The The William W. Lang Award for the Distinguished Noise Control Engineer recognizes individuals who have rendered conspicuous and consistently outstanding service to the Institute and to the field of noise control engineering over a sustained period. This honor corresponds to the title "Distinguished Professor" in academia and to the Honorary Fellowship Award of professional societies such as the Acoustical Society of America.
The William W. Lang Award for the Distinguished Noise Control Engineer is offered biennially on even-numbered years. It will be awarded at INTER-NOISE 2018, and next awarded in 2020.
For his years as an outstanding researcher in the area of gear noise, an exemplary educator in the noise control industry, and for extensive contributions to INCE-USA and I-INCE that have enhanced professional discussions and connections within the industry.
For contributions to noise control technology and engineering through education, research and service to the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.
For leading international collaborations in reducing tire and brake noise and vibration, along with his leadership with INCE/USA and NNI.
Professor, consultant, researcher, editor, INCE Board member; Dr. Courtney Burroughs has served the acoustical engineering community for nearly fifty years.
For pioneering contributions to aircraft noise reduction, efforts to improve technical standards for sound level meters and for sustained service to INCE.
World-class engineering scientist, consultant, teacher, and author with significant international contributions to acoustics, noise and vibration control, structural dynamics and damping.
For contributions to numerical, experimental, and active methods in noise control, and for exemplary service to noise control education and to INCE.
For leadership, nationally and internationally, in the establishment of industrial noise programs, noise control organizations, and standards for noise control.
For pioneering leadership in establishing noise control as an engineering discipline, and for exceptional contributions to the development of international and national noise control practice and standards.
For extraordinary and sustained contributions in engineering and practical applications in noise control engineering, in teaching, and publications for the education of noise control engineers, and for the formation, development, and sustenance of the Institute.