Early Career

Group co-ordinator(s)

Dr. Simone Graetzer
University of Salford

Membership and aims

The Early Career SIG of the UK Acoustics Network Plus (SIG-EC) consists of nearly 400 members from industry and academia in the early stages of their careers. We particularly encourage participation from third-year PhD students, post-doctoral researchers, and early career acousticians, engineers and lecturers.

The aims of the group are to bring our members together to gain and share knowledge and expertise, to facilitate pilot research, to foster communication across disciplines, and to strengthen links with industry and academia. We want to increase the participation of early career members in academia, industry, government, and consulting. We aim to use the knowledge and experience of academic and industry partners to facilitate the development of the next generation of acousticians.

UKAN+ Early Career Leadership

In UKAN+, which started on 1st April 2021, the Early Career section has its own executive board, and representation on the UK Acoustics Network Plus Executive Board. The chair of the Early Career Executive Board is Dr. Simone Graetzer (Salford). The other members of the board are Dr. Tobias Goehring (Cambridge), Dr. Antonio Torija Martinez (Salford), Dr. Lin Wang (Surrey) and Dr. Nikhil Banda (Seiche Ltd.), who are Early Career Grand Challenge Champions for Healthy Ageing, Future of Mobility, AI and Data and Clean Growth, respectively.

Previously, the UKAN committee members comprised the three coordinators, Dr. Simone Graetzer, Dr. Sam Jackson (Bristol), and Dr. Artur Gower (Sheffield), and Dr. Nikhil Banda (Seiche), Dr. Stewart Haslinger (Imperial), Monika Kosecka (Scottish Association for Marine Science), Dr. Nikhil Mistry (Southampton) and Cameron Salisbury (AECOM).

Upcoming UKAN+ events

We will be running an event at Acoustics 2021 jointly with the Institute of Acoustics Early Careers Group (formerly, Young Members Group). More information will be made available here.

Past UKAN+ and UKAN events

We held our first, informal meeting in April at Acoustics 2018 in Cardiff.

In August, 2018, we held our first UK Acoustics Network Summer School (UKANSS18) at Gregynog Hall in Wales. The focus was on the development of key or “transferable” skills in communication, networking, collaboration, entrepreneurship and teamwork, career development advice and information about funding opportunities, and training in signal processing and practical applications of frequency analysis. We were able to secure presenters including Professors and Readers from the University of Sheffield, the University of Bristol, the University of Southampton, University College London, the University of Salford, and London South Bank University, and representatives from Thales, Dyson, Ultrahaptics, Brüel & Kjær, and the Engineering Panel of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

On the 7th of January, 2019, we held an informal social event at the UKAN first anniversary meeting in Sheffield.

On the 8th and 9th of April 2019, we held a two day event at Imperial College London on Building Effective Academic-Industrial Partnerships in Acoustics, incorporating the second meeting of the Vibro-acoustics Special Interest Group. Industry partners included DSTL, Audio Analytics, Dyson, Precision Acoustics, Hoare Lea, AECOM, John Cotton Group, Ultrahaptics, and KBR.

In August 2019, we held our second Summer School (UKANSS19) on Machine Learning for Acoustics at Gregynog Hall, Wales. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from experts in Python programming and in machine learning with Acoustics applications.

On the 9th and 10th of September 2019, we held two events at ICA 2019 in conjunction with the Young Members group of the IOA, the Young Acousticians Network of the EAA, Junge DEGA, and the YRAM network, amongst others. UKAN also collaborated with the ENRICH training network in running a workshop on building careers in industry and academia.

In October 2019, we had a very successful stand at New Scientist Live. Click here to see a video.

In November 2019, we met at the second anniversary event of the UK Acoustics Network.

In June 2020, we were involved in running a webinar on writing applications for research fellowships. More information is on this page.

In October 2020, we ran a special session on industry-academic collaboration at Acoustics 2020 in Chester. This session was run jointly by our group and the Institute of Acoustics Early Careers (formerly Young Members) group. Speakers included Andrew Mathieson from Thales and Joseph Allen from RBA Acoustics.

We ran a series of webinars from 1st September to early December 2020. For more information, click here.

In December 2020, we ran events at Forum Acusticum in Lyon, France, in conjunction with the European Acoustics Association’s Young Acousticians Network (EAA YAN). For details, click here.

Forum

SIG-EC members communicate via the Slack app. Our workspace address is earlycareerukan.slack.com. Step 1: Download the app. Step 2: Email us at the address below, specifying the email address you wish to use on Slack. Step 3: Accept our invitation to add you to our Early Careers Group channel. We have a social channel on Slack too!

Contact

For more information about this SIG and our events, or if you have ideas about a future event, please contact us at earlycareersgroup@acoustics.ac.uk.

You can find us on Twitter @EarlyCareerUKAN.

Early Career Members

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Dr Antonio J. Torija Martinez
University of Salford

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Mr. Abhinav Priyadarshi
Oxford Brookes University

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Mr Adam Woolley
Thales

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Mr Andrew Burke
Acoustic and Engineering Consultants Limited

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Dr Syed Muhammad Ahsan Raza Jafri
The University Of Sheffield

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Dr Anastasia Kisil
University of Manchester

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Dr Anoop Akkoorath Mana
Indian Institute of Technology Palakkad

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Mr Andrew Wardle
DSBtechnical

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Mr. Alexander Dickschen
LUBW

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Dr Ali Safari
University of Bristol

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Dr Alice Cicirello
Oxford University

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Amal Emthyas
University of Salford

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Dr Andrew Feeney
University of Glasgow

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Mr Andrew Mitchell
University College London

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Mrs Angela Lamacraft
ACCON UK Ltd

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Dr. Ersen Arslan
Figes Engineering

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Dr. Artur L Gower
University of Sheffield

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Mr Ben Thomas
University of Bath

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Mr Ben Baddour
University of Southampton

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Dr Benjamin Williamson
University of the Highlands and Islands

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Ms Beth Paxton
Apex Acoustics

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Dr. Boyang Gao
Loughborough University

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Dr BIDISHA KUNDU
Indian Institute Of Science

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Dr Bryn Davies
Imperial College London

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Miss Bethany Staples
university of exeter

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Dr Christine Evers
University of Southampton

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Mr Charlie House
BAE Systems Maritime / ISVR (University of Southampton)

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Dr Craig Dolder
University of Southampton

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Mr Cameron Salisbury
AECOM

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Cecilia Casarini
University of Strathclyde

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Mr Conor Gorman
Thales UK

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Cheuk-Him Yeung
University of Manchester

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Mr Cian Jones
AECOM

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Dr Claire Churchill
TU Wien

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C&N Acoustics

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Dr Codor Khodr
University of Bristol

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MR. Christopher Wheatley
The Pennslyvania State University

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Dr Daniel Elford
Sonobex Limited / Loughborough University

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Mr Dan Moore
University of Exeter

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Mr Daniel Goodhand
Institute of Acoustics

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Mr Danny Ramasawmy
University College London

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Mr David Sproston BSc MIOA MCIEH
Agility Acoustics Ltd

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Dr David Moffat
University of Plymouth

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Mr Daniel Clare
RSK Acoustics

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Mr. Dileep Koodalil
Indian Institute of Technology Madras

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Dr Dimitrios Kostovasilis
Wood PLC

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Mr Dominic Grantley-Smith
Winchester Science Centre

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Dr Elly Martin
University College London

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Dr Emmanouil Benetos
Queen Mary University of London

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Dr Ewan Edwards
Marine Scotland Science, the Scottish Government

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Mr Francesco D'Amore
University of Southampton

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Mr Georg Maierhofer
University of Cambridge

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Dr Georgios Rigas
Imperial College London

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Dr Mathieu Gaborit
KTH Institute of Technology

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Mr Geo Davis
University of Strathclyde

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Mr George Gibbs
Noise Consultants Ltd

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Gino Brignoli
University College London and Institute of Zoology

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Mr Guillermo Jimenez-Arranz
Seiche Ltd

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Dr. Hugh Rice
University of Leeds

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Dr. Han Meng
Northumbria University

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PhD student Hugo Karpinski
University of Salford

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Dr Ines Braga Goncalves
University of Bristol

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Dr John D'Arcy
Queen's University Belfast

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Dr Jo Garrett
University of Exeter

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Dr Jack Lawrence
Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

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Mr Joe Tan
University of Southampton

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Dr James Woodcock
Arup

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Mr Jason Clouston
Scotch Partners LLP

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Dr. Jenna Shapiro
University of Bristol

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Dr Like Jiang
University of Leeds

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Dr. Jibran Khaliq
Northumbria University at Newcastle

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Dr Joseph Allen
RBA Acoustics

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Mr Joseph Milton
Institute of Sound and Vibration Research / University of Southampton

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Mr Joel Ebenezer Job
University of Salford

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Mr Jonas Lopez Montoro
AECOM

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Mr Jonathan Seiffert
noise.co.uk

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Dr Julian Palacino
Feichter Electronics

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Dr Kat Young
University of York

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Mr. Kieran McCloskey
University of Exeter

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Mr. Long Cheng
Cambridge University

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Mr Lee Faulkner
E3P

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Mr Luke Cox
University of Bristol

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Mr. Ming Huang
Imperial College London

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Dr Michal Kalkowski
Imperial College London

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Mr Marc Green
University of Surrey

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Dr Marcos Simon
Audioscenic Limited

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Miss María Lachgar
King's College London

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Ms Martha Pace
University College London

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Dr Matthew Scroggs
University of Cambridge

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Pravinkumar Ghodake
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

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Dr Oliver Metcalf
Manchester Metropolitan University

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Mr Mungo Aitken
University of Cambridge

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Madalina Matei
University of St Andrews

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Monika Kosecka
Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), University of Highlands and Islands (UHI)

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Mr Matthew Thomson
RSK

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Dr Nikhil Banda
Seiche Ltd

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Miss Neha Sharma
University of Salford

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Miss Naomi Tansey
Dyson

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Ms NEHA KAUSHAL
CSIR-Central Scientific Instruments Organisation

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Mr Nick Riddoch
NRG Marine Environmental Consultants

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Dr Nishal Ramadas
Honeywell & University of Warwick

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Mr. Nitesh Anerao
Indian Institute of Technology, Madras / Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., India

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Mr Nikhil Mistry
National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton

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Olympia Simantiraki
University of the Basque Country

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Dr Philip Coleman
University of Surrey

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Mr Paul Shields
AECOM

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Mr. Diogo Pereira
Bickerdike Allen Partners

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Mr Peter Baddoo
Imperial College London

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Ms Penelope Fialas
University of Bristol

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Dr Philip Harrison
University of York

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Dr Phil Bouchet
University of St Andrews

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Mr. Marco Puliti
Politecnico di Torino

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Rapolas Daugintis
Aalto University

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Dr Richard Colchester
University College London

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Mr Richard Grove
Building Design Partnership

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Riccardo Marrocchio
Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

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Dr Robert Edkins
University of Strathclyde

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Dr Simone Graetzer
University of Salford

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Dr Reza Haqshenas
University College London

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Dr Samuel Hill
Tribosonics

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Dr. Samaneh Moeini
University College London (UCL)

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Ms Shohreh Nourinovin
Queen Mary University of London

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Dr Sang Hee Park
Acoustics Research Unit, University of Liverpool

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Ms Chelsey McGowan-Yallop
Scottish Association for Marine Science (UHI)

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Mr Sam Shapley
Hunter Acoustics

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Mr Samuel Waterfall
Atlas Elektronik UK

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Mr Santi Davi'
University of Strathclyde

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Dr Sarah Marley
University of Portsmouth

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Mr Simon Durbridge
University of York

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Mr. Sebastian Duran
Solent Southampton University

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Dr Shivaprasad Shridhara Bhat
University of Bristol

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Simone Torresin
Eurac Research

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Dr Timothy Hunter
University of Leeds

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Mr Tadas Andriejauskas
TRL

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Mr Tobias Ehmen
University of Exeter

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Mr Tianyou Tong
Orthoson Ltd

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Teresa Burns
GoBe Consultants Ltd.

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Mr Vikas Tokala
Imperial College London

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Ms Olga Vinogradova

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Dr Xiaowan Liu
Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

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Mr Xiaoyu Sun
University of Bristol

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Dr Yueting Sun
University of Oxford

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Mr Zubeir Ebrahim Saib
University of Bristol

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