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MAE student Alexander Svetgoff receives 2017 Robert W. Young Award
MAE junior Alexander Svetgoff was selected to receive the 2017 Robert W. Young Award for undergraduate student research in acoustics, which is awarded annually by the Acoustical Society of America. Alexander has been working under the supervision of Dr. James Manimala on a collaborative project with NASA Langley to investigate membrane-embedded acoustic liners for low-frequency airborne noise mitigation. As part of this collaboration, he did a summer internship this year at the structural acoustics branch’s liner technology facility at NASA Langley conducting experimental and numerical studies. This award recognizes the potential for Alexander’s research at the undergraduate level to result in a technology that could enable quieter vehicles and built environments. The award also supports an extension to ongoing research which focuses on integration of this approach with aerospace materials. Alexander aspires to conduct graduate research in acoustics after getting his undergraduate degree.