Faculty

All faculty and staff at the University of Texas at Austin who are listed below have supervised graduate student research in at least one technical area of acoustics. Individuals who are associated with more than one technical area are categorized only once according to their primary area. An alphabetical listing follows the categorization by area.

Technical Areas:

  1. Aeroacoustics
  2. Animal Bioacoustics
  3. Computational Acoustics
  4. Engineering Acoustics
  5. Hearing and Speech Sciences
  6. Musical Acoustics
  7. Physical Acoustics
  8. Psychological and Physiological Acoustics
  9. Seismo-Acoustics
  10. Signal Processing in Acoustics
  11. Structural Acoustics and Vibration
  12. Underwater Acoustics

Shadowgraph of rocket nozzles.

Shadowgraph of rocket nozzles.

Aeroacoustics

Charles E. Tinney, Ph.D.
Research Associate
Applied Research Laboratories
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

  • Aeroacoustics

 

 

 


Research on Tungara frog calls.

Research on Tungara frog calls.

Animal Bioacoustics

Michael J. Ryan, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Integrative Biology

  • Animal communication
  • Animal bioacoustics

 


Computational Acoustics

Leszek F. Demkowicz, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

  • Computational acoustics
  • Structural acoustics

Loukas F. Kallivokas, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

  • Computational acoustics
  • Structural acoustics
  • Elastic wave propagation

A shared tailmass tonpilz transducer.

A shared tailmass tonpilz transducer.

Engineering Acoustics

Michael R. Haberman, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Applied Research Laboratories

  • Transducers
  • Ultrasonics
  • Physical acoustics

Neal A. Hall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

  • Acoustical MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) transducers
  • Engineering acoustics

Salvatore Salamone, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

  • Structural health monitoring
  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Elastic wave propagation

Hearing and Speech Sciences

Julia Campbell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Tinnitus
  • Hearing loss
  • Sensory cortical plasticity

Craig A. Champlin, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Physiological acoustics
  • Otoacoustic emissions

Bharath Chandrasekaran, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Neurophysiology of the auditory system
  • Speech perception

Chang Liu, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders

  • Audiology
  • Speech perception

Rajka Smiljanic, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Linguistics

  • Acoustic phonetics
  • Speech production and perception
  • Speech intelligibility

Harvey M. Sussman, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Linguistics

  • Speech perception and production

Music recording laboratory.

Music recording laboratory.

Musical Acoustics

Bruce W. Pennycook, D.M.A.
Director, Center for the Arts and Entertainment Technology
Professor
Butler School of Music

  • Digital arts and media
  • Music technology
  • Electroacoustic music composition

Russell F. Pinkston, D.M.A.
Professor
Butler School of Music

  • Digital music synthesis
  • Digital audio signal processing
  • Interactive performance systems

Acoustic cloaking.

Acoustic cloaking.

Physical Acoustics

Andrea Alù, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Acoustic field theory
  • Acoustic cloaking

David T. Blackstock, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Physical acoustics
  • Nonlinear acoustics
  • Biomedical acoustics

Austin M. Gleeson, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Physics

  • Physical acoustics
  • Field theory

Mark F. Hamilton, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Physical acoustics
  • Nonlinear acoustics
  • Biomedical acoustics

Yurii A. Ilinskii, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Applied Research Laboratories

  • Physical acoustics
  • Nonlinear acoustics
  • Bubble dynamics

Preston S. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Physical acoustics
  • Engineering acoustics
  • Underwater acoustics

Evgenia A. Zabolotskaya, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
Applied Research Laboratories

  • Physical acoustics
  • Nonlinear acoustics
  • Bubble dynamics

Psychological and Physiological Acoustics

Randy L. Diehl, Ph.D.
Dean Professor, College of Liberal Arts
Department of Psychology

  • Speech perception and production
  • Cognition

Nace L. Golding, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neuroscience

  • Neurophysiology of the auditory system

Dennis McFadden, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychology

  • Psychoacoustics
  • Otoacoustic emissions
  • Sex differences

George D. Pollak, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Neuroscience

  • Neurophysiology of the auditory system
  • Bat echolocation

Seismo-Acoustics

Sergey B. Fomel, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Geological Sciences

  • Seismic imaging
  • Wave propagation

Omar N. Ghattas, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Geological Sciences and Institute for Computational Engineering Sciences

  • Regional and global seismic wave propagation inversion problems

Stephen P. Grand, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Geological Sciences

  • Seismic imaging
  • Tomography
  • Regional seismic studies

Charles Kerans, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Geological Sciences

  • Seismic interpretation
  • Seismic stratigraphy

Mrinal K. Sen, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Geological Sciences

  • Seismic wave propagation
  • Applied seismology
  • 4D seismology

Paul L. Stoffa, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist
Department of Geological Sciences

  • Multichannel seismic acquisition
  • Acoustic and elastic wave propagation

Kenneth H. Stokoe, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering

  • Surface acoustic wave testing of geotechnical and pavement systems
  • In-situ shear wave velocity measurement
  • Ground motions associated with blasting and exploration activities

Robert H. Tatham, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Department of Geological Sciences

  • Interpretation and analysis of multi-component seismic data
  • P-wave and S-wave data analysis

Carlos Torres-Verdin, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

  • Reflection seismology
  • Subsurface acoustic/elastic propagation
  • Borehole acoustics
  • Elastic wave propagation in porous media
  • Interaction of elastic and electromagnetic waves in porous media
  • Interaction of fluid flow with elastic waves in porous media

Field-level fusion of multiple arrays.

Field-level fusion of multiple arrays.

Signal Processing in Acoustics

Brian L. Evans, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

  • Sonar signal processing
  • Underwater acoustic communications

Brian R. LaCour, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Applied Research Laboratories

  • Acoustic signal processing
  • Multisensor fusion
  • Sonar Simulation

Structural Acoustics and Vibration

Jeffrey K. Bennighof, Ph.D.
Research Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

  • Noise and vibration analysis of vehicles

Sound propagation in water over sediment.

Sound propagation in water over sediment.

Underwater Acoustics

Nicholas P. Chotiros, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Applied Research Laboratories

  • Underwater acoustics

James M. Gelb, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Lecturer
Applied Research Laboratories
Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Sonar signal and information processing
  • Musical acoustics

Marcia J. Isakson, Ph.D.
Research Scientist and Lecturer
Applied Research Laboratories
Department of Mechanical Engineering

  • Sediment acoustics
  • Propagation and scattering
  • Computational acoustics

Alphabetical Order

Andrea Alù
Jeffrey K. Bennighof
Julia Campbell
David T. Blackstock
Craig A. Champlin
Bharath Chandrasekaran
Nicholas P. Chotiros
Leszek F. Demkowicz
Randy L. Diehl
Sergey B. Fomel
James M. Gelb
Omar N. Ghattas
Austin M. Gleeson
Nace L. Golding
Stephen P. Grand
Michael R. Haberman
Neal A. Hall
Mark F. Hamilton
Yurii A. Ilinskii
Marcia J. Isakson
Loukas F. Kallivokas
Charles Kerans
Brian R. La Cour
Chang Liu
Dennis McFadden
Bruce W. Pennycook
Russell F. Pinkston
George D. Pollak
Michael J. Ryan
Mrinal K. Sen
Salvatore Salamone
Rajka Smiljanic
Paul L. Stoffa
Kenneth H. Stokoe
Harvey M. Sussman
Robert H. Tatham
Charles E. Tinney
Carlos Torres-Verdin
Preston S. Wilson
Evgenia A. Zabolotskaya