Research Overview

Technical Groups

The CAV is subdivided into several focus areas, including the following:

Member Database

You may access our member database, including contact information and technical areas of interest. This list is a useful resource for those who are interested in collaborating with CAV members on potential sponsored research projects.

Student Thesis Database

We maintain a searchable database of Penn State Ph.D. and M.S. theses in acoustics and vibration. You can find links to PDFs of most of the theses in the database. We will continue to add other theses as students graduate.



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