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David Brown, PhD


Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship


Electrical & Computer Engineering




Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Fall River 123




Dion 319D


1991Naval Postgraduate SchoolPhD in Engineering Acoustics
1988Naval Postgraduate SchoolMS in Engineering Acoustics
1985University of Rhode IslandBS in Electrical Engineering




Research interests

  • Transducer modeling
  • Training of undergraduate and graduate students in engineering acoustics

David A. Brown is a Professor of Electrical Engineering, Adjunct Professor of Physics and Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Prof. Brown's research is in the area of Engineering Acoustics, Applied Physical Acoustics and Underwater Electroacoustic Transducers. His current interests are in the area of transducer modeling and training of undergraduate and graduate students in acoustics. His teaching focus is on the Fundamentals of Acoustics, Vibration and Sound, Underwater Acoustic, and Acoustic Transducers, and specifically acoustic demonstrations that support all of these courses. The graduate and undergraduate acoustic courses are an integral part of the department’s focus on marine applications including specializations in applied acoustics, transducers, and underwater acoustics signal processing.

Dr. Brown received his PhD in Engineering Acoustics in 1991 jointly from the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the US Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) on work related to fiber optic interferometry and ellipsoidal shells used for acoustic hydrophones. He also received his MS also from NPS (’88), and obtained both degrees while working full time as a research scientist in the Physics Department.

Dr. Brown is a member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), where he serves as an Associate Editor of JASA in the specialization of Acoustic Transduction, Acoustical Measurements, Instrumentation, and Applied Acoustics. He also serves as the President of the Narragansett Chapter (Southeastern New England) of the ASA society. 

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