Noise and Vibration Conference & Exhibition

June 10-13, 2019 │ Grand Rapids, MI, USA

The SAE 2019 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition is the premier technical event dedicated to mobility noise, vibration, and harshness. Held biennially, this conference serves as a forum for leading automotive, commercial vehicle, and aerospace professionals to share the latest technologies surrounding NVH and sound quality.

Featured Speaker

Wednesday Keynote

John Maxon

John Maxon is the manager of Acoustics, Vibration, and Community Noise Engineering for Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Maxon joined Gulfstream in 2004 as a technical specialist after working for Gulfstream’s parent company, General Dynamics, for more than 18 years. While there, he specialized in structural acoustic and vibration analysis at Electric Boat, helping to make U.S. submarines undetectable. He introduced the Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) acoustic and vibration modeling tool to Gulfstream and directed the development of Gulfstream’s Acoustic Test Facility (ATF). Maxon has multiple patents relating to the innovative acoustic and vibration treatments developed for Gulfstream aircraft and has helped engineers in his group secure over a dozen more patents for innovative interior and exterior noise-quieting designs. Maxon graduated from the University of Miami with bachelor’s degrees in both civil and architectural engineering.


Thursday Keynote

Daniel A. Russell, Ph.D.

In July 2011, Daniel Russell joined the Graduate Pogram in Acoustics at Penn State, where he teaches graduate-level courses in acoustics and vibration to both resident and distance education graduate students. In addition, he oversees, manages, and markets the distance education component of the acoustics instruction, including oversight of the M.Eng. in Acoustics online degree program offered through the Graduate Program in Acoustics. He also pursues research involving the visualization of acoustic phenomena (animations) for educational purposes and experimental research involving the structural vibration of sports equipment (baseball and softball bats, hockey sticks, rackets, etc) and musical instruments. Prior to joining the Penn State acoustics faculty, Russell was a physics professor at Kettering University for 16 years.


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