Lukas Aspöck, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
Lukas Aspöck received a diploma degree in computer engineering from RWTH Aachen University, Germany, in 2012. During his studies he gained work experience as a student assistant at the Center for Learning & Information Management in Mechanical Engineering and at the Institute of Technical Acoustics at RWTH Aachen University and, in between, worked as a noise engineer at SVT Engineering consultants in Perth, Western Australia. From 2013 until 2020 he worked on his PhD project at the Institute of Technical Acoustics in Aachen, researching room acoustic simulation models. In 2015 he became the head of the virtual acoustics research group at the Institute and was in involved in multiple industry and research projects related to acoustical simulation and auralization.
After defending his PhD in 2020, he successfully applied for the position of the academic manager at the Institute for Hearing Technology and Acoustics (IHTA) and is now responsible for managing and contributing to various research and teaching activities at the Chair of Technical Acoustics (Prof. Michael Vorländer) as well as at the Chair of Hearing Technology and Acoustics (Prof. Janina Fels) at RWTH Aachen University. He is a member of the German Acoustics Association (DEGA) and the European Acoustics Association (EAA), as well as part of the steering committee of the Acoustical Knowledge Alliance (ASKnow), which develops interactive teaching material for five online courses on acoustics. Furthermore he develops, maintains and distributes the research software RAVEN, a room acoustic simulation environment freely available for the academic world.