David Herrin, professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Vibro-Acoustics Consortium, has been awarded the 2019 Institute of Noise Control Engineering Outstanding Educator Award.
The INCE-USA Outstanding Educator Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Noise Control Engineering is intended to honor a person who has significantly advanced the technology and practice of noise control engineering through unique contributions to the education of future noise control engineers, as demonstrated by one or more of the following qualifying accomplishments:
- Excellence in teaching, whether through the inspired dissemination of the principles of noise control engineering, or by inspiring students to attain high achievement in the field of noise control engineering.
- The notable improvement of tools such as textbooks, laboratory experiments, courses, and student projects for the teaching of noise control engineering in a university.
- Excellence in disseminating the principles of noise control engineering outside of a university setting through the teaching of short courses and seminars; by promoting cooperation among academic, industrial, or government sectors, or with other disciplines; or by advancing the public's understanding of the benefits of noise control technology.
- Enhancing and diffusing the knowledge of noise control engineering through seminal research, scholarly publications, or patents; or the development of noise control materials, products, techniques, or programs.
- Providing sustained and effective leadership for the educational programs and activities of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.
Herrin received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from UK in 2000, served as a post-doctoral researcher from 2000-2003 and joined the faculty as an assistant research professor in 2004.