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David Swanson

Research Professor


  • Applied Research Laboratory
  • Acoustics
  • Center for Acoustics and Vibration

5800A ARL Building


Interest Areas:

Active noise control, Intelligent sensor networks, Structural acoustics, Sound propagation, Acoustic pattern recognition, Machinery health prognostics, Chemical and biological sensing.






Founded in 1965, Penn State's Graduate Program in Acoustics has become the leading resource for graduate education in acoustics in the United States. The interdisciplinary program leads to the degrees: Master of Engineering in Acoustics (M.Eng.), Master of Science in Acoustics (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy in Acoustics (Ph.D.)

Graduate Program in Acoustics

College of Engineering

The Pennsylvania State University

201 Applied Science Building

University Park, PA 16802