Inter-noise 2022 Keynote Speakers

We are delighted to announce the following Keynote Speakers who will be presenting at the Inter-noise 2022 Congress. 

Professor Maria Heckl

Presentation Title: Sustainable Combustion Technologies Need Acoustics Research

Maria completed her PhD on “Heat sources in acoustic resonators” at the University of Cambridge. Her current position is Professor of Engineering Mathematics in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences of Keele University. Her research focusses on the interaction of acoustic waves with
– flames (thermoacoustics),
– vortices (aeroacoustics),
– structures (vibroacoustics).

Maria has been leading major European research consortia to understand such interactions in combustion systems and hence to underpin the development of clean combustion technologies, in particular hydrogen combustion. She serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Sound and Vibration and of the International Journal of Spray and Combustion Dynamics.

Professor Jin Yong Jeon 

Presentation Title: Soundscape and Digital Therapeutics: Psycho-physiological Restoration

Dr. Jin Yong Jeon is a professor at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea. His main teaching and research interests are architectural acoustics and soundscape. He is involved in working groups of relevant ISOs in both fields and is a fellow of ASA. He directs the University’s Vibro-acoustics Medical Lab and is conducting clinical studies with researchers from university hospitals while participating in the national innovative MD-PhD joint research project. In graduate school, he is nurturing researchers both at the Department of Architectural Engineering and the Department of Medical and Digital Convergence.

Professor Lily Wang

Presentation Title: Linking Indoor Acoustic Conditions to Human Well-Being and Performance

Dr. Lily Wang is the Durham Distinguished Professor and Director of the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction in the College of Engineering at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. She received a BS in Civil Engineering from Princeton University and PhD in Acoustics from the Pennsylvania State University. Her recent research focuses on how indoor acoustic conditions correlate to human perception and performance. She is a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), is Board-Certified by the Institute of Noise Control Engineering, and has received awards from ASA and ASHRAE. She served ASA as President in 2018-19 and Vice-President in 2015-16.

Dr Yu Liu

Presentation Title: Acoustic Beamforming Array Design for Source Imaging

Dr. Yu Liu is Associate Professor at the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (China). His main research subjects include aeroacoustics, flow and noise control, and acoustic testing techniques. Dr. Liu is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (UK), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). He is currently Associate Editor for the Journal of Vibration and Control and the Journal of Aerospace Engineering. Dr. Liu was featured amongst the “World’s Top 2% Scientists 2020” by Stanford University in the field of Aerospace and Aeronautics.

The Salford Group: Professor Andy Moorhouse, Dr Andy Elliott and Dr Josh Meggitt

Presentation title: Virtual Acoustic Prototypes – a story of four decades

The Salford Group is based in the Acoustics Research Centre, University of Salford, UK, and has been involved in structure-borne sound prediction methods since, in Andy Moorhouse’s case, the early 1980s. In those days, prediction accuracy of 40 dB (four decades) was considered normal. The group’s key innovation has been in describing sources in terms of ‘blocked forces’ which not only can be measured in-situ but are transferrable to other installations and as input to numerical models. Recently, the group turned its attention to transfer path analysis (TPA), developing it from a purely diagnostic method into a range of approaches allowing the construction of accurate and sophisticated virtual acoustic prototypes. Applications, so far, have included cars, trains and musical instruments. New challenges are emerging, in the era of electric drives, and future virtual acoustic prototypes may be required to be accurate over practically the whole range of human perception, nearly four decades in frequency.

Professor Bridget Shield MBE

Presentation Title: A Sound Environment for Schools

Sub Title: Sixty years of Research into the Impact of the Acoustic Design of Schools – A Review

Bridget Shield is Professor Emerita at London South Bank University, where she spent 30 years in teaching and research in environmental and architectural acoustics. Her research areas included modelling of sound and subjective responses to noise, focusing on the effects of noise in schools. Bridget is an Honorary Fellow of the UK Institute of Acoustics and a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. She has received the IOA R W B Stephens Medal and the Noise Abatement Society Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021, she was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for services to acoustic science and to inclusion in science and engineering.