Friday 14 June 2024

Mike Clayton passes PhD viva


On the 13th June 2024 Mike Clatyon defended his doctoral thesis entitled, "UAV Sound acquastition system design and its applications" at Queen Mary University of London. Professor Stephen Dance and Dr George Fazekas acted as the examiners for the five hour defence.  Dr Clayton passed with multiple minor corrections. Well done Mike and his supervisor Dr Lin Wang. 

Monday 10 June 2024

Visit to the Royal Opera House


On the 10th June 2024 architects from Foster + Partners together with acousticians from London South Bank University enjoyed a back stage tour of the Royal Opera House. Thanks to Alex Lucas for looking after us, and showing us the really big stuff!

Sunday 9 June 2024

Masters' Students to Present to IOA London Branch

On the 10th July 2024 three former MSc Environmental and Architectural students will present their Masters dissertations at the London South Bank University Hub. This is a long established annual event for the Institute of Acoustics London Branch. At 6pm Vincent Tham Sheng will give a virtual presentation on the Acoustics of a Choral Rehearsal Room, followed by Sam Toone on Automated Sound Classification of Construction and Non-construction Sound Events. The final presentation by Ruben Vazquez Amos is on, The Effects of Face Coverings on Speech Intelligibility and Speech Transmission. We hope you can all make it!

Thursday 6 June 2024

Final UKAN+ Event Announced


The final UKAN+ event will be held on 12th September 2024 at Manchester Met University Business School. Each Specialist Interest Group will present a poster, the history of UKAN will be covered, the results of the funded risky research projects, and the future discussed. This full day event is free to all UKAN members through this form

Wednesday 29 May 2024

PhD Candidate presents to Association of Noise Consultants


An ANC hybrid meeting was held on the 21st May 2024 in London. PhD Candidate Alec Korchev presernted his latest research results on, "Wind Induced Noise Creakk in Tall Buildings". There is an increasing trend in noise complaints from residents in particularly slender designs. Alec has been measureming and recording the sound that induces the complaints and compares that to the weather conditions and cross-correlates to rate of noise complaints. The next step is finding a solution!   

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Very popular AI in Acoustics Meeting


On the 22nd May 2024 London Southn Bank University hosted the Institute of Acoustics London Branch all day meeting on "AI in Acoustics". This international event consisted of ten presentations with 103 delegates in attendance. Professor Mark Plumbley of Surrey and Professor David Waddington of Salford were the chairs for the monrnig and afternoon sessions. Professor Stephen Dance then lead the delegates for refreshments at the Student Union Bar. 

Friday 17 May 2024

Workshop on Acoustics Metamaterial


London South Bank University PhD candidate Ruben Vazquez Amos attended the Young Researhers in Acoustic Metamaterials workshop. The event which is student organised takes place each year. This year it was held in Aegina, Greece between 14-18 May 2024. We hope the networking activities were both helpful and enjoyable.