Students Receive Prestigious Noise Control Engineering Excellence Medal

Students Receive Prestigious Noise Control Engineering Excellence Medal

Sinead Carthy, INCE Public Relations
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Bob Olson, INCE Public Relations
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For Immediate Release


Students Receive Prestigious Noise Control Engineering Excellence Medal

Institute of Noise Control Engineering’s Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control awarded to Eight University Students


RESTON, VA. – July 8, 2020 – The Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE-USA) announced today that eight students were awarded this year’s Leo Beranek Student Medal for Excellence in the Study of Noise Control. The Leo Beranek Medal is awarded annually by INCE to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students at academic institutions in North America that have courses in, or related to, noise control engineering, including practical applications.

The Beranek Student Medal was established with the support of the INCE Foundation to promote education in noise control engineering. INCE is the leading noise control engineering association in North America helping to enable a quieter, better world for all. 

“The Leo Beranek Student Medal is awarded annually and recognizes excellence in the study of noise control engineering. These collective students have worked hard throughout their collegiate career and I am proud to award them with the Leo Beranek Student Medal,” said Michael Bahtiarian president, INCE. These eight students including the two previously announced recipients join an elite group of Beranek Medal honorees.”

Award Winners, Universities and Project Titles

  • Keyu Chen, The University of Kentucky - Numerical and Experimental Studies of Blocked Force Determination on an Offset Interface for Plate and Shell Structures and Duct Acoustic Systems.
  • Guo Long, The University of Cincinnati – Sub-band Adaptive Filtering for Active Broadband Noise Control with Application to Road Noise Inside Vehicles.
  • Chia-Ching Lin, The University of Texas - Hypoid Gear Noise and Vibration Control in Automotive Rear Axle Systems.
  • Walker Nelson, Michigan Technological University- Design of Carbon Nanotube Thermophone Enclosures for Increased Robustness.
  • Suraj Prabhu, Michigan Technological University- Multi-Physics Modeling of Coaxial Carbon Nanotube Loudspeakers for Active Noise Cancellation in Vehicle Exhaust Systems.
  • Elspeth Anna Wing, Purdue University- Investigation into the Acoustical Mechanism of the Clapping Circle at Purdue University.
  • Yoshimi Hasegawa, The University of Nebraska - Relating Acoustics to Human Responses in Pediatric/Neonatal Hospital Units with Unsupervised Learning Techniques.
  • Weonchan Sung, Purdue University - Sound Quality Evaluation of Residential HVAC&R Equipment.

To read more about the Beranek Student Medal click here.

About the Institute of Noise Control Engineering

The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE-USA) enables a quieter world through education, awareness, advocacy and technical advancement.  INCE-USA is North America’s leading noise control engineering association.  It publishes the leading noise control professional journal, operates NOISE-CON, the annual North American noise control event, and offers the only, exam-based, board certificated noise control engineering professional qualification.  For more information:

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