George A. Lesieutre

Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, College of Engineering

Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Director, Center for Acoustics and Vibration
lab motto: "Sua Quassa Mellila"
Penn State University
102B Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
phone: 814-863-0103

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Research Opportunities


Current CV

Good design comes from experience; Experience comes from bad design.
Theodore ("just do it") von Karman

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.
Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, 1869

Always try to be a little kinder than is necessary.
J.M. Barrie, The Little White Bird, 1902

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
G. Bernard Shaw

Nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say.
Will Durant, 1958

Getting things done is not always what is most important. There is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively.
R.D. Clyde

If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Noam Chomsky

Keywords: structural dynamics, vibration control, passive damping, composite structures, piezoelectric actuators, health monitoring, energy harvesting

Last modified 16-Nov-2017 and maintained sporadically