ERDC Scientist to Receive Award for Contributions to Atmospheric and Computational Acoustics

U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s (ERDC) Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) scientist Dr. Keith Wilson has been named the 2024 recipient of the Acoustical Society of America’s (ASA) Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal in Computational Acoustics, Physical Acoustics and Engineering Acoustics.

The award, given to individuals for contributions to the advancement of science, engineering or human welfare through the application of acoustic principles, or through research accomplishments in acoustics, will be presented to Wilson during the joint annual meeting of the ASA and Canadian Acoustical Association, May 15, in Ottawa, Canada.

“I am thrilled with Dr. Wilson’s well-deserved recognition,” said CRREL Director Dr. Joseph Corriveau. “Indeed, his enduring scientific contributions are advancing the field acoustics.”


A research physical scientist at ERDC-CREEL since 2004, Wilson is responsible for the execution and management of basic, applied and customer-focused research projects spanning a broad range of topics in signal propagation and sensing, acoustics, atmospheric turbulence, statistics, geospatial representation and computer simulation. He has authored or coauthored 110 refereed journal papers, a book and several book chapters. Wilson was also elected a Fellow of the Military Sensing Symposia in 2020.

Wilson, a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, chairs the ASA’s Technical Committee on Computational Acoustics. He is the 1998 winner of the ASA’s Lindsay Award, and since 2002, has been an associate editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Prior to working at ERDC-CRREL, Wilson was a physicist at U.S. Army Research laboratories in Adelphi, Maryland, and White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

He received his doctorate in acoustics from the Pennsylvania State University in 1992, his master’s in electrical engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1987, and his bachelor’s in physics from Carleton College in 1985.

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