Josh Gladden Appointed to Top Research Position at UM

Vice chancellor role oversees Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

OXFORD, Miss. – Josh Gladden has been named vice chancellor for the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the University of Mississippi following a nationwide search. The vice chancellor serves as the university’s chief research officer. Gladden, who joined the university in July 2005 as an assistant professor of physics and moved up through the ranks, had heldRead the story …

Physical Acoustics Summer School Hosted by UM

School explores acoustics, from bubbles to bottle rockets

OXFORD, Miss. – Sometimes the quickest introduction to cutting-edge physical acoustics is questioning why a whistling bottle rocket whistles. That’s why Greg Swift, a member of the Condensed Matter and Magnet Science Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, held a bottle rocket – unlit – in a ballroom at The Inn at Ole Miss earlierRead the story …

UM Researchers Working on Acoustic Detection for Undersea Oil Leaks

Team gets $591,000 grant for work to make crude production safer for the environment

OXFORD, Miss. – Snaking beneath the waters of the Gulf of Mexico are thousands of miles of pipelines carrying oil and natural gas from offshore wells. They carry the fuel that keeps the American economy rolling, with Gulf production accounting for 17 percent of total U.S. crude oil production and 5 percent of total U.S.Read the story …

University, ERDC Officials Discuss Partnership Opportunities

UM aims to increase collaborations with agency on several research projects

OXFORD, Miss. – Several University of Mississippi administrators met with two top representatives from the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center who visited campus Thursday (Feb. 9) to discuss strengthening mutually beneficial collaborations. ERDC Director Jeff Holland and Deputy Director David Pittman visited Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter; Alex Cheng, dean of the School of Engineering;Read the story …

Joseph Gladden III Named Director of National Center for Physical Acoustics

New leader sets goal for center to advance to next level

OXFORD, Miss. – Joseph R. Gladden III is the new director of the National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi. His appointment began Jan. 1, following approval from the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning. Gladden, an associate professor of physics, joined the UM faculty as an assistant professorRead the story …

Acoustics Center Successful in Reducing Jet Noise for U.S. Navy Aircraft

Work could help Navy cut noise-induced hearing losses

OXFORD, Miss. – The roar of high-performance jet engines is ear-piercing, but University of Mississippi researchers at the National Center for Physical Acoustics are studying ways to reduce the shriek of U.S. Navy aircraft.   Noise-induced hearing loss is the Navy’s No. 1 occupational health expense. The economic consequences to the Navy of hearing impairmentRead the story …

National Center for Physical Acoustics at UM Announces Restructuring

Resources to be focused on established research programs

OXFORD, Miss. – The National Center for Physical Acoustics, located on the campus of the University of Mississippi, has announced plans to restructure its operations to focus more of the center’s internal resources on its well-established research programs in aero-acoustics, atmospheric acoustics, geophysical acoustics and ultrasound. Alice Clark, vice chancellor for research and sponsored programs,Read the story …