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About Lily M Wang

Dr. Lily Wang's primary research interests are on (1) the effects of noise and reverberation on human performance in perception, (2) linking room acoustic subjective perception and objective metrics, (3) noise from building mechanical systems, (4) uncertainty in room acoustic measurements, and (5) directional characteristics of musical instruments. Please also visit and


Present Professor, and Associate Dean for Faculty and Inclusion, University of Nebraska - Lincoln College of Engineering

Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2018 - 2019 President, Acoustical Society of America
2015 - 2016 Vice-President, Acoustical Society of America
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Honors and Awards

  • Acoustical Society of America Student Council Mentoring Award (2015)
  • ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer (2012-16)
  • ASHRAE Ralph G. Nevins Physiology and Human Environment Award (2012)
  • ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award (2012)
  • Girls Preparatory School (GPS) Margaret Rawling Lupton Award of Excellence (2009)
  • Elected to Fellowship of the Acoustical Society of America (2007)
  • Acoustical Society of America R. Bruce Lindsay Award (2005)
  • National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2002-07)
  • Acoustical Society of America F.V.Hunt Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (1999)


1993 - 1999 PhD, Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus ‐ Graduate Program in Acoustics
1989 - 1993 BS, Princeton University ‐ Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Recent Works (10)

Acoustics in Occupied K-12 Classrooms (2)

Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ): Interactions between Acoustics, Indoor Air Quality, Thermal, and Lighting Conditions (5)

Restaurant Acoustics: Measurements and Predictions (1)

Speech Comprehension and Listening Effort (9)