Ning Xiang, DEng

Ning Xiang

Title: Professor
Company: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Location: Troy, New York, United States

Ning Xiang, Professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Engineers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in acoustics.

Internationally renowned as an expert in acoustics, Dr. Xiang brings extensive experience to his position as a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic University. He joined the institution in 2003, and currently focuses on architectural acoustics in the School of Architecture. His other research interests include binaural technology, ultrasonic measurements, acoustic sensing, Bayesian signal processing and interference, and automatic target recognition. He has contributed his findings to more than 300 peer-reviewed journals, proceedings, books, and book chapters, most recently “Architectural Acoustics Handbook” and “Acoustics, Communication and Information – Memorial Volume in Honor of Manfred R. Schroeder.”

Dr. Xiang prepared for his endeavors by first earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering at Tianjin University in 1982, followed by a Doctor of Engineering from Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany in 1990. He then accrued hands-on experience in professional roles such as technician in the Fourth Telecommunication Factory in China, research assistant in the Department of Electronic Engineering at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, project manager and R&D engineer at HEAD Acoustics in Germany, and research scientist of the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi and of the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Germany.

In recognition of his efforts, Dr. Xiang won the Wallace Clement Sabine Award from the Acoustical Society of America in 2014 and was admitted as a fellow to the Acoustical Society of America and to the Institute of Acoustics in the U.K. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the German Acoustical Society, and the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, and he is an associate editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Looking to the future, Dr. Xiang hopes to make acoustical architecture more scientific, write more books, and educate more qualified PhD students. He would love to be recognized by the National Academy of Engineering.

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Rensselaer Architecture Profile Website

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