Biographical Sketches of Committee Members
George C. Maling, Jr. (chair) is Managing Director Emeritus of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA), past president of the INCE Foundation, managing editor of Noise/News International, and vice president for communications of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering. In 1958 he became a consultant to the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), and he joined the company in 1965. In 1992 he retired as senior engineer, having worked on numerous projects related to noise control engineering, including research, standards, and product design. During his IBM years he worked on several national and international standards and served a term as chair of the American National Standards Committee S1, which at the time included noise measurement standards. Dr. Maling is the author of more than 80 technical papers and several articles in handbooks—most recently a chapter on noise for the Springer Handbook of Acoustics (2007). He has also edited numerous conference proceedings for the INTER-NOISE and NOISE-CON series of conferences. A fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), and the Audio Engineering Society, he received the Silver Medal in Noise from ASA in 1992 and the Rayleigh Medal from the Institute of Acoustics (United Kingdom) in 1999. He served as president of INCE/USA in 1975 and received the Distinguished Noise Control Engineer Award from that organization in 2001. He received the INCE/USA Distinguished Service Medal in 2009. Dr. Maling was elected to the National Academy of Engineering in 1998. He received his Ph.D. in physics (1963), an electrical engineering degree (1958), an M.S.E.E. (1954), and a B.S. (1954), all from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He also received an A.B. in physics (1954) from Bowdoin College.
Robert J. Bernhard received his B.S.M.E. from Iowa State University in 1973, his M.S.M.E. from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1976, and his Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from Iowa State University in 1982. He then joined the faculty of the School of Mechanical Engineering of Purdue University. From 1994 to 2004, he was director of the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories at Purdue, and from 1998 to 2007, he was director of the Institute for Safe, Quiet, and Durable Highways. From 2004 to 2007, he was associate vice president for research at Purdue. In August 2007 he left Purdue for Notre Dame, where he became vice president for research and professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering. Dr. Bernhard’s areas of expertise include tire noise, traffic noise, numerical noise control design methods, noise source identification, active noise and vibration control, and machinery noise control. He is a past president of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA) and has been the secretary general of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering since 2000. He is a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Acoustical Society of America and was named a Distinguished Noise Control Engineer by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering in 2003.
Robert D. Bruce, principal engineer at Collaboration in Science and Technology Inc. (CSTI Acoustics), is a registered professional engineer and is board certified by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA). He has served as chair of local chapters of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) in Boston and Houston, the ASA Technical Committee on Noise, and the INCE Technical Advisory Group on Industrial Machines and Processes. In 1986 he was president of INCE/USA. Mr. Bruce has given lectures on industrial noise control at the National Academy of Sciences Acoustical Society Lecture Series in 1971 and at universities throughout the country. His career has focused on the prediction and control of noise in the workplace, and he has written 12 chapters in books, mostly on industrial noise measurement, prediction, and control. He has also authored or coauthored more than 35 publications on industrial noise control. A fellow of ASA and a long-time
member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, Mr. Bruce received electrical engineering and S.M. degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1966 and a B.S.E.E. from Lamar State College of Technology in Beaumont, Texas, in 1963.
Beth A. Cooper, an internal hearing-conservation consultant to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Office of the Chief Health and Medical Officer, provides support for the agency’s occupational health and engineering communities and manages the development, promotion, and public distribution of multimedia training resources for hearing conservationists and noise control professionals. From 1999 to 2007, as manager of the Glenn Research Center Acoustical Testing Laboratory (ATL), Ms. Cooper provided noise control design, testing, and training support for science experiment payloads for the International Space Station. She managed the conceptual design, construction, accreditation, and operations of ATL, the only laboratory accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program of the U.S. Department of Commerce for sound pressure level determinations in accordance with ISO 11201. Ms. Cooper has served as director of communication of the National Hearing Conservation Association and is a member of the ANSI S12 Accredited Standards Committee on Noise and Working Group #11 on Hearing Protector Attenuation. She has been a member of the the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA) Board of Directors, vice president for board certification, and general chair of NOISE-CON 2003. She frequently speaks at workshops and seminars on hearing conservation, with a special focus on multimedia presentation techniques and tools for hearing conservation training. She has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Hartford and an M.S. in acoustics from the Pennsylvania State University.
Patricia Davies received her B.Sc. in mathematics from the University of Bristol in 1977 and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in sound and vibration from the University of Southampton in 1981 and 1985, respectively. She remained at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research until December 1986, doing postdoctoral research on statistical modeling of shock propagation through structures. She is currently a professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University and director of the Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, where she conducts research on sound perception, signal processing, and nonlinear system identification. She has coauthored more than 120 journal and conference papers and supervised the research of 25 M.S. thesis and Ph.D. students. She also cofounded a perception-based engineering research center that conducts collaborative research by engineering and psychology professors at Purdue. One goal of this research is to integrate the ways people perceive and are affected by noise from machinery into the design of engineering systems; for example, by coupling engineering stimulus prediction models with sound perception and human decision-making models, connections can be established between the characteristics of the engineered system and its impact on people. Dr. Davies is a member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (and 2007–2009, president), the Acoustical Society of America, and the American Society for Engineering Education.
Carl E. Hanson is cofounder of Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc., one of the leading noise and vibration consulting firms in the United States. Prior to that, he worked at Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc. as group leader for surface transportation consulting services. Dr. Hanson specializes in noise and vibration control engineering projects, particularly related to rail transportation. He is active in a wide range of rail transportation projects, including noise control designs of vehicles and facilities, compliance tests, environmental assessment, community measurement programs, and expert testimony. Dr. Hanson is a consultant for architects, engineers, and planners on projects for railroads, rapid transit, state agencies, and the federal government and has conducted research and consulting projects in Europe. He was the lead author of two guidance manuals used throughout the United States, Transit Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment (Federal Transit Administration, 1995, 2006) and High Speed Ground Transportation Noise and Vibration Impact Assessment (Federal Railroad Administration, 2005). He is a licensed professional engineer in four states, an active participant on committees of the Transportation Research Board and American Railway and Maintenance-of-Way Association, and a member of the international committee for the International Workshop on Railway Noise. He earned a Ph.D. in acoustics (1970) and an M.S. in mechanical engineering (1967), both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a B.S. in aero engineering (1965) from the University of Minnesota.
Robert D. Hellweg Jr., an independent consultant and senior consultant with Epsilon Associates, Inc., was senior member of the technical staff—acoustic engineer—with Hewlett-Packard (HP) Company (formerly Compaq and formerly Digital Equipment Corporation [DEC]) from 1981 until his retirement from HP in 2007. During his years with HP/Compaq/DEC, he reduced noise emitted by computer products, led the company’s work on acoustic standards, and coordinated acoustical activities. He also served (and continues to serve) on several national and international standards committees. He was chair of American National Standards Committee S12 from 2002 to 2009 and is currently vice chair. From 1972 to 1981 he was an environmental protection engineer for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency; as head of noise technical operations and standards, he developed statewide noise regulations and determined practical noise reduction techniques for meeting regulatory limits. He is past president (2002), past secretary (1997–2000), and a member of the board of directors (2000–2004) of the Institute
of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA) and a member of the board of directors of the INCE Foundation. He has also led the Information Technical Industry Council and Ecma-International technical committees on product noise. Mr. Hellweg is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, an INCE board-certified noise control engineer, and a licensed professional engineer. He received a B.S. (1966) and an M.S. (1971) in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from the University of Illinois.
Gerald C. Lauchle earned a B.S. (1968) and an M.S. (1970) in aerospace engineering and a Ph.D. in engineering acoustics (1974), all from the Pennsylvania State University. He was subsequently appointed to a faculty position at his alma mater, where he taught, conducted research, and served the university for 38 years. He retired in 2006 as Professor of Acoustics Emeritus, but he continues to consult in hydrodynamics and acoustics, with a strong emphasis on the physics and control of flow-induced noise. Dr. Lauchle has supervised 23 master’s theses and 17 Ph.D. dissertations. The author or coauthor of 80 refereed journal articles, parts of six books, 38 nonrefereed journal articles, 142 reports, 56 workshops, 89 professional meeting presentations, and more than 100 other presentations, he also holds two patents and has one pending. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a board-certified member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA (INCE/USA). In 2002 he received the INCE/USA Martin Hirschorn IAC Award for coauthoring the best paper on a new or improved cost-effective noise control process. He has chaired several INCE/USA committees, served on the board of directors (1997–2000, 2006–2007), and was technical chair of the Sources and Propagation Committee (1998–2002), vice president for technical activities (2003), executive vice president (2004, 2006–2007), and president (2005). Dr. Lauchle has been an associate editor of Noise Control Engineering Journal and the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
Richard H. Lyon has been working in acoustics, vibrations, and dynamics since the early 1950s. He graduated from Evansville College (now the University of Evansville) in 1952 and earned his Ph.D. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1955. In 1956 he joined the faculty of the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota, and in 1959 he was promoted to associate professor. In 1960 he joined Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN) Inc., where he worked on problems of sound structure interaction and excitation of structures by turbulence for industry, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the U.S. Department of Defense. In 1967 he became BBN corporate vice president. In 1970 Dr. Lyon was appointed professor of mechanical engineering at MIT, where he led research on noise propagation and machinery noise and taught courses in basic and applied acoustics. He retired from MIT in 1995 and began working full time at RH Lyon Corp (RHLC). In 2005 the RHLC product design, machinery diagnostics, and structural acoustics activities were joined with Acentech Inc., where Dr. Lyon, as chief scientist, continues his work on transducer design and the design and diagnostics of products, primarily with regard to sound and vibration.
Ian A. Waitz is Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor and head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and director of the Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER), a Center of Excellence sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Transport Canada. His principal areas of interest are modeling and evaluation of climate and impacts of aviation on local air quality and noise and assessing technological, operational, and policy options for mitigating these impacts. Professor Waitz has written approximately 75 technical publications, including a report to Congress on aviation and the environment. He holds three patents and has been a consultant for many organizations. From 2002 to 2005, he was deputy head of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT. He has also been an associate editor of the AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power. In 2003 Professor Waitz received a NASA Turning Goals into Reality Award for noise reduction, and in 2007 he was awarded the FAA 2007 Excellence in Aviation Research Award. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Society for Engineering Education. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in thermodynamics and energy conversion, propulsion, and experimental projects. He was honored with the 2002 MIT Class of 1960 Innovation in Education Award and an appointment as an MIT MacVicar Faculty Fellow in 2003. Professor Waitz received a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1986, an M.S. in aerospace engineering from George Washington University in 1988, and a Ph.D. in aeronautics from the California Institute of Technology in 1991.