Acoustical Society of America Awards and Prizes to be presented at the fall 2019 meeting

The following awards and prizes will be presented at the Acoustical Society of America fall 2019 meeting to be held in San Diego, California.

Murray Campbell has been named recipient of the Silver Medal in Musical Acoustics. He is cited “for contributions to understanding the acoustics of brass wind instruments.”

Dr. Campbell, Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow and Professor Emeritus, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, received his Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh.


James M. Sabatier has been named the recipient of the Silver Medal in Physical Acoustics. He is cited “for pioneering studies of acoustic-seismic coupling and its application to the humanitarian cause of detecting landmines “

Dr. Sabatier, Research Professor at the University of Mississippi and Senior Scientist at the National Center for Physical Acoustics in Oxford, Mississippi, earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Mississippi.

Dr. Chen‐Fen Huang, Associate Professor at the Institute of Oceanography, National Taiwan University, has been named recipient of the Medwin Prize in Acoustical Oceanography “for novel experimentation, signal processing, and modeling related to tomographic mapping of ocean currents and geoacoustic inversion.”



Dr. Preston S. Wilson, Professor in the Acoustics and Dynamic Systems an Control programs of the Walker Department of Mechanical Engineering has been named recipient of the Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education. He holds a joint appointment as Associate Research Professor at Applied Research Laboratories, The University of Texas at Austin and is the Raymond F. Dawson Centennial Fellow in Engineering.

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SENIOR CONSULTANT – Acoustics, Noise/Vibration Control, Sound Isolation

Kirkegaard Associates

Location: Chicago  IL

SENIOR CONSULTANT – Acoustics, Noise/Vibration Control, Sound Isolation

Kirkegaard Associates is seeking a consultant with senior-level experience in noise and vibration control consulting, and substantial experience in sound isolation and architectural acoustics consulting. The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to work in the performing arts and a willingness to work on a diversity of projects; an interest in developing and maintaining client relationships; and a commitment to being a collaborative, efficient and effective member both internally and externally.

This position will be located in our Chicago office. Responsibilities include:

  • Acoustics design consulting and project management of noise/vibration control, sound isolation and room acoustics projects
  • Supervising and coordinating the work of others and coordinating work with architects, engineers, theater consultants and other disciplines in the built environment

  • Analyzing data and working internally to help solve complex technical challenges and problems
  • Managing project teams for efficient and effective delivery of consulting services

  • Financial forecasting and control of projects to keep them within budget
  • Building client relationships, pursuing new projects and contributing to proposal and qualifications submissions
  • Providing technical guidance and mentoring to specialists and interns
  • Participating in industry events and conferences to contribute to the business and the technical field broadly

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Seven to 10 years relevant experience in acoustics consulting
  • Experience in the measurement and analysis of complex noise and vibration projects
  • A proven track record as a project manager on phased projects from programming through commissioning
  • High-level thinking and visualization skills with an orientation for design and creative problem solving
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present complex issues and problems with clarity

  • A flexible, collaborative approach to work, both within the firm and with members of design teams
  • Substantial experience communicating with general contractors, sub-contractors (HVAC, Electrical, Drywall and Framing) and client project managers during construction administration process including field visits, submittal review and RFI responses.
  • Some experience in business development with the successful preparation of proposals for small to medium-sized projects
  • Proficiency (or ability to readily learn) applications such as REVIT, AutoCAD, Rhino and EASE, CATT, or Odeon; experience with Matlab, Grasshopper and/or Audition desired
  • Experience as a musician, public speaker, or actor
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, architectural engineering, physics, a related engineering field or acoustics
Master’s degree in architecture, acoustics, physics or mechanical engineering desired.


We offer a competitive salary with outstanding benefits that include health, dental, life, long term care insurance and more.
Our mission is to create acoustically wonderful spaces and AV systems for our clients and a supportive work environment for each other. Our vision is to add beauty to the world. If you share this vision, please apply now.

Kirkegaard Associates is a world-renowned, 40-year old architectural acoustics and audio-video systems design firm, specializing in the performing arts, based in Chicago with offices in St. Louis, Houston and Boulder, Colorado. The firm has worked on over 2,800 projects in 24 countries since its founding in 1976. The current staff consists of 11 inspired and experienced individuals with backgrounds in architecture, architectural engineering, physics, audio engineering, theater arts and technical design, information technology and performing arts production, who perform work in room acoustics; sound isolation; noise and vibration control of building services; and design and tuning of audio-video systems.

The firm’s expertise covers a wide spectrum: Performing Arts Centers; Schools of Music, Theater and Dance; Religious Buildings; Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities; Theatres, Concert Halls and Opera Houses; Educational Facilities; Business Facilities; Outdoor Music Venues; Museums and Libraries; Hotels and Conference Centers; and Recording and Broadcast Studios.

Brian Corry

Kirkegaard Associates

801 West Adams Street, 8th Floor
Chicago, IL 60607

Please apply online at:

Congratulations to the New ASA Fellows Elected at the Spring 2019 Meeting

Virginia A. Best

For contributions to understanding the impact of listener factors on spatial hearing of speech

Chen-Fen Huang

For contributions to geoacoustic inversion for ocean state estimation

Nicholas J. Giordano

For advancement of computational modeling in musical acoustics


Martin D. Verweij

For contributions to nonlinear medical ultrasound

Jonas Braasch

For interdisciplinary contributions to musical acoustics and psychoacoustics of spatial audio technology

Qian-Jie  Fu

For contributions to understanding auditory perception with cochlear implants


Yun  Jing

For contributions to designing acoustic metamaterials and numerical modeling wave propagation



Not pictured:

Michael E. Ravicz

For contributions to measurements of middle-ear function



Ocean Project Engineer

Triton Systems Inc.

Location: Boston MA

Ocean Project Engineer


Triton Systems Inc. ( is a rapidly growing applied R&D and product development firm in the Greater Boston area.  We invest in new technologies through in-house and external partnership, transforming innovative technologies into successful business ventures.  Triton has a strong track-record of translating technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace through licensing, joint ventures and spin-off companies.  Triton portfolio companies have received over $200 Million in private venture financing, and Aduro had a highly successful IPO on NASDAQ in April 2015, with a current market value of ~$700 Million.

We are seeking a highly qualified and entrepreneurial engineer with a passion for developing advanced technologies and translating them into real-world applications.  Triton’s diverse set of projects will give you experience across the engineering spectrum and allow you to shine in a fast-paced environment. Platforms include UUV (unmanned underwater vehicle), underwater robotics and structures, diver communication, fiber optics, underwater and through hull connectors, submarines, towed arrays, and sonobuoy systems.  Relevant background with design process, analytical methods, hands-on fabrication, and test execution is desirable you will do it all.

• Self-starter with the ability to recognize and creatively solve complex problems
• Lead projects and set technical direction 
• Design and prototyping of cutting edge ocean systems including CAD and hands-on fabrication
• Performing experiments in an independent & inventive manner
• Project management including managing schedule & cost, and customer communication including reports.
Desired experience would include some of the following:
• Mechanical engineering in the ocean: materials selection, structures, machine design, pressure vessels
• Seabed geotechnical engineering
• Must have sonar experience as this person would be a help in our sonobuoy area, and be a potentially a fit on towed array topics
• Marine robotic vehicles: design, fabrication, and testing, including sensor integration and troubleshooting of Navy sonar systems.
• Navigation, localization, and state estimation techniques for underwater positioning
• Acoustics and underwater sound signal processing, application of machine learning techniques to underwater sensing
• Hydrodynamics and control of underwater vehicles and towed arrays.
• Fiber optic systems design for subsea applications
• Soft robotics: design, fabrication, and testing of compliant robots or inflatable structures
• Experience testing systems in a marine environment
• Experience conducting analysis of alternatives and technology review
Desired skills:
• Adaptability: broad interest in science and technology with a willingness and interest in expanding into new fields and learning new techniques and skills
• Strong Sonar experience
• Excellent writing skills
• Familiarity with SolidWorks, COMSOL, MATLAB, and/or LabVIEW, etc…
• BS in Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or related engineering field. Advanced degree is a plus.
• 3-5 years experience working in ocean product design and prototype fabrication and testing is desired

Due to the nature of our business and information associated with this position, interested candidates must be US Citizens 

Come join our success and grow with the strength of these fascinating new technologies. We are looking for individuals with confidence and the right stuff.
We offer a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Triton Systems, Inc. Headquarters is located at 200 Turnpike Road, Chelmsford, MA  01824. 

We are an equal opportunity employer – M/F/D/VEEO. We strongly encourage qualified women and minorities to apply. 

To apply, please follow the link on our careers page at:

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