This Academy includes several equipment demonstrations and hands-on lab sessions. Specific instrumentation suppliers have been selected for an instrumentation workshop on one evening. There is also a field trip to one of the OEM"s noise and vibration facility in the metro Detroit area. Through these activities, you become acquainted with relevant instrumentation, measurement protocols, and problem solving strategies.
Pranab Saha, Lead Instructor is an entrepreneur, co-founder, and a Principal Consultant of Kolano and Saha Engineers, Inc., an independent professional engineering and consulting company in acoustics, noise, and vibration control. A well-known authority on automotive noise and body interior systems, Dr. Saha has directed and participated nationally and internationally in numerous advanced noise control engineering programs and training seminars for various OEM companies and their suppliers in China, India, Mexico, and the USA. Dr. Saha is an active member of SAE International, ASA, ASME, ESD, INCE, NSPE, and is a contributing editor of Sound and Vibration magazine. He is the past Chair of the SAE Engineering Meetings Board, SAE Noise and Vibration Conference, and SAE Acoustical Materials Committee. He has helped develop several SAE standards in acoustics, and is a Professional Development Instructor, and Lead Faculty Member of the SAE Vehicle Interior Noise Academy. He has presented technical papers and has organized and chaired numerous technical sessions sponsored by SAE and other professional organizations. Dr. Saha has also won several awards presented by SAE International, the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers, and the Engineering Society of Detroit, and has been named an SAE Master Instructor. Dr. Saha holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calcutta, an M.S. in Engineering Sciences from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Acoustics Specialty) from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Gabriella Cerrato is President of Sound Answers Inc., an engineering consulting firm in noise and vibration. Gabriella has more than 25 years of experience in measuring, troubleshooting and predicting noise and/or vibration in a variety of different systems and products. At the beginning of her career, she was involved with environmental noise impact measurement and prediction (from air and ground vehicular traffic and from infrastructures). She then joined the Active Noise and Vibration Control group at FIAT, where she was responsible for the design of the acoustic systems for active control in the cabin and in the exhaust of passenger vehicles. This led her to a position in the Consulting group of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC, later acquired by MTS Systems Corp) in Detroit, MI, where she worked on the sound quality of various vehicles and automotive subsystems and where she developed sound quality target procedures. At Sound Answers, she has led the engineering team since 2005 through several consulting projects for industry customers and for DoD customers through SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) projects. Gabriella has authored over 40 papers for conferences and magazines, has chaired sessions at SAE, Inter-Noise and Noise-Con conferences and is a member of several professional organizations (SAE, AIAA, AES, IEEE). Gabriella has a Doctorate in Theoretical Physics from the University of Torino, Italy.
Jerome E. Manning, Sc.D., is the founder and President of Cambridge Collaborative, Inc., an independent R&D company specializing in acoustics and vibration. Dr. Manning is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and a long-standing member of the SAE. He has experience in noise and vibration for a broad range of products ranging from house-hold appliances, automobiles, construction equipment, heavy machinery, ships, rail vehicles, aircraft, helicopters, to space vehicles. His early research studies in collaboration with Dr. Richard Lyon, and Dr. Gideon Maidanik lead to the development of Statistical Energy Analysis as a useful engineering analysis tool. He continues to support Cambridge Collaboative's SEAM(c) software product and to participate in consulting projects primarily in automotive NVH. Dr. Manning holds Sc.D., MechEng., M.S., and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to founding Cambridge Collaborative he worked for several years at Bolt Beranek and Newman in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Alan D. Stuart, is an Associate professor emeritus of acoustics at Penn State. For over 25 years, he taught fundamentals of acoustics courses on both the graduate and undergraduate levels, as well as graduate courses on structural acoustics and applied acoustics. He has conducted numerous professional short courses on acoustics and vibrations and noise control engineering. At Penn State, he was the coordinator of the Summer Program in Acoustics and the Distance Education Program in Acoustics and received numerous awards for his contributions to Continuing and Distance Education. He is an active member of SAE, ASA, INCE and ASEE. Dr. Stuart received a BSME from Pratt Institute, an MSEE from New York University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Acoustics from Penn State.
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