Professor Thomas J. Royston, Associate Professor and Associate Department Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, is recipient of the 2002 UIC College of Engineering Faculty Research Award. Royston will be honored at an awards dinner on April 26, 2002.
Professor Royston’s research interests include structural acoustics and vibration, nonlinear dynamics, smart material systems & structures, medical diagnostics based on vibration and acoustics, musical instrument acoustics, nondestructive evaluation based on vibration and acoustics, and vibration isolation. Professor Royston is director of the Acoustics and Vibrations Laboratory, a state of the art research and educational facility involved in theoretical, computational and experimental analysis and design. Team members work on both basic and applied research projects for government, private and industrial sponsors in such diverse areas as active vibration control, medical instruments & diagnostics, and musical acoustics.