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Steve Hambric


3220B G Thomas Water Tunnel

A research professor at the Applied Research Lab at Penn State, Steve Hambric directs the CAV. Steve is also a professor in the Penn State Graduate Program in Acoustics.

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Cliff Lissenden

Associate Director

411D Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

A professor in the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State, Cliff Lissenden is the associate director of the CAV.

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Diane Bierly

CAV Coordinator

302 Earth and Engineering Sciences Building

Diane Bierly is our CAV coordinator and also helps support the Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics at Penn State.

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Kelly Driftmier

Annual Workshop Coordinator




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