Brian E. Anderson

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


Publication List found here

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 - 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


Current Students:

Graduate Students:

Sarah Young (2 JASA articles and 1 POMA published, 2nd Place College Level 3MT Competition) - Quantification of stress corrosion cracks using the time reversed elastic nonlinearity diagnostic

Michael Denison (JASA article) - Exploration of time reversal focusing in rooms using numerical modeling

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

Undergraduate Students:

Stephen Hogg - Nonlinear resonant ultrasound spectroscopy for the quantification of the extent of stress corrosion cracking in stainless steel

Trent Furlong (Samuel G. Bikman Mentorship and BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities Grant Winner) - Time reversal acoustic delivery of active noise control signals

Josh Gregg (BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities Grant Winner) - Nonlinear resonant ultrasound spectroscopy using electromagnetic excitation

Paige Simpson - The effect of transducers on the time reversal process

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

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 (2 JASA articles published) - Optimization of time reversal acoustic focusing in rooms

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 Aug. 2017 (from L to R is Josh, Trent, Sarah, Dr. Anderson, Stephen, Michael, and Matt).

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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