Brian E. Anderson

Assistant 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:
2015-present - 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. student in Acoustics at Penn State and Research Assistant in the Applied Research Laboratory
2001-2003 - M.S. student in Physics at Brigham Young University (acoustics emphasis)
1999-2001 - B.S. student in General Physics at Brigham Young University
1995-1996, 1998-1999 - A.S. student in Physics at Ricks College
1996-1998 - Missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Georgia Atlanta Mission


Current Students:

Graduate Students:

Miles Clemens - Time reversal focusing in rooms for private speech communication

Sarah Young - Quantification of stress corrosion cracks using the time reversed elastic nonlinearity diagnostic and nonlinear resonant ultrasound spectroscopy

Undergraduate Students:

Matt Willardson - Time reversal acoustic reconstruction of monopoles, dipoles, and quadrupoles

Christopher Heaton - Time reversal focusing of elastic waves in plates for educational demonstration purposes

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

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

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. 2011 (from L to R is Beau Hilton, Blaine Harker, Dr. Anderson, and Matt Shaw).

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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