May 2013 - Prof. Rajendra Singh to Receive the ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Award for Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Educator
Mechanical Engineering Professor Rajendra Singh has been named the recipient of the 2013 Ralph Coats Roe Award by the Mechanical Engineering Division of the American Society of Engineering Educators (ASEE).The award recognizes a mechanical engineering educator who is an outstanding teacher and has made a notable contribution to the profession. Formal presentation of the coveted award will take place during the ASEE Annual Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, June 23-26. Professor Singh will also give a 30 minute talk on his pedagogical approaches and experience at the conference.
April 2013 - Jared Liette (Graduate) and Eric Ricciardi (Undergraduate) Receive the 2013 Leo Beranek Medal
The 2013 Leo Beranek Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control has been awarded by the International Noise Control Engineers (INCE) to Ohio State mechanical engineering students Jared Liette (left), in the graduate student category, and Eric Ricciardi (right), in the undergraduate student category. Liette is advised by Professor Raj Singh and Ricciardi is co-advised by Professor Singh and Dr. Jason Dreyer.
The Leo Beranek Student Medal was established by the Board of Directors of INCE/USA to recognize excellence in the study of noise control by undergraduate and graduate students at selected academic institutions in North America. Dr. Leo Beranek is a renowned acoustical scientist and one of the founders of BBN Technologies (inventor of the internet). He received the National Medal of Science in 2002.
ADL Student Joseph Plattenburg Featured in The Exchange Newsletter.
You can read the interview "Joseph Plattenburg: A Study of the Yin and Yang of Noise Control" here on pages 8 and 9. The interview chronicles Joe's life at OSU as a member of the OSU Marching Band and as a graduate student.
Osman Taha Sen and Joseph Plattenburg receive Leo Beranek Student Medals for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control
The 2012 Leo Beranek Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control (one graduate and one undergraduate student) is awarded by the Institute of Noise Control Engineers (INCE/USA) to Ohio State Mechanical Engineering Students: Osman Taha Sen (in the graduate student category) and Joe Plattenburg (in the undergraduate student category). Both students are advised by Professor Raj Singh.
Sriram Sundar receives 2nd prize in the Hayes Forum competition on 24 February 2012
Ph.D. student Sriram Sundar received the 2nd prize in the Engineering, Mathematics & Physical Sciences Group (Poster Session) in the Hayes Forum competition. This prize carries a monetary award of $150. The title of his poster was "Effect of surface finish on gear noise and dynamics". Please join us in congratulating Sriram for this accomplishment.
Ron Taulbee and Aydin Gunduz receive Leo Beranek Student Medals for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control
UG (Honors) student Ron Taulbee and PhD student Aydin Gunduz were recently awarded the Leo Beranek Student Medal in April 2011 for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control by the International Noise Control Engineers (INCE). This special Medal was recently established by the Board of Directors of INCE/USA to recognize excellence in the study of noise-control by undergraduate and graduate students at academic institutions in North America that have courses in, or related to, noise-control engineering including practical applications. Along with their medals, they have been invited to attend Noise-Con 2011 in Portland, Oregon in July.
“Student contributions to the betterment of techniques for the control of noise in buildings, vehicles and outdoors, and of means for reducing noise produced by any loud source is readily sought and will now be recognized by this Student Medal. I am proud to be named for this important student award.” --Leo Beranek
The Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control is awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who have completed at least one college level course in engineering acoustics, noise control, or closely related field and shall have graduated or be expected to graduate with an engineering or closely related degree during the current or immediately prior year of the award.
Congratulations to Ron and Aydin!
Dr. Rajendra Singh, a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department, has been elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA). The INCE Fellow rank honors (and recognizes publicly) any member who has rendered valuable service to the Institute and has made a “notable or distinguished contribution to the advancement of noise control engineering or notably promoted knowledge of noise control engineering.” Dr. Singh is among the first of “outstanding members” to be elected. With this, Prof. Singh now holds the fellow grade in 4 professional societies; the other three include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).
Dr. Singh holds the distinguished “Donald D. Glower” chair in the college of engineering and is the Director of the NSF Smart Vehicle Concepts Center and the Acoustics and Dynamics Laboratory. Dr. Singh is well recognized for research in machinery and vehicle noise sources and structural paths, and in particular for seminal work on gear dynamics and acoustics. He has published more than 350 articles including 174 journal articles. Dr. Singh has also developed an innovative, engineering practice type graduate course sequence in automotive noise and vibration control in partnership with General Motors. He has received several national awards for excellence in engineering education, including the Westinghouse award from ASEE. Dr. Singh served as the President of the INCE/USA in 2003 and is currently the I-INCE Vice-President of Technical Activities in the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE).
The Mechanical Engineering Department at The Ohio State University congratulates Dr. Singh for his outstanding achievements and for his election as a Fellow of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA.
Prof. Singh has been invited to deliver a distinguished Plenary Lecture at INTER-NOISE 2009, the 38th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control in recognition of highly-regarded record of contributions to the field of machinery and gear noise. Prof. Singh has accepted this invitation, with his talk tentatively titled “Gear Noise: Anatomy of Whine and Rattle Sources, Predictive Tools and Noise Control Solutions.” Prof. Singh’s lecture is one of only three plenary lectures at this conference. This event will be held in Ottawa, Canada on August 23-26, 2009. For more information, please visit the official website at http://www.internoise2009.com/.
Prof. Raj Singh, director of the Smart Vehicle Concept Center and the Acoustics and Dynamics Laboratory, is chairing the NOVEM 2009 Forum on Noise Characterization & Synthesis. The emphasis of this forum is on the “feasibility of research concepts.” This event will take place at Keble College in Oxford, UK on April 5-8, 2009. The conference is targeted toward research establishments and industries responsible for developments in the fields of noise and vibration design, modeling and control. Three speakers will occupy a two-hour block for this forum with tentative topics in Classical Substructuring using the Mobility/Impedance Concepts, Real-Object Vibroacoustic Problems Typical of an Advanced Industry, and Virtual Noise Reproduction Based on Noise Modeling. For more information, please visit the official website at http://www.isvr.soton.ac.uk/novem2009/.
Song He (ME doctoral student and Presidential Fellow, from Professor Raj Singh's Acoustics and Dynamics Laboratory) has won the Best Student Paper at the National Conference on Noise Control Engineering (NOISE-CON 07, Reno, NV, October 22-24, 2007). The award criteria evaluated the difficulty of the problem addressed, the practical value to noise control engineering, and qualities of the investigation, technical communication and oral presentation. Song's award-winning paper, entitled "Improved Gear Whine Model with Focus on Friction-Induced Structure-borne Noise", is co-authored with Prof. Raj Singh (OSU) and Prof. Goran Pavic (INSA Lyon, France). This paper proposes a refined source-path-receiver model to quantify the effect of sliding friction on gear noise. This work was funded by the Army Research Office, Presidential Fellowship from the Graduate School (OSU), and European Commission’s Marie Curie Fellowship (INSA Lyon), and experiments were conducted at NASA Glenn Research Center.
Song He (ME PhD Student) Awarded the 2007 Presidential Fellowship by OSU Graduate School
Alumnus Dr. Todd Rook Receives the 2006 Dean's Meritorious Service to Students Award
Dr. Todd Rook, a mechanical engineering alumnus, recently received the Dean's Meritorious Service to Students Award for 2006. This award recognizes an individual outside The Ohio State University community for exemplary service to students of the College of Engineering or the Knowlton School of Architecture.
Graduating with B.S.M.E., M.S.M.E., and Ph.D degrees from OSU, Dr. Rook is the Lead Analytical Development Engineer at the Aircraft Wheels and Brakes division of Goodrich Aerospace. His work includes advancing predictive modeling capabilities to aid in the integration of brake and landing gear systems. His research focuses on noise reduction, numerical techniques for nonlinear dynamics, and structural/acoustic intensity.
Dr. Rook has enriched the education of mechanical engineering students at OSU by mentoring undergraduates in capstone projects, while providing them with "real-world" design experience. He has provided guidance to graduate students whose research efforts have been published in academic journals, and he frequently gives presentations on ABET-related issues.
The Mechanical Engineering Department congratulates alumnus Dr. Todd Rook for his distinguished career with Goodrich Aerospace, and for receiving the 2006 Dean's Meritorious Service to Students Award.
Dr. Singh is Elected as a Fellow of SAE
Dr. Rajendra Singh, a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department and the Director of the Acoustics and Dynamics Laboratory, has been elected as a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). Election as an SAE Fellow is an exceptional professional distinction bestowed on approximately 20 recipients each year, making it one of the Society’s most prestigious honors. Dr. Singh's Fellow status reflects his significant impact on the field of engineering, and his outstanding contribution to vehicle noise and vibration control research and education.
Dr. Singh has pioneered new mathematical models of powertrain and driveline systems and vehicle components, while proposing improved dynamic design procedures. He has developed innovative graduate courses in vehicle noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) control, and he has been elected to fellow-grade memberships in other prestigious societies, including the Acoustical Society of America and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
The Mechanical Engineering Department at the Ohio State University congratulates Dr. Rajendra Singh for his outstanding achievements in the field of vehicle noise and vibration control, and for his election as a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers.
Two OSU Researchers Win Prizes at the SAE Noise and Vibration Conference
Two students from Professor Raj Singh's Acoustics and Dynamics Laboratory (of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Automotive Research) won the research awards at the recent SAE Noise and Vibration Conference (May 16-19, 2005).
Ashley Crowther, a visiting scholar from UTS Australia, was awarded the first prize in the student poster competition for his doctoral research in "powertrain vibration". Ashley will receive his PhD degree later this year. Song He won the third prize for his Master's degree work on the "Inclusion of quasi-linear hydraulic engine mount formulation in vehicle models".
This conference is a premier event in noise and vibration technology as over 1,100 experts and practitioners from around the world attended the conference. Overall, the OSU Acoustics and Dynamics Laboratory presented the most papers including 6 research articles and two student posters. All presentations were well received by the automotive industry, and collectively they illustrated the research achievements and strengths of the Laboratory.
Two papers, as presented on the research of Ashley Crowther and MS student Wansoo Oh, included predictions of transient gear impacts in vehicle drivelines, covering non-linear simulations in both manual and automatic transmission configurations and introducing quality metrics to evaluate impulses. Another paper on the stick-slip behavior of an automotive clutch summarized the elements of doctoral research by Dr. Chengwu Duan. This fundamental research characterizes the non-linear behavior in torsional systems with friction as the dominant path under the presence of both mean load and harmonic excitations. Research into the structure-borne noise transfer paths by Dr. Seungbo Kim (currently at the Goodyear Technical Center) and PhD student Akira Inoue was presented as well. Using experimental methods, they illustrated the rank orders of three parallel structural paths. Finally, Song He, now a PhD student, presented two papers on nonlinear models and identification of hydraulic engine mounts. One paper addressed low frequency and transient response issues and the other one analyzed the higher frequency models.
Ohio State Gathering at the 2005 SAE Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition
Names from right to left:
Front Row: Teik Lim (Univ. of Cincinnati), James DeClerck (General Motors), Walter Wolf (AECSI), Raj Singh (OSU), Ahmet Selamet (OSU), Takeshi Abe (Ford), Song He (OSU)
Back Row: Bill Rockwood (Trane), Ashley Crowther (OSU/UTS), Glen Steyer (American Axle), Don Houser (OSU), Manish Vaishya (Siemens VDO), Jonny Harianto (OSU), Yuping Cheng (Ford)
Undergraduate Student Receives Outstanding Paper Award
V. Asnani, ACTIVE 2004 (INCE)
Recipients of the 2003 INCE Undergraduate Awards
Names from left to right:
Carrie Janello (BS/MS Degree Student), Professor Raj Singh, Allison Holub (BS/MS Degree Student), Vivake Asnani (BS/MS Degree
Professor Singh joins the I-INCE Board of Directors
Professor Raj Singh joins the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) for a 6-year term. The Institute was founded in 1974 is a worldwide consortium of organizations concerned with noise control, acoustics and vibration. The I-INCE has currently 46 members societies in 39 counties. The primary focus of the Institute on unwanted sounds and on vibrations producing such sounds when transduced. The I-INCE is the sponsor of the INTER-NOISE Series of International Congresses on Noise Control Engineering held annually in leading cities of the world. The Institute co-sponsors symposia on specialized topics and undertakes technical initiatives on
Undergraduate Student Receives Outstanding Paper Award
T.C. Kim, INTER-NOISE 2002 (INCE)
Christopher J. Cundy, undergraduate honors student of the Acoustics and Dynamics Laboratory, has been awarded a University Fellowship for the 2002-2003 academic year. Each year the SU Graduate School designates approximately 250 students as Graduate Fellows covering over 100 graduate programs. The selection process is based on a rigorous evaluation where international and national students compete for a limited number of slots. Chris will receive his B.S. degree in the Spring of 2002 and plans to conduct graduate-level research in the area of nonlinear driveline dynamics. Chris graduated from Dublin Scioto High School and is an active member of a musical group.
Professor Rajendra Singh of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University has been elected as the President-Elect of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE/USA) of the USA for the 2002 term. Concurrently, he will continue to serve as the Vice President of Technical Activities. In 2003, he will assume duties as the President of Institute.
INCE/USA is a non-profit professional organization incorporated in Washington, DC. A primary purpose of the Institute is to promote engineering solutions to transportation, industrial, machinery, community and environmental noise problems, as well as serve as a platform for national debates on the noise policy or legislation. Through its membership programs including its demanding board certification requirement, the Institute promotes professionalism in the field of noise control engineering and newly emerging disciplines such as active noise & vibration control and sound quality. INCE/USA has two technical publications, Noise Control Engineering Journal and Noise/News International.
INCE/USA is a Member Society of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE), an international consortium of organizations with interests in acoustics and noise control. The Institute also sponsors the NOISE-CON series of national conferences on noise control engineering, symposia on special topics and the INTER-NOISE Congress when it is held in North America. For example, the Institute is co-sponsoring INTER-NOISE 2002 that will be held this year in Dearborn, MI from August 19 to 21, with Professor Singh as the Congress President. Professor Singh holds The Donald D. Glower Chair in Engineering at Ohio State and specializes in automotive noise & vibration control problems.
Web sitesINCE: www.ince.org
INTER-NOISE 2002: www.internoise2002.org
R. Singh: www.autoNVH.org
Professor Raj Singh has been appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sound and Vibration, published by the Academic Press <academicpress.com> of UK. This inter-disciplinary journal is among the most prestigious archival publications in the scientific and engineering community. Though very few editorial board members are from USA, Ohio State and the Department of Mechanical Engineering will now have two representatives as Prof. Singh joins Dr. Arthur Leissa who has served on this Board with distinction for nearly 3 decades. This appointment reflects the growing strengths and visibility of our academic and research programs in the general areas of acoustics, vibrations and machine dynamics.
Professor Singh named to the Glower Chair at Ohio State Professor Rajendra Singh has been named as the first holder of The Donald D. Glower Chair in Engineering at The Ohio State University, effective July 1, 2001. This distinguished chair was established with a gift from the Transportation Research Center, Inc., in honor of Donald D. Glower, Dean, College of Engineering (1976-90) and Vice President, University Communications and Development (1990-92). The holder of this College of Engineering chair is expected to lead teaching and scholarly research efforts in transportation and ground vehicles. Dr. Singh graduated from the Purdue University with PhD in 1975. He has been at Ohio State since 1979, and is now internationally recognized as the premier researcher and educator machine dynamics, vibration and acoustics, with expertise in vehicle noise & vibration control and gear dynamics & acoustics. He has published over 270 articles including 115 journal articles and has attracted significant research support from automotive industry and government. He has developed and taught an innovative, year-long graduate course sequence on noise, vibration and harshness control, in partnership with General Motors. In addition to five Faculty Research Awards at OSU, Dr. Singh has received the "Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award" from General Motors, the ASEE Westinghouse Award for "Distinguished Contributions to Teaching" and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) Award for "Excellence in Teaching". He is a Fellow of the Am. Soc. Mech. Eng. and the Acoust. Soc. Am. Currently, Dr. Singh is serving as the Vice President of INCE's Technical Activities, and is an ABET evaluator. He has edited special issues of several journals, organized national and international conferences and serves on the editorial boards of Applied Acoustics Journal and Sound & Vibration magazine. Dr. Singh led the US delegation to the 1996 India-USA Symposium on Vibration & Noise Engineering.
Professor Raj Singh was elected as the Vice President - Technical activities of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA) in Dec. 1999 for a 3-year term. In this capacity, Dr. Singh will supervise the activities of 12 technical committees, coordinate national and international conferences and seminars, and propose new initiatives. The INCE/USA (http://www.ince.org) is a non-profit professional organization and is a member society of the International INCE (http://www.i-ince.org), a consortium of scientific and professional organizations in 39 countries with interests in acoustics and noise control engineering. INCE promotes engineering solutions to environmental noise problems, organizes a series of technical conferences and publishes a technical journal (Noise Control Engineering Journal) and a magazine (Noise News international). Dr. Singh is also a member of the INCE/USA Board of Directors.
OUTSTANDING PAPER AWARDS RECEIVED BY GRADUATE STUDENTS
M. Vaishya, INTER-NOISE 99 (INCE)
T.C. Kim, SAE Noise & Vib. Conf. (1999) - second prize in student poster competition
T.J. Royston, NOISE-CON 94 (INCE)
T.E. Rook, NOISE-CON 94 (INCE)
J.E. Farstad, ASA Meeting (1993)
T. J. Royston, ASME Design Contest (1993)
C. Padmanabhan, NOISE-CON 93 (INCE)
G.W. Blankenship, NOISE-CON 91 (INCE)
M.R. Lee, NOISE-CON 91 (INCE)
J.E. Farstad, NOISE-CON 90 (INCE)