Title: Acoustician (Retired)
Company: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Location: Columbia, Maryland, United States
Bruce K. Newhall, PhD, Retired Acoustician at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in underwater acoustics.
Beginning his career in physics as a student at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Newhall earned a Bachelor of Science in 1974 and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1980. Interested in the sciences from a young age, he later dedicated more than 35 years to the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where he recognized as an underwater acoustic signal processing expert. During this time, he excelled as an acoustician in the Force Projection Sector and a supervisor for the Acoustics and Electromagnetics Group. Notably, Dr. Newhall served as the chief scientist for numerous major U.S. Navy experiments in low frequency active acoustics and passive acoustics.
Since his retirement from the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Newhall has worked as a teacher in sonar signal processing at the Applied Technology Institute in Maryland. Alongside his primary pursuits, he has co-authored articles to publications in his industry, and was active as the associate editor of the IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering from 2012 to 2017. In light of his success, he was the recipient of the Donald W. Tufts Award in underwater acoustic signal processing from the IEEE in 2017, and he accepted the Bronze Medal from the National Defense Industrial Association. Notably, Dr. Newhall was elected a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America.
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