Ronald Miles

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    • Media Contact:
      Ryan Yarosh
    • Member Type(s): Expert
    • Title:SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair o
    • Organization:Binghamton University, SUNY
    • Area of Expertise:Diverse Mechanics, Acoustics, Vibrations
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My Expertise

    My Expertise

      Area(s) of expertise: Diverse Mechanics, Acoustics, Vibrations
      Summary of expertise:
      Miles' research interests include the diverse mechanics, acoustics, vibrations, MEMS, neurobiology, and control systems to create advanced microacoustic sensors. These devices have applications in consumer electronics, lab instrumentation, automotive, hearing aids and other healthcare applications.
      Blog/Web site: https://www.binghamton.edu/mechanical-engineering/people/profile.html?id=miles
      White paper/research:
      Through his research, Ron Miles has made significant contributions to the understanding of sound- and vibration-sensing in insects, including the discovery of the mechanism for directional hearing in the fly Ormia ochracea, as well as Emblemasoma, which have marked influence on the research of a number of groups. In addition to the sensing of air-borne sound, Miles has an understanding of substrate-borne vibrational communication which has been reported to be employed by 150,000 species. He has also conducted extensive research studying the airborne hearing of jumping spiders. The results indicate that hearing aids, smartphones and microphones could get better with the use of spider silk.
      Prior media experience:
      Miles has been interviewed by publications such as Yahoo.com and International Business Times, where he has discussed the effects of spider silk in his research. The results indicate that hearing aids, smartphones and microphones, could get better with the use of this
      silk.

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