NING XIANG, PhD
Architectural Acoustics Program Director
The School of Architecture offers the largest and most comprehensive program in Architectural Acoustics in North America. The program develops the knowledge and skills required for advanced consultancy, research, and teaching. Graduates are active in leading acoustical practices worldwide and take positions at research centers and national laboratories. The PhD program provides a unique opportunity in architectural acoustics by generating scientific research for advanced work in room acoustics, psychoacoustics, acoustic and vibration measurement techniques, noise control, and sound reinforcement. Research is supported by the National Science Foundation and other federal agencies. The program has an ongoing relationship with Rensselaer’s innovative Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center, among other institutions.
ELIGIBILITY: The program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum appropriate to applicants from engineering, science, humanities, architecture, and the arts. Many students are accomplished musicians.