UK Acoustics Network PhD Exchange Day

10 May - 10 May 2019

10:30 am - 3:30 pm

University of Sheffield, Pam Liversidge Building, 1 Newcastle Street, Sheffield S1 3PD


The University of Sheffield would like to welcome you on the 10th of May 2019 in the first Acoustics Network PhD exchange day. The concept of this event is to bring the PhD students in the Acoustics Network closer together, to share their experiences/challenges, familiarise with the equipment and methods other people use and promote collaboration between universities in building a stronger contacts network.

Registration is via the Eventbrite.

Event details

10.30-12.00: Event kick-off

  • Welcome talk given by:
  • Project presentations from Sheffield University PhD students, including:
    • Ultrasonic sensors for measuring load and lubrication in wind turbine bearings

Gary Nicholas

  • In Situ Ultrasonic Viscosity Spectroscopy of Lubricating Oil

Tomos Brenchley 

  • Non-Invasive Monitoring of Free Surface Thin Film Layer Spread Using Ultrasonic Continuously Repeated Chirp Longitudinal Waves

Joseph Kanja

  • Measuring Friction at an Interface Using Nonlinear Ultrasonic Response

Xiangwei Li

  • The Development of an Ultrasonic Standing Wave Method to Measure Newtonian Viscosity In-Situ

Olivia Manfredi

12.00-12.45: Leonardo Centre of Tribology tour

  • Experimental rigs & demos
  • Equipment & materials

12.45-13.30: Lunch break (there will be a buffet)

  • Poster exhibition

13.30-14.15: Acoustics Lab tour

  • Experimental rigs & demos
  • Equipment & materials

14.15-15.30: Breakout sessions

  • Meet PhD students in person to exchange ideas, share knowledge and help each other

15.30: End of the Event


On behalf of the Leonardo Centre of Tribology and Acoustics group, we are looking forward to seeing you on May 10th.

Non-EPSRC funded students can claim their travel expenses back through the UKAN travel grant application form.

Posted on 28th March 2019 in Events