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Lynd wins Acoustical Society of America Robert W. Young Award

Danielle Lynd, mechanical engineering student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, is the recipient of the Robert W. Young Award for Undergraduate Student Research in Acoustics as selected and presented by the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Each year, the Society-level award recognizes top undergraduate researchers from around the world in the field of acoustics. The Award selection is on the basis of a research proposal that builds from previous demonstration of excellence in acoustics research. For the latest 2016 Award, Ms. Lynd was selected along with 3 other student researchers.

Lynd is investigating adaptive, origami-inspired acoustic transducers for simple and significant sound energy-focusing in real-time via folding actions. The discoveries from her studies are aimed to translate to new and more efficient designs of ultrasonic probes, microphone arrays, and noise absorbers, among other wave-guiding technologies.

She is a researcher in the Laboratory of Sound and Vibration Research (LSVR) at The Ohio State University.  The LSVR makes advancements in the fields of vibrations, acoustics, mechanics, and nonlinear dynamics, with applications ranging from aerospace and automotive vibration and noise control materials, to acoustic transducers for science, engineering, and biomedical purposes.  Lynd’s advisor is Assistant Professor Ryan Harne.

“Danielle's recognition by the ASA in this capacity is a tremendous achievement,” Harne commented.  “This honor will propel Danielle to the successful conclusion of an outstanding Honors Research Program and will accelerate our lab's discoveries in her undertaking of the proposed Award research.”

ASA is an international scientific society dedicated to generating, disseminating and promoting the knowledge of acoustics and its practical applications.