My main research interests focus on the active control of both sound and vibration. This encompasses both the reduction of unwanted noise and vibration and the enhancement or manipulation of wanted sounds. I have expanding interests in combing active technologies with novel passive acoustic treatments, such as Acoustic Black Holes and Metamaterials.
I am currently predominately engaged in the Intelligent Structures for Low Noise Environments Prosperity Partnership, which is funded by EPSRC, BAE Systems and Lloyds Register http://southampton.ac.uk/islne.
What would you like UKAN to do for you?
Facilitate connections with others working in acoustics, particularly those that I might not usually meet through conferences. Hopefully the connections established through UKAN will help to establish future research collaborations.
How would you like to contribute to UKAN?
I would like to contribute to UKAN through engagement with the SIGs, but also through supporting Early Carer Researchers.
I am a member of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton, which has extensive equipment and facilities that are commonly used within acoustics research, including airborne, underwater and structural acoustics. Notably, the ISVR has large anechoic and reverberation chambers, facilities for measuring human response to vibration, including a 6-axis motion simulator, and two listening rooms suited to audio research.