Senior Scientist Joins Applied Research in Acoustics LLC Team


June 13, 2014


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WASHINGTON, D.C.– Applied Research in Acoustics LLC is pleased to announce the recent hire of Dr. Charles Gaumond.

Dr. Gaumond, of Accokeek, Md, served as a Research Physicist for over 30 years with the Navy (primarily based at the Naval Research Laboratory). He will join the Washington, D.C. based Applied Research in Acoustics LLC (ARiA), a firm of scientists and engineers involved in basic and applied research for the development of prototypes and field-ready software and systems, as a Senior Scientist.

“I have a broad background in areas of undersea warfare as well as signal processing for machinery vibration and shock,” Gaumond said.  “I’m excited about working in the private sector after having been a civil servant.”

Gaumond, who received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Rochester, is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the Associate Editor (signal processing) of JASA Express Letters, and Chair of ANSI S2 (mechanical vibration and shock). However, it wasn’t just his academic credentials that made him a good candidate for ARiA.

“Charlie understands the programmatic and operational needs of the Navy though experience he gained during his time stationed at the Office of Naval Research, the Pentagon, and the office of the Chief of Naval Operations,” Jason Summers, ARiA’s founder and Chief Scientist, said. “[Charlie’s] areas of expertise are well-aligned with ARiA’s current and future areas of research and I expect he will continue to make important research contributions that will provide significant gains for the operational Navy as he applies his expertise as a member of our team.”

Because of his broad and significant research experience in the field, Summers said Gaumond will take on a professional mentoring relationship with other employees.

“I look forward to working with the younger engineers and programmers that are at ARiA,” Gaumond said.

In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, playing the violin, and bicycling with his wife.