US Army Corps of Engineers
Engineer Research and Development Center

Researcher attains Fellow status

ERDC PAO
Published June 8, 2018
Dr. Richard D. Costley, Jr.

Dr. Richard D. Costley, Jr., a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America is a research mechanical engineer in the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory. According to the ASA website, Fellows of the ASA are recognized for their notable service or contribution to the advancement or diffusion of the knowledge of acoustics or the fostering of its practical applications.

VICKSBURG, Miss. (June 7, 2018)--With a rich history dating back to 1929, the Acoustical Society of America has named Dr. Richard D. Costley, Jr., as a Fellow of the ASA.

Costley is a research mechanical engineer in the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center’s Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory.

According to the ASA website, Fellows of the ASA are recognized for their notable service or contribution to the advancement or diffusion of the knowledge of acoustics or the fostering of its practical applications.

With a current membership of approximately 7500 leaders in acoustics across the U.S. and other countries, Costley’s advancement to this status was recommended by the ASA Membership Committee. Selection was based on his contributions in the areas of battlefield acoustics analysis, and the acoustical properties of structures. 

Costley began his career at the ERDC in May 2010 in GSL’s Structural Engineering Branch. He earned a doctorate in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech, and is a member of both the ASA and the American Society of Non-Destructive Testing. 

Chuck Ertle, chief, GSL’s Structural Engineering Branch said, "As both Dr. Costley's branch chief and his colleague, I have observed him in his research and professional development during his 10 years at the ERDC. Dr. Costley is one of the ERDC's premier researchers in acoustics and wave propagation through various media. His contributions to the analysis of battlefield acoustics and the acoustical properties of structures are on the leading edge of technology advancements in structural acoustics. I can think of no one more deserving of being named a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America."

Announcement of Dr. Costley’s selection and a presentation of his fellowship certificate will be made during the 176th meeting of the ASA in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, this November.

Chuck Ertle, chief, GSL’s Structural Engineering Branch said, "As both Dr. Costley's branch chief and his colleague, I have observed him in his research and professional development during his 10 years at the ERDC. Dr. Costley is one of the ERDC's premier researchers in acoustics and wave propagation through various media. His contributions to the analysis of battlefield acoustics and the acoustical properties of structures are on the leading edge of technology advancements in structural acoustics. I can think of no one more deserving of being named a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America."

Announcement of Dr. Costley’s selection and a presentation of his fellowship certificate will be made during the 176th meeting of the ASA in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, this November.


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