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Prof. Rajendra Singh

Current Position

Academy (Emeritus) Professor, Dept. of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering and OSU Emeritus Academy

Director, Acoustics & Dynamics Laboratory <>

Senior Fellow, Center for Automotive Research

Honorary Distinguished Professor, Northcap (Gurgaon, India), 2013-2019

Mail Address: E545 Scott Lab, 201 West 19th Ave, Columbus, OH 43210-1142  


Phone: (614) 292-9044      Fax: (614) 292-3163


Purdue University, PhD (Mechanical Engineering), 1975

Work Experience

The Ohio State University Donald D. Glower Chair in Engineering (2001 - 2014) 1970 - present)
Institute of Noise Control Eng. (INCE/USA) President (2003) and President-Elect (2002) 2002-2003
Univ. of California at Berkeley Visiting Professor  1987-88
Carrier Corp., United Technologies Sr. Acoustics & Dynamics Engineer 1975-79


Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of 4 major professional societies: Acoust. Soc. Am., Am. Soc. Mech. Eng., Soc. Auto. Eng. and INCE/USA
  • INCE/USA Distinguished Noise Control Engineer Award, 2016, awarded at NoiseCon-16 in Providence, RI June 13-15, 2016
  • Elected to the inaugural class of Ohio State's Emeritus Academy (representing 3% of Emeritus Profs.), 2014 -
  • OSU Mech. Eng. Dept., Distinguished Graduate Faculty Award, 2014
  • ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Award ("Outstanding Mech. Eng. Educator" and "Notable Contributions"), 2013
  • Purdue University, 2013 Outstanding Mechanical Engineer Award, 2013
  • Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award, General Motors, 1997-98
  • ASEE Westinghouse Award for "Distinguished Contributions to Teaching", 1993
  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering Award for "Excellence in Teaching",  1989
  • Advisees have won 16 national research awards; co-author of their papers, 1990-2016
  • Faculty Research Awards (7), OSU College of Engineering, 1983, 1987, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011
  • OSU Harrison Faculty Award for "Excellence in Engineering Education", 1990
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Ohio Soc. Professional. Engineers (Central Ohio), 1993
  • R.H. Kohr Research Award at Purdue University, 1975
  • Gold Medal for Academic Excellence, IIT Roorkee (formerly Univ. of Roorkee, India), 1973
  • Listed in the Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Education and other biographical directories

Teaching Activities and Accomplishments 

  • Developed an innovative graduate sequence on noise & vibration control in partnership with GM (1995- )
  • Introduced new courses in acoustics, machine dynamics, and digital signal processing
  • Developed a comprehensive and unique undergraduate honors program in mechanical engineering

Research Interests and Activities

  • Acoustics, machine dynamics, vibrations, non-linear dynamics, and signal processing
  • Directed over 18 million dollars of sponsored research and grant programs, over the past 2 decades
  • Sponsors: US Army, NASA, NSF, Chrysler, GM, Ford, Goodyear, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, IBM, etc.
  • Director, NSF I/UCRC Center on “Smart Vehicle Concepts” (2007-2017); budget over $11M+ for 10 years
  • Directed the Ohio Board of Regents Grant on Acoustics & Vibration Instrumentation ($1.85m, 1996-2002)
  • Co-Directed the DOD - URI project on Rotorcraft Transmission Dynamics ($1.88m, 1992-99)     

Research Student Supervision

Completed: 46 PhD, 77 MS, 49 BS Honors


Over 500 papers including 241 journal articles, 9 books or special journal issues (edited) and 4 patents 

Professional Service

  • President, INTER-NOISE 2021 (50th Congress)
  • President (2003), Institute of Noise Control Engineering/USA <>
  • VP, Technical Activities (2009-17), Int. Institute of Noise Control Engineering <>
  • Editorial Boards: J. Sound Vib., App. Acoustics J., Noise Control Eng. J., J. Mech. Eng. Sc., J. Mech. Sc. Tech., etc.
  • Board of Directors: INCE (1994-96, 99-2006); I-INCE (2002-); National Conf. on Fluid Power (1983-96)
  • President, INTER-NOISE 2002 Congress; General Chair, NOISE-CON 1985;
  • Organized India-USA Symposia on Vibration & Noise in Delhi (1996) and at OSU (2001), with NSF support
  • Guest Editor: Special issues of J. Sound & Vibration, Noise Control Eng. J. and App. Acoustics J.
  • EAC/ABET Mechanical Engineering Program Evaluator (1996-2003)

Service at The Ohio State University

  • Chair, CAR Faculty Advisory Com. (2003-10); College R & D Comm. (91-92); Chair, Ford Professor Search (2005)
  • University Honors Task Force (1990-91); Chair, College of Eng. Honors (1990-93)
  • Chaired various committees of the Mechanical Engineering Department

Consulting Activities

Over 50 organizations including Apple, Toyota, Tesla, General Motors, Ford, Renault, Nissan, Honda, Hyundai, DANA, United Technologies, Fiat, Harley-Davidson, Cummins, TRW, PSA, Microsoft, Dow Chemical, Borg-Warner, BAE, Eaton, etc.