Rayleigh Lecture

ASME Unit: Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD)
Date Established: 1985
Achievement: This award is given in recognition of presenting the Rayleigh Lecture at the annual ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. Lecturers are selected among those who have made pioneering contributions to the sciences and applicat
Limitations: None
Nomination Deadline: 9/1
Form of Award: $1,500.00
Frequency of Award: Annual
Administrative: Noise Control and Acoustics Division
Level of Award: Division
Selected By: Invitation by the NCAD Executive Committee
Selecting Process: Honor is conferred upon invited lecturer
Funding: Division Custodian Fund
Date Created: 11/8/2000
Date Modified: 6/26/2012
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Winners of the Rayleigh Lecture

2018  Professor Roger Ohayon, Computational Vibroacoustics in low and medium frequency bands
2017  Dr. Chris Fuller, Acoustic Meta Materials
2016  Dr. Victor Sparrow, Two Approaches to reduce the noise impact of overland civilian supersonic flight
2015  Dr. J. Inman, Good Vibrations: Low Power Energy Harvesting
2014  Dr. Mardi Hastings, Going underwater with acoustic resonators and waveguides
2013  Dr. Eric Ungar, Walking-induced Vibrations in Buildings: Evaluation and Prediction
2012  Dr. Philip J. Morris, Jet noise prediction - a historical perspective and future directions
2011  Dr. Andrew Norris, Metamaterials in Acoustics and Vibration: From Theory to Practice
2010  Dr. Ted Farabee, Acoustics from External Flow-Structure Interactions
2009  Dr. Scott Sommerfeldt, Global Attenuation of Acoustic Fields Using Energy-Based Active Control Techniques
2008  Martin Pollack, A History of ASME Noise Control and Acoustics Division (NCAD)
2007  Robert Schlinker, Putting it all Together - The Technology stages in the Design of Propulsion Systems for Noise
2006  Donald Thompson, A Systems Approach to Noise Mitigation Strategies 
2005  Robert Clark, Structural Acoustics from Macro to Micro 
2004  Hafiz M. Atassi, Fluid-Structure Interaction and Acoustics
2003  Earl G. Williams, Fourier Acoustics: Uncovering the Origins of Sound
2002  Ilene Busch-Vishniac, The Big Problems Remaining in Transduction
2001  Jerry H. Ginsberg, Variational Solutions: What Rayleigh and Ritz Did Not Tell Us
2000  William K. Blake, Quiet Flow: Emerging Design Methods
1999  Adnan Akay, Acoustics of Friction
1998  Gary H. Koopmann, Designing Quiet Structures - Virtually
1997  Michael S. Howe, Rayleigh Conductivity
1996  Peter A. Nelson, Controlled Interference of Acoustic Fields
1995  Maurice M. Sevik, Information Extraction from the Scattered Acoustic Field of Waterborne Structures
1994  C. Dan Mote, Jr., Surprises in Axially Moving Material Dynamics
1993  David G. Crighton, The High-Speed Many-Bladed Propeller: Asymptotic Theory for its Acoustic Field
1992  Alan D. Pierce, Progressive Waves: The Modern Evolution and Refinement of One of the Most Basic Concepts in Acoustics
1991  David Feit, Structural Acoustics from Lord Rayleigh to the Present
1990  David T. Blackstock, Nonlinear Acoustics
1989  Sir Michael James Lighthill, Biomechanics of Hearing Sensitivity
1988  Allan Powell, Elements of Flow Noise from Rayleigh to Today
1987  Miguel C. Junger, From the Finite to the Boundless: Acoustics of Very Large Systems
1986  J. E. Ffowcs Williams, Computer Aided Silence
1985  K. Uno Ingard, Acoustics in Physics and Mechanical Engineering