Expertise DescriptionI have over 40 years electrical engineer specializing in architectural acoustics and noise control. My expertise includes: acoustic measurement methods / devices; archaeological acoustics; automotive acoustics; battlefield sensors; classroom acoustics; sonar; sound propagation; and sound quality. I have prior expert witness experience.
Areas of Expertise
My expert witness experience includes: Investigate noise transmission between attached dwellings & acoustical design defects by on-site testing in accordance with state & local building codes; Recommend noise mitigation for buildings, neighborhoods, & products; Investigate sound / noise – related issues in accidents, e.g., transportation related; Give testimony at depositions & trials.
My consulting experience includes: Determine building acoustic properties (e.g., sound transmission & floor impact noise); Field measurement of outdoor / indoor noise (e.g., road traffic & plumbing); Gunshot analysis, speech intelligibility, neighborhood noise issues; School acoustics for hearing impaired (IEPs); Improve classroom acoustics.
I am a seasoned and credentialed acoustical consultant with deposition and trial experience. I have many years of experience in Forensic Acoustics, and have made fundamental contributions to current noise measurement standards for vehicle and building noise.
I am a professional Noise Control Engineer. I am a nationally certified acoustical consultant with 54 years of experience. Some of my papers are cited in handbooks and learned references in the fields of architectural acoustics and noise. I have made fundamental contributions to the science and practice of sound power measurements.
|M.S.||Electrical Engineering||University of Southern California|
|B.S.||Electrical Engineering||Illinois Institute of Technology|
|National Board Certified by Institute of Noise Control Engineering|
|CA certified acoustical consultant|
Awards & Affiliation
|Helmholtz-Rayleigh Silver Medalist for Arch. Acoustics & Noise|
|Visiting prof. of mathematics (Chapman Univ.|
|Cal State Fullerton)|
|Annual guest lecturer on acoustics at Univ. of Calif. Irvine|
|Frequent guest lecturer on acoustics (schools|
|Featured on History Channel|
|National Public Radio|
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
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