Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Acoustics, National Institute of Applied Sci of Lyon, 2020
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2015
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013
Licenses & Certifications
  • Professional Engineer Mechanical, North Carolina, #057977
  • Certified Vibration Analyst (CVA), Category II per ISO 18436-2
Academic Appointments
  • Lab supervisor, acoustics, ENTPE, 2021
Professional Affiliations
  • Acoustical Society of America
  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering
  • Vibration Institute
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • French

Dr. Edwards specializes in acoustics & vibration analysis. He has expertise performing acoustic and vibration tests in accordance with national and international standards to evaluate equipment and help clients achieve compliance and meet regulatory requirements. He has experience using a variety of specialized test equipment, such as microphone arrays, accelerometers, and force transducers, to analyze complex problems and determine the root cause of unwanted noise and vibration (NVH). He has applied his expertise to noise and vibration control of earth moving equipment, gas generators, rotating machinery, air conditioners, trolleys, and other indoor rolling items.

Dr. Edwards has experience using advanced modeling techniques, such as the finite element method (FEM), transfer matrix method (TMM), and Lattice Boltzmann Method (LBM), to determine how airborne and structure-borne vibro-acoustic energy transfers through complex geometry and multilayer structures. Dr. Edwards also possesses knowledge in the characterization and simulation of acoustic materials such as porous foams, fibrous insulation, woven materials, and perforated plates. He has experience in both sample testing in order to identify the acoustic properties of a given material, as well as numerical simulation to determine a material's performance in response to a variety of vibro-acoustic excitations.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Edwards spent many years living and working internationally in France and the Netherlands; encountering a variety of engineering challenges and learning to navigate complex regulatory environments. He has a deep understanding of and appreciation for different cultures, business practices, and ways of approaching problem-solving, allowing him to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. Dr. Edwards is able to offer clients a unique perspective and approach to engineering solutions which draws on his experiences abroad.