News & Updates


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


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 Annual MAE Poster Competition.

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

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

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


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.

09/03/2016: 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.

05/03/2016: The SVL is hosting Dr Mahmoud Hussein from the University of Colorado for a talk on Flow control using phononic crystals and metamaterials on May 5th. 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).


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

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


Current Opportunities

The SVL has openings for motivated MS and PhD students seeking admission for spring and fall 2017 to carry out research in the different SVL projects.

Ideal candidates will have a strong background in mechanical vibrations, dynamic systems and controls. Good command of MATLAB. Familiarity with finite element modeling & analysis. Language Proficiency (written & oral). Journal/conference publications is a plus but not required.

For inquires, please contact Dr. Mostafa Nouh by email with a CV/resume and a brief description of interests & qualifications.