Brian E. Anderson

Associate Professor
Brigham Young University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Acoustics Research Group
Office - N145 ESC
Provo, UT 84602
bea@byu.edu
(801) 422-2233 (office)

 


Publication List found here
52/72 published papers, with Anderson as an author, are peer reviewed.
38/52 peer reviewed papers have Anderson as first author or primary author (advisor of student first author).
22/52 peer reviewed papers include student authors.
3 book chapters published with Anderson as first author.


Brief Bio about Brian E. Anderson:
2017-present - Associate Professor at BYU
2015-2017 - Assistant Professor at BYU
2012-2015 - Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Geophysics Group
2009-2011 - Visiting Assistant Professor at BYU
2006-2008, 2012 - Postdoc at Los Alamos National Laboratory in the Geophysics Group
2003-2006 - Ph.D. in Acoustics at Penn State and Research Assistant in the Applied Research Laboratory
2001-2003 - M.S. in Physics at Brigham Young University (acoustics emphasis)
1999-2001 - B.S. in General Physics at Brigham Young University
1995-1996, 1998-1999 - A.S. in Physics at Ricks College
1996-1998 - Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Georgia Atlanta Mission

 

Acoustical Society of America Involvement:

Full Member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Advisor, BYU Student Chapter of the ASA (2017-present)

Chair, Signal Processing Technical Committee and member of the Technical Council of ASA (2018-2021)

Member, Nominating Committee for the 2020 ASA Election (2018-2019)

Coordinating Editor and Associate Editor, Journal of the ASA 2012-2018

Technical Program Co-Chair, ASA meeting in Salt Lake City 2016

Chaired eighteen sessions at ASA meetings (11 special sessions)

Head of the Gallery of Acoustics competitions in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, & 2014

Website Administrator for Signal Processing and Structural Acoustics and Vibration TCs (2012-2018)

Former Student Council Representative & Website Administrator



Current Students:

Graduate Students:

Brian Patchett (JASA article) - Nonlinear time reversal focusing of loud impulsive sounds

Adam Kingsley - Time reversal imaging in the presence of near field scatterers


Undergraduate Students:

Paige Simpson (JASA Article) - The effect of transducers on the time reversal process

Carla Butts - Ultrasonic time reversal focusing in rooms

Lucas Barnes (BYU Student Research Conf. 2019 Session Winner) - LEGO demonstration of time reversal focusing and Near field scattering from acoustic sources

Aaron Brown - LEGO demonstration of time reversal focusing and High amplitude time reversal focusing in pipes

Malissa Alley - Laser vibrometry of rock arches



Former Students:

Graduate Students:

Daniel Tengelsen, M.S. 2010 (JASA article published, McKinney Fellowship in Acoustics Winner [Univ. of Texas at Austin, PhD program], AES Educational Foundation David M. Smith Ingenuity Award Winner, ASA 2nd Best Student Paper Award Winner [2009 San Antonio Meeting], BYU Spring Research Conference 2010 Best Student Paper) - Numerical modeling of wave propagation in loudspeaker horns

Matt Shaw, M.S. 2011 (JASA-EL article published and JASA-L article published, ASA Student Chapter President for BYU, ASA Student Council Representative for SAVTC) - Angular dependent ultrasonic sound transmission measurement through various materials

Miles Clemens, 2015-2016 (JASA article published, Miles switched projects) - Time reversal focusing in rooms with directional sources

Sarah Young, M.S. 2018 (3 JASA articles and 1 POMA article published, 2nd Place College Level 3MT Competition, ASA Student Council Representative for TC-SP) - Implementation and optimization of time reversal for use in nondestructive evaluation of stress corrosion cracking

Michael Denison, M.S. 2018 (2 JASA articles published, 1 Appl. Acoust. article published, ASA Student Chapter President for BYU) - Image source modeling of time reversal to room acoustics



Undergraduate Students:

David Ripplinger, B.S. 2009 (Outstanding Paper Award - JUASAL article published) - Normal frequencies of a string vibrating at large amplitudes

Jayrin Farley, B.S. 2009 (JASA-L article published) - Normal incidence ultrasonic sound transmission through various materials

James Esplin, B.S. 2010 (JASA-EL article published, ASA Best Student Paper Award Winner [2009 San Antonio Meeting]) - The effect of non-ideal microphones on reflection localization methods

Trevor Jenny, B.S. 2011 (JASA-EL article published) - Ultrasonic anechoic chamber qualification

Blaine Harker, B.S. 2012 (JASA-EL article published and JASA-L article published, 2009 ASA Robert Young Award Winner, 2010 BYU ORCA Grant Recipient, ASA Student Council Representative for TC-SP) - Source localization using time reversal

C. Beau Hilton, B.S. 2014 (JASA article published) - Equivalent circuit modeling and vibrometry measurements of the Nigerian-origin Udu Utar drum

Christopher Heaton, B.S. 2016 (JASA article published) - Time reversal focusing of elastic waves in plates for educational demonstration purposes

Matt Willardson, B.S. 2017 (3 JASA articles published) - Optimization of time reversal acoustic focusing in rooms

Stephen Hogg, B.S. 2018 (NDT&E Int. article published) - Characterizing stress corrosion cracking in stainless steel using nonlinear resonant ultrasound spectroscopy

Trent Furlong, B.S. 2018 (Samuel G. Bikman Mentorship and BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities Grant Winner) - Using time reversal acoustics to remotely deliver energy for active noise control

Josh Gregg (BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities Grant Winner) - Nonlinear resonant ultrasound spectroscopy using electromagnetic excitation and Loudspeaker parameter measurements using a plane wave tube


Summer Students:

Brad Moser (RET) - (JASA article published) LabVIEW control of an acoustic line array (Summer 2009) and mp3 player loudness demonstration (Summer (2010)

Jason Brinton (REU) - Nonlinear characterization of loudspeaker compliance with a plane wave tube

 

Photo taken in May 2019 (from L to R is Josh, Adam, Aaron, Malissa, Dr. Anderson, Paige, Carla, Lucas, and Brian).


Students 2018

Photo taken in Aug. 2018 (from L to R is Sarah, Stephen, Paige, Michael, Dr. Anderson, Trent, Josh, and Brian).


Photo taken in Aug. 2017 (from L to R is Josh, Trent, Sarah, Dr. Anderson, Stephen, Michael, and Matthew).

 


Photo taken in Jun. 2016 (from L to R is Joel, Stephen, Sarah, Dr. Anderson, Matthew, and Miles).

 

Brian was at Los Alamos National Laboratory between 2012 and 2015.

 

Photo taken in Aug. 2011 (from L to R is Beau, Brent, Dr. Anderson, and Matthew).

 

Photo taken in Aug. 2010 (from L to R is Brent, James, Daniel, Brad, Dr. Anderson, Matthew, and Trevor).

 

Photo taken in Jul. 2009 (from L to R is Daniel, David, Brad, Dr. Anderson (above), Jason (below), Jayrin, and Trevor).



The following are links to my theses.

Grating lobe reduction in transducer arrays through structural filtering of supercritical plates, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Pennsylvania State University, Graduate Program in Acoustics (2006).

Derivation of moving-coil loudspeaker parameters using plane wave tube techniques, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Dept. of Physics and Astron. (2003).

The effect of inharmonic partials on pitch of piano tones, Senior Thesis, Brigham Young University, Dept. of Physics and Astron. (2001). This thesis is not currently available online, but publication #2 (above) reports a more in depth study of this topic.



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