INCE-USA 2022 Award Winners Announced

INCE-USA 2022 Award Winners Announced

Rebekah Schade
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For Immediate Release

INCE-USA 2022 Award Winners Announced

Individuals and Organizations Recognized for their Contributions to Noise Control.

WAKEFIELD, MA. – July --, 2022 – The Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) today announced the winners of the 2022 INCE-USA awards:

  • 2022 INCE Members Choice Project of the Year: Eric Wood, Acentech; George Maling, NAE; Robert Hellweg, Hellweg Acoustics; Adnan Akay, Bilkent University; and Gregg Fleming, US DOT Volpe Center for the project: Technology for a Quieter America (TQA) Workshops and Reports
    • TQA workshops are hosted by the National Academy of Engineering and organized by the INCE Foundation. Workshops allow experts to share their knowledge with each other, with presenters representing relevant industries, government agencies, consulting firms, and the general public. Between 2012 and 2021, eleven TQA workshops were held. During these workshops, more than 100 noise control engineering experts have provided technical presentations. A technical report is prepared following each TQA workshop highlighting each presentation made during the workshops. Future workshops will continue to highlight important topics in the field.
  • 2022 William W. Lang Distinguished Noise Control Engineer Award: Felicia Doggett, INCE Bd. Cert., President & CEO, Metropolitan Acoustics
    • For her technical and professional accomplishments, service to INCE, disseminating her knowledge to the wider engineering community, providing mentoring to other acousticians and youth, and work fostering diversity in Noise Control Engineering.
  • 2022 Laymon N. Miller Excellence in Acoustical Consulting Award: Arno Bommer, Principal Consultant, CSTI Acoustics
    • For his long and distinguished record as an acoustical consultant, active participation in professional societies, and strong letters of support, establishing him as a role model and lifelong mentor to many colleagues.
  • 2022 Distinguished International Member: Adnan Akay, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bilkent University
    • For his leadership in the pursuit of excellence in developing technologically advanced solutions in noise control engineering.
  • 2022 Martin Hirschorn IAC Prize – Best Paper: Noise reduction of a vacuum-assisted toilet, Brigham Young University
    • Authored by Michael Rose, B. Dagan Pielstick, Zach Jones, Scott Sommerfeldt, Kent Gee, and Scott Thomson.
    • Recognizes the best paper and/or improved cost-effective noise control and/or acoustical conditioning product as published in Noise Control Engineering Journal during the two years preceding the award.
  • 2022 INCE Student Scholarship: Sam Underwood, University of Nebraska
    • For his strong, relevant work experience, interest in architectural acoustics, demonstrated leadership skills, and service to his community.

“I am incredibly proud to share and learn from all of the 2022 INCE-USA Award winners,” said Dana M. Lodico, PE, INCE Bd. Cert., vice president, INCE Honors & Awards. “I would like to thank not only every winner but also the nominators and everyone who submitted their work for consideration of an INCE-USA Award. These individuals and organizations are what allows INCE-USA to acknowledge and share these important contributions to  Noise Control Engineering.”

To learn more about the INCE Awards and Honors for 2023, visit the INCE-USA website.

About the Institute of Noise Control Engineering

INCE-USA is a non-profit organization of professional Noise Control Engineers, incorporated in Washington, DC. The Institute aims to discover disseminate, and promote noise control situations in relation to environmental, product, machinery, industrial and other noise issues. INCE-USA offers membership to any individual interested in or presently working in noise control. Membership grants individuals’ access to INCE-USA resources, discounted noise control course and conference fees, and participation in noise control committees and decisions. To learn more about INCE-USA, click here.

Sustaining Members

  • Acentech
  • CT
  • CGA
  • GERB
  • Hush Soundproofing
  • Illingworth
  • NCE
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  • Wilson Ihrig