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Michael Bahtiarian

INCE BD. CERT.


Energy Market Co-Leader
Principal Consultant

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"I enjoy my work in this field because it requires you to know a little about nearly everything — including people."

Mike Bahtiarian is an accomplished noise control engineer in the field of acoustical and vibration engineering, specializing in environmental acoustics, noise control, and sound and vibration testing, measurement and mitigation. His engineering career spans over 30 years in consulting management for the assessment and design of noise control treatments such as barriers, enclosures, damping and vibration isolation. He has provided litigation support and expert witness testimony for dispute resolutions related to a broad range of noise and vibration issues.

Mike serves as Acentech’s Energy Market Co-Leader, and is responsible for marketing strategy, client development, and thought leadership.

TO INFINITY, AND BEYOND!

Some of Mike’s primary interests outside of work focus on space exploration and giving back to the community: “My ‘geek-dom’ is best recognized by the fact that I have read nearly every book on the Apollo space program. ‘Houston, Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed’ is one of my favorite quotes and one of the most significant to science and engineering in the last one hundred years. It was said by Astronaut Neil Armstrong to NASA Mission Control, upon landing on the moon, July 20, 1969, but before stepping onto the Moon’s surface. When I am not at work I am probably volunteering. Before my two daughters left for college I volunteered as a soccer coach, for the Girl Scouts, FIRST Robotics, Relay-for-Life and many other organizations centered on their activities. These days my wife and I volunteer for Armenian community organizations, and I have served on the Board of Directors for an Armenian youth camp in Franklin, Mass.”

Accomplishments

  • Board Certified Member of the Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)
  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE) President, 2020-2022
  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering (INCE)-USA William Lang Distinguished Noise Control Engineer for 2018
  • General Chair NOISECON16 in Providence, RI
  • Convener of Working Group that developed ANSI S2.64 and ISO-17201-1 for underwater ship noise
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering
  • Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering