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


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.