PhD Student

Contact Information:
Scott Campus (Omaha)
samuelunderwood@huskers.unl.edu

Degree:
Ph.D. - AREN

Expected Graduation Date:
May 2025

Advisor:
Lily Wang



About Me:

Academic Degrees
  • Master of Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska—Lincoln
  • B.S., Architectural Engineering, University of Nebraska—Lincoln
Areas of Research and Professional Interest
  • Restaurant Acoustics
  • Auditory Accessibility
  • Applications of BIM to HVAC Noise Prediction
  • Effects of Ambient Acoustical Conditions on Speech Comprehension
  • Acoustic Measurement Standards
  • Engineering Pedagogy & Institutional Retention
Courses Taught
  • AREN 1010 - Intro to Architectural Engineering

  • MECH 373 - Engineering Dynamics
In the News:
Publications and Presentatations:
Refereed Journal Papers

Kumar, S., S. H. Underwood, J. L. Masters, N. A. Manley, I. Konstantzos, J. Lau, R. Haller, and L. M. Wang. (2023) "Ten questions concerning smart and healthy built environments for older adults." Building and Environment.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Underwood, S., Peteranetz, M., and C. Waters (2023). "Implementation of intergenerational architectural engineering peer mentoring program and impact on institutional retention and connectedness." 2023 ASEE Annual Conference, 39907.

Underwood, S., Peteranetz, M., and C. Waters (2023). "Curriculum changes informed by the architectural engineering and construction industry." 2023 ASEE Annual Conference, 39911.

Presentations

Underwood, S., and L. M. Wang (2023). "Visual identification of flanking paths through sound-isolating wall assemblies." J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 153, A276. Best Student Paper 2nd Prize Winner.

Underwood, S., and L. M. Wang (2023). "Quantifying repeatability, reproducibility, and bias in sound power level measurement methodologies via a round-robin study." J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 153, A182.

Krapfl, B., Underwood S., Epstein, J., and L. M. Wang (2023). "Informing the acoustical privacy of mother's rooms with measurement data ." J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 153, A220.

Underwood, S., and L. M. Wang (2023). "A hybrid simulation approach to predicting noise in restaurants." 2023 AEI Conference VITAE Poster Showcase, Denver, CO.

Underwood, S., Peteranetz, M., and C. Waters (2023). "Surveying the AE&C industry to improve an architectural engineering curriculum." 2023 AEI Conference, Denver, CO.

Underwood, S. and L. M. Wang (2022). "An inter-laboratory study to quantify the repeatability, reproducibility, and bias of sound power measurement methods." Internoise 2022, Glasgow, 793.

Underwood, S. and L. M. Wang (2022). "Compilation of restaurant acoustics data logged in Omaha, Nebraska." Noise-Con 2022, Lexington, KY.

Underwood, S. and L. M. Wang (2022). "Predicting and visualizing duct borne noise with building information modeling software." Noise-Con 2022, Lexington, KY.

Underwood, S. and L. M. Wang (2022). "Overview of Paul Sabine's 1931 paper on A Critical Study of the Precision of Measurement of Absorption Coefficients by Reverberation Methods." Noise-Con 2022 Classic Papers Competition Winner, Lexington, KY.

Underwood, S. and L. M. Wang (2021). "Applications of Building Information Modeling Software to HVAC Noise Prediction." J. Acs. Soc. Am. 150, A101.

Underwood, S. H., Smith, K. H. and L. M. Wang (2019). "Adaptive reuse of unconventional spaces for performance: music in a museum and opera in a warehouse." J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 145, 1806(A).

Underwood, S. and E. Ryherd (2019). “Application of effective noise control strategies in speech perception testing rooms.” University of Nebraska at Omaha Honors Program Symposium, April 2019.

Underwood, S., K. H. Smith, and L. M. Wang (2019). "Adaptive reuse of an industrial warehouse for operatic performance." 2019 AEI Conference VITAE Showcase, Tysons, VA.

Underwood, S. and L. M. Wang (2018). "A round robin study of sound power measurement methods to determine reproducibility and bias." Internoise 2018, Chicago, 2023.

Underwood, S. and L. M. Wang (2018). " An overview of W. A. Utley’s paper on Single Leaf Transmission Loss at Low Frequencies and its influence on subsequent research and measurement standards." Internoise 2018, Chicago, 2023(A).

Underwood, S. and L. M. Wang (2018). "Measured acoustic conditions in the common spaces of two educational buildings at the University of Nebraska–Omaha" J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 143, 1765(A).

Underwood, S. and L. M. Wang. (2017). “Comparisons of measured sound power levels across octave bands gathered from different methods and labs.” J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 142, 2542(A).