HyperDamping Inc. is revolutionizing the world of sound and vibration damping with a proprietary and patent pending technology. We’re a young startup in Columbus, Ohio, based on technology developed at Ohio State University, and we recently received funding from Rhapsody Venture Partners. With client projects underway in many industries including, automotive, manufacturing, heavy machinery, and tooling, we’re looking for a Senior Design Engineer to work with our co-founder and CTO Professor Ryan Harne to deliver HyperDamping solutions to clients. The position is an exceptional opportunity for an emerging technical innovator and leader, who seeks responsibility, client exposure, and pathways for advancement in a growing startup company.


Senior Design Engineer


Full time, in the Columbus, OH, area with frequent domestic travel and potential for international travel


  • Development of advanced materials with tunable properties for shock and vibration mitigation

  • Analysis of client requirements

  • Design, fabrication, testing, and analysis of advanced materials to meet client performance requirements

  • Management of production and testing partners

  • Documentation and reporting

  • Project and communications management with client


Market competitive


The ideal candidate will have the following credentials:

At least 3 years of documented experience with:

1)     Structural mechanics, structural dynamics, and materials science research project work

a)      Project administration (or equivalent)

b)     Data acquisition, post-processing, and interpretation

c)      Understanding and/or experience with of 3D printing, casting, injection molding, and extrusion fabrication

d)     Software including MATLAB, National Instruments applications, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, CAD programs

2)     M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science, or a related discipline

3)     Excellent written and spoken English communication skills

4)     Excellent ability to maintain a clean laboratory environment and handle chemicals and raw materials, such as silicone rubbers, urethanes, and related polymers

5)      Ability to lift and maneuver lab equipment and materials less than 40 pounds


TO APPLY: Email a single PDF document containing (a) Resumé/CV, (b) list of 3 professional references, and (c) cover letter to info@hyperdamping.com with subject heading "Application for Senior Design Engineer, < insert your name here >".

HyperDamping closes financing to create a quieter and more comfortable world

Columbus, OH - HyperDamping Inc., announced today its launch and the completion of a seed financing with Rhapsody Venture Partners.

HyperDamping is bringing to market patent pending technology developed by Professor Ryan Harne at Ohio State University. Vibrations and shocks cause noise and damage to consumer electronics, vehicles, aircraft, building and gym floors, industrial equipment, and to many other everyday products. Existing solutions trade-off weight and cost against how much damping can be achieved. HyperDamping eliminates that trade-off.

HyperDamping utilizes principles of structural mechanics to create lightweight, broadband and extreme damping properties in elastic materials. When placed under calibrated load, specifically designed architectures in the materials greatly magnify damping capacity of the bulk material. While the design process is complex and proprietary, the dampers are simple in form and inexpensive to manufacture by common production methods.

HyperDamping’s solutions will create a quieter and more comfortable world. The company is currently piloting projects with partners in automotive, construction, and machinery industries and expects to have first commercial sales in early 2019.

Said Professor Ryan Harne: “Over the past year, we have tested our designs in various commercial settings and found that we could provide dramatic reductions in shock and vibration over competing solutions. It became clear that we had a great opportunity to form a business. I am delighted to have found a partner in Rhapsody that provides funding as well as expert guidance and networking to bring HyperDamping to market.”


About HyperDamping:

HyperDamping Inc. is a Columbus, OH, startup. The technology is based on Professor Ryan Harne’s research at Ohio State University. The underlying intellectual property is exclusively licensed to HyperDamping. For more information, please visit: www.HyperDamping.com

About Rhapsody Venture Partners:

Rhapsody is a specialist early stage venture fund that works with inventors to bring their innovations to market. For more information, please visit: www.RhapsodyVp.com