Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of SAE: The Art of NVH Attenuation

Available On Demand until September 28, 2018

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When vehicle engineers set out to develop new cars and trucks, their attention is increasingly on reducing noise, vibration, and harshness to create a customer-pleasing driving experience. NVH attenuation is also critical as more quiet electric propulsion solutions are developed.

This SAE Technical Webinar brings NVH research and vehicle-integration experts together to provide a look at next-generation NVH designs, technologies, and materials. An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations.


Jianmin Guan, Director, Vibration and Acoustics Solutions, Altair Engineering

Jianmin Guan is Director of Vibration and Acoustics Solutions at Altair Engineering, where he is responsible for HyperWorks NVH related software and business development activities. Jianmin has 18 years of experience in NVH at Ford Motor Co. During his career at Ford, he held NVH CAE Technical Specialist, CAE Integration Supervisor, and NVH Integration Supervisor positions. He won the prestigious Henry Ford Technology Award in 1996 and SAE International’s Forest R. McFarland Award in 2017. Jianmin is a member of the SAE Noise and Vibration Committee and an instructor of the Structure-Borne NVH Workshop at SAE Noise and Vibration Conferences. Jianmin received his BSME degree from Shenyang Polytechnic University in China, MSME from the University of Toledo, and MSEM from Wayne State University. 

Dr. Pranab Saha, P.E., Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, Kolano and Saha Engineers Inc., USA

Dr. Pranab Saha, P.E., is the Co-Founder and Principal Consultant of Kolano and Saha Engineers Inc., USA, an independent professional engineering and consulting company in acoustics, noise, and vibration control. He is a well-known authority on automotive noise and body interior systems and has directed and participated nationally and internationally in numerous advanced noise control engineering programs for OEM companies and their suppliers. Pranab is involved in various SAE activities, including instructing seminars and developing standards. He is the past-chairman of the SAE Acoustical Materials Committee, the SAE Noise and Vibration Conference, and the SAE Engineering Meetings Board and has been named an SAE Master Instructor. He is also a Director of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering and a contributing editor of the Sound and Vibration magazine. Pranab did his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Acoustics Specialty) at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Michael Thibeault, Lead Design Engineer: Microphones, PCB Piezotronics Inc., MTS Systems Corp.

Michael Thibeault is the Lead Design Engineer: Microphones at PCB Piezotronics Inc. He has expertise in program and project management in the design and development of high-tech products and systems, as well as more than 20 years of engineering experience. Michael has managed large defense programs for an international defense contractor and supervised the testing and fabrication of SONAR transducers and arrays for the Penn State Applied Research Lab. He was also an F-16 Avionics Specialist for the U.S. Air Force. Michael has an MBA and Master of Science in Acoustics from the Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Ursinus College.


Lisa Arrigo, SAE International

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