Dr. James Abbott




Test Engineer for Apple

Senior Research Physicist at SRI

Global acoustic expert

Abbott博士在声学和振动工程、音乐声学、传感器和执行器、建筑声学、音频工程及相关领域工作超过25年,且有很深的造诣。他的职业生涯开始于为期两年的BBN的副研究员的职位,此后他曾在SRI国际(斯坦福研究院) 担任高级研究物理学家并领导了许多与声学和振动工程相关的项目。随后,他在担任Charles Salter Associates的负责人期间,作为合作发明人,开发了第一个宽带、结构紧凑、成本低、多通道有源噪声控制系统,用于解决环境噪声问题。后来,他加入了指数分析/失效分析协会,担任该公司曼哈顿办事处的高级科学家和创始董事,随后成为曼哈顿库柏联合学校声学和音频工程实验室的创始主任。曾在苹果公司担任高级声学验证和测试工程师,并开发了几项与个人音频设备批量生产相关的新技术。

1991年,他在麻省理工学院(MIT)获得物理学博士学位,并在K. U. Ingard教授的指导下,完成了一篇与声音吸收及声学变化测试的起源有关的论文。毕业时,他被授予布埃纳奖和古德温奖章,这是颁发给毕业生的最高学院奖。在麻省理工学院期间,他在麻省理工学院媒体实验室做了两年的研究助理并进行了包括室内声学主动控制以及大幅面阵列扬声器系统设计和调试等研发项目。

目前,他作为珠海精实测控技术有限公司(简称 PRM)的首席声学专家,专注于声学与音频测试新技术的研发,以应对在新产品开发及量产中面临的挑战。在业余时间,Abbott博士热爱中国语言、文化和传统艺术,在中国生活以及游历八年多。

Dr. Abbott's extensive capabilities in acoustic and vibration engineering, musical acoustics, sensors and actuators, architectural acoustics and audio engineering stem from over 25 years of work in these and related fields.  His professional career started with a two-year position as an Associate Scientist at Bolt Beranek and Newman, then later as a Senior Research Physicist at SRI (Stanford Research Institute) where he led numerous projects related to acoustic and vibration engineering. Subsequently, while a Principal at Charles Salter Associates, he co-invented one of the first broadband, compact, low-cost, multi-channel active noise control systems applied to the problem of environmental noise. Later he joined Exponent/Failure Analysis Associates as a Senior Scientist and Founding Director of the firm's Manhattan office, then as Founding Director of the Acoustics and Audio Engineering Laboratory at The Cooper Union in Manhattan.  More recently, he worked as a Senior Acoustic Validation and Test Engineer for Apple, where he developed several new technologies related to the large volume manufacture of personal audio devices.

He received his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1991, working under the advisement of Prof. K. U. Ingard on a thesis related to sound absorption and the origins of test-to-test variations in acoustics. He was awarded the Buechner Prize and the Goodwin Medal at graduation, the highest institute award for teaching by a graduate student. Also while at MIT, he served for two years as a Research Assistant in the MIT Media Laboratory where he conducted research and development projects involving active control of room acoustics, and design and tuning of large-format flown-array loudspeaker systems.

Presently, he serves as Principal Acoustic Engineer for PRM Technologies in Zhuhai, Guangdong, where his focus is on developing new technologies for acoustic and audio test supporting new product- and mass-production challenges. In his personal time, he is also an avid student of Chinese language, culture and traditional arts, and has lived and traveled widely in China for over eight years.