Monday, 16 January 2017

Royal College of Art Student Visit

The Royal College of Art students on the new Information Experience Design course visit the Acoustics Laboratory here at London South Bank University on the 13th January 2017. The students enjoyed their stay in the anechoic chamber and had some weird and interesting ideas for projects. The group were led by Mike Wyeld who was later joined by visitors from the National Maritime Museum and the Greenwich Observatory!

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Blog reaches 100,000 hits

The blog has now run for 10 years and has reached 100,000 hits reviewing the 866 news items produced by the Acoustics Group. The students have won 31 awards from the Institute of Acoustics, the Acoustical Society of America, RBA Acoustics, I-INCE, CIBSE and the Audio Engineering Society. Emeritus Professor Shield became the President of the Institute of Acoustics, forming close links with the IOA. The Acoustics Group is accredited to run the IOA Certificate and the IOA Diploma to 2018. CIBSE has also accredited the Masters course to 2019. Eight PhD students have completed their PhD studies. We also celebrated 10 years of collaboration with the Royal Academy of Music -a main sponsor of our group.

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Welcome to 2017

Welcome to 2017 and the new expanded Acoustics Group teaching team. We have lots to look forward to in the coming year. In February we host the IOA the Art of Being a Consultant, in July the International Congress on Sound and Vibration comes to London. In October 2017 we are running the IOA Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement. Lots going on and more to come!

Monday, 19 December 2016

Happy Christmas and Thanks for all your help

We thank you for all your support over 2016. The Acoustics Group won more awards with MSc students Doug Shearer and Simon Brown winning the Acoustical Society of America Newman Medal. Andrew Steele for winning the Audio Engineering Society postgraduate prize,  Mateusz Garbala the ANC IOA Best Dissertation prize and Christina Higgins for the best student paper.  Gizem Okten successfully defended her doctoral thesis. Two new lecturers joined the expanding acoustics team with Dr Luis Gomez-Agustina and Mr Eric Ballestero. Links with the Institute of Acoustics were further strengthened with LSBU running the Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurements, hosting meeting for the Musical Acoustics and for the Aviation review, as well as three Masters's students giving an IOA London branch presentation and one IOA Diploma student presenting at Acoustics 2016, Kenilworth. Dr Stephen Dance wrote the lead article for the IOA Acoustics Bulletin on the hearing acuity of classical musicians. Presentations were also given in Buxton, Hamburg, Helsinki, and Honolulu. The Masters and Diploma students enjoyed field trips to Henry Wood Hall, Royal Opera House, IMAX cinema, Elephant Studios and the Royal College of Art. Education wise it was another bumper year with 53 students enrolled on the MSc/IOA Diploma programmes. We wish them luck with their respective courses. Best wishes for 2017 from the Acoustics Group

Friday, 16 December 2016

Student Christmas Party

The Acoustics students came together for the annual Christmas party to celebrate the end of the most successful year in the history of the Acoustics Group. We'd like to thank all the students for joining the courses. He hope you had fun, made new friends and most importantly expanded your knowledge of sound and vibration!

Noise monitoring kit new and old

The Acoustics Group is testing the performance of a new inexpensive noise monitor solution based on the Raspberry Pi. It is also much much smaller than the commercial solution.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

New Lecturer - Eric Ballesteros

The Acoustics Group has expanded! Eric Ballesteros has recently joined the teaching teach. He will be an assistant helping with labs, projects and architectural acoustics. Eric finished the IOA Diploma in 2015 then joined the Masters programme. He specialises in Virtual Reality, coding, modelling and auralization. Welcome to the team!