Karl Grosh is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering with his main research interests in cochlear mechanics and hearing, acoustic and vibrational transducers, and active metamaterials. In alignment, the Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics is presented in recognition of prominent achievement in the field of noise control and acoustics.
Grosh was cited, "for his exceptional contributions in advancing the use of acoustic principles to unravel the mysteries of the mammalian cochlea, including the active mechanism of sound amplification, and for engineering cochlear-mimetic microelectromechanical systems devices." The ASME Per Bruel Gold Medal for Noise Control and Acoustics was established in 1987 in honor of Dr. Per Bruel who pioneered the development of highly sophisticated noise and vibration measuring and processing equipment. The medal recognizes eminent achievement and extraordinary merit in the field of noise control and acoustics, including useful applications of the principles of noise control and acoustics to the art and science of mechanical engineering.