The INCE-USA Outstanding Educator Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Noise Control Engineering is intended to honor a person who has significantly advanced the technology and practice of noise control engineering through unique contributions to the education of future noise control engineers, as demonstrated by one or more of the following qualifying accomplishments:

  • Excellence in teaching, whether through the inspired dissemination of the principles of noise control engineering, or by inspiring students to attain high achievement in the field of noise control engineering.
  • The notable improvement of tools such as textbooks, laboratory experiments, courses, and student projects for the teaching of noise control engineering in a university.
  • Excellence in disseminating the principles of noise control engineering outside of a university setting through the teaching of short courses and seminars; by promoting cooperation among academic, industrial, or government sectors, or with other disciplines; or by advancing the public's understanding of the benefits of noise control technology.
  • Enhancing and diffusing the knowledge of noise control engineering through seminal research, scholarly publications, or patents; or the development of noise control materials, products, techniques, or programs.
  • Providing sustained and effective leadership for the educational programs and activities of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

The INCE-USA Outstanding Educator Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Noise Control Engineering is awarded quadrennially. It will next be awarded in 2019.

Award Recipients

2015 Marehalli G. Prasad

Who has significantly advanced the technology and practice of noise control engineering through unique contributions to the education of future noise control engineers.

2011 Mohan Rao

Mohan Rao

For teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in vibration, noise control engineering, and acoustics, advising dozens of Masters and PhD students, and exposing his students to real-world community, business, university, and industrial noise control problems. He has also taught short courses in noise control engineering to hundreds of professionals working in industry and institutions in the US and overseas. He has authored more than 100 technical articles for our profession and his research, and research by his students, has been sponsored by numerous government agencies and major corporations.

2008 Laymon N. and Lucy Miller

Laymon N. and Lucy Miller

For developing and teaching to thousands of professionals the longest-running and best-attended series of lecture courses on the principles and practical aspects of applied engineering noise control. Since 1969, the course has been taught at dozens of cities and companies throughout North America. Published extensive lecture notes expanding on and supporting his courses has served as a valuable reference for his students. He has also prepared outstanding published handbooks and manuals on industrial noise control engineering in use by engineers nationwide. He has served as a trusted and respected mentor for many less-experienced younger associates, and has provided his students and clients a better understanding and awareness of the importance and benefits of acoustics and noise control engineering. Over a period of 60 years, he has prepared numerous scholarly publications, and has given presentations at professional societies. Laymon Miller’s course is now taught by Reggie Keith.

1999 J. Stuart Bolton

J. Stuart Bolton

For Excellence in Education of Noise Control Engineers

1995 Uno Ingard

Uno Ingard

This fourth INCE-USA Outstanding Educator Award honors the memory of Fritz Ingersley.

For Excellence in Education of Noise Control Engineers

1992 Malcolm J. Crocker

Malcolm J. Crocker

This third INCE/USA Education Award honors the memory of Theodore J. Schultz.

For Excellence in Education of Noise Control Engineers

1989 Rajendra Singh

Rajendra Singh

This second INCE-USA Outstanding Educator Award honors the memory of founding INCE-USA member Ken S. Oliphant.

For Excellence in Education of Noise Control Engineers

1984 Robert F. Lambert

This first INCE-USA Outstanding Educator Award honors the memory of John C. Johnson.

For Excellence in Education of Noise Control Engineers

 

Sustaining Members

  • Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc.
  • Herrick
  • Blachford
  • ACO
  • Scantek
  • SandV
  • CGA
  • NCE
  • HMMH
  • ECORE
  • PSU
  • Illingworth
  • EAR
  • CT
  • Regupol
  • Fabreeka
  • USG