Physical Acoustics

Group co-ordinator(s)

Dr. Olga Umnova
University of Salford

Introduction

Physical acoustics is the area which focuses on the interaction of sound waves with matter and the processes which accompany it. This includes many research areas where UK has a traditionally strong position (e.g. cavitation, acoustic materials) and wide range of applications. The areas covered by physical acoustics include: porous media and materials, atmospheric acoustics, physical ultrasonics, nanoacoustics, nonlinear acoustics, outdoor sound propagation, thermoacoustics and others. It is likely that more of these will form separate SIGs.

Activities

There is already a well-functioning Physical Acoustics Group (PAG) within the Institute of Physics (IoP), so the activities of SIG-PA will be complementary to the PAG. There are several areas which need developing with support from the SIG-PA. Firstly, it is necessary to develop closer links between academia and industry. This does not seem to be a main aim of the PAG, so that it is proposed to form the SIG-PA as a balance between academia and industry membership. Secondly, there is an important educational aspect which needs developing further. The PAG organises Tutorial Days twice a year which are designed for early career researchers with working knowledge of physical acoustics to learn about new research topics. Therefore, it seems appropriate for the SIG-PA to organise a series of workshops and summer schools for early career researchers and non-academic partners who are engaged in acoustics projects, but lack knowledge of physical acoustics and fundamentals. These events will be run in close cooperation with other Special Interest Groups such as Metamaterials or Numerical Methods in Acoustics. Thirdly, the SIG-PA will run grant bid preparation retreats for young academics, research fellows and their non-academic partners. This activity will be done in collaboration with other SIGs within the UK Acoustics Network.

Physical Acoustics Members

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Prof Alastair Hibbins
University of Exeter

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Mr Adam Fox
Mason UK Ltd

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Adam Oliver
Tektite Solutions Ltd

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Mr Adam Woolley
Thales

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Dr Syed Muhammad Ahsan Raza Jafri
The University Of Sheffield

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Mr Aitor Lopetegi
AMC-MECANOCAUCHO

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Miss Rita Campos
dbx Acoustics

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Dr Alasdair Murray
OptaSense

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Dr. Artur L Gower
University of Sheffield

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Miss Bethany Staples
university of exeter

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Dr Craig Dolder
University of Southampton

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Cecilia Casarini
University of Strathclyde

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Cheuk-Him Yeung
University of Manchester

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Mr Chris Parker-Jones
ParkerJones Acoustics Ltd

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Mr Chris Skinner
AECOM

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Mr Chris McCollin
Temple Group

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Professor David Sharp
Open University

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Mr Daniel Goodhand
Institute of Acoustics

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Mr Dean Chapman
Bickerdike Allen Partners

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Mr Daniel Clare
RSK Acoustics

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Mr Dominic Grantley-Smith
Winchester Science Centre

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Dr Erwin Alles
University College London, Dept of Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

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Miss Eloise Kalavsky
University of Salford

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Dr Elly Martin
University College London

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Ms Emma Shanks
Health and Safety Executive

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Dr Fang Liu
University of Reading

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Dr Gianluca Memoli
Interact Lab - University of Sussex

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Mr Giuseppe Corrado
University of Strathclyde

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Mr Guillermo Jimenez-Arranz
Seiche Ltd

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Mr Graham Parry
ACCON UK Limited

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Dr. Hugh Rice
University of Leeds

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Mr Howard Masters
Dragonfly Consulting

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PhD student Hugo Karpinski
University of Salford

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Professor I. David aBRAHAMS
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge

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Janine Dickinson
National Grid

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Mr Jason Clouston
Scotch Partners LLP

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Mr Jim Singleton
tnei services ltd

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Dr Jake Ward
National Physical Laboratory

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Mx Kat Young
University of York

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Miss Lara Díaz García
University of Strathclyde

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Ms Lisa Lavia
Noise Abatement Society

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Mr Luke Cox
University of Bristol

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Dr Michal Kalkowski
Imperial College London

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Dr Marcos Simon
Audioscenic Limited

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Dr Matthew Robinson
Sandy Brown Associates

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Professor Michael Akeroyd
University of Nottingham

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Mrs Mladena Lukić
University of Nis, Faculty of Occupational Safety

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Dr Nikhil Banda
Seiche Ltd

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Miss Neha Sharma
University of Salford

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Mr Neil Haughey
Ultra Electronics Command and Sonar Systems

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Dr Nicholsa Ovenden
University College London

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Nigel Burton
Temple Group Ltd and Association of Noise Consultants (ANC)

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Dr Nishal Ramadas
Honeywell & University of Warwick

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Mr Nikhil Mistry
National Oceanography Centre Southampton, University of Southampton

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Mr Paul Forster
City of London Corporation

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Mr Paul Shields
AECOM

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Dr Matthew Pearson
Cardiff University

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Mr Peter Baddoo
Imperial College London

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Mr. Marco Puliti
Politecnico di Torino

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Dr Richard Cookson
PDA Ltd

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Dr Robert Malkin
Ultraleap

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Mr Robert Lee
Gardline

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Dr Reza Haqshenas
University College London

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Dr Mike Smith
The University of Cambridge

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Mr Stephen Jay
Sharps Redmore

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Mr Tobias Ehmen
University of Exeter

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Dr Yueting Sun
University of Oxford

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Mr Gulam Zakaria Zahid
queen mary university of london

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