Education Ph.D., The Georgia Institute of Technology
Additional Affiliations Division of Materials Science & Engineering
Areas of Interest Structural acoustics * Automotive brake squeal * Biological vibrations * Ocean wave energy
Research Areas Professor McDaniel’s work integrates analytical, numerical, and experimental approaches in efforts to improve the built world and understand the natural world. Most of his research falls in the area of structural acoustics and involves interactions of vibrations and acoustics with complex structures and media. Examples of recent projects include mitigating automotive brake squeal, steering and mixing of waves in composite structures, escape hatching of the red-eyed tree frog, and the rheology of wet foam.