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Evan Davis

Evan Davis is an engineer and Technical Fellow at the Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company, where he leads their structural acoustics research group. He is a recognized expert in the field of Statistical Energy Analysis, a method for modeling and analyzing complex structural acoustic responses in the mid-to-high audio frequency range.

Davis’s early fascination with guitars led to the construction of several instruments, and later to a PhD in guitar acoustics from the University of Washington. He joined the Catgut Acoustical Society in 1976, and has served as an associate editor for the CAS journal. Davis has worked with some of world’s leading guitar builders on ‘out of the box’ projects. He performs with several bands as a jazz drummer and a gypsy jazz guitarist.

On faculty at the VSA-Oberlin Acoustics Workshop since 2005, Davis has since then collaborated with Curtin on several experiments and research projects.

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