Guest Speaker: Dr. Matthew Guild

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Dr. Matthew Guild 
U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC.

This Friday, November 16 in ETC 4.150 at 3 PM

The Austin ASA Student Chapter is very pleased to have Dr. Matthew Guild, an alumnus of the Texas Acoustics program, as a guest speaker at this week's meeting. Dr. Guild will give a short overview presentation of some of the work going on in the Acoustics Division at the US Naval Research Labs, followed by a short Q&A session. Please see below for his abstract and short bio.

Additionally, Dr. Guild has offered to host a small luncheon on Friday for any students interested in learning more about the US Naval Research Labs. Please email me ( for more info or to express interest in the luncheon.
Stay warm out there!


Acoustic metamaterials have been a topic of particular interest in recent years, and have enabled extreme macroscopic characteristics such as negative, near-zero or anisotropic dynamic effective fluid properties to be achieved.  While most of the early basic scientific efforts focused on simple structures with airborne sound, application of acoustic metamaterials to an aqueous environment has presented a host of new design and fabrication challenges.  Relevant examples of how metamaterials can better enable the control or manipulation of acoustic waves will be given, with an emphasis on the particular challenges of underwater acoustic metamaterials.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Guild is a research scientist in the Acoustics Division at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2012, followed by post-doctoral research on acoustic metamaterials at the Universitat Politècnica de València in Valencia, Spain, and a National Research Council (NRC) post-doctoral research associateship at NRL.  In addition to his research, Dr. Guild is also an adjunct professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where he currently teaches a graduate level course on acoustic metamaterials.
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