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Brian E. Anderson
Dr. Anderson and students developed a demonstration of time reversal focusing in which a targeted LEGO minifigure is knocked over by remotely focusing vibrations beneath its feet. This demonstration was developed for a Wave Propagation museum exhibit that will be hosted at ETH Zurich University in Switzerland starting in Summer 2021.
Publication List found at //physics.byu.edu/library/publications/anderson/0
64/85 published papers, with Anderson as an author, are peer reviewed.
48/64 peer reviewed papers have Anderson as first author or primary author (advisor of student first author). 30/64 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
2020-2021 - Fulbright Scholar to Tohoku Univ. in Sendai, Japan (awarded but unable to go due to COVID-19)
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 (ASA) Involvement:
Fellow of the ASA "For contributions to applications of acoustic time-reversal and acoustics education."
Full Member, Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
Chair, Signal Processing Technical Committee and member of the Technical Council of ASA (2018-2021)
Advisor, BYU Student Chapter of the ASA (2017-2020)
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)
Curator, ASA Gallery of Acoustics competitions in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014
Website Administrator, Signal Processing and Structural Acoustics and Vibration Technical Committees (2012-2018)
Student Council Representative, ASA and Student Council Website Administrator
Brian Patchett (3 JASA articles and Appl. Acoust. article, 2018 Royster Poster Competition Winner, and ASA Student Chapter Social Media Coordinator for BYU) - Nonlinear time reversal focusing of loud impulsive sounds
Adam Kingsley (JASA article, BYU Student Research Conference session winner, ASA Student Chapter President and Vice President) - Time reversal imaging in the presence of near field scatterers
Megan Robertson - Classroom impulse response measurements for assessing vocal health
Rachel Edelman - Directivity of guitar amplifiers
Michael Hogg - High amplitude time reversal in a pipe system
Andrew Basham (BYU Student Research Conference session winner) - Time reversal experiments with a phononic crystal
Jay Clift - High amplitude time reversal demonstrations and 2D scanning
Emily Golightly - Time reversal with nearfield scatterers
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
Joshua Forsyth, 2021-2022 (Josh switched projects) - Virtual reality system to assess vocal health of teachers
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 (Applied Acoust. article published, 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, B.S. 2019 (BYU Office of Research and Creative Activities Grant Winner, NDT&E Int. article published) - Nonlinear resonant ultrasound spectroscopy using electromagnetic excitation and Loudspeaker parameter measurements using a plane wave tube
Paige Simpson (2 JASA Articles, BYU Student Research Conf. 2020 Session Winner, ASA Student Chapter Activities Coordinator for BYU) - The performance of time reversal in an elastic cavity as a function of volume
Carla Butts (JASA article, ASA Student Chapter Outreach Coordinator for BYU) - High amplitude time reversal focusing of ultrasound in air
Lucas Barnes (2019 ASA Robert Young Award Winner, and BYU Student Research Conf. 2019 Session Winner) - LEGO museum demonstration of time reversal focusing
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 2021 (from L to R is Brian, Adam, Michael, Dr. Anderson, Andrew, Jay, Rebekah and Emily).
Photo taken in May 2020 (from L to R is Michael, Brian, Carla, Dr. Anderson, Adam, and Paige, note that photoshop was used to put us all in the same picture that close together without masks).
Photo taken in May 2019 (from L to R is Josh, Adam, Aaron, Malissa, Dr. Anderson, Paige, Carla, Lucas, and Brian).
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.