Dr. Ilene J. Busch-Vishniac
Ilene Busch-Vishniac was awarded the Silver Medal in Engineering Acoustics on December 5, 2001 for development of novel electret microphones and of precision micro-electro-mechanical sensors and positioners.
Ilene received a BS/BA degree in physics and mathematics (magna cum laude) from the University of Rochester in 1976. In 1977, she joined the Acoustical Society of America. She then received an MSc. in 1978 and a Ph.D. in 1981, both in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ilene was elected a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) in 1987, and also received the ASA R. Bruce Lindsay Award.
In addition to serving on several committees, as Vice President (1996-97) and President (2003-04) of the Society, Ilene has been a member of the Women in Acoustics Committee since 1992.