Government and Vendor Liaisons

Many of our CAV faculty and students work on projects sponsored by U.S. government agencies, including the Navy, NASA, Army, Air Force, and DARPA. Vendors have also generously provided CAV members with free or reduced cost software and hardware which supports research. We therefore include several of our U.S. government sponsors and vendor friends in our CAV events.

If you are interested in having your government agency join the CAV, please download our information sheet and contact our director, Steve Hambric, at

U.S. Government Liaisons

  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • NASA Langley Research Center (NASA LaRC)
  • National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWCAD)
  • Naval Research Lab (NRL)
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD)
  • Naval Undersea Weapons Center, Rhode Island (NUWC)
  • Office of Naval Research (ONR)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
  • Sandia National Labs

Vendor Liaisons



The Center for Acoustics and Vibration performs basic and applied research in vibration and acoustics, supports graduate education, and transfers technology to U.S. industry and government. The center includes faculty, graduate students, and staff in laboratories throughout the College of Engineering and at the Applied Research Lab. These laboratories perform both disciplinary and cross-disciplinary research in areas related to acoustics and vibration.

Center for Acoustics and Vibrations

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802