Patricia Davies
Professor, School of Mechanical Engineering,
Ray W. Herrick Laboratories.
Couresy Appointment: Professor, Psychological Sciences

Contact Information:
Ray W. Herrick Labs
Purdue University
HLAB Building
177 S Russell Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2099
Phone: 765-494-9274

Picture of New Herrick Building
2014 Industrial Advisory Committee (IAC) Meeting. Picture taken outside the HLAB Building (completed 2014).
Purdue Group and Laboratory Affiliations:
  • Systems, Measurements and Controls
  • Mechanics including Acoustics and Noise Control
  • Ray W. Herrick Laboratories
  • Women Faculty in Engineering Committee

Research Interests:  (More Details
  • Signal processing and data analysis>
  • System identification 
  • Modeling of viscoelastic materials and nonlinear modes in structures
  • Seat-occupant dynamics
  • Condition monitoring of machinery 
  • Sound perception and sound quality
  • Perception-based engineering
  • Impact of Noise (e.g., Health Effects, Annoyance, Sleep Disturbance, etc.)

Research Sponsors:

Ford Motor Company, HP, Midea, FAA/NASA, Carrier, ASHRAE, AFRL.

Standards Activities:
ISO Technical Committee 43, Working Group 9 working on ISO 532 Loudness Standards.
ANSI/ASA Working Group 51 ANSI/ASA S3.4
ECMA TC26 - Acoustics
Links to Web Sites:
Links to Relevant Societies:

Society Activities:
  • INCE President 2008-2010
  • Past President 2010-2012
  • Currently involved via long term planning and nominations committee and liaison with I-INCE related to Technical Activities
  • I-INCE VP for Technical Activities 2018-2022
  • ASA Awards Committee 2019 -
Degrees: Classes:
Short Courses:
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Sound Quality
Conference Organization:
  • Sound Quality Symposiums: SQS98 (Ypsilanti), SQS02 (Dearborn), Produce Sound Quality 2002 (Ypsilanti), SQS 2008 (Dearborn)
  • NoiseCon 1988 (Purdue), 2005 (Minneapolis), 2013 (Denver), 2020 (New Orleans)
  • Inter-Noise 2021 (Washington, DC)
  • Acoustical Society of America Meeting, Indianapolis, Fall 2014
Upcoming Conferences of Interest:
25rd International Compressor, 18th Refrigeration
& 6th High Performance Buildings

13-16 July, 2020.
Purdue University,
West Lafayette, IN, USA.

NoiseCon 2020
29 June - 1 July, 2020.
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Internoise 2020
21-24 August, 2020.
Seoul, Korea.

International Congress on Acoustics, ICA 2022
24-28 October, 2022.
Gyeongju, Korea.

179st Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America: 11-15 May, 2020, Chicago, Illinois, USA.