This PhD is part of the Horizon Europe MSCA doctoral network METAVISION (METAmaterials for VIbration and Sound reductION – Grant number 101072415) https://www.heu-metavision.eu/. METAVISION is an international consortium of high-profile universities, research institutions and companies located in 7 European countries. The primary goal of METAVISION is to train 11 doctoral candidates through intersectoral, multidisciplinary and international joint research in the fields of acoustics and vibrations.
The project strives to reconcile two conflicting trends. On the one hand, people become increasingly aware of the negative health impact of excessive noise and vibration exposure. On the other hand, every kilogram of mass removed from the logistics chain has a direct economic and ecological benefit. Current noise and vibration solutions at low frequencies require too much mass or volume to be practically feasible. There is a strong need for low mass, compact solutions with excellent noise and vibration characteristics, for which recently emerged so-called meta-materials have shown immense potential. METAVISION strives to develop novel design and analysis methods, revolutionize the manufacturing of meta-materials towards large-scale and versatile solutions, and advance academically proven meta-material concepts towards industrially relevant applications.