Dr. Raj Singh retired as professor in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace engineering in June 2014 after completing 35 years of service. He held the distinguished Donald D. Glower Chair in Engineering for 14 years. During 1987- 1988, he was a visiting professor at the University of California at Berkley and in 2003, Dr. Singh served as President of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE/USA). During the retirement, Dr. Singh directs the NSF Smart Vehicle Concepts Center while actively pursuing scholarly and sponsored research in the areas of machine dynamics, acoustics, vibration, non-linear dynamics, and signal processing. He is internationally recognized as a leading expert on machinery noise and vibration control with applications to vehicles and geared systems. He regularly teaches intense short courses to practicing engineers and has provided consulting services to over 50 industrial and R&D organizations. Additionally, he serves as the Vice President of Technical Activities for the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering and sits on several editorial boards including the Journal of Sound and Vibration, Applied Acoustics, and Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science.
Dr. Singh has successfully advised 42 PhD students, 73 MS students, and 48 BS Honors students. He has published over 450 papers including 227 journal articles, nine books or special journal issues (edited), and one patent. Dr. Singh has been elected to the rank of Fellow in 4 professional societies, namely the Acoustical Society of America, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and INCE/USA. He has received several national awards including the prestigious American Society for Engineering Education’s Ralph Coats Roe Award for Outstanding Mechanical Engineering Educator, "Outstanding Mechanical Engineer" Award from the Purdue University, Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award from General Motors, the ASEE Westinghouse Award for “Distinguished Contributions to Teaching”, and the INCE Award for “Excellence in Teaching”. Ohio State's College of Engineering also conferred seven Faculty Research Awards as well as the Harrison Faculty Award for Excellence in Engineering Education.