Prof. Li Cheng, Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering of the ME department has recently been elected a Distinguished Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and vibration (IIAV). IIAV Distinguished Fellowship is awarded to those individuals who have distinguished careers in acoustics and/or vibration. Receiving a such title, Prof. Cheng becomes one of the eleven outstanding individuals that IIAV has ever elected to such a prestigious grade.

IIAV is an international society with members from all over the world. The purpose of the IIAV is to advance the science of acoustics and vibration by creating an international scientific society that is responsive to the needs of scientists and engineers in all countries whose primary interests are in the fields of acoustics and vibration. IIAV organizes an annual premier world event, the International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV), which combines all areas of acoustics, noise and vibration. ME department was the host of 8th edition of the ICSV in 2001.

Through his work, Prof. Cheng is recognized by IIAV as an internationally renowned researcher and engineering practitioner. He made seminal contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the area of acoustics and vibration. In addition to a large number of high-quality scientific contributions, his research has had direct impact on solving engineering problems through close collaboration with industry. Prof. Cheng has a prolific record of contributions to scholarly and professional organizations including IIAV as a former Fellow and a current Board Director.