Acoustic Materials and Metamaterials

The Acoustic Materials and Metamaterials technical group performs research in many areas involving the interaction between acoustics and materials. Not only can materials be used for acoustics and structural performance but acoustics can be used to evaluate material performance. Advances in traditional and additive manufacturing technologies can provide for unique acoustic and structural advantages. The underlying goal of this group is to continue to advance acoustic materials to evaluate new applications for acoustic and vibration control.

Research Topics

  • Material characterization
  • Manufacturing techniques for novel materials
  • Acoustic cloaking
  • Metamaterial inverse design
  • Active metamaterials
  • Structural vibration control through novel materials

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Contact Information


Mourad Oudich



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