The University of Mississippi
Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr. Richard Raspet

[Photo of Dr. Richard Raspet]

Office: 2018 NCPA
Phone: (662) 915-5888

Degrees Earned

  • Ph.D., 1975, University of Mississippi


  • Research Associate, University of Mississippi, 1976
  • Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi, 1976-78
  • Physicist, U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, 1978-87
  • Associate Professor, University of Mississippi, 1987-94
  • Professor, University of Mississippi, 1994-


  • Fellow, Acoustical Society of America, 1985
  • Corps of Engineers Researcher of the Year, 1986
  • Distinguished Faculty Fellow, 2006

Research Interests

My principal research interest lies in the field of outdoor sound propagation. Recent research has concentrated on improving outdoor sound measurements by reducing wind noise in measurement microphones. We are developing quantitative methods of predicting wind noise contributions from measurements of the wind speed fluctuations. This work combines meteorology, fluid dynamics and acoustics to develop and validate theoretical expressions. An extensive measurement program has been very successful in identifying inaccurate and wrong theories that have appeared in the literature.