Dingding Xie joins Building Acoustics team

We are glad to announce that the virtual acoustics research theme is enforced by Dingding Xie. She is joining on a two-year CSC visiting scholarship. Dingding will contribute to the research line on room acoustics modelling for acoustic virtual reality, thereby utilizing a machine learning approach. Dingding holds a degree in Underwater Acoustics from the…

Inaugural lecture upcoming!

Maarten Hornikx turned full professor at July 1st of 2019. It is a good habit that new professors hold an inaugural lecture for the academic (and wider) community to introduce himself and his research area. The inaugural lecture of Maarten was initially scheduled in May 2020, but it would not surprise you that it has…

PhD defense Huiqing Wang

At October 6, 4PM local time, Huiqing Wang will defend his PhD thesis titled Room acoustic modeling with the time-domain discontinuous Galerkin method. Huiqing has further developed the discontinuous Galerkin method to predict sound propagation in rooms. The 1 hour defence can be attended online via this link in MS Teams. The PDF of the…

Welcome (back) Bram!

As of September 1st, Bram Botterman joined our group as a guest researcher. Bram graduated master with us some years ago and he carried out nice research on sound absorbing materials at that time (4TU sound absorbing glasses project, journal publication on sound absorbing materials). While leading his company Matude currently, he decided to come…

BOOST! project – A digital learning platform for building acoustics

Building Acoustics group initiated a new BOOST! education innovation project, ‘A digital learning platform for building acoustics’, supported by the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). This project aims to provide a digital educational platform that helps to improve the efficiency of the students learning, at a low effort of the involved teachers. One postdoc position…

Auralization of a car pass-by using measured impulse responses

In our recent open-access paper in Applied Acoustics, we publish a method to auralize a pass-by of a car in a street based on measured impulse responses. Listening tests have assisted to discover the influence of the resolution of impulse response source positions on audible differences. First author is Fotis Georgiou, he obtained his PhD from…

Paper about a local time stepping approach of the Discontinuous Galerkin time-domain method for room acoustics

Paper alert! Applying the Discontinuous Galerkin time-domain methods to room acoustics is time consuming if the mesh needs local refinement for geometrical reasons. In this JASA paper, a discontinuous time stepping approach is successfully presented, implying a release of the high computational constraint for meshes with strong local refinements. A next step in wave-based room…

Quantification of impact sound of lightweight wooden floors via heeldrops

Find out about our latest Acta Acustica paper! We experimentally explored the use of a heel drop as an impact source to quantify the impact sound performance of lightweight wooden floors. A impact force plate was used for this purpose. At low frequencies, the measurement quality using the help drop is higher compared to an…

Autumn School Series in Acoustics

On December 14th, we launched Autumn School Series in Acoustics (ASSA) website. ASSA is a yearly-returning one-week acoustic school on a post-graduate Ph.D. level which will be held at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) organized by the Building Acoustics group of the TU/e. The first ASSA will be held between October 31 – November 5,…

New Assistant Professor

Dr. Jieun Yang (in the picture above) was appointed to be assistant professor in acoustic materials. She is currently working as a postdoc in our group. Her appointment starts as of January 1st, 2021.

dr. Jikke Reinten!

On Thursday September 10th, Jikke Reinten defended her PhD thesis ‘Exploring the effect of the sound environment on nurses’ task performance: an applied approach focusing on prospective memory’ at TU/e. Congratulations, Jikke!

dr. Ella Braat-Eggen!

At Tuesday June 23th, Ella Braat-Eggen defended her PhD thesis ‘Auditory Distraction in Open-Plan Study Environments in Higher Education’ at TU/e! The defense was in a hybrid form, with promotors and limited audience on campus, and committee members and more audience present via videoconferencing. The thesis can be found here and a summary video on…

Podcast on Echolocation

The Universiteit van Nederland is an online platform where scientists share the most exciting insights from their field through short lectures for a wide audience. A podcast is now available at Universiteit van Nederland, in which Maarten talks about the capability of blind to ‘see’ via their ears through human echolocation. Listen to the podcast…

Kick-off Equal-Life project

The H2020 project Equal-Life had is kick-off event at 12-14 February in Utrecht (NL). The project will develop and test combined exposure data using a novel approach to multi-modal exposures and theirimpact on children’s mental health and development. From the Building Acoustics group, the involvement consists of Maud Dohmen, Ella-Braat, Maarten Hornikx and a new…

Acoustic Virtual Reality In Challenged Based Learning

For a design student learning acoustics may seem at times too abstract. We are currently developing an Acoustic Virtual Reality (AVR) platform to allow students to experience the sonic potential of their spatial designs in a multimodal immersive way. You can read more information about the project at this link.

Maarten in Podcast

Maarten has been interviewed by Lieven Scheire about his work in the Building Acoustics research group. This long interview (45 mins) is available as episode #15 of the Eindhoven University of Technology podcast series sound of science. The interview (in Dutch can be found here).

Virtual Acoustics @DDW

The Building Acoustics is present at the Dutch Design Week 2019 (19-27 October) in Eindhoven with a Virtual Acoustics demo. You can listen to your own voice in real-time in virtual environments with high realism. Read more about our story here and visit us. The entrance is free.

‘De Monitor’ TV broadcast

Maarten was asked in the Dutch TV documentary series ‘De Monitor’ about his opinion on citizen science initiatives related to to excessive noise in the Netherlands. The broadcast can be seen here.

Building Acoustics team @ ICA

The International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), was hosted in the city of Aachen, 9-13 September 2019. The Building Acoustics team was well represented and participated with ten conference papers.

Advances in Environmental Acoustics (Building and Environment)

The virtual special issue (VSI) on Advances in Environmental Acoustics of the Building and Environment journal is complete! The editorial of this VSI can be found here and all 18 papers are listed on this page. Enjoy reading the latest research results in this field of research.

Urban Sound Symposium

The urban sound symposium took place in Ghent from, April 3-5 2019. All information on this exciting event can be found at https://urban-sound-symposium.org, where presentation documents will be uploaded soon. I had a keynote on Auralization Technology, here is the link to the pdf of the presentation.

PhD defence Chang Liu including symposium

At April 2nd, Chang Liu will publicly defend her PhD thesis In-situ characterization of the acoustic impedance of vegetated roofs (PDF). The defence is preceded by a symposium with presentations from Prof. Francesco Asdrubali, Prof. Timothy van Renterghem, Prof. Jian Kang, and PhD student Sai Trikootam. The symposium and the defence are public. 1330 –…

Conference papers in June and July

Members of my research team will present progress of recent research at various conferences in June and July. The overview of our papers can be found here.  

New group members

In the first three months of 2019, four new researchers have started working in our Building Acoustics research group! JinJack Tan is a postdoctoral research fellow, who was awarded a 2-year EuroTech postdoc research grant with his research project MARS:  Integration of Musical Acoustics, Room acoustics and Sound perception Jieun Yang is a postdoctoral research…

Winterschool!

A graduate-level training in the fundamental and applied aspects of computational acoustics is held in Le Mans, 10-14 December of this year, don’t miss it! More information can be found here.

End of sabbatical!

My research sabbatical has come to an end. It have been 5 wonderful months, with plenty of time to spend with my family in Helsinki and Stockholm. I am grateful for my hosts Lauri Savioja & Tapio Lokki at Aalto and Mats Nilsson Stockholms University for offering me the opportunity to work in there labs…

PhD Defence and symposium

At June 25th, Fotis Georgiou will publicly defend his PhD thesis Modeling for auralization of urban environments: incorporation of directivity in sound propagation and analysis of a framework for auralizing a car pass-by (PDF). The defence is preceded by a symposium with presentations from Dr. Jens Ahrens, Dr. Tapio Lokki and two PhD students from Dutch…

Research sabbatical!

An exciting 5-month period has started from the first of May, as I will spend this time on a research sabbatical at Aalto University and Stockholm University. I will work on (part) of a virtual acoustic technology that enable the blind to train human echolocation. It will be inspiring to work in different research environments…

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