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Invited speakers

The invited conferences are the following:

- 2 Plenary Lectures during the Opening Ceremony

- 8 Keynote Lectures

- 1 Conference/Concert


Plenary Lectures


Pr. Noureddine ATTALA, Sherbrooke University - Canada

"Practical modeling of the vibroacoustics response of structures with attached noise control materials"
Auditorium Marin Mersenne, Monday April 23, 2012 - Opening Ceremony

Noureddine Atalla is a full professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Université de Sherbrooke) and a National Sciences Engineering and Research Council (NSERC) Industrial Chair holder in Aviation Acoustics in partnership with Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bombardier Aerospace and Bell Helicopters Textron. He is also a member and past director (2002-2009) of the Group d’Acoustique et de vibration de l’Universite de Sherbrooke (GAUS); one of the largest acoustic and vibration research group in North America.
Prof. Atalla received a MSC in 1988 from the Universite de Technologie de Compiegne (France) and a PhD in 1991 in Ocean Engineering from Florida Atlantic University (USA). He is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of computational vibroacoustics and acoustic materials. He has published more than 80 papers in acoustics and vibration, spanning different domains, including modeling poroelastic and viscoelastic materials, coupled fluid-structure problems, the acoustic and dynamic response of sandwich and composite structures, and modeling methods for industrial structures. He is also the co-author of a widely used book on the modeling of sound porous materials. Prof. Atalla is currently involved in several national and international projects dealing with the vibroacoustics of acoustic materials.

Pr. Kirill HOROSHENKOV, University of Bradford - UK

"Acoustic Monitoring of Water Infrastructure"
Auditorium Marin Mersenne, Monday April 23, 2012 - Opening Ceremony
Kirill Horoshenkov is the Professor of Acoustics in the School of Engineering at the University of Bradford. He studied at the USSR Academy of Sciences between 1983 and 1989. He obtained a PhD from the University of Bradford in 1996. His work relates mainly to underwater acoustics, outdoor sound propagation and the physical properties of porous media. Professor Horoshenkov has received considerable support (ca. £5.6M) in the form of government and industrial research grants. In the past 7 years he has been the Principal Investigator on 15 externally funded research projects. In 2003 he completed a six-month industrial secondment in the water industry sponsored by the Royal Academy of Engineering. In April 2006 he was awarded the Tyndall Medal for his contribution to the area of acoustics. He is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics (UK) and is a member of the Acoustical Society of America and Russian Acoustical Society. He has published over 50 refereed journal and over 60 conference papers. He is co-author of six British and international patent applications and director of the University spin-off company, Acoutechs Ltd

Keynote Lectures


Pr. Daniel JUVE, Ecole Centrale de Lyon - France

"Aeroacoustics: Convergence between direct computations and experiments"
Auditorium Lord Rayleigh, Tuesday April 24, 2012 - 08:00-09:00
Daniel Juvé is a Professor of Acoustics and Fluid Mechanics at Ecole centrale de Lyon and the chairman of the Centre Lyonnais d’Acoustique (Laboratoire d’Excellence CeLyA).
Dr. Juvé is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He is the 2001 recipient of the Alexandre Joannidès Prize of the French Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Juvé acts as Subject Editor for the Journal of Sound and Vibration and is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Aeroacoustics. He is currently the chairman of the Aeroacoustics Specialists’ Committee of the Confederation of European Aerospace Societies.
His research interests include aerocacoustics from the modeling as well as from the experimental point of view, with special interest toward jet noise, and sound propagation in turbulent media.

Dr. Marc DESCHAMPS, Université de Bordeaux 1 - France

"Multi-scale characterisations of materials and structures by ultrasonic methods"
Auditorium Lord Rayleigh, Thursday April 26, 2012 - 08:00-09:00

Marc Deschamps is Director of Research CNRS at the “Institut de Mécanique et d’Ingénierie – Bordeaux”.
He is a member of the “International Congress on Ultrasonics” Board.
Marc Deschamps is the coordinator of the CNRS European network entitled “Wave Propagation in Complex Media for Quantitative and Non Destructive Evaluation”.
His research interests concern the ultrasonic wave propagation in solids in view of material properties characterization and structures control.


Pr. Yiu Wai LAM, University of Salford - UK

"Time Domain Modelling of Room Acoustics"
Room Paul Langevin, Tuesday April 24, 2012 - 08:00-09:00
Prof. Y. W. Lam is Professor of Acoustics and Head of the Acoustics Research Centre at the University of Salford, UK. Professor Lam has over 25 year’s experience of working in building and environmental acoustics. He is known particular for his work in the development and application of computer modelling techniques in these areas. He has developed computer software programs that are still used in the metal cladding manufacturing industry for noise insulation prediction and in Defence industry for sound propagation in complex medium. Currently he is particularly interested in the interfacing of acoustics in multi-disciplinary research on modelling and simulation. He was a CI in Salford’s multi-disciplinary Platform project to develop the concept of nD Modelling for the built environment. He also works closely with Salford’s visualisation research group to develop advanced, fully immersive virtual space targeted for telepresence research. He currently leads an EPSRC iCASE project with the BBC investigating periphony for broadcast. Prof. Lam has over 100 publications in journals, conferences, and book chapters. He was awarded the UK Institute of Acoustics’ Tyndall Medal in 2000 , and the Fellowship of the Acoustical Society of America in 2008. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal of Applied Acoustics and a member of several international and national standards committees and working groups. He co-chairs the Conseil International du Bâtiment (CIB) W051 Commission on Acoustics. He is also a Board member of the International Commission for Acoustics.

Dr. Carl HOPKINS, University of Liverpool - UK

"Sound insulation in buildings: Linking theory and practice"
Room Paul Langevin, Wednesday April 25, 2012 - 08:00-09:00
Dr Carl Hopkins is a Reader in Acoustics at the University of Liverpool in the UK. He is Head of the Acoustics Research Unit in the School of Architecture, and a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics. His research into sound and structure-borne sound transmission in buildings has led to publication of a monograph 'Sound insulation', as well as journal and conference papers. He is a convenor, chairman or member of International, European and British Standardization committees on building acoustics. Before coming to the University of Liverpool, Dr Hopkins spent twelve years working in research and consultancy in the Acoustics Centre at the Building Research Establishment. During this time he was an advisor on building acoustics to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and school acoustics to the Department for Education and Skills.

Pr. Robin CLEVELAND, University of Oxford - UK

"Shock Waves in Medicine"
Room Paul Langevin, Friday April 27, 2012 - 08:00-09:00
Robin Cleveland is a Professor of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford. Previously, he was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Boston University where he had been for 14 years.  He obtained the BSc and MSc degrees in Physics from the University of Auckland in New Zealand where he worked with the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries on a sonar system for assessing fish stocks.   He received the PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin where his doctoral research was on sonic boom propagation in the atmosphere.  At the completion of his PhD he was award the F.V. Hunt Fellowship of the Acoustical Society of America which he carried out at the University of Washington in Seattle studying shock wave lithotripsy – breaking of kidney stones by shock waves.  After two years in Seattle he joined the faculty at Boston University.   He carries out research in nonlinear acoustics, in addition to lithotripsy and sonic boom propagation he studies:  nonlinear distortion of B-mode diagnostic ultrasound; the interaction of acoustics with both; high intensity focused ultrasound propagation in the body for thermal ablation; and shock wave propagation and cavitation generation in mercury.  In 2000 he was awarded the R. Bruce Lindsay Award of the Acoustical Society of America and has since become a Fellow of the Society and an Associate Editor of Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.  He has twice been selected by upperclassmen as the Mechanical Engineering Professor of the Year at Boston University.

Pr. Stuart BOLTON, Purdue University - Indiana - USA

"The influence of boundary conditions and constraints on the performance of noise control materials"
Room Paul Langevin, Thursday April 26, 2012 - 08:00-09:00
J. Stuart Bolton maintains an active research program in Noise Control and related disciplines.  Since joining the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University in 1984, he has supervised more than 60 graduate student  and has published more than 60 archival journal articles and more than 200 conference articles and presentations.  His research sponsors have included the Office of Naval Research, the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Transportation, General Electric Corp., Sony Corp., LG Electronics, Isuzu Motor Co., Cummins Engines, 3M Corp., IBM, Caterpillar Inc., General Motors, United Technologies Research Center, Johnson Controls Inc., Boeing Commercial Aircraft Company, Douglas Aircraft Co., Ford Motor Co., Michelin Tires, and Continental Tires.  He has research interests in Acoustical Materials (theoretical modeling, experimental methods, numerical modeling, optimal design), Sound Field Visualization (multi-reference nearfield acoustical holography, optimal design of farfield arrays), Acoustical and Structural Wave Propagation (wave propagation in and sound radiation from tires), Noise Control (fan noise, and consumer electronics), and Signal Processing (time-frequency methods).  He is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and has received the Institute of Noise Control Engineering Outstanding Educator Award.  He is former America’s editor of the Journal of Sound and Vibration, and is currently Vice President for Publications for the Institute of Noise Control Engineering.

Pr. Murray CAMPBELL, University of Edinburgh - UK

"An Acoustical History of Lip-excited Musical Wind Instruments"
Auditorium Lord Rayleigh, Friday April 27, 2012 - 08:00-09:00
Murray Campbell was born in Inverness in the Scottish Highlands in 1942. He studied physics at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a BSc in 1965. After obtaining a PhD in electron-atom collision physics in 1971 he was appointed to the staff of the Department of Physics, where he founded the Musical Acoustics Research Laboratory. He is currently Senior Professorial Fellow and Professor Emeritus in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Edinburgh. He has written or co-authored two books and numerous articles on the acoustics of musical instruments, and has a special research interest in lip-excited wind instruments. He is married with two children.

Pr. Daniel PRESSNITZER, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Paris - France

"The adaptive auditory mind"
Auditorium Lord Rayleigh, Wednesday April 25, 2012 - 08:00-09:00

Daniel Pressnitzer (CNRS) is a co-founder and current head of the “Audition” team at Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France. After an engineering degree, he received a PhD in psychoacoustics at Ircam, followed by a post-doctorate in the Department of Physiology in the University of Cambridge, UK. His research promotes an integrated approach to hearing, combining behavioural experiments with physiology and computational modelling. This work, published in a range of journals from acoustics to neuroscience, has received the support of CNRS, ANR, and ERC.  He teaches auditory science in different universities (ENS; Ircam-UPMC; U. du Maine). In 2000, he received the Prix Yves Rocard of the SFA and in 2010, he was elected Fellow of the ASA.

Conference / Concert


Pr. Barry TRUAX, Simon Fraser University - British Columbia - Canada

"A Soundscape Composition Concert: Real and Imaginary Spaces"
Auditorium Lord Rayleigh, Thursday April 26, 2012 - 19:00-20:00

Barry Truax is a Professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University where he teaches courses in acoustic communication and electroacoustic music. He worked with the World Soundscape Project, editing its Handbook for Acoustic Ecology, and has published a book Acoustic Communication dealing with sound and technology. As a composer, Truax is best known for his work with the PODX computer music system which he has used for tape solo works and those with live performers or computer graphics. In 1991 his work, Riverrun, was awarded the Magisterium at the International Competition of Electroacoustic Music in Bourges, France.


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