Acoustic Design of Mufflers – Instructor Bios

Tamer Elnady, Ph.D

Tamer Elnady, Ph.D., is currently Associate Professor of Engineering at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, where he also serves as Head of the Ain Shams University Sound & Vibration Laboratory. Dr. Elnady is President of the Acoustical Society of Egypt. An expert in Duct Acoustics, he is one of the developers of SIDLAB Software for the simulation of sound propagation in duct systems and serves industry as a consultant in Europe, USA, Egypt, and the Gulf region in the field of muffler design, noise control, and environmental acoustics modeling. Dr. Elnady received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Ain Shams University and his Ph.D. in Technical Acoustics from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden.

David Herrin

David Herrin is an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Kentucky. He has worked extensively with industry and has authored or co-authored over 100 journal and conference papers. He completed his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 from the University of Kentucky and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Kentucky. Over the last 5 years, he has been an Associate Professor directing the efforts of the Vibro-Acoustics Consortium. The Vibro-Acoustics Consortium (VAC) is a collective of over 20 companies that sponsor noise and vibration research at the University of Kentucky. The primary mission of the VAC is to expand the use of predictive modeling in industrial applications.

Daniel J. Kato

Daniel J. Kato is an acoustical consultant in San Jose, California. Previously, he worked for over 25 years at Cummins Power Generation (formerly Onan Corp.) where his specialties were, acoustical enclosure design, muffler design and product sound quality. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Minnesota and is Institute of Noise Control Engineering Board Certified. He received his B.Sc. in Mathematics and M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.