Technical Committees and Administrative Committees

ASA Membership

Technical Committees and Administrative Committees

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Technical Committees

The thirteen technical committees of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), which meet at the semiannual ASA meetings, provide the focus for members’ technical interests.

Read the  2018-2019 Annual Reports, 2017-2018 Annual Reports2016-2017 Annual Reports, 2014-2015 Annual Reports

The technical committees play an important role in arranging technical sessions for the meetings (see Guildelines for Organizers of Special Sessions), promoting new developments in their respective fields, representing the Society in joint sponsorship of meetings with other organizations, and assuming responsibility for their particular coverage of subject matter in publications of the Society. Committees also promote improved educational facilities for the study of acoustics. The technical committees host open meetings at each ASA meeting.

Members of the Society are encouraged to maintain close contact with the committees in their fields of interest. Members who are interested in being appointed to serve on a technical committee should send a message to

Congratulations to the New Fellows Elected at the fall 2019 meeting

Cynthia G. Clopper

For contributions to the acoustics and
perception of dialect variation

Michael R. Haberman

For contributions to acoustic
metamaterials and heterogeneous
acoustic media

Joel Mobley

For contributions to the ultrasonic
characterization of dispersive systems

Kuangcheng Wu

For contributions to the computational
evaluation of acoustic radiation
from submerged structures


Stanislav Emelianov

For contributions in photoacoustic,
molecular, and ultrasound elasticity imaging

Rolf Mueller

For advancing knowledge of the
acoustics underlying echolocation in bats

Linda Polka

For contributions to native and non-native
speech perception in infants and adults

Xiaoming Zhang

For contributions to ultrasound surface wave
elastography in biomedic


Entry Level Acoustical Consultant

Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC,

Location: Culver City, CA

Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC is seeking to hire an entry-level acoustical consultant to work in our office located in Culver City, California.

Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC has been in business for over twenty five years.  Consultants at our company provide a full range of acoustical consulting services including architectural acoustics, building services noise and vibration control, community and environmental acoustics and acoustical troubleshooting.  Our office works on a broad range of project types including television and movie studios, radio and recording studios, corporate headquarters, courts and other civic buildings, educational facilities, healthcare, residential, resorts and hotels, laboratories, libraries, museums, performing arts spaces, screening rooms, theaters and worship spaces.  Clients served include all major Hollywood movie studios, tech companies, major global corporations, governments and academic institutions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviewing architectural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing drawings.
  • Providing sound isolation and acoustical finish recommendations.
  • Using software to predict mechanical noise levels and recommending appropriate noise control.
  • Providing vibration isolation specifications for electrical, plumbing and elevator systems.
  • Carrying out noise surveys of project sites and recommending upgrades to building exteriors as needed to meet interior noise level criteria.
  • Noise control of emergency generators and other outdoor equipment.
  • Acoustical testing and troubleshooting.
  • Vibration measurements.
  • Analysis of noise and vibration data.
  • Understanding of acoustics standards.
  • Reviewing and responding to requests for information and product submittals during construction.
  • Visiting projects during construction to determine if they are being built per the plans.
  • Preparation of technical reports and communicating with clients.
  • Attending meetings to discuss and present reports.
  • Effective time management to meet deadlines on multiple projects.


Required Qualifications and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree (preferred) in acoustics, or a related subject.
  • Experience with Word and Excel.


Beneficial Experience

  • Experience with TAP, CATT Acoustic, Auto CAD, Revit and EASERA.
  • Experience with both Bruel and Kjaer and Larson Davis sound level meters and software.
  • Knowledge of common architectural terms, structures, building systems and design practices.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and analyze architectural and technical drawings, specifications and other related materials.


Professional Skills

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making capabilities.
  • Excellent writing, listening and verbal communications skills, with a strong commitment to learning.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, work under strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment, interface effectively with management, and handle multiple requests.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team.
  • Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors.
  • Proactive, conscientious and flexible, with a strong work ethic.
  • Organized and detail oriented.
  • Passion for acoustics, building/construction, and design.
  • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information.


Training and Benefits

  • We aim to fully train entry level consultants in all of the duties and responsibilities listed above within two to three years of joining the company.
  • We offer competitive salaries and outstanding benefits including:
    • Fifteen days of paid vacation per year for starting employees.
    • Seven paid holidays per year.
    • Five days of paid sick leave per year.
    • Health and dental coverage.
    • 401k plan with company contributions.
    • Long term disability insurance.
    • Reimbursement of relocation expenses.


Newson Brown Acoustics, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants must be able to work legally in the United States. Qualified applicants are invited to send a resume and salary requirements to  Both graduates and people with work experience are welcome to apply.















Acoustic Engineer


Location: Costa Mesa, California, USA


The Acoustic Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing high-performance loudspeakers components and systems.  The role is highly technical, and requires someone who can develop and deliver results to complex and demanding acoustic problems using modern techniques and methods.

Typical responsibilities include design of audio and/or acoustic components, design, development and test of crossover networks and/or enclosures, design and integration of horns/waveguides, acoustic test and validation, and component specification.

The successful candidate will work closely with members of one or more cross-functional teams, including mechanical engineers, electrical and/amplifier engineers, test engineers, supply chain staff, and NPI engineers.  The role requires someone who is self-motivated and possesses excellent communication and problem solving skills, as well as the ability to work effectively in small teams, in addition to requiring excellent acoustic engineering skills.



  • Develop and conduct analysis of audio/acoustic components and systems
  • Design and implement loudspeakers, enclosures, and associated system hardware
  • Build, measure, and evaluate prototypes to demonstrate acoustic designs
  • Identify opportunities for improving acoustic designs and infrastructures
  • Participate and work effectively in cross-functional product development teams
  • Drive internal QSC development effort as well as ODM where required
  • Participate in new technologies research and development



  • B.S. degree in Acoustics, Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. M.S. preferred.
  • 3-5 years or equivalent experience in loudspeaker systems design and development
  • Passion for sound quality, music and the audio industry is a plus
  • Solid understanding of acoustics
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience performing multiphysics analysis with FEA simulation such as COMSOL
  • Experience with at least on scientific scripting language such as Matlab
  • Knowledge of at least one acoustical data measurements system such as SoundCheck
  • Knowledge of the Klippel measurement system is a plus
  • Excellent critical listening skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to produce results in a dynamic and fast paced product development environment
  • Solid English written, verbal and technical language proficiency
  • Must be self-motivated in order to achieve assigned objectives with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to travel overseas up to 10% of the time, to China as well as other locations

Please apply at and reference the Acoustical Society of America when applying.


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