AP reports on Zheng’s voice production study, $500,000 NSF CAREER grant

The Associated Press reported Xudong Zheng, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Maine, has been awarded more than a half million dollars from the National Science Foundation to study the human voice. The project will use computer models to look at sound production. Zheng says better understanding of vocal function can improve diagnosis and surgical procedures, as well as help people such as singers, telemarketers and broadcasters. His long-term goal is to understand the mechanism that is responsible for the range, complexity and uniqueness of the human voice in order to provide personalized voice care. U.S. News & World Report, Maine Public, WLBZ (Channel 2) and Argus-Press of Missouri carried the AP report. WABI (Channel 5) also interviewed Zheng about the project.