Stephen Hambric, ARL/Penn State, Vice‐Chair
Dr. Stephen A. Hambric is head of the Structural Acoustics Department at the Applied Research Lab at Penn State, a Professor in the Graduate Program in Acoustics, and Associate Director of Penn State’s Center for Acoustics and Vibration (CAV). Prior to joining Penn State in 1996, Dr. Hambric worked for nine years in the Computational Mechanics Office at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division. Dr. Hambric has directed many numerical and experimental flow and structural acoustics research and development programs for the Navy, NASA, U.S. industry, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has authored or co‐authored over 60 conference papers and 20 journal articles. He teaches courses in Structural Acoustics, and Research and Writing for Acousticians on campus at Penn State, and also to off‐campus students working in industry and government. He currently serves as Vice President of Technical Conferences for the Institute for Noise Control Engineering (INCE), on the Executive Committee of the ASME’s Noise Control and Acoustics Division, and as an associate editor of ASME’s Journal of Vibration and Acoustics. He is the General Chair of the upcoming Internoise 2012 conference, to be held in New York City in August 2012.
Robert Tomko, Bechtel Bettis, Inc., Secretary/Treasurer
Bob Tomko is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in
Bettis Laboratory in West Mifflin, PA, which Laboratory has been developing advanced
is a suburb of naval nuclear
propulsion technology and providing technical support to ensure reliable operation of our nation's submarine and aircraft carrier fleets. employed by Bettis for over 30 years. He began his career at Bettis
the safe and Bob has been designing and
manager in noise and vibration control in 20 years, and now leads the noise, shock,
1989. He continued to manage noise and vibration and multiphysics organizations at the laboratory.
Liang‐Wu Cai, Kansas State University, Program Chair
Dr. Liang‐Wu Cai is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of
Mechanical and Nuclear
Engineering at Kansas State University. He received
his Sc.D. degree from MIT in 1998. His research interests include applied mechanics, mechanics of composite materials, mechanical vibration, acoustics, ultrasonic
nondestructive evaluation, sonic crystals, and acoustic metamaterials.
Brent Paul, Alion Science and Technology, Member
Brent Paul is a Lead Engineer in the Hydrodynamics and Hydroacoustic Signatures group at Alion Science and Technology. He received his B.S. and M.S degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State University in 1994 and 1996. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in Acoustics, also from Penn State. He has over fourteen years of experience in the analysis of hydroacoustic and hydrodynamic
Noise Control and Acoustic Division Newsletter, January 2011