The Catholic University of America

 Best Student Paper Award goes to Aldo Glean

Aldo Glean a Ph. D. Student in Mechanical Engineering won a “Best Student Paper Award” in Structural Acoustics and Vibration for his work titled “Modification of the spectral response of a pipe resonator using a subordinate array of coupled Helmholtz resonators”. The goal of this study is to demonstrate that acoustic response of a system can be altered in specific ways. The types of systems this could be applied to include architectural spaces or musical instruments. Maybe someday a Prius driver could push a button on their dashboard engaging such a system to make their car sound like a Harley Davidson.