Congratulations to Joonhee Lee, who has been selected to receive a 2015 Robert Bradford Newman Student Medal for Merit in Architectural Acoustics, which recognizes excellence in the study of acoustics and its application to architecture! He was nominated by Dr. Lily Wang and Dr. Erica Ryherd for his research on how tones in building mechanical system noise impact human annoyance perception and task performance.
NAG members celebrate ICSV22 with dinner in Florence, Italy
Dr. Lily Wang presented one of the keynote lectures and three NAG graduate students (Hyun Hong, Joonhee Lee, and Devin Wong) each presented technical papers at the International Congress on Sound and Vibration 22 in Florence, on July 12-16, 2015. While it was amazingly hot in Florence, we all enjoyed networking with acousticians from around the world and eating the wonderful Italian cuisine.
Dr. Jonathan Rathsam with Dr. Lily Wang during recent visit
We welcomed Dr. Jonathan Rathsam (PhD ’08) back to Nebraska on June 26, 2015. He presented on the work he’s conducting at NASA regarding perception of low-level sonic booms from new styles of supersonic aircraft that are under development. Jonathan was off next to an international conference on sonic booms in Lyon, France, at which he would run into another NAG alum, Dr. Michelle Vigeant (PhD ’08) … what a small world acoustics can be!
Congratulations to Hyun Hong who has been named the recipient of the 2015 Martin Hirschorn IAC Prize awarded for a Graduate Student Project, from the Institute of Noise Control Engineering! Hyun is currently a PhD student in our program, studying the perception of reflection density in room impulse responses. He will be recognized during the Award Ceremony on August 12, 2015 at the Internoise 2015 meeting in San Francisco.
Congratulations to Joonhee Lee, who has been selected as one of the 2015-16 recipients of the Maude Hammond Fling Fellowship from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln! This fellowship is one of UNL’s most prestigious graduate honors, awarded to graduate students who have demonstrated the highest levels of academic potential. It includes a full stipend, tuition, fees, and portion of health insurance. Joonhee is in his final year of PhD study at UNL, studying the effects of tonal noise in the built environment on occupants.
Congratulations to Matthew Blevins who has been awarded a 2015 Leo Beranek Student Medal from the Institute of Noise Control Engineering for excellence in the study of noise control (graduate level)! Blevins was honored for his research on using impedance-mobility models to study acoustic metamaterials. Blevins is the first person to receive the Beranek Student Medal at both the undergraduate (while at Purdue) and graduate (while at UNL) levels.
Congratulations to Stuart Shell, who successfully defended his M.S. in Architectural Engineering Thesis “Effect of the Physical Environment on Teacher Satisfaction with Indoor Environmental Quality in Early Learning Schools” on May 13, 2015, advised by Dr. Lily Wang! Stuart previously trained as an architect and currently works for RDG in Omaha, where he is a strong advocate for healthy building design.
Dr. Lily Wang has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 ASA Student Council Mentoring Award. She will receive the award at the upcoming Acoustical Society of America meeting in Pittsburgh, on Wednesday May 20, 2015, during the student reception. Dr. Wang has supervised and mentored 22 undergraduate students and 14 graduate students, many of whom have launched successful careers and are active members of ASA. Congratulations, Dr. Wang!