Science Fair, Student Paper Competition and Chat with the Experts will be Featured at SAE International’s Noise and Vibration Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich.

SAE International’s Noise and Vibration Conference & Exhibition will feature a variety of dynamic, informative and interactive sessions that will enable leading automotive, commercial vehicle, and aerospace professionals to share the latest technologies surrounding NVH and sound quality.

The event will be held June 10-13 at the DeVos Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Some highlights of the conference will include:
  • Student Paper Competition—The Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition will host a Student Paper Competition for all currently enrolled full-time graduate and undergraduate university students as well as those who have graduated from a university within the past six months. Judging will take place on Wednesday, June 12. CLICK HERE for more information.
  • Science Fair (Tuesday, June 11) – The Science Fair display is a hands-on, a video demonstration, or a collection of acoustical materials and instrumentation demonstrating a multitude of engineering efforts being used in the field of acoustics. All displays will be beneficial to the overall atmosphere of the conference. Display submissions will be subjected to a selection process. Displays will be available on the exhibit floor during show hours and will be voted on by attendees for “Best of Show” award.
  • Chat with the Experts – The conference will feature eight “Chat with the Experts.” They will include:
    • “Sound Package Materials and Performance Evaluation – Where we are heading?” – Pranab Saha, Kolano and Saha Engineers Inc. (Tuesday, June 11)
    • “Vehicle Active Control - Technical and Logistical Integration Scenarios and their Impact/Success for All Stakeholders” – Daniel Maguire, Noise Quieting Associates LLC (Tuesday, June 11)
    • “Signal Processing for NVH Applications” – Thomas L. Lago, QirraSound Technologies Europe AB (Tuesday, June 11)
  • “Career Path Decisions: Technical versus Administrative” – James K. Thompson, JKT Enterprises (Tuesday, June 11) 
  • “Powertrain NVH Considerations for Electric Vehicles” – Gregory Goetchius, Lucid Motors (Wednesday, June 12)
  • “Noise & Vibration- Connecting Experiment and Models” – Patricia Davies, Purdue University (Wednesday, June 12)
  • “Recent Developments in Whole Body Vibration, Seating and Comfort” – Peter W. Johnson, University of Washington (Wednesday, June 12)
  • “Sound quality, its Relationships and Applications” – Wade R. Bray, HEAD acoustics Inc. (Wednesday, June 12)
For more information about the SAE 2019 Noise & Vibration Conference and Exhibition, or to register, visit

The conference will feature seven workshops:
  • An Overview on NVH Measurements Made Easy Workshop
  • Hybrid & Electric Vehicles Systems – How to Resolve Issues Relating to System Integration and evaluate multi-attribute Trade-offs like NVH and Drivability
  • Engineering for Automotive Pass-by and Minimum Noise Requirements
  • Fundamentals of Acoustical Materials & Vehicle Applications Workshop
  • Fundamentals and Insights of Sound Quality Engineering Workshop
  • Fundamentals of Structure Borne NVH Workshop (Sponsored by Altair)
  • The Fundamentals of Muffler and Silencer Design Workshop
The workshops are free-of-charge for conference attendees. For more information about the workshops, including dates, times and registration, visit
Three professional development seminars also will be held in conjunction with the SAE Noise & Vibration Conference and Exhibition. They include:
  • Introduction to NVH Aspects of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Seminar
  • Introduction to Brake Noise, Vibration, and Harshness Seminar
  • Effective Decision-Making: A Methodology Approach Seminar
For more information, including dates, times, pricing and registration, visit
Journalists and other members of the media seeking credentials should email or call 1-724-772-8522.

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