News & Updates

 

2022

11/11/2022: SVL's Ethan Fort receives the Robert W. Young Award from the Acoustical Society of America.

11/02/2022: SVL's Reza Moghaddaszadeh presents his poster at the NSF competition at the 2022 ASME IMECE conference.

  

10/06/2022: New article on the treatment of complex spatiotemporal modulations in PT-symmetric phononic materials appears in Physical Review Applied.

09/12/2022: SVL's joint paper with AFRL/RX on the unconvering of low frequency band gaps in electrically-resonant smart metamaterials receives both the 2022 Best Paper Award in Mechanics and Material Systems from ASME and the 2022 Best Paper Award from the Adaptive System Dynamics and Control Technical Committee. Story here.

  

06/10/2022: New article on the Bloch mode synthesis for fast band-strutcure calculations of non-classically damped phononic systems appears in Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering.

04/25/2022: Dr. Nouh gives an invited seminar at the University of California San Diego.

03/09/2022: SVL's Jesse Callanan and Reza Moghaddaszadeh give two technical presentations on magnetically-coupled electromechanical metamaterials and elastic phased arrays at the 2022 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Conference.

 

02/14/2022: New article on the unconvering of low frequency band gaps in electrically-resonant dissipative metamaterials appears in Smart Materials and Structures. This research was carried out as part of a collaboration between SVL and Dr. Abigail Juhl's team at AFRL/RX.

01/20/2022: New article on the widening and coalescence of local resonance band gaps in multi-resonator acoustic metamaterials appears in the Journal of Sound and Vibration. This work is the outcome of a collaboration between SVL and the CoDE lab at UB.

01/02/2022: New article on the tunable dissipation of elastic metamaterials with inertant mechanical networks appears in Meccanica.   

2021

11/06/2021: SVL's paper on the experimental realization of nonreciprocal metamaterials receives the 2021 Best Paper Award in Mechanics and Material Systems from ASME.

10/15/2021: Dr. Nouh gives an invited seminar at the University of Vermont.

09/22/2021: SVL's work on the nonreciprocal elastic wave beaming in dynamic phased arrays appears in Physical Review Applied.

09/15/2021: New article on the large-aperture experimental characterization of acoustic fields generated by hovering drones appears in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

09/02/2021: New article on the inverse design of passive phononic structures via invertible neural networks appears in the Journal of Mechanical Design.   

08/30/2021: Dr. Nouh receives the Research Mentor of the Year award from the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP).

06/02/2021: SVL's Jesse Callanan is selected as a recipient of the Dean's Graduate Achievement Award for 2021, honoring students who have distinguished themselves through excellence in graduate research.

05/10/2021: SVL's Tim Dubill successfuly defends his MS thesis. Congrats Tim!

04/21/2021: New article on the prediction of local resonance band gaps in via Bloch-wave mode identification appears in Wave Motion.  

03/01/2021: New article on the strategic damping placement in viscoelastic multiresonator metamaterials appears in the Journal of Applied Mechanics.   

02/22/2021: SVL's M. Attarzadeh successfuly defends his PhD dissertation. Congrats Dr. Attarzadeh! 

02/10/2021: SVL's Jesse Callanan wins the 1st place award in the 2021 MAE Research Poster Competition!  

2020

12/28/2020: SVL's Andrew Ragonese successfully defends his MS thesis. Congrats Andew!

12/07/2020: SVL's work on the frequency-selective beam forming in acoustic phased arrays appears in Nature's Scientific Reports.

11/12/2020: Paper led by SVL's Revant Adlakha (and co-authors Moghaddaszadeh and Attarzadeh) wins Best Student Paper Award at the 2020 ASME IMECE Conference.

10/21/2020: UB research team of material science, additive manufacturing, and vibration experts develop new 3D-printed ferroelectric metamaterials. Read more on the work in UB-News and in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

09/30/2020: Dr. Nouh gives an invited talk on pseudo-periodic metastructures at the Virtual Technical Meeting of the Society of Engineering Science (SES2020).

09/25/2020: Dr. Nouh receives the Gary Anderson Early Achievement Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Story here.

08/21/2020: New article on the ergonomic impact of multi-rotor drone noise in warehouse environments appears in the Journal of Intelligent and Robotic Systems.    

07/18/2020: Dr. Nouh receives the 2020 Young Investigator Award from UB.

06/26/2020: Dr. Nouh leads a workshop with the title "A Faculty Mentor's Perspective of Research" as part of the UB's Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program.

03/09/2020: SVL's work on breaking the reciprocity of acoustic waves gets a shout-out on #UBuffalo twitter.

03/04/2020: SVL's work on the experimental realizion of nonrecpirocal elastic metamaterials is featured in the news! 

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02/14/2020: SVL's work on the experimental observation of nonreciprocal waves in locally resonant metamaterials appears in Physical Review Applied.

01/24/2020: SVL's work on uncertainty quantification of tunable elastic metamaterials appears in the Journal of Applied Physics and is chosen by the Editors as a featured article.

01/06/2019: New article on metadamping in flexural dissipative metamaterial beams appears in the International Journal of Mechanical Sciences.

2019

11/13/2019: Dr. Nouh chairs the Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD) Track at the 2019 ASME IMECE Conference in Salt Lake City, which hosted Plenary and Rayleigh Lectures by Profs. Will Parnell (U. of Manchester) and Earl Dowell (Duke).

  

10/24/2019: Dr. Nouh and UB engineers explain Conservation of Energy to 4th graders at Wesminster Community Charter School - tomorrow's scientists!

     

10/13/2019: SVL's work on non-reciprocal metamaterials is featured in the SES-2019 Plenary: Mechanics of Materials and Structures as a Driver of Technological Innovation in the 21st Century given by NSF's Dr. Nakhiah Goulbourne.  

 

10/06/2019: New article on topological permutative polyatomic phononic crystals appears in the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London.

09/19/2019: The SVL hosts Prof. Ankit Srivastava from IIT Chicago for a talk on Spectral properties of phononic eigenvalue problems. Click here for more info.

08/24/2019: New article on non-reciprocal gyroscopic metamaterials appears in a Special Issue of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

08/10/2019: SVL's Rahil Sanwla completes his summer internship at the SVL as part of UB's partnership with the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT-GN).

07/28/2019: SVL's Jesse Callanan gives a technical presentation on non-reciprocal elastic metamaterials at the 43rd Vibration Institute Annual Training Conference (VIATC).

07/22/2019: SVL hosts Dr. Abigail Juhl from AFRL for a talk on Adaptive control of mechanical waves in architected materials. Click here for more info.

06/21/2019: New article on phononic bandgaps in periodic pendulums appears in Frontiers in Materials.

06/10/2019: Dr. Nouh gives an invited talk at Phononics 2019 on band gap evolution in finite phononic crystals and acoustic metamaterials. SVL's Mohammad Attarzadeh and Hasan Al Ba'ba'a contrinute two technical posters as well.

06/08/2019: SVL's Hasan Al Ba'ba'a receives the second place award in the Silent Hoist and Crane Material Handling competition.

6/01/2019: SVL's Hasan Al Ba'ba'a is selected as a recipient of the Dean's Graduate Achievement Award for 2019, honoring students who have distinguished themselves through excellence in graduate research.

05/14/2019: Dr. Nouh receives an NSF CAREER award to study non-reciprocal elastic metamaterials.

05/03/2019: SVL's Hasan Al Ba'ba'a successfully defends his PhD dissertation on May 3rd, 2019. Congrats Dr. Hasan!

04/23/2019: SVL's Jesse Callanan is featured on the UB SMART website as the Fall 2018 BMW Intern.

03/14/2019: SVL's Steven Herrera and Ramzy Abu-Ramadan receive Zimmer awards from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at UB.

03/10/2019: SVL's Hasan Al-Babaa receives a travel award to attend the "Mathematical Models for Patttern Formation" worskhop organized by the Center for Nonlinear Analysis at Carnegie Mellon University.

03/06/2019: SVL's Jesse Callanan receives 2nd Place award (out of 50+ entries) in the Best Student Paper Competition at the 2019 SPIE Smart Structures conference in Denver, CO.

01/16/2019: SVL's Steven Herrera is selected as a 2018-2019 NASA/New York Space Grant Consortium program fellow.

01/12/2019: New article on fluid-structural coupling in metamaterial plates within acoustic cavities appears in the International Journal of Mechanical Sciences.

01/09/2019: SVL's Jesse Callanan completes his internship at Buffalo Manufacturing Works as part of NSF's INTERN program.

2018

12/06/2018: Dr. Nouh receives the 2018 Early Career Teacher of the Year award from UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)!

11/20/2018: New book chapter on metadamping in elastic metamaterials appears in Vol. 51 of Advances in Applied Mechanics. The work was done in collaboration with Dr. Michael Frazier (UCSD) and Dr. Mahmoud Hussein (CU-Boulder).

11/14/2018: SVL's Hasan Al-Babaa and David DePauw participate in the National Science Foundation Poster Competition at the 2018 ASME IMECE Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. They presented their work on elastic metamaterials.

     

11/13/2018: SVL's Mohammad Attarzadeh presents his work on gyric metamaterials at the 2018 ASME IMECE Conference.

11/13/2018: SVL's Jesse Callanan contributes two technical presentations on UAV noise control and thermoacoustic energy harvesting at the 2018 ASME IMECE Conference.

    

11/12/2018: Dr. Nouh and the Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD) host Professor Amr Baz from the University of Maryland (and Nouh's PhD advisor) who gave the track's plenary talk at the 2018 ASME IMECE Conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

    

11/08/2018: New article on elastic wave propagation in moving phononic crystals appears in AIP Advances.

09/12/2018: SVL's Jesse Callanan receives the 2018 Mr. Miyagi award for best mentor of the LSAMP summer program. Jesse was nominated by LSAMP student Adrian Denner.

 

08/06/2018: New article on band gap synthesis in finite elastic lattices using active control and input shaping appears in Meccanica.

08/01/2018: New article on the energy dissipation characteristics of Polyurea/Carbon Black composites appears in Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials.

07/25/2018: SVL's Steven Herrera presents his research on thermoacoustic engines and refrigerators at the 2018 Annual CSTEP Summer Research Symposium.

 

07/20/2018: SVL's Dr. Mostafa Nouh participates in a Why Get a PhD Panel as part of the Undergraduate McNair Conference in Niagara Falls, NY.

07/19/2018: SVL's Adrian Denner presents his research on small-scale thermoacoustic devices at the Undergraduate McNair Conference in Niagara Falls, NY.

   

05/09/2018: SVL's David DePauw is selected as a recipient of the Dean's Undergraduate Achievement Award for 2018, honoring students who have distinguished themselves through excellence in undergraduate research.

04/22/2018: The SVL receives an Academic Grant from the Vibration Institute to study and design elastic metamaterials.

04/16/2018: SVL's Mohammad Attarzadeh wins the 3rd place award at the 2018 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Research Poster Symposium.

03/17/2018: New article on the non-reciprocal elastic wave propagation in 2D phononic membranes appears in the Journal of Sound and Vibration.

03/12/2018: Congrats to SVL's Mohammad Attarzadeh and Jesse Callanan for winning 1st and 2nd place awards at the 2018 MAE Research Poster Competition.

03/08/2018: SVL's Dr. Mostafa Nouh gives a talk at CU-Boulder on the dynamics of finite phononic materials.

03/02/2018: New article on the dispersion transitions and pole-zero characteristics of inertially amplified acoustic metamaterials appears in the Journal of Applied Physics.

02/28/2018: New feature on the SVL's work on breaking acoustic reciprocity in 2D materials in Science Trends.

02/06/2018: New article on the experimental evaluation of structural intensity in 2D locally resonant metamaterial plates appears in the Journal of Applied Mechanics. Thanks to Buffalo Manufacturing Works for their help with the experimental prototype!

01/22/2018: Congratulations to SVL's Hasan Al-Babaa for successfully presenting his PhD proposal!

01/03/2018: New article on the wave dispersion in spatiotemporally modulated locally resonant acoustic metamaterials appears in Applied Acoustics.

2017

12/07/2017: New article on the application of magnetoelastic materials in wave non-reciprocity appears in Smart Materials and Structures in collaboration with the IDEAS team.

11/16/2017: The SVL hosts Prof. Stefano Gonella from the University of Minnesota for a talk on Piezo-enabled tunability of elastic waves. Click here for more info.

11/10/2017: New article on the metadamping and energy dissipation in hybrid phononic resonators appears in Extreme Mechanics Letters.

11/09/2017: SVL's Mohammad Attarzadeh and Hasan Al-Babaa give 3 technical presentations at the 2017 ASME IMECE Conference in Tampa, FL.

  

10/27/2017: SVL's Dr. Mostafa Nouh gives a talk on the dynamics of thermoacoustic systems at the National Science Foundation as part of the Acoustics: New Fundamentals and Applications workshop.

09/09/2017: New article on the formation mechanism of local resonance band gaps in finite acoustic metamaterials appears in the Journal of Sound and Vibration.

08/24/2017: New article on the closed-form dynamics and the Bragg-effects of finite phononic crystals appears in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

08/02/2017: SVL's Chris Romero-Fischer presents his research at the 2017 Annual CSTEP Summer Research Symposium.

 

06/21/2017: SVL receives a 2017 SMART Exploratory grant to study noise regulation in small unmanned aerial vehicles in complex warehouse environments in collaboration with the ADAMS team.

05/10/2017: SVL's Hasan Al-Babaa participates in the 2017 School of Engineering and Applied Sciences Research Poster Symposium.

03/29/2017: The SVL gives 2 technical presentations at the 2017 SPIE Smart Structures/NDE Conference in Portland, OR.

03/21/2017: SVL's Hasan Al-Babaa wins the 3rd place prize at the 2017 MAE Research Poster Competition.

03/12/2017: New article on the spatial sampling and beat effects in discrete wave profiles of acoustic metamaterials appears in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

02/17/2017: SVL's Chris Rector is the Spring 2017 Zimmer award recipient in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

01/30/2017: New article on structural power flow in longitudinal and flexural locally resonant elastic metamaterials appears in the International Journal of Mechanical Sciences.

01/06/2017: New article on vibrational power in dissipative phononic structures appears in the Journal of Vibration and Acoustics.

2016

10/05/2016: The SVL gives a technical presentation at the 2016 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intellignet Systems (SMASIS) in Stowe, VT.

09/15/2016: SVL's Joshua Abraham is the Fall 2016 Zimmer award recipient in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering.

09/03/2016: The SVL receives a National Science Foundation grant to study the mechanics of elastic metamaterials.

07/28/2016: SVL's Chris Gnam wins the 1st place prize at the 2016 Annual CSTEP Summer Research Symposium.

 

06/20/2016: The SVL is pleased to host undergraduate students from UB and Cornell University for their summer research internships.

06/09/2016: The SVL is pleased to participate in the Collegiate Science & Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) at UB to support talented undergraduate students.

05/05/2016: The SVL hosts Prof. Mahmoud Hussein from the University of Colorado for a talk on Flow control using phononic crystals and metamaterials. Click here for more info.

03/16/2016: New opportunities available for undergraduate students interested in research through the Center for Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (CURCA).

2015

12/09/2015: New article on piezoelectric metamaterial plates appears in the Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures.

09/15/2015: Sound and Vibrations Lab website launched.

 

Current Opportunities

The SVL has an opening for a postdoc position with a tentative start date of September 2022.

See complete announcement here or here.