Anthony Nash, PE | Vice President

After Anthony completed his military service in the U.S. Air Force, he settled in San Francisco and quickly discovered that acoustics and vibration were a fertile area for both his technical training and his interdisciplinary skills. His personal curiosity has led him into investigations covering many technical areas, from the acoustical signature of balloon bursts to the self-noise of accelerometers as well as to other topics described in some twenty technical papers prepared for various journals and proceedings. Three decades of experience as an acoustical consultant have provided him with the ability to recognize patterns when diagnosing client problems. Anthony places great importance on the verbal and written communication skills necessary to "down translate" highly technical information so it can be understood and applied by a layperson.

Some of his more challenging projects have included a complicated acoustical investigation (plus retrofit scheme) to reduce fume hood exhaust noise at the McCullough Annex (Moore Research) laboratory facility at Stanford. He has assessed the vibration sensitivity of scientific apparatus in more than a dozen research laboratories, including IBM, Genentech, Lawrence Livermore, University of Washington, and Stanford University. He also implemented a practical "floating floor" (using steel springs) to help isolate impacts from basketball players running and jumping in a gymnasium located over an auditorium within the new Mission Bay Community Center.

Education

Oregon State University, B.S. Electrical Engineering

Professional Registration

California E.E. No. 9183

Awards

ASTM Certificate of Appreciation for 20 years of active participation and outstanding editorial services to standards of development, 1997

Affiliations

Institute of Noise Control Engineering, Board Certified Member
Acoustical Society of America, Fellow
American Society for Testing and Materials International
Structural Engineers Association of Northern California

Professional Activities

ANSI/ASA S2 Accredited Standards Committee. Currently developing voluntary U.S. standards on vibration. Member of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group coordinating with ISO Technical Committee No. 108 to review and comment on international standards addressing mechanical vibration in the environment, 2005-present.

ANSI/ASA S1 Committee Task Group. Worked with Alan Marsh and the late Dr. Robert Young on a new standard for integrating-averaging sound level meters and conducted measurements on a number of existing sound level measuring instruments as part of a research effort to verify their response to acoustical transients, 1978-1982.

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