Ryherd came to Georgia Tech in Fall 2007 as an assistant professor. Prior, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Sahlgrenska Academy of Medicine in Gothenburg, Sweden. Her primary research interests are in architectural acoustics, noise control, building systems engineering, and human response to the built environment. She is the founder of a multi-disciplinary collaborative research group, the Healthcare Acoustics Research Team (HART), which aims to advance hospital soundscapes through evidence-based-design. Dr. Ryherd is also works in areas of sound transmission of aircraft noise in residences, acoustic venues such as drama theatres and worship spaces, and sustainable building technologies.
Read more information on Erica Ryherd's School of Mechanical Engineering faculty webpage.