Koorosh Naghshineh

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Koorosh Naghshineh
Professor Emeritus
(269) 276-3431
G-226 Floyd Hall, Mail Stop 5343
Mailing address: 
College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5343 USA
Research interests: 
  • Noise and vibration measurement and control
  • Structural acoustics and vibrations

Dr. Naghshineh received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Louisiana State University in mechanical engineering in 1981 and 1982, respectively. Following his graduation, he worked for the BF Goodrich Tire Research Center in Akron, Ohio, where he conducted research on tire/vehicle noise and vibration issues. In 1986, he joined the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. where he served as a group leader of the Acoustics group and continued to work on tire/vehicle noise and vibration problems. He joined the Penn State Noise Control lab in 1988 while pursuing his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, specializing in structural acoustics and active noise control.

After receiving his doctoral degree, Naghshineh worked as a senior research engineer for the Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, Calif. He was a professor at Western Michigan University from 1994 to 2020, conducting research on noise and vibration control, teaching courses in his field, and supervising both graduate and undergraduate students. He was the director of WMU’s Noise and Vibration Laboratory. In addition, he served as the director of graduate programs for mechanical engineering from 2005-2016 and as interim associate dean for graduate education and research for WMU’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2016. He served as the chair of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department from 2016 to 2020.

Naghshineh has an extensive record of industrial collaborations. His research was supported by government agencies such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, as well as many industrial partners including General Motors and Nissan. He also collaborated in blindness and low vision studies with research partners in WMU’s College of Health and Human Services as well as with the biological science department in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Michigan.