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Andrew Barnard


201 Applied Sciences Building

In addition to the Center for Acoustics and Vibrations, Andrew Barnard, professor of acoustics, is also director of the 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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Kelly Driftmier-Melendez

CAV Coordinator, Conferences and Institutes


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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