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Michelle Vigeant

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Acoustics
  • Architectural Engineering

201E Applied Science Building

mcv3@psu.edu

814-863-7145

Research Areas:

Building Mechanical Systems

Interest Areas:

Architectural acoustics, specifically measurement parameters and subjective impression of room acoustics.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Mechanical Engineering Co-op, University of Alberta, 2003
  • Ph D, Architectural Engineering (Architectural Acoustics), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2008

Publications

Books

  • D. T. Bradley, E. E. Ryherd and Michelle Vigeant, 2010, Acoustical Design of Theatres for Drama Performance: 1985-2010, Acoustical Society of America, Melville, NY

Journal Articles

  • Martin S Lawless and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Investigating the emotional response to room acoustics: an fMRI study.", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138, (4: EL417-EL423)
  • Acadia A Kocher^ and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Relationships between room acoustic quality and reverberance, listener envelopment, and tonal quality [Technical Report]", Psychomusicology: Music, Mind & Brain (PMMB), 25, (3)
  • Alexis Roy#, Michelle Vigeant, Tina Munjal#, Courtney Carver#, Patpong Jiradejvong# and Charles J Limb#, 2015, "Reverberation negatively impacts musical sound quality for cochlear implant users", 16, (Suppl 3)
  • Michelle Vigeant, Robert D Celmer, Christopher M Jasinski^, Meghan J Ahearn^, Matthew J Schaeffler^, Clothilde B Giacomoni^, Adam P Wells^ and Caitlin I Ormsbee^, 2015, "Investigation of the just noticeable difference of clarity index for music using simulated impulse responses", J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 138, (1), pp. 476-491
  • Michelle Vigeant, Clothilde B Giacomoni^ and Amy C Scherma^, 2013, "Repeatability of spatial parameter measurements using figure-of-eight microphones [Technical Note]", Applied Acoustics, 74, (9), pp. 1076-1084
  • Michelle Vigeant, Lily M Wang and Jens Holger Rindel, 2011, "Objective and subjective evaluations of multi-channel auralization technique as applied to solo instruments", Applied Acoustics, 72, (6), pp. 311-323
  • Michelle Vigeant, Lily M Wang and Jens Holger Rindel, 2008, "Investigations of orchestra auralizations using the multi-channel multi-source auralization technique", Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 94, (6), pp. 866-882
  • Lily M Wang and Michelle Vigeant, 2008, "Evaluations of output from room acoustic computer modeling and auralization due to different sound source directionalities", Applied Acoustics, 69, (12), pp. 1281-1293
  • David A Dick and Michelle Vigeant, , "Comparison of measurements of spatial metrics using a spherical microphone array and conventional methods [Technical Note]", Applied Acoustics, 107, (6:34-45)
  • Martin S Lawless* and Michelle Vigeant, , "Effect of test method and participant musical training on preference ratings of stimuli with different reverberation times", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Conference Proceedings

  • David A Dick and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Investigation of listener envelopment and the late sound field using spherical microphone array impulse response measurements", 9th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics, Paris, France, Institute of Acoustics, United Kingdom
  • Martin S Lawless and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Investigation of the effects of room acoustics stimuli on reward regions in the brain", 9th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics, Paris, France, Institute of Acoustics, United Kingdom
  • Matthew T Neal and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Subjective study on listener envelopment using hybrid room acoustics simulation and higher order Ambisonic reproduction", 9th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics, Paris, France, Institute of Acoustics, United Kingdom
  • Victor W Sparrow and Michelle Vigeant, 2015, "Contents of a graduate level course in spatial sound and 3-D audio", Inter-Noise, San Francisco, CA, Institute of Noise Control Engineering, USA, pp. 7
  • David A. Dick* and Michelle Vigeant, 2014, "A comparison of late lateral energy (GLL) and lateral energy fraction (LF) measurements using a spherical microphone array and conventional methods.", European Acoustical Association Joint Symposium on Auralization and Ambisonics, Berlin, Germany, pp. 7
  • Michelle Vigeant and R. D. Celmer, 2010, "Effect of experimental design on the results of clarity-index just-noticeable-difference listening tests.", International Congress on Acoustics, Sydney, Australia, pp. 7
  • Michelle Vigeant, R. D. Celmer and D. A. Dick^, 2010, "Investigation of the correlation between late lateral sound level and total acoustic absorption, and an overview of a related subjective study.", International Symposium in Room Acoustics (ISRA), Melbourne, Australia, pp. 5
  • Michelle Vigeant, L. M. Wang, J. H. Rindel, C. L. Christensen and A. C. Gade, 2010, "Multi-channel orchestral anechoic recordings for auralizations", International Symposium in Room Acoustics, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 4
  • Michelle Vigeant and L. M. Wang, 2007, "Investigations of multi-channel auralization technique for various orchestra arrangements, with phase-shifted string sections.", International Symposium in Room Acoustics (ISRA), Seville, Spain, pp. 6
  • Michelle Vigeant, Lily M Wang and Jens Holder Rindel, 2007, "Investigations of multi-channel auralization technique for solo instruments and orchestra.", 19th International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), Madrid, Spain, pp. 6
  • Michelle Vigeant, L. M. Wang and J. H. Rindel, 2006, "Effects of changing the amount of absorption in a computer model of Queen's Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark", Inst. of Acoustics: Int. Conf. on Auditorium Acoust., Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 6
  • Michelle Vigeant, L. M. Wang and J. H. Rindel, 2005, "Room acoustics computer modeling: Study of the effect of source directivity on auralizations.", Arch. Eng. Inst. Conf. Primary Presenter. Architectural Engineering Institute's (AEI) annual conference, Omaha, NE, pp. 5
  • L. M. Wang and Michelle Vigeant, 2004, "Objective and subjective evaluation of the use of directional sound sources in auralizations", 18th Int. Cong. of Acoust., IV: 2711-2714 International Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan, pp. 4

Other

  • Martin S Lawless* and Michelle Vigeant, 2014, "Measuring the impact of room acoustics on emotional responses to music using functional neuroimaging: A pilot study", Journal of the Acoustical Society of America

Research Projects

  • August 2016 - July 2020, "Aircraft Noise Exposure and Cardiovascular Disease," (Sponsor: National Institute of Health).
  • June 2012 - May 2018, "CAREER: Importance of Late-Sound-Field Properties and Listener Envelopment to Room Acoustic Quality and Design," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • May 2016 - April 2017, "REU-CAREER: Importance of Late-Sound-Field Properties and Listener Envelopment to Room Acoustic Quality and Design," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • March 2015 - February 2016, "Piloting a Data and Metadata Hierarchy for Use around United States Cities and Airports to For Future Work to Assess Noise Impacts on Cardiovascular Disease," (Sponsor: Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)).

Honors and Awards

  • 3M Non-tenured Faculty Award, 3M, February 2017
  • Early CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, June 2012 - May 2017
  • Emmert H. Bashore Faculty Development Professorship, PSU College of Engineering, August 2012 - August 2015
  • International Advisory Board Member, International Symposium on Room Acoustics, September 2012 - July 2013
  • Innovations in Teaching and Learning Award, University of Hartford, August 2011
  • Young Scientist Grant, International Symposium on Room Acoustics, August 2010
  • Women in Acoustics Travel Grant, Acoustical Society of America, December 2010

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • , June 2017
  • Evaluator, College of Engineering Graduate Research Symposium - Paper and Poster Evaluator, April 2017
  • Co-Organizer, Aerospace Engineering Women Graduate Student Workshop, August 2017
  • Faculty, President's New Student Convocation, August 2017
  • Member, Administrative Assistant Search Committee, April 2017
  • Presenter, Presented 3 Lectures on the topic of Preparing for a Future Faculty Position, Penn State Acoustical Society of America Student Chapter, May 2016 - September 2016
  • Lecturer, Invited Speaker for IRB 101 Brownbag Workshop Series ("Strategies for Recruiting Participants and Tips for IRB Protocol Preparation"), PSU Office of Sponsored Research (OSP), February 2016
  • Member, Graduate Program in Acoustics Faculty Search Committee, September 2015 - March 2016
  • Representative, College of Engineering Graduate Student Recruitment Event, October 2016
  • Member, School of Music New Recital Hall Committee, July 2015 - August 2016
  • Panelist, College of Eng. NSF CAREER Proposal Writing Workshop, May 2016
  • , October 2016
  • Member, Goldwater Fellowships Nomination Committee, December 2015
  • Member, Graduate Program in Acoustics 1-yr Resident MS Degree Committee, September 2014 - May 2015
  • Member, Graduate Program in Acoustics Director Search Commitee, September 2014 - June 2015
  • Representative, College of Engineering Graduate Student Recruitment Event, December 2015
  • Member, Goldwater Fellowships Nomination Committee, December 2014
  • Attendee, Women in Engineering Program Orientation - Dinner, August 2014
  • Committee Member, Dept. of Architectural Engineering Faculty Search Committee in the area of Construction Management, October 2013 - March 2014
  • Attendee, Women in Engineering Program Orientation - Dinner, August 2013
  • Participant, College of Engineering Strategic Planning Retreat, September 2013
  • Committee Member, Graduate Program in Acoustics Strategic Planning Committee, January 2013 - May 2013
  • Field measurementsSound Pressure Level Measurements for MSC clean room, Materials Research Institute, September 2013 - December 2013
  • Member, PSU Marketing Focus Group lead by PulsePoint Group, December 2012
  • Presenter, Reception for Pittsburgh Chapter of Advancing Science in America (ARCS), October 2012
  • Attendee, Women in Engineering Program Orientation - Dinner, August 2012
  • , Women in STEM Mixer: Setting Up for Success, November 2012
  • Member, Graduate Program in Acoustics Admissions Committee, August 2012
  • Member, Graduate Program in Acoustics Ph.D. Candidacy Exam Committee, July 2015
  • Coordinator, November 2012
  • Recruiter, Meet with Prospective Graduate Students, September 2012
  • Faculty Advisor, Society of Women Engineers, July 2013

Service to External Organizations:

  • Member, Acoustical Society of America, Tutorials Committee, June 2013 - June 2017
  • Co-Chairperson, Session Title: "Perceptual effects such as dynamics and spaciousness in concert halls that cannot be explained with linear impulse responses but are perceived when orchestra varies play (e.g., in pianissimo vs in fortissimo)", Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and European Acoustical Association, June 2017, September 2016
  • Member, Acoustical Society of America, Committee on International Research and Education, June 2009 - May 2015
  • Chairperson, Search Committee for Acoustical Society of America (ASA) Education Coordinator, December 2013 - June 2015
  • Chairperson, Acoustical Society of America, Search Committee for Education Assistant Staff Position, December 2013 - December 2014
  • Advisor, British Columbia Institute of Technology, MS Committee for Rosa Lin, August 2014 - September 2014
  • Board Member, International Symposium on Room Acoustics, June 2013
  • Chairperson, January 2013 - June 2013
  • Member, Acoustical Society of America, Panel on Public Policy, 2011 - 2013
  • Member, Acoustical Society of America, Executive Council Nomination Committee, 2013
  • Chairperson, January 2012 - May 2012
  • Chairperson, January 2011 - May 2011
  • Chairperson, June 2011 - October 2011
  • Organizer, Concert Hall Research Group (CHRG) Summer Institute., September 2009 - July 2010
  • Secretary, Acoustical Society of America, Newman Student Award Fund Committee, June 2009
  • Member, Acoustical Society of America, Technical Committee for Architectural Acoustics, June 2003
  • Member, Acoustical Society of America, Committee for Education in Acoustics, June 2008
  • Member, Acoustical Society of America, Technical Committee for Noise, June 2008
  • Co-Organizer, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Impacts & Science Group (ISG) Noise Workshop 2017, May 2017
  • Consultant, PSU Center for Acoustics & Vibrations (CAV) 1-Day of Faculty Consulting: Assisting Gulfstream Aerospace with Listening Laboratory Setup, May 2017
  • Member, Executive Council Member (elected position), Acoustical Society of America Executive Council, July 2017
  • Co-Organizer, Concert Hall Research Group Summer Institute, Troy, NY 2018, July 2017
 


 

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