Chris Fuller

Roanoke Electric Steel Professor
VAL Director
133 Durham Hall Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA 24061
(540) 231-7273
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Professor Chris R. Fuller finished his B.E. and Ph.D. at Adelaide University, Australia in 1974 and 1978 respectively. His Ph.D. topic was concerned with re-active attenuation of sound in ducts. He then spent three years at the ISVR, University of Southampton, England as a Research Fellow studying coupled vibrations in fluid-filled cylinders. After this, Professor Fuller spent a year traveling and then moved to the U.S. where he worked at NASA Langley Research Center as an NRC Research Associate for two years studying control of aircraft inlet and interior noise.

In 1983 he then took up a faculty position at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia where he is presently the Roanoke Electric Steel Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the Vibration and Acoustics Laboratories.

Professor Fuller presently directs projects funded by various government agencies and industries. His present research interests are in interior noise, structural acoustics, active control of sound and vibration, adaptive structures and application of artificial neural networks to problems in acoustics and vibration. He has authored over one hundred and fifty papers in various major technical Journals as well as multiple conference articles.

Professor Fuller is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He is a past member of the Board of Directors of INCE and IIAV. He is lead author of the book “Active Control of Vibration” published by Academic Press.