense.

August 20, 2018. The Autumn semester begins. The LSVR gets it started.

(L to R): Front: Abdullahi Inshaar, Peter Vuyk, Shichao Cui, Sih-Ling Yeh, Wen Cai, Ningxiner Zhao. Back: Chengzhe Zou, Anpeksh Saksena, Charles El-Helou, Adam DeNise, Zach Nick, Maha Yazbeck, Dr. Harne

July 17, 2018. The LSVR goes to the Columbus Zoo. Just because.

Before it got too hot.

This photo was taken only 15 minutes after the one above: Everyone is questioning how we selected one of the few hot, sunny Columbus days to go to the zoo.

Most of us are checking out a napping grizzly bear.

Charles gives a high-five to an orangutan.

June 25, 2018. The LSVR undertakes a summer Research Show & Tell Breakfast mini-conference. Each Team Member researching during the summer presents about his or her work while the remainder of the Team take on bagels, fruit, coffee, and the like.

Top row (L to R): Katie Frost, Andrew Maloney, Sih-Ling Yeh. Middle row (L to R): Dr. Harne, Shichao Cui, Wen Cai. Bottom row (L to R): Abdullahi Inshaar, Chengzhe Zou, Charles El-Helou.

May 15, 2018. Xander Rickard shares his research on flat-foldable origami structures for acoustic wave guiding for the evaluators of his high school internship program. Great job Xander for a successful presentation!

Xander shares his research about unwrapping the globe!

Dr. Harne (left) and Xander (right) after the successful presentation.

April 29, 2018. The LSVR Team together.

Front row, left to right: Charles El-Helou, Wen Cai, Sih-Ling Yeh, Shichao Cui, Ben Goodpaster. Back row, left to right: John Kosnik, Adam DeNise, Nick Sears, Chengzhe Zou, Abdullahi Inshaar, Dr. Harne.

April 25, 2018. Nick Sears defends his Master's degree thesis. Congratulations on a successful defense!

Dr. Harne (at left) and Nick Sears (at right) after Nick's successful MS thesis defense. The black 3D printed materials in hand are central to Nick's ground-breaking research.

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

Peter Vuyk (3rd from left in front row) along with the other esteemed student and alumni awardees at the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Awards Ceremony.

April 10, 2018. Ben Goodpaster defends his Master's degree thesis. Congratulations on a successful defense!

Dr. Harne (left) and Ben Goodpaster (right) after the successful defense.

April 3, 2018. Peter Vuyk presents his research poster at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum at OSU. Peter is investigating computational and experimental methods of illuminating and programming the impact mitigation properties of elastomeric material systems.

Peter Vuyk (left) and Dr. Harne (right) at the Denman Research Forum.

March 1, 2018. Shichao Cui, Sih-Ling Yeh, and Chengzhe Zou present their research posters as a part of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center spring meeting.

Shichao Cui, Sih-Ling Yeh, and Chengzhe Zou present their research to members of the SVC

February 8, 2018. Shichao Cui is awarded the 2017 Beverley Swain Staley Leadership Graduate Scholarship, as selected by the Women of Transportation Society! Congratulations!

Shichao Cui receives the award from the Women of Transportation Society administrators.

February 5, 2018. Chengzhe Zou defends his Ph.D. candidacy proposal. Congratulations!

Dr. Harne and Chengzhe after the successful candidacy proposal defense.

December 13, 2017. Shichao Cui, Nick Sears, and Quanqi Dai present their research at Ford Motor Company as part of the Center for Automotive Research Industry Consortium Project Review Meeting.

Quanqi Dai describes his research on vibration energy harvesting to a program review attendee.

Nick Sears, Shichao Cui, Quanqi Dai, and Dr. Harne at Ford Motor Company along with the Center for Automotive Research.

December 10, 2017. LSVR gets together for a semester-ending meal and celebration of our graduate Quanqi Dai.

The LSVR Team from L to R: Front: Ben Goodpaster, Wen Cai, Shichao Cui, Inhyuk Park, Sih-Ling Yeh. Back: Dr. Harne, Nick Sears, Chengzhe Zou, Mark Luke, Namhyeon Cho, Charles El-Helou, Adam DeNise, Peter Vuyk, Quanqi Dai.

Quanqi Dai and Dr. Harne and an LSVR mug.

November 13, 2017. Quanqi Dai defends his Master's degree thesis. Congratulations on a successful defense!

Dr. Harne and Quanqi Dai after the successful defense.

September 14, 2017. Inhyuk Park presents his research poster at the Fall Undergraduate Research Forum at OSU. Inhyuk is investigating magnetically coupled nonlinear energy harvesters for impulsive vibration applications.

Dr. Harne and Inhyuk at the poster presentation event.

August 7, 2017. Chengzhe Zou, Shichao Cui, Quanqi Dai, and Dr. Harne present and contribute to the 2017 ASME IDETC conference.

From left to right: Chengzhe Zou, Shichao Cui, Quanqi Dai, Dr. Harne

Shichao Cui presents about her research.

Quanqi Dai presents about his research.

Chengzhe Zou presents about his research.

May 18, 2017. Joseph Crump successfully defends his internship research at the PAST Foundation. Congrats!

Joseph Crump (at left) presents before the evaluators.

(L to R): Dr. Harne and Joseph.

May 2, 2017. Shichao Cui presents her research poster on the subject of double porosity metamaterials as a part of the NSF I/UCRC Smart Vehicle Concepts Center spring meeting.

Shichao Cui (at right) presents her research to members of the SVC.

April 30, 2017. LSVR Team Gathering. Opportunity for relaxing time together over good food, and convenient chance for a group photo.

Left to Right. Front: Yu Song, Shichao Cui, Danielle Lynd, Peter Vuyk, Inhyuk Park. Back: Dr. Harne, Ben Goodpaster, Quanqi Dai, Justin Bishop, Nick Sears, Chengzhe Zou.

March 29, 2017. Justin Bishop, Ben Goodpaster, Danielle Lynd, Sansriti Saxena, Nick Sears, and Yu Song contribute to the 2017 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Congrats for the great presentations of your Undergraduate Honors Research efforts!

From left to right: Dr. Harne and Justin Bishop

From left to right: Ben Goodpaster and Dr. Harne.

From left to right: Dr. Harne and Danielle Lynd.

From left to right: Dr. Harne and Sansriti Saxena.

From left to right: Nick Sears and Dr. Harne.

From left to right: Yu Song and Dr. Harne.

December 13, 2016. The LSVR Team: not really working (or, waiting for the food delivery to arrive). 


August 31, 2016. Quanqi Dai and Dr. Harne present the LSVR research on vibration energy harvesting before H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.


March 30, 2016. Quanqi Dai contributes to the 2016 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum and receives Fourth Prize for his poster presentation.

Our Motivation

We are driven to make

  • Fundamental,
  • Impactful, and
  • Innovative

advances in understanding the dynamics and acoustics of engineered systems, and to propose new concepts with unmatched versatility and performance.

Whether with pen and paper, mouse and keyboard, or sensor and transducer, our engineer is a verb.