Dr. Ricardo Burdisso (President)

Dr. Ricardo Burdisso is a tenured Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech. He has over 20 years of experience on vibrations, acoustics and controls. Dr. Burdisso's current research activities are in the areas of passive control of aerodynamic noise sources and active flow control.

Dr. Burdisso has recently developed a new passive system based on waveguide resonators to control noise from turbofan inlets. This technology has recently been patented and licensed by Goodrich. Dr. Burdisso has also performed research in the areas of noise control of landing gears and active flow control of serpentine inlets. Over the last few years, he started the development of microphone phased array technologies for aeroacoustic applications such as landing gear and wind turbine blade noise measurements.

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers awarded Dr. Burdisso the Robert F. McGrattan Award for the best paper in the Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology for his work on the analysis of piping systems. Dr. Burdisso has three patents in the field of control of turbofan noise. Dr. Burdisso has published 118 papers, 42 journals and 76 conference publications.


  • PhD, 1986, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Virginia Tech.
  • MSc, 1984, Engineering Science and Mechanics Department, Virginia Tech.
  • BS, 1981, Mechanical Engineering Department, National University of Cordoba, Argentina.


  • 2000-present, Professor, Dept. of Mech. Eng. Virginia Tech.
  • 1995-2000, Associate Professor, Dept. of Mech. Eng. Virginia Tech.
  • 1992-1995, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mech. Eng. Virginia Tech.
  • 1989-1992, Research Scientist, Dept. of Mech. Eng., Virginia Tech.
  • 1987-1989, Senior Engineer, Aerostructures, Inc.
  • 1986-1987, Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Aerospace and Ocean Eng., Virginia Tech.
  • 1983-1986, Research Assistant, Dept. of Eng. Science and Mech., Virginia Tech.
  • 1981-1982, Instructor, School of Eng., National University of Cordoba, Argentina.

Selected Publications:

  • Patricio A. Ravetta, Ricardo A. Burdisso, Wing F. Ng, “Wind Tunnel Aeroacoustic Measurements of a 26%-scale 777 Main Landing Gear Model,” 10th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference and Exhibit, May 2004, Manchester, United Kingdom. AIAA 2004-2885.
  • J. S. Alonso, L. R. Molisani, and R. A. Burdisso “Spectral and Wavenumber Approaches to Obtain Green's Functions for the Convected Wave Equation,” 10th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference & Exhibit, Manchester UK, 10-12 May, 2004.
  • W. F. Ng and R. A. Burdisso, “MEMS and Active Flow Control for Aeropropulsion,” von Karman Institute Lecture Series, Ohio Aerospace Institute, Ohio, USA, March 10-14, 2003.
  • J. M. Anderson, R. A. Burdisso, and W. F. Ng, “An Active Flow Distortion Control System For Serpentine Inlets,” IMECE 2002-NCA-33049, Proceedings of IMECE-02 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 17-22, 2002, New Orleans, LA, USA.
  • R. Hallez and R. A. Burdisso, “The Herschel-Quincke Tube Concept as a Noise Control Device For Turbofan Engines,” AIAA-2001-0816, 39th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting & Exhibit, Reno, Nevada, USA, 8-11 January 2001.