Engineering Solutions to Noise and Vibration Problems

Michael Bahtiarian

Michael Bahtiarian is the Vice President at Noise Control Engineering, LLC and joined the firm in 1994. During his 20+ year career at NCE he has managed dozens of successful noise control and noise assessment projects for industrial, commercial and residential clients. He is experienced in many facets of the acoustical engineering specialty serving Heavy Industry, High-tech, Bio-tech, Marine & Shipbuilding, Manufacturing, Product Design, Construction & Site Development.

Mr. Bahtiarian is distinguished as a Board Certified member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE Bd. Cert.), which is considered the equivalent to Professional Engineering (PE) license for the field of noise control engineering. He currently serves as the INCE Vice President of Board Certification.

Michael has testified as an expert witness on multiple occasions throughout New England on matters of noise compliance assessment and most recently in cases of wind turbine siting. Michael has written numerous peer reviewed journal and technical lay articles.

Mr. Bahtiarian was the chairman of the ANSI/ASA S12 Committee, Working Group 47 which developed the first commercial standard for the measurement of underwater noise from ships, ANSI/ASA S12.64-2009. He currently serves as the convener of International Standards Committee (ISO) TC 43/SC 3 Working Group 1 related to development of an ISO standard for underwater ship noise. He was an advisor to the U.S. delegation at the 2011 and 2012 Design & Evaluation (DE) meetings of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) during which regulations relating to airborne noise on ships and underwater radiated noise were addressed. For his part in this, Mike was quoted in an article by Bill Broad in the New York Times (Science Times on December 11, 2012).

At NCE Mr. Bahtiarian was the project manager during the design and construction of the R/V SHARP, a quiet research vessel for the University of Delaware, R/V SIKULIAQ for National Science Foundation (NSF) and among many other vessels.

Michael received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State University and his M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a member of the ASME, ASA and was the past president of the Boston Chapter of the Institute of Environmental Sciences & Technology (IEST).

Specialty: Noise control treatment design, expert witness services, wind turbine noise evaluations and factory noise compliance assessments.

Phone: 978-670-5339 ext 503