Sunday, 19 February 2012

Third paper submitted to Acoustics 2012

The third Acoustics Group paper was submitted to Acoustics 2012. The paper will be presented in the Education session by PhD Candidate Georgia Zepidou and is entitled, "Introducing acoustics to classical musicians". Another reason to go to Nantes!

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Seminar on the latest developments

On the 24th February 2012 a public seminar will be held at 1:30 at CEREB on Keyworth Street, SE1 0AA. The seminar will be given by Dr Stephen Dance on the latest developments of the Acoustics Group. All are welcome!

IoA London Branch Meeting: Student Projects

On the 18th April 2012 the Institute of Acoustics London Branch will host three presentations given by our MSc students. Presented are three of the best projects from 2011, all of which were put forward for the RBA Acoustics prize. The first dissertation was a collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music analysing the acoustics of the Jack Lyons theatre in an attempt to improve the enivronment for the musicians in the pit without affecting the performance. The second project was an experimental study on the validation of the Speech Transmission Index in real spaces compared to the tradtional test method; again this was with the kind collaboration of the Royal Academy of Music. The final piece of research was to built and test a much cheaper binaural head and torso simulator. See you all at WSP, Cancery Lane 6pm!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Svantek Demonstration

On the 14th February 2012 John Shelton of Svantek came to the Acoustic Lab. John demonstrated the latest Svantek instrumentation and introduce the basic principles behind sound level meters. The students really enjoyed the show!

New PhD Researcher - Lorenzo Morales

Lorenzo Morales has joined the Acoustic Group as an LSBU Industrial Research Scholar from the MSc in Environmental and Architectural Acoustics. He is investigating the effect of real world spaces on speech intelligibility as measured using the speech transmission index. He is working in collaboration with musicians, as they are the best listeners!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Peter Mapp submits this PhD

On 10th February 2012 Peter Mapp formally submitted his PhD by Publication. The thesis is entitled, "The Application of STI to Public Address and Assistive Listening Systems". We got there in the end! Well done Peter.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Campbell Demo the Latest Equipment

On the 7th February 2012 Campbell Associates come to London South Bank University to demonstrate the latest acoustic equipment. The advances were in the Norsonic acoustic camera, and the impedence gun. The students then got hands-on with the equipment! Thanks John and Lee.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Assessment of Salford University courses

On the 2nd February 2012, Dr Stephen Dance assessed the content of the University of Salford BSc(Hons) courses in Acoustics and BSc(Hons) in Audio Technology. This course will, in time, become the new BEng(Hons) course in Audio Acoustic and Audio Engineering and BEng(Hons) course in Audio Acoustic and Acoustic Engineering.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Welcome to the club Dr Nicky

On the 1st February 2012, Dr Nicola Shier successfully defended her PhD research after intensive discussions with examiners Prof Jian Kang and Dr Stephen Dance. Her thesis was entitled, "Acoustic Design for inpatient facilities in Hospitals". Dr Shiers was an EPSRC Case award scholar funded by Arup Global Healthcare. Nicky managed to submit her thesis in 3 years and 3 weeks! Well done from the supervisory team Prof Bridget Shield and Rosemary Glanville!