UK Acoustics Network

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Mechanical Engineering

Abstract

This network grant is focused on acoustics and pursues two main aims: (i) transfer new experimental techniques, models and scientific insights; (ii) promote mobility between universities, industry and other non-academic beneficiaries. In this respect, the UK has a critical mass and international reputation in acoustics which needs to be maintained and enhanced. Acoustics-related research in the UK is internationally leading and underpins key technological areas such as healthcare, manufacturing, defense, energy, digital communications and transport. However, the knowledge transfer and adoption of recent developments in physical acoustics, signal processing and numerical methods by industry and other end users (e.g. consultants and government bodies) needs improving. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, there is no existing single point of access network/central hub in the UK which brings the key academic and industry players together. Acoustics-related research in the UK's universities is fragmented, often applied to specific topics and length scales and suffers from inadvertent duplication. As a result, it is difficult for industry to engage with, or understand what is happening in, academia, how acoustics research relates more widely to industry needs and who in academia is the right person or which organisation to engage with in order to solve a particular industry need. Secondly, academia is clearly failing to demonstrate to the end users the value of their acoustics-related research in applications, thus failing to overcome the sector inertia for their research to have a stronger non-academic impact. Thirdly, there is no network/central hub for the coordination of the acoustics-related research through which a university can engage beyond their very specific, parochial partners, disseminate their work more widely and efficiently to the sector and generate a future road map of research which bears support from a majority of end users.

We will establish a network for the wider coordination of acoustics-related research to enable better communication with industry and multiple avenues of research and innovation. It will support the EPSRC/UKRI Delivery Plan to promote the success of the UK's industry and academia through top quality research. This Acoustics Network aligns with the EPSRC expectation for a research network, which is "... expected to lead to new collaborative multidisciplinary research proposals and some may develop into virtual centres of excellence, providing critical mass of analytical expertise." The current RCUK/UKRI funding of acoustics-related research amounts to £94M which includes £62M support from the EPSRC. This funding covers research in general acoustics, audio engineering, ultrasonics and noise. Unlike other research disciplines, acoustics related research is not currently directly supported by an EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT). However, there are several CDTs which can directly benefit from acoustics related research. Therefore, there is a clear need for better coordination for the activities in acoustics to reduce fragmentation and overlap, and to use existing and future funding streams more efficiently. This is important to ensure that the quality of the critical mass of the acoustics-related research in the UK continues to stay internationally leading in the foreseeable future. Given the importance of acoustics and the value of the research funding in this area, the Acoustics Network will serve to promote this research discipline and to communicate the ongoing work beyond the acoustics research community and to the general public. In this respect, the network will be able to establish a website, software depository, hold workshops and conferences, produce newsletters, use publications by Learned Societies and Trade Associations and social media to communicate their work much more widely that is currently done.

Planned Impact

There are four main beneficiaries from this network: (i) academia; (ii) industry; (iii) public; (iv) government. Some benefits will come from the enhanced collaboration between academic institutions in the UK working on acoustics related projects (see Academic Beneficiaries), industry which makes use of the results from acoustics related research and some government departments that use acoustics related research to enforce legislation and enable control of noise. Other benefits will come from the activities which are proposed to promote acoustics as an exciting research discipline. There will also be academic benefits of this network which are described in the Academic Beneficiaries section of this form.

At present, industry on this project is represented by companies working in the areas of airspace (e.g. Rolls Royce), automotive (e.g. John Cotton), engineering and manufacturing (e.g. Dyson, Armacell), noise (e.g. Adler Pelzer Group, Hoare Lea) and defense (e.g. Dstl, Thales and QinetiQ). The network will be open for any other companies to join and benefit from its activities. The main benefits from this network to industry will be access to the right academic expertise, training, facilities and software. This is particularly important for SMEs who often do not have the right academic and industrial expertise in-house, may not be aware of it and/or have limited resources to get the access to it. Industry will also benefit from the enhanced flow of new ideas, follow-on collaborative research and technology developments enabled by the network. In addition to technology advancements the network proposes a number of activities which will help to formulate better joint industry/academic research as advocated by the Special Interest Groups. These will translate advanced acoustics related research into wealth generation and societal solutions driven through innovation.

These government agencies will benefit through enabling better environmental legislation and pollution control which are based on more rigorous science and more efficient engineering solutions from which the general public will benefit. The project will benefit from the involvement of the UK's Knowledge Transfer Network (UK KTN). This will enable members of the network facilitate innovation efficiently through access to UK KTN funding for any feasibility or follow-on projects leading to impact. The EPSRC will benefit by funding higher quality research proposals with stronger impact potential, less duplication and a more even distribution of funding across the UK's academic base.

The general public will benefit from outreach activities which this network proposes. These activities are described in the Pathway to Impact document and are designed to achieve a higher visibility of acoustics related research. This work will lead to a better understanding by the general public and government of the actual role that acoustics has on the quality of life and innovation process in the UK and globally. This will help to attract more students of better quality to courses with acoustics element. More engineering/physics/mathematics graduates with a better training in acoustics will enable the academia to recruit the right people on research projects which depends heavily on the knowledge of acoustics. In this process future academic leaders will be developed for the benefit of the UK's science and engineering for the benefit of future innovation and country wealth.

In summary, the main accomplishments of this network will be: (i) new collaborations, knowledge and opportunities for innovation; (ii) new opportunities for advanced training of future research leaders in acoustics in line with the Investors in People standard; (iii) a higher national and international visibility of acoustics related research.
 
Title AB Wood Medal 50th Anniversary commemoration video 
Description film of medal winners over 50 years talking about their research 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 640 views 
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/resources/ab-wood-medal-50th-anniversary-commemoration-video/
 
Title Acoustics waves and applications - exhibition banner - 
Description redefining the range of acoustic science - alternative to Lindsay Wheel 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact It was used at the launch of the International Year of Sound - 31st of January 2020. It was held in the Grand Amphithéâtre of Sorbonne University and attended by representatives from the 194 participating countries. 
URL https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/search?q=acoustics%20banner
 
Title Acoustics: introduction to a diverse and rewarding career choice 
Description film describing careers in acoustics 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact shared with schools 
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/resources/acoustics-introduction-to-a-diverse-and-rewarding-career-choice/
 
Title Careers in acoustics video 
Description film made by IOA 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact shared with STEM ambassadors 
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/resources/careers-in-acoustics-video/
 
Title Earthquake game - for 5 - 15 year olds 
Description Interactive game to convey information on What is an earthquake? How does earthquakes link to sound, vibration and acoustics? How do these people save lives with this knowledge? real life examples, like total number of people dying p.a. via earthquake damaged buildings, deaths that can be avoided by better design 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact UKAN's stand at New Scientist Live 2019 was consistently heavily visited by young people and adults wishing to interact/play with the Earthquake game. Impact continues as it is exhibited at Winchester Science Centre and used in outreach for a minimum of 5 years. 
URL https://www.dropbox.com/s/shbyuyb8fmctfur/Flight%20Case%20Mockup.jpg?dl=0
 
Title Evidence on how vibrotactile technology has successfuly been used to support d/Deaf people in music education at the Royal School for the Deaf Derby 
Description This video documents the responses from teacher, educators and children at Royal School for the Deaf Derby after successfully using vibrotactile stimuli in music education with d/Deaf children. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The next step is to use the video to stimulate interest from other schools for the deaf and to help source philanthropic and charity funding to buy equipment for these schools. 
URL https://stream.liv.ac.uk/2qvwd9th
 
Title Masterclass in Vibro Acoustics 1 
Description These webinars, on vibro-acoustic measurement and calculation, were originally planned as in-house seminars combined with hands-on laboratory demonstrations. Figure above is a measurement setup for the structural dynamics of an air pump. The course provides the scientific understanding of the transmission of vibration power from operating machines into supporting structures and the resultant radiated sound. For the prediction of transmitted power, laboratory measurements of the vibration activity of the source are required. In addition, either measurements or calculations of the structural dynamics at the contact between source and receiver are required. The source activity can be measured as free velocity or blocked force and both are considered. The structural dynamics are measured as mobility (ratio of response velocity to applied force) or calculated in terms of simple expressions obtained The UK Acoustics Network Newsletter January 2021 2 from lumped system behaviour and infinite beam and plate behaviour. The laboratory demonstrations are of installation conditions in buildings, but other structural systems are considered. The course ends with examples of practical problems and applications, and questions from the original audience are addressed throughout the course. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 680 views 
URL https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hx8Ij5skFyUu2Yeto8gtxXsAOnx3ThkC
 
Title Masterclass in Vibro Acoustics Webinar 2 
Description These webinars, on vibro-acoustic measurement and calculation, were originally planned as in-house seminars combined with hands-on laboratory demonstrations. Figure above is a measurement setup for the structural dynamics of an air pump. The course provides the scientific understanding of the transmission of vibration power from operating machines into supporting structures and the resultant radiated sound. For the prediction of transmitted power, laboratory measurements of the vibration activity of the source are required. In addition, either measurements or calculations of the structural dynamics at the contact between source and receiver are required. The source activity can be measured as free velocity or blocked force and both are considered. The structural dynamics are measured as mobility (ratio of response velocity to applied force) or calculated in terms of simple expressions obtained The UK Acoustics Network Newsletter January 2021 2 from lumped system behaviour and infinite beam and plate behaviour. The laboratory demonstrations are of installation conditions in buildings, but other structural systems are considered. The course ends with examples of practical problems and applications, and questions from the original audience are addressed throughout the course. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 750 views 
URL https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hx8Ij5skFyUu2Yeto8gtxXsAOnx3ThkC
 
Title Masterclass in Vibro Acoustics Webinar 3 
Description multiple speakers - multidisciplinary These webinars, on vibro-acoustic measurement and calculation, were originally planned as in-house seminars combined with hands-on laboratory demonstrations. Figure above is a measurement setup for the structural dynamics of an air pump. The course provides the scientific understanding of the transmission of vibration power from operating machines into supporting structures and the resultant radiated sound. For the prediction of transmitted power, laboratory measurements of the vibration activity of the source are required. In addition, either measurements or calculations of the structural dynamics at the contact between source and receiver are required. The source activity can be measured as free velocity or blocked force and both are considered. The structural dynamics are measured as mobility (ratio of response velocity to applied force) or calculated in terms of simple expressions obtained The UK Acoustics Network Newsletter January 2021 2 from lumped system behaviour and infinite beam and plate behaviour. The laboratory demonstrations are of installation conditions in buildings, but other structural systems are considered. The course ends with examples of practical problems and applications, and questions from the original audience are addressed throughout the course. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 641 views 
URL https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1hx8Ij5skFyUu2Yeto8gtxXsAOnx3ThkC
 
Title New Scientist Live October 2019 - Video from UK Acoustics Network stand 
Description This event was run between the 10 and 13th of October 2019 in the ExCeL in London. It was attended by more than 30,000 visitors from all over the UK. The UK Acoustics Network presented a range of interactive demonstrations and talked to a very large groups of school students of different age groups about the importance of acoustics and exiting career choices. In this video Artur Gower and Kirill Horoshenkov talk about what sound can do and wide choice of careers in acoustics. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact more than 30,000 visitors from all over the UK. 
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/resources/new-scientist-live-october-2019-video-from-uk-acoustics-network-st...
 
Title Overview video developed by the IOA for the Westminster's debate on Noise, Sound and Acoustics 
Description Overview video developed by the IOA for the Westminster's debate on Noise, Sound and Acoustics 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact policy development 
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/resources/overview-video-developed-by-the-ioa-for-the-westminsters-debate-on...
 
Title Sounds of Our Life - film by Antonio Fischetti 
Description A film directed by Antonio Fischetti, showing aspects of sounds in our life, produced by the International commission for acoustics, for the International Year of Sound 2020-2021 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 594 viewings 
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/resources/sounds-of-our-life-film-by-antonio-fischetti/
 
Title Welcome to the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) - A Virtual Binaural Tour 
Description Welcome to the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) - A Virtual Binaural Tour 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 493 views 
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/resources/overview-video-developed-by-the-ioa-for-the-westminsters-debate-on...
 
Title acoustic sonic art installation 
Description This exhibit enabled the visitors to walk between four zones of Ambience, Factory, Rainfall and Café as they circumnavigated a new original artwork constructed from field recordings and digital synthesised sounds, experiencing a multi-zone soundscape. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact Showcasing UK Acoustics and UKAN at the International Year of Sound Launch on the 31st of January, held in the Grand Amphithéâtre of Sorbonne University and attended by representatives from the 194 participating countries. UKAN was delighted to support the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) team who provided an excellent acoustic sonic art installation. 
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/UKAN-February-2020-Newsletter_final.pdf
 
Title exhibit, documenting the history of acoustics from pre-history to the present day, delivered in French and English 
Description exhibit, documenting the history of acoustics from pre-history to the present day, delivered in French and English, proved very popular. These exhibits are now available and ISVR team are happy to take them to various acoustic events. The team can; supply the audio files for the speech zones to drive loudspeaker arrays for people to make their own acoustic demos and explain how to build a low-cost personal audio array. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact 195 international delegates experienced this artistic approach to documenting the history of acoustics from pre-history to the present day,n delivered in French and English 
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/UKAN-February-2020-Newsletter_final.pdf
 
Description One key finding is that there is a considerable number of academics and industrialist in the UK who are actively working or benefit from acoustics related research. As a result, the UK Acoustics Network has grown since its launch in November 2017 from 20+ member to 1200+. A majority of these members participate actively in the events organised by the UKAN and develop new collaborations leading to new research grants and knowledge transfer activities led by the industry.

Another key finding from this grant has been better understanding of the value of acoustics to the UK's economy. It was found that the UK acoustics industry contributes £4.6 billion to the country's economy annually, employing over 16,000 people, each generating over £65,000 in value, in 750 companies nationwide. Whilst those 750 companies are distributed throughout the UK, the largest concentration of acoustics industrial activity is in the North West, Scotland and South East regions. The industry is made up of over 98% small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), yet the 7% of medium and large operations generate over 80% of acoustics revenues. Productivity in gross value added (GVA) contribution per employee also rises from £65,000 for the industry average, to £73,000 in larger companies.

The acoustics industry in underpinned by a vibrant knowledge base with over 150 active research grants, worth in total in excess of £160 million and involving over a large number of separate UK universities. This research is supported by seven different research councils under UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), reflecting the multi-disciplinary environment in which acoustics operates, from social and health to engineering sciences. Industry as a whole is also increasingly recognising the importance of acoustics and investing in new capabilities, for example Jaguar Land Rover have recently invested £150 million in new acoustics research facilities.

Acoustics feeds into many major global markets, including the $10 billion market for sound insulation materials in construction, the $7.6 billion ultrasound equipment market and the potential $31 billion market for voice recognition. This is before the vital role of acoustics in automotive, aerospace, marine and defence is taken into consideration, all major UK industries which leverage acoustics expertise.

The number of partners / collaborators has increased significantly, including international partners jointly delivering technical workshops, meetings and public engagement events. In particular, the situation with Covid-19 required UKAN to change to online meeting format. This resulted in a very active live programme of webinars which attracted over 2000 participants. The details of these webinars can be found on https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/
Exploitation Route The impact of the UK Industrial Strategy should be maximised by ensuring that acoustics is built into emerging programmes and initiatives at the earliest possible opportunity. Acoustics needs to be properly integrated within the focal areas of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) and should be designated a UKRI priority area, in order to ensure
that expertise in the field can be leveraged to its full potential. As active acoustics can increasingly provide solutions to Grand Challenges, the UK's valuable capabilities in this field need to be further connected to vertical markets in order to accelerate the uptake of the latest innovations necessary to secure UK industry's international competitive-edge. The outcomes of this funding will be used by the new UKAN+ grant (EP/V007866/1) which will run from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2025.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Chemicals,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport

URL http://www.acoustics.ac.uk
 
Description This is a Network grant which main aim is to bring together researchers working in different areas of acoustics to enhance communication between groups, provide a focus for collaboration and innovation, and to maximise the future impact of acoustics based research in the UK. The Network is over 1200 members. So far over 100 networking events have been organised by the Network and run successfully to meet the main aim. These events brought together over 5000 academic and non-academic participants who are interested in the acoustics related research and its impact. This has enabled the industry and government agencies to understand better and connect to make use of the acoustics related research in the UK, enhance the economic productivity and improve legislation. UKAN laid the foundation for the new EPSRC UKAN+ grant award (EP/V007866/1) which will run between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2025. This new grant will take our community further and help to align better any future acoustics related research with the four Grand Challenges: Clean Growth, Future of Mobility, Healthy Ageing and AI.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Construction,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Healthcare,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology,Transport
Impact Types Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Scotland welcomes sensible guidance on low level background music in hospitality venues
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact On the 12th December 2020 background music was reintroduced to the hospitality sector in Scotland The UK Acoustics Network Newsletter December 2020 3 thanks to some fleet footed acoustics research. The Scottish Parliament having banned music in August 2020 to prevent the spread of COVID without any evidence of the policy's effectiveness. In October 2020 UKAN supported KSG Acoustics to quickly design and develop a new subjective methodology statement to establish safe amplified indoor audio levels, "Background amplified audio levels and verbal communication in hospitality settings in the context of Scottish Government Covid-19 restrictions". In November 2020 this methodology was objectively assessed as effective based on multiple field studies. The research was put in-front of ministers in December 2020 where it was agreed to be suitable for implementation by both License Standards Officers and Environment Health Officers. Key public health concerns that needed addressing were: Ensure customers can communicate whilst physical distancing requirements are comfortably sustained; and secondly, to ensure that customers are not significantly raising their voices to be heard or understood.
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/UKAN-December-2020-Newsletter_final.pdf
 
Description UKAN facilitated a survey on Impact of Covid-19 restrictions on the UK Acoustics Industry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wFdkfGXTgluzg1CiJU7o5RhglQKgt06_/view
 
Description UKAN supported the development of the Value of Acoustics report
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/resources/acoustics-sound-economy-the-value-of-acoustics-report/
 
Description (BOHEME) - Bio-Inspired Hierarchical MetaMaterials
Amount € 3,226,250 (EUR)
Funding ID 863179 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2023
 
Description (MetaVEH) - Metamaterial Enabled Vibration Energy Harvesting
Amount € 4,018,875 (EUR)
Funding ID 952039 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2024
 
Description AI for Sound
Amount £2,120,276 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T019751/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2020 
End 04/2025
 
Description Cooperative Underwater Surveillance Networks (COUSIN)
Amount £550,261 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V009591/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description Daido Metals PhD Studentship
Amount £85,849 (GBP)
Organisation Daido Metal 
Sector Private
Country Japan
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Development of Ultrasonic Oil Condition and Level Sensors for Use with NEXCEL
Amount £83,296 (GBP)
Funding ID 1947955 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description EPSRC UK Acoustics Network Plus
Amount £1,418,894 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V007866/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2024
 
Description Fabrication of novel glasses and glass micro-spheres by acoustic levitation and laser heating.
Amount £517,370 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V001736/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2020 
End 10/2023
 
Description Federal Railroad Administration Track Stress Measurement Project
Amount £116,279 (GBP)
Funding ID FRA-TR-001 
Organisation Federal Railroad Administration 
Sector Public
Country United States
Start 01/2020 
End 12/2021
 
Description Inventive: A podcast of Engineering Stories with associated live events and career resources
Amount £153,889 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T028521/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 06/2022
 
Description IoA grant
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Funding ID R/150321-11-1 
Organisation Institute of Acoustics (IOA) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 08/2019
 
Description Jaguar Land Rover Phd Studentship Piston rings
Amount £40,000 (GBP)
Organisation Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC 
Department Jaguar Land Rover
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Multimodal Video Search by Examples (MVSE)
Amount £863,564 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V002856/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Description Network rail In2Track2 rail stress
Amount £75,728 (GBP)
Funding ID 23807/02/4539 
Organisation Network Rail Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 05/2021
 
Description QUIET AEROFOIL WITH ADAPTIVE POROUS SURFACES (QUADPORS)
Amount £365,599 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V00686X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description Scalable Room Acoustic Modelling (SCReAM)
Amount £407,334 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V002554/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 08/2023
 
Description Sensing Dense Particulate Materials
Amount £232,927 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V012436/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 12/2023
 
Description TTRF Foundation SH waves for viscosity measurement
Amount £29,113 (GBP)
Organisation The Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 02/2019 
End 01/2023
 
Description The Timken Company Studentship
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation Timken Company 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2022
 
Description UK Metamaterials Network
Amount £877,428 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V002198/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2020 
End 08/2023
 
Description UltraSOuNd-controlled drug release from Antimicrobial particles for denTAl tissues
Amount £566,203 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/V028553/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2021 
End 06/2024
 
Description Ultrasonic Piston Lubrication Monitoring and the Effects of Distortion and Deterioration
Amount £83,296 (GBP)
Funding ID 1947853 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Use of ultrasound for estimating state of charge and state of health in lithium-ion batteries.
Amount £83,296 (GBP)
Funding ID 1949045 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description WD-40 Next generation oil film measurements
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation WD-40 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2017
 
Description WHOLE-BODY, HIGH RESOLUTION, 3D, SMALL ANIMAL PHOTOACOUSTIC AND ULTRASOUND COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM
Amount £1,233,566 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/T014369/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2020 
End 09/2023
 
Title FLIGHT: a flight simulation code for environmental emissions (noise and engine exhausts) 
Description This computer model has been further verified to compare measured noise data at high altitude with simulations. Verifications have been carried out for long range noise propagation across atmospheric layers of stratified temperatures, pressures and winds. 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Research generated interest in recent years from members of the professional community, including noise monitoring organisations (ICCAN), local airport authorities (for example, Edinburgh) and academic researchers. 
 
Title High altitude aircraft noise measurements 
Description We carried out a noise measurement campaign to investigate high altitude cruise noise from commercial aircraft flying above natural areas. Initial data were processed, analysed and compared with noise simulations, in advance to a full project being developed from this initial data set. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2020 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Research is ongoing 
 
Description ANV Measurement Systems / UKAN Quiet Project 
Organisation ANV Measurement Systems
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Engaging 104 UKAN / IOA members - participating with the Quiet Project joint Project with the Institute of Acoustics, the Association of Noise Consultants and UKAN. The new database will map the changing sound levels across the country, illustrating the impact of lockdown on the external sound environment With the kinds support instrumentation companies such as ANV Measurement System, Cirrus Research, Campbell Associates, and Acoustic1; equipment is being distributed to those who wish to take part and have experience of the particular kit in question. UKAN is providing the funding to cover the shipping costs. Measurements should cover a 2- week period
Collaborator Contribution It is coordinated by ANV and Stephen Dance of London South Bank University. T 1.6GB of data across 4 countries in 302 locations. £10k contribution by supplying equipment
Impact Engaging 104 UKAN / IOA members - participating with the Quiet Project joint Project with the Institute of Acoustics, the Association of Noise Consultants and UKAN.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Campbell Associates / UKAN Quiet Project 
Organisation Campbell Associates Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Engaging 104 UKAN / IOA members - participating with the Quiet Project joint Project with the Institute of Acoustics, the Association of Noise Consultants and UKAN. The new database will map the changing sound levels across the country, illustrating the impact of lockdown on the external sound environment With the kinds support instrumentation companies such as ANV Measurement System, Cirrus Research, Campbell Associates, and Acoustic1; equipment is being distributed to those who wish to take part and have experience of the particular kit in question. UKAN is providing the funding to cover the shipping costs. Measurements should cover a 2- week period
Collaborator Contribution It is coordinated by Campbell Associates and Stephen Dance of London South Bank University. T 1.6GB of data across 4 countries in 302 locations. £5 contribution by supplying equipment
Impact 1.6GB of data across 4 countries in 302 locations.
Start Year 2021
 
Description Comsol/UKAN 
Organisation COMSOL INC.
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Linking UKAN members with new software and Comsol and Mathworks with potential new members
Collaborator Contribution Comsol and Mathworks (for arranging a series of successful webinars with a focus on acoustics. These specific events have been attended by over 400 people. Generally, each UKAN webinar is attended online by 20-100 people. recordings and slide presentations from these and other webinar events are available in our Google Drive folder. (link in UKAN May newsletter)
Impact UKAN members being confident to use MATLAB
Start Year 2020
 
Description Frontiers for Young Minds (FfYM) / UKAN 
Organisation Frontiers Media SA
Department Frontiers for Young Minds (FfYM)
Country Switzerland 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Appointing 4 editors, 25 authours and 20 Science mentors facilitating the publication of 25 Articles during 2021 to showcase / celebrate first International Year of Sound: a UNESCO triggered celebration of sound and how it enters our lives in so many ways. This collection will explore the many faceted science of sound: how humankind and other animals perceive it, its many uses, and the problems it can bring to us and the environment. Sound cuts across many disciplines: from medicine and neuroscience to the environment. It applies mathematics and technology to these domains. Sound is a global health concern: Hearing loss affects 5% of the world's population (WHO estimate). A special collection about sound could inspire a new generation of scientists, medics and engineers. Our experts from the UK Acoustics Network (>1000 members), and the International Year of Sound team (195 participating countries) will cover a wide range of topics cutting across journal specialties. We are collating articles which portray the diversity and wonder of how sound reflects and affects the world, and how it reflects and affects us. These articles can either review a core concept in acoustics or cover a recent scientific article by the authors, rewritten for a young audience (8-15).
Collaborator Contribution Access and support from their editorial team and illustrator/copywriter and international membership of readers.
Impact Webpage with 2,403 views Muntidisciplinary: acoustics, sound and vibration relating to the broad themes of biodiversity, earth and its resources, neuroscience, health and mathematics
Start Year 2020
 
Description Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) 
Organisation University of Southampton
Department Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Triggering collaborative Public Engagement events such as New Scientist Live, Cheltenham Science Festival as a deliverable from UKAN to break down silos within the UK's acoustics community and in celebration of the International Year of Sound 2020, we bring together people from many disciplines, working in the field of acoustics.
Collaborator Contribution The UK Acoustics Network (UKAN) are presenting two exhibits; demonstrations of multi-zone sound field reproduction, at the Launch of International Year of Sound 2020 enabling delegates to experience the wonderful breadth of acoustics by visiting the arts, humanities and sciences. It was created by researchers from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR -University of Southampton, UK). The first exhibit, commissioned from artist Kevin Walker, demonstrates a multi-zone soundscape set in a variety of acoustic environments - you can stand still and let the soundscape take you on a journey, or walk around to follow your favourite sound. This original artwork is constructed from field recordings and digital synthesised sounds. The second exhibit documents the history of acoustics from pre-history to the present day. French and English language soundtracks are available, just stand in your preferred sound zone - maybe you'll learn something new!
Impact Co hosted events
Start Year 2019
 
Description International Commission for Acoustics 
Organisation International Commission for Acoustics
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution collaborating to promote international development and collaboration in all fields of acoustics including research, development, education, and standardisation
Collaborator Contribution Leading the collaborative partnership for UNESCO / WHO supported International Year of Sound; an opportunity to promote to the world the importance of sound in all aspects of our life. Organizations are encouraged to deliver outreach activities and to be innovative. A lasting legacy from the International Year of Sound in 2020 will be the development of education programs that highlight the importance of sound and in particular promote best practices in the utilisation of sound and preservation of hearing health.
Impact Summer School attended by early career researchers and practitioners http://www.ica2019.org/eaa-summer-school/ UKAN contributed to the summer School, presenting a seminar on linking with industrial partners.
Start Year 2019
 
Description International Year of Sound (IYS2020) 
Organisation International Year of Sound
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We are a UK representative publicising IYS2020 and encouraging people to host events and publicise them on IYS2020 website attracting global attention to UK activity, skills and expertise in acoustics. UKAN provide two acoustic demonstrations at the Launch of IYS2020 on 30th January in the Grand Amphitheatre, Sorbonne University.
Collaborator Contribution Offering a global platform to share information on activity and priorities, increasing network, collaborations and contacts.
Impact Sharing resources on an international platform such as UKAN supported 'Acoustics Ventilation Overheating: Residential Design', published by the ANC Jan 2020
Start Year 2019
 
Description La Semaine du Son 
Organisation Week of Sound
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Working jointly to raise awareness of acoustic science and engineering internationally.
Collaborator Contribution Making a key not presentation at Launch event of IYS2020 (see listing ) and bringing contacts and partners* into the collaboration. *https://www.lasemaineduson.org/-les-partenaires-de-la-17e-edition-2020-?lang=fr
Impact Global competition for schools IYS2020 https://sound2020.org/society/student-competition/
Start Year 2019
 
Description Mathematics of Waves and Materials Group 
Organisation University of Manchester
Department Department of Mathematics
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Inviting collaborative working for outreach and public engagement.
Collaborator Contribution To co create events and deliver outreach in schools
Impact Collaborating on Cheltenham Festival, New Scientist Live, encouraging IoA and ANC to share their printed careers materials for distribution during outreach.
Start Year 2019
 
Description Matlab / UKAN 
Organisation MAKLab
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Matlab March 2020 shared access to their File Exchange + There is a free Acoustic toolbox in MATLAB developed by UCL and University of Brno
Collaborator Contribution Matlab March 2020 shared access to their File Exchange + There is a free Acoustic toolbox in MATLAB developed by UCL and University of Brno
Impact UKAN members have received free training of considerable value
Start Year 2020
 
Description Partnership with Royal School for the Deaf Derby on using vibration for music education 
Organisation Royal School for the Deaf Derby
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We loaned vibrotactile equipment to the music department at Royal School for the Deaf, Derby. This led to its use in lessons which we filmed with UKAN funds to disseminate the impact of the vibrotactile feedback on music education at Royal School for the Deaf, Derby.
Collaborator Contribution Time in-kind to set up the equipment at RSDD and plan it's use in lessons as well as provide feedback to researchers.
Impact Video providing evidence of successful use of vibrotactile feedback in music lessons for the deaf.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Partnership with the Software Sustainability Institute 
Organisation Software Sustainability Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution We co-organised a software carpentry workshop, covering the basics of Shell, Python and Git, in response response to a workshop in July 2020, which identified a need in our community for training on basic skills in open source software tools. We advertised the workshop and paid the instructors and helpers.
Collaborator Contribution Workshop fee - normally $2500 payable to The Carpentries - was waived based on the SSI's partnership with The Carpentries. The SSI recruited instructors and helpers to assemble the workshop delivery team, organised pre-workshop team meetings and pre-workshop installation and troubleshooting session for participants (3 person days pro bono). The SSI also handled workshop and registration website creation, handling of registrations and communication with participants (2 person days pro bono). Total contribution in kind: 5 person days, estimated at £1,500.
Impact Training of 22 academic researchers in Shell, Python and Git.
Start Year 2020
 
Description UK Research Centre in NDE (RCNDE) 
Organisation RCNDE
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Inviting to collaborate on Public Engagement by sharing resources and acoustic demonstrators
Collaborator Contribution RCNDE is a collaboration between universities & industry for the purpose of increasing understanding of and making an impact through NDE research and training. Leading on the Cheltenham Science Festival Stand for 2020.
Impact Collaborative stand at Cheltenham Science Festival
Start Year 2019
 
Title Continuous Wave Ultrasound for Analysis of a Surface 
Description A method using continuous ultrasonic waves to measure the properties of surface coating and layers. Normally the layers are so tin that they comely reflect sound. But using continuous waves we can amplify their effect. This means we can measure the viscosity, thickness, and presence of thin films on solid metal surfaces. 
IP Reference GB1522677.2 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed No
Impact Still in progress
 
Title Deriving Contact Stress or Contact Load using Ultrasound Data 
Description A method to measure the load imparted between the balls or rollers and raceways in a rolling being. This has application to wind turbine bearings where highly variable wind loading and gearbox dynamics leads to uncertainty in bearing loading. 
IP Reference GB1414998.3 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Yes
Impact Licensed to Ricardo Innovations Ltd
 
Company Name PEAK TO PEAK MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS LTD. 
Description Two RA's for the University of Sheffield Leonardo Centre set Peak to Peak up to provide tribo-acoustic measurement services to industry. The develop bespoke sensors systems for rotating machinery and tribological components which they install at the companies site. They have carried out projects on bearings, auto-engine parts, and marine engine transmissions. 
Year Established 2018 
Impact The company is recently setup so there are no major impacts to report. Currently they are working on environmentally friendly lubricants (EALs) for marine use. This is intended for implementation in legislation and will have environmental impact.
 
Description Challenges of the Past & Challenges for the Future workshop organised by UKAN Underwater Acoustics SIG 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Multi disciplinary event to share information and set new priorities.
Small set of interesting presentations followed by group discussions about the major research challenges shared by the underwater acoustics community. Attended by about 30 members. Main recommendation from the workshop to encourage all SIGUA members to attend an industrial-academic "matchmaking" showcase for all industry members to present technical challenges and all academic members to present research area with the potential aims of finding shared challenges, cooperation opportunities, and possible new research activities. Current thinking is to find an industrial lead and academic lead to mobilise each community for an event early next year.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 1st International Photoacoustic Standardisation Consortium Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a one-day meet aiming to review the current standardisation of Photoacoustic Imaging (PAI) and to develop future plans to move standardisation forward in the context of preclinical and clinical application of the technology. Particular time was set aside to facilitate discussion and consensus finding on key topics related to PAI and included a further e-poster session to encourage further collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/1st-international-photoacoustic-standardisation-consortium-meeting/
 
Description 1st UKAN Newsletter April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Information to members and newsletter recipients i.e. via the IoA and ANC
news of specialist meetings, Summer School etc
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/UKAN-News-Letter-15042018.pdf
 
Description 3D Printing of Poroous Sound Absorbers by UKAN Physical Acoustics SIG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was run as a video-conference aiming to overcome obstacles relating to additive manufacturing for porous structures. The workshop reviewed several areas, notably the fundamental definitions of microstructural parameters, the analytical and numerical models for acoustical properties and designs to enhance tortuosity and compressibility. Three key note speakers described their experiences with 3D printing of porous sound absorbers with an open discussion on multi-functional possibilities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/draft-UKAN-Physical-Acoustics-SIG-Online-Workshop...
 
Description 4th SIG Vibro-Acoustics Workshop on Noise and Vibrations in Transportation and Transit Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The day was a culmination of academics disseminating their information regarding noise vibrations in road and rail sectors, ground vibrations and solutions for high-speed train-track interaction and low-carbon solutions for noise mitigation. A networking lunch and poster session stimulated discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/4th-sig-vibro-acoustics-workshop-on-noise-and-vibration-in-transporta...
 
Description AFPAC 2019 - the 14th Anglo-French Physical Acoustics Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference was kept intentionally wide to encourage cross-collaboration between fields with PhD students able to present. The idea was to include theoretical developments and experimental measurements, with the proceedings published by IOP Publishing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://intranet.sfa.asso.fr/archives/J19-AFPAC2019/
 
Description AGM of the United Kingdom Hearing Conservation Association 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The annual AGM for the UKHCA primarily revolved around moving to an annual membership renewal framework and pricing structure, with the hope of this commencing in April 2021. The UKHCA Annual Report and 2021/22 strategic plan were published prior to the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/annual-general-meeting-agm-of-the-united-kingdom-hearing-conservation...
 
Description Accelerometer Calibration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was given by PCB Piezotronics LTD and provided an overview of the calibration methods used for accelerometers and the associated calibration standards. The webinar also covered the different types of excitation from portable to shock exciters and the typical failures encountered.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Acoustic Assembly of Biomaterials and Engineered Tissues 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk discussed recent research that has demonstrated that ultrasound can be used to assemble musculoskeletal tissue, activate enzymes and trigger hydrogelation. The webinar began by outlining how ultrasound standing waves can be used to remotely pattern cell populations and how ordered arrays can be immobilised to engineer musculoskeletal tissues before describing how ultrasound fields can control the release of calcium ions from liposomes to trigger hydrogelation. It concluded by expanding on the novel processes and their enhanced strategies in tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-acoustic-assembly-of-biomaterials/
 
Description Acoustic Materials and Metamaterials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting brought together recognised specialists in acoustic materials and metamaterials from academia and industry. A comprehensive programme of both theory and practice was provided and the meeting was intended to help with terminology for absorbing, scattering and diffusing of sound.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Acoustic-Materials-and-Matamaterials.pdf
 
Description Acoustic Metamaterials - Facts and Perspectives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event revolved around two virtual sessions with breaks to stimulate discussion. Young members of UKAN's Acoustic Metamaterials SIG addressed the potential of new metamaterials in designing and experiencing sound by sharing their recent research and applications. The content of the seminar was influenced by attendees participating in a small thought provoking survey.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/computational-acoustics/webinar-acoustic-metamaterials-facts-and-perspective...
 
Description Acoustic Metamaterials Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The summer school was run for the second time and implemented feedback from the first with three pillars - live experiments, live simulations and introductory courses. Students were able to see experimental manipulation done live and could retrieve, process and analyse the data before importing it into COMSOL to run simulations. The introductory courses provide theoretical and experimental models of specific studies to illustrate the technological challenges of acoustic metamaterials.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/acoustic-metamaterials-summer-school/
 
Description Acoustic Wave Propagation in Water Pipes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar was part of the Early Career SIG webinar series and was an introduction to acoustic wave propagation in water pipes. Leakage localisation using acoustic methods in water pipes requires the knowledge of wave propagation - dispersion of acoustic waves inside the pipe is coupled with the structural vibrations of the pipe wall. The talk introduced the properties of the pipe wall and surrounding media, before showing experimental results that show the affect on acoustic wave attenuation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-acoustic-wave-propagation/
 
Description Acoustical Properties of Porous Media - Airborne Case 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar had a particular focus on models for acoustic properties of porous media which require knowledge of non-acoustical parameters that are not necessarily measurable. The webinar illustrated the properties of a majority of the porous media and what can be predicted with the knowledge of no more than three non-acoustical parameters. The models are well suited for dealing with a wide range of porous media applications that are not necessarily acoustic. The webinar concluded by explaining the necessary experimental set ups for measuring the aforementioned acoustical and non-acoustical properties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Advanced Vibration and Acoustic Measurement Tehcniques: A Continual Professional Development (CPD) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference focused on professional development within the fields of Advanced Vibration and Acoustic Measurement Techniques. There were interactive workshop sessions on Audible Acoustics, Acoustic Emissions, Vibrometry, Ultrasonic Inspection and an acoustic camera.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/advanced-vibration-and-acoustic-measurement-techniques-a-continual-pr...
 
Description An Introduction to Engineering at EPSRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The short webinar aimed to cover the peer review processes and funding opportunities within EPSRC and UKRI. Current strategic priorities were discussed in an hour long Q&A slot.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/an-introduction-to-engineering-at-epsrc-and-a-chance-to-meet-the-epsr...
 
Description An Introduction to Porous Media in Building Acoustics Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar presented the use of porous materials in building acoustics applications, with four particular applications in mind: solid-borne insulation, acoustical absorption, air-borne insulation and the ceiling applications. The presentation covered the basics of acoustic absorption and transmission phenomena with the applications illustrated by practical examples and live simulations. The overall goal was for attendees to understand the associated physical phenomena and optimal porous layer structure to achieve acoustical performance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Anglo-French Physical Acoustics Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the annual Anglo-French acoustics conference and as usual, the scope of the conference was kept intentionally wide to encourage cross-fertilisation of ideas across different application areas. Talks covered theoretical developments, experimental measurements and wave radiation amongst numerous other high calibre subject areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/anglo-french-physical-acoustics-conference-afpac/
 
Description Anglo-French Physical Acoustics Conference (AFPAC) 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The scope of the conference was intentionally wide to encourage collaboration across different applications of physical acoustics. The conference was presentation based and looked at the latest advances in wave propagation and scattering, ultrasound therapy and any and all theoretical developments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://afpac2018.iopconfs.org/home
 
Description Applying Machine Learning to Automate Interpretation of Ultrasonic NDE Data 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk presented ultrasonic examples of how machine learning can be applied to three basic NDE activities: property measurement, defect characterisation and defect detection. The webinar discussed the necessity for the availability of labelled, high-fidelity training datasets in large volumes for training machine learning algorithms, with examples presented to show the benefits and potential pitfalls of machine learning with NDE data. The talk concluded by discussing the areas most research efforts are needed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/acousticultrasonic-non-destructive-evaluation/applying-machine-learning-to-a...
 
Description Audio Conferencing Solutions - Client and Advanced Testing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar, from HEAD Acoustics, built on their previous talk and took a more in depth look at conferencing platforms. Additional parameters were introduced, such as listening effort (ABLE) and perpetual echo performance (EQUEST). As before, measurement results of typical conference solutions were provided to deepen the participants understanding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/communication-and-room-acoustics/audio-conferencing-solutions-client-and-adv...
 
Description Audio Conferencing Solutions - Hardware and Basic Testing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar from Head Acoustics detailed a measurement setup for evaluating the communication quality of various hardware used in audio conferencing solutions. They introduced basic parameters, such as frequency response and echo performance, alongside mean opinion scores for speech quality in silence (POLQA) and with background noise (EQUEST). The webinar concluded with a short Q&A session.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/audio-conferencing-solutions-hardware-and-basic-testing-by-head-acous...
 
Description Bioacoustics SIG workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was an opportunity for attendees to become founding members of the Bioacoustics SIG within UKAN and brought together researchers from various areas of the acoustic community. Specific focus was attributed to how to offer training and networking events for early career researchers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/bioacoustics-sig-workshop/
 
Description Biological Acoustic Metamaterials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar focused on advances in noise control technology, particularly with natural acoustic metamaterials, to demonstrate the ongoing work towards bioinspired metamaterial absorbers. Notably, a lithographically produced replica of a moth wing that can absorb sound was presented. The research presented aimed to pave the way for bioinspired broadband sound absorbers that are substantially thinner and lighter than current technical solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-biological-acoustic-metamaterials-by-dr-marc-holderied-univer...
 
Description Biomedical Acoustics Modelling with COMSOL Multiphysics Web Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The web workshop worked through a live demonstration of the COMSOL Multiphysics software to demonstrate its biomedical engineering capabilities. This concluded with a Q&A session, alongside a short free trial of the COMSOL software so attendees could explore the applications at a later date.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/biomedical-acoustics-modeling-with-comsol-multiphysics-web-workshop-b...
 
Description Biomedical Acoustics SIG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The online webinar was open to anyone with an interest in biomedical acoustics and featured seven speakers. Topics from the diagnosis of arthritic knees with microphones, to applications of acoustic tweezers were introduced, with short Q&A sessions dispersed throughout the event to stimulate discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/biomedical-acoustics/webinar-biomedical-acoustics-special-interest-group/
 
Description Boundary Element Methods in Practice: Algorithms, Computations and Acceleration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar demonstrated the practical implementation of boundary element methods through the example of the open source Bempp software. The webinar was more interactive, with practical examples given and the corresponding codes made available for attendees to scrutinise after. Practical implementation techniques were discussed, alongside the software design and performance on different hardware types.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Broken Symmetries in Acoustic and Mechanical Metamaterials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The seminar discussed recent activities in acoustics and mechanics, particularly the venues for new technology based on suitably tailored broken symmetries in meta-atoms. The talk itself detailed opportunities offered by time modulation and switching, along with reciprocal and non-reciprocal Willis coupling. Physical insights into the underlying phenomena and new devices based on these concepts were also presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-broken-symmetries-in-acoustic-and-mechanical-metamaterials-by...
 
Description Building Effective Academic-Industrial Partnerships in Acoustics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The Early Careers Special Interest Group (SIG-ECG) is running an event for UKAN's early career researchers on building effective academic-industrial partnerships in Acoustics, which incorporates the second meeting of the Vibro-acoustics Special Interest Group (SIG-VA). It will be held on the 8th and 9th April, 2019, at Imperial College London. Industry partners will include DSTL, AudioAnalytic, AECOM, Precision Acoustics, Kellogg, Brown & Root (KBR), Hoare Lea, Dyson, Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), and the John Cotton Group. Brüel & Kjær will also be present.

The event is aimed at early career UKAN members in any area of Acoustics who want to work in conjunction with industry and civil service partners in the short and long-term. It will provide a forum where attendees can share their research and career ambitions and build working relationships with industry early in their careers. The focus is on providing early career researchers with the opportunity to form relationships with industry partners who could benefit from their research work in the future.

Both attendees and industry partners will give presentations. Each industry partner will present for 15-20 minutes on who they are, how academic research has added value to their organisation, and what they identify as the future opportunities of acoustics research. Each attendee will do a 3 minute presentation providing a broad overview of what they do, their career ambitions (e.g., what challenges they would like to tackle), and why they think their research or research interests are of value to industry. Note that this is not intended to be a presentation of research results. There will also be a panel discussion, during which attendees can ask questions of the industry partners, and time for one-on-one networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/early-careers-group/building-effective-academic-industrial-partnerships-in-a...
 
Description Building Effective Academic-Industrial Partnerships in Acoustics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Early Careers Special Interest Group ran the event, incorporating the second meeting of the Vibro-Acoustics Special Interests Group at Imperial College London. The event was aimed at early career UKAN members who wanted to work in conjunction with industry and civil service partners, with the aim of sharing research and career ambitions. The main objective was to form potential relationships that could benefit either party in the future. Both industry partners and attendees gave presentations highlighting their work, with networking and panel sessions ran over the two days to encourage collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/early-careers-group/building-effective-academic-industrial-partnerships-in-a...
 
Description COMSOL Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar emphasised the new features for COMSOL Version 5.6, though it was open to experienced and new COMSOL users. There were opportunities to ask different technical product managers questions about the software, with sessions throughout the day focusing on different modules and their retrospective application areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/computational-acoustics/comsol-day-version-5-6/
 
Description Calibration of Test Instruments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The presentation, offered by NTi Audio, explained the relevant terms and standards related to the calibration of test instruments. Furthermore it also described the typical procedure of RMA-handling and calibration execution and certification. Four courses were offered including English and German lectures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-calibration-of-test-instruments-by-nti-audio/
 
Description Comms and rooms SIG 1st Committee Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The purpose of this meeting was to significantly increase industrial membership of this SIG including small UK companies and early career researchers.
Reached AES,IoA, IEEE, CIBSE, ASA, I-INCE, DAGA, BSA, ICA, ICAS, Speech Comm Assoc, British Library,TfL
It facilitated cross disciplinary networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Computational Acoustics SIG Steering Group Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Planning Meeting, to define deliverables including white papers, surveys, sand-pits, benchmarking, technical meetings with other SIGs and independently, travel grants to encourage co-location e.g. EAA Winter School.,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/computational-acoustics-meeting-20th-Feb2018-prog...
 
Description Computational Acoustics SIG Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a one-day workshop and dinner to discuss possible project ideas that had been proposed at previous meetings and a recent survey. Through presentations and subsequent forming of working groups, plans were developed outlining goals for agreed projects. The day concluded by agreeing on projects to pursue before assigning roles and finalising groups. A late dinner was provided for further networking opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/computational-acoustics-sig-workshop-10th-feb-2020-in-london-at-ucl/
 
Description Computational Acoustics Special Interest Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the first meeting of the computational acoustics interest group and focused on showcasing numerical methods for acoustics, specifically surrounding boundary elements and finite volume methods. The morning focused on introductory talks regarding the methods, whilst the afternoon had a workshop element. For an initial meeting the showcase was successful in that it raised awareness of the field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/computational-acoustics-meeting-20th-Feb2018-prog...
 
Description Defect Characterisation using Ultrasonic Arrays - Linear and Nonlinear Methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar investigated a general approach to defect characterisation in NDT applications. Specifically, the approach described compares array scattering data to simulations of scattering from different possible defects. Using this approach, it was shown that accurate characterisation is possible even for defects that are fractions of a wavelength in size. The talk concluded with the future possibilities these methods allow, such as crack tip closure assessments which are crucial when examining structural integrity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-defect-characterisation-using-ultrasonic-arrays-linear-and-no...
 
Description Demistifying EPSRC Peer Review 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The EPSRC created this webinar to help those new to the peer review process navigate the sessions. The course was split over two days and open to UKAN members with the emphasis on exploring the truth behind common myths about the process and providing a solid foundation to explain the research or fellowship proposal process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Developing Online Networking Skills 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This goal of this webinar was for attendees to embrace the modern way of networking, given the absence of face-to-face meetings. The webinar particularly focused on skills such as building collaborations with outside parties, reinforcing existing relationships, increasing specialist knowledge and creating research opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/will-kintish-webinar-developing-online-networking-skills/
 
Description Developmental Speech Perception - Forging Ahead on Models and Mechanisms 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was presented by Patricia K. Kuhl on her research on early language learning and bilingual brain development. The webinar detailed the brain measures that show how young children learn.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/developmental-speech-perception-forging-ahead-on-models-and-mechanism...
 
Description Dynamic Vocal Tract Modelling with the Digital Waveguide Mesh 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was organised by the UKAN Computational Acoustics SIG and presented by Damian Murphy. The talk charted the evolution of vocal tract models, particularly using digital waveguide mesh, from the traditional 1D Kelly-Lochbaum approach through to 3D dynamic modelling using high resolution physiological data obtained from MRI scans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/computational-acoustics/computational-acoustics-autumn-webinars-damian-murph...
 
Description Dynamics Research Group Showcase 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Dynamic Research Group (DRG) at the University of Sheffield is one of the largest dedicated research groups specialising in structural dynamics in the world. Particular topics of interest include nonlinear dynamics, structural health and condition monitoring, uncertainty analysis, acoustics, smart structures and vibration control. The annual showcase allows the DRG to showcase their research and facilities and discuss new collaborations. Typically postgraduate students prepare posters or presentations and the event lasts all afternoon to allow plenty of time for interactions and discussions. An estimated 200 people attended this time.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/dynamics-research-group-showcase-event-university-of-sheffield/
 
Description Dynamics Research Group Showcase Event, University of Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The Dynamics Research Group (DRG) at the University of Sheffield is one of the largest dedicated research groups in structural dynamics in the world, with researchers specialising in the fields of nonlinear dynamics, structural health and condition monitoring, uncertainty analysis, acoustics, smart structures and vibration control. Their annual showcase was an opportunity for the DRG to show their bespoke experimental facilities, present their work and to discuss new collaborations with members of this Network. The showcase started with a tour of the DRG's new Laboratory for Verification and Validation, a unique facility which allows for a versatile range of dynamic testing.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/dynamics-research-group-showcase-event-university-of-sheffield/
 
Description Early Careers SIG Webinar Series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Early Careers Group is ran a series of fortnightly webinars involving 40 minute presentations plus questions with recordings of each made available. Topics are typically focused on novel research in acoustic applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/early-careers-group/early-careers-sig-webinar-series/
 
Description European Acoustic and Mechanical Metamaterials meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A largescale workshop jointly organised with the French CNRS on metamaterials. Industry, ONR, DARPA and many others present and in the end had 120+ participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.imperial.ac.uk/plasmonics-metamaterials/european-workshop/
 
Description European Workshop on Acoustic and Mechanical Metamaterials 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop gathered European partners to discuss and exchange views on acoustic and mechanical metamaterials. It was structured around plenary talks as well as posters covering underwater acoustics, micro-acoustics, airborne acoustics and mechanical metamaterials and vibroacoustics. The workshop also covered fundamentals such as relevant applied mathematics. Coffee breaks and panel discussions encouraged more informal exchanges amongst participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/UKAN-Flyer.pdf
 
Description Face the Music - Hearing and the Sound of Performance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar was an inaugural lecture by Professor Stephen Dance, aiming to raise awareness of architectural acoustics, audiology, noise control and functional art. The research focused on providing education of the designs that allow professionals at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Opera House to continue to perform at the very highest standards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/communication-and-room-acoustics/face-the-music-hearing-and-the-sound-of-per...
 
Description First Clarity Enhancement Challenge 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Clarity project, a team comprised of Sheffield, Salford, Cardiff and Nottingham researchers are organising a series of machine learning challenges to advance hearing aid speech signal processing. In order to decrease the percentage of adults in need of hearing aids who don't use them, the purpose of Clarity is to catalyse new work to radically improve speech intelligibility provided by hearing aids. The challenges aim to increase in complexity, but started with speech in indoor environments with the presence of a single interferer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/first-clarity-enhancement-challenge/
 
Description First EAA Winter School on Computational Acoustics 10-14 December, Le Mans France 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The 4 participants funded by UKAN gained new knowledge and new connections and opportunities to co-locate.

This course is a graduate-level training in the fundamental and applied aspects of computational acoustics. It covers the main numerical methods currently in use in industry and under development in academia, such as Finite Element Methods, Finite-Difference Methods and Boundary Element Methods. The course will include the required theoretical foundation needed to understand the properties of numerical schemes for acoustics. Attendees will also benefit from hands-on sessions to develop best practice with several simulation methods. Taught by leading academics in this field, the course is intended for researchers and engineers. This course is particularly devoted to PhD and MSc students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://euracoustics.org/technical-committees/tc-on-computational-acoustics/eaa-winter-school
 
Description First Meeting of the Early Careers Group (SIG-ECG) at Acoustics 2018 (Cardiff) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference had many topics, notably on Environmental Noise, Noise and Vibration Engineering, Physical Acoustics, Building Acoustics, Instrumentation and Speech and Hearing. Overall the format was short talks or discussions and was successful in encouraging collaboration and exchanging information.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ioa.org.uk/sites/default/files/civicrm/persist/contribute/files/Acoustics%202018%20final...
 
Description First Meeting of the Sensors SIG 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting aimed on identifying the needs of the SIG, and was successful in this respect. 2 hours of presentations (5 minutes per participant) allowed a large pool of different requirements and ideas to integrate. A short discussion between small groups honed in on specific needs, which was shared at the end.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/sensors/first-meeting-of-the-sensors-sig/
 
Description Fish Sound Production and Passive Acoustic Monitoring in the Marine Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar began by introducing Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) and its uses in marine and terrestrial environments to gain a better understanding of various ecologies. This moved onto the new implementation in bioacoustics wherein fish species become particularly vocal during reproduction, creating an opportunity for acoustic researchers to use fish monitoring to identify spawn grounds. The talk outlined the fish sound production mechanisms and the potential of PAM in fish bioacoustics studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-fish-sound-production/
 
Description Forum Acusticum 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The European Acoustical Association and French Acoustical Society organised this forum to address all topics of Acoustics, from physical acoustics to sound perception with an additional emphasis on industrial applications. Scientific and technical sessions focused on ultrasonic methods were organised alongside an Early Career event and an E-Beer event to encourage interactions and stimulate discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/forumacusticum/
 
Description Franco-Chinese Acoustic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference aimed to bring together the French and Chinese acoustic communities to enhance scientific interactions and collaborations. There were 9 sessions on a range of topics, from vibroacoustics and noise reduction to acoustic and elastic metamaterials. The proceedings were published with a selection of papers recommended for publication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://fcac.univ-lemans.fr/fr/index.html
 
Description HBK Product Physics Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The virtual conference was three days long, with opportunities to learn about industry leading solutions from technical staff and existing customers. The conference featured interactive discussion panels, networking areas and presentations specific to a myriad of business areas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/hbk-product-physics-conference/
 
Description Hear for Tomorrow 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was divided into three parts over a full day, with the goal of raising awareness of the effect of music on hearing health through sharing the latest research and solutions. The keynote address was given by Professor Kathleen Campbell regarding her D-Met drug which reduces the effect of excessive sound exposure on hearing loss. Hosted by the Royal Academy of Engineering, individuals working in the field of music were encouraged to attend, from DJs and musicians, to audiologists and music schools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/hear-for-tomorrow-an-event-for-music-lovers-in-the-international-year...
 
Description High-Order Adaptive Finite Elements for Time-Harmonic Acoustic Applications 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was organised by the UKAN Computational Acoustics SIG group and presented by Hadrien Beriot of Siemens. The talk detailed high order adaptive finite elements for time-harmonic acoustic applications, a much more computationally efficient framework for solving the Helmholtz equation over a broad frequency range. Solutions from several time-harmonic acoustics operators were presented, with solutions for large scale applications based on parallelisation strategies discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/computational-acoustics-autumn-webinars-high-order-adaptive-finite-el...
 
Description How to Optimize Audio Conferencing Solutions to Improve Communication Quality 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact HEAD acoustics provided this webinar, specifically aiming to improve audio conferencing solutions and communication quality. Three 60 minute slots were offered, detailing conference systems, modems and interfaces and parameters that can influence communication quality. Additional details were provided regarding the technical aspects of systems, alongside some test scenarios and automated sequences that could help improve efficiency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IOA Early Careers Group Webinar - Further Education In A Pandemic 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IOA Early Careers Group gathered representatives from Universities throughout the UK to help provide guidance as to what leading organisations offer in terms of acoustic related courses. There were opportunities to ask questions and the event was recorded for future reference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/ioa-early-careers-group-webinar-further-education-in-the-time-of-a-pa...
 
Description IOA Early Careers Group Webinar Series - Career Routes Between Academia And Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The session largely built on the joint UKAN IOA Early Careers Group sessions at the recent Acoustics 2020 conference. Four speakers presented their experiences and advise on exploring career routes between research, consultancy and academia.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/early-careers-group/early-careers-group-webinar-series-career-routes-between...
 
Description IOP PAG Turotial Day - Materials Characterisation using Physical Acoustics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The tutorial day is typically aimed at postgraduate level students with the goal of inspiring attendees with an in-depth knowledge about physical acoustics. This years webinar was split into three hour long talks with additional Q&A sessions covering topics from non-invasive measurements with ultrasound to material characterisation for acoustic systems and applications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/iop-pag-tutorial-day-materials-characterisation-using-physical-acoust...
 
Description Industrial and Commercial Applications of Metamaterials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The event aimed to bring together key stakeholders to explore key growth markets and demonstrate opportunities for UK collaboration. Focused at academics and industrialists, there was an extensive programme of speakers and an exhibition space for demonstrations and networking, alongside poster displays for PhD and post-docs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://ktn-uk.co.uk/events/industrial-and-commercial-applications-of-metamaterials-2
 
Description Ingleborough Soundscape Project Launch Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Ingleborough Soundscape Project is a citizen science outreach project aiming to establish the extent to which environmental acoustics can be incorporated into an overall measure of 'environmental richness'. Spanning two years, the study is being ran by a team from the University of Leeds Wildland Research Institute in conjunction with Natural England. The launch event provided an overview of the re-wilding initiatives with emphasis on recruiting 'Citizen Scientists' to support the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/ingleborough-soundscape-project-launch-event/
 
Description Institute of Acoustics Musical Acoustics Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The day consisted of various talks on topics from sensor grid design for acoustic measurements to elephant trumpet calls and brass instrument behaviour. Interspersed with breaks encouraging interaction, the meeting concluded with a Young Members group social.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ioa.org.uk/civicrm/event/info%3Fid%3D363%26reset%3D1
 
Description Intensive Courses on Applied Acoustics and Modal Analysis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The courses included ISAAC30 and ISMA44, the 30th and 44th editions of Advanced Techniques in Applied and Numerical Acoustics, and Modal Analysis respectively. They are each a series of annual intensive courses with theoretical lectures illustrated by integrated demonstrations and discussions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/intensive-courses-on-applied-acoustics-and-modal-analysis/
 
Description International Conference on Underwater Acoustics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact ICUA2020 was a virtual one-day conference, organised into two parallel sessions with almost 50 international presentations over 13 themes. Questions could be proposed to the presenters via like Q&A links with chat rooms incorporated into the programme to enable online networking. The presentations have been recorded so the programme is accessible, with specific conference papers being submitted to POMA and the IOA.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/icua2020-international-conference-on-underwater-acoustics/
 
Description International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 49th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering was organised by the Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering (KSNVE) on behalf of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) and the theme was Advances in Noise and Vibration Control Technology. There were three keynote lectures, two plenary lectures and over a hundred technical sessions organised for the exchanging of views and sharing of experiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/virtual-event-the-49th-international-congress-and-exposition-on-noise...
 
Description International Congress on Acoustics: Early career opportunities in hearing and spoken language industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The session was open academics and industry professionals in the early stages of their career with the goal of developing interest in career paths in the hearing and spoken language industry. There were various representatives from roles such as acoustic engineers, project managers and entrepreneurs with notable talks on hearing device algorithms, the acoustic properties of porous media and wave mechanics. The event held a poster session and ended with a drinks reception to encourage networking and career development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/international-congress-on-acoustics-early-career-opportunities-in-hea...
 
Description International Symposium on Long Range Sound Propagation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 18th International Symposium on LRSP and focused on wave propagation, source modelling, signal detection and uncertainty quantification. The symposium is held every two or three years between the US and Europe, with other frequent topics being wind noise, infrasound, acoustics in urban environments and natural hazards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/computational-acoustics/18th-international-symposium-on-long-range-sound-pro...
 
Description International Workshop on Underwater Acoustics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the 25th DEGA workshop of the technical committee "Physical Acoustics" 2019 International Workshop on Underwater Acoustics. There were 14 papers submitted on topics such as underwater noise simulations for the defence research vessel WFS Planet, estimating the radiated underwater noise of seagoing platforms, experiments in water basins and active manipulations of acoustic signatures. Talks were made available to download following the presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/international-workshop-on-underwater-acoustics/
 
Description Introduction to Aircraft Noise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was organised by the UKAN Aeroacoustics SIG and focused on introducing concepts surrounding aircraft noise - primarily the engineering aspects of noise generation, propagation and mitigation strategies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/aeroacoustics/webinar-introduction-to-aircraft-noise-by-prof-antonino-filipp...
 
Description Introduction to Deep Learning for Acoustic Signals 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar aimed to teach the basics of deep learning for signals by walking through detailed examples of acoustics, entirely in MATLAB code. Particularly aimed at signal processing engineers, the webinar described how to use time-frequency transformations, extracting features and training deep neural network architectures. The exploitation of available pre-trained networks was also featured, alongside a discussion surrounding the interoperability of other popular deep learning tools.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Introduction to the Boundary Element Method in Acoustics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The objective of this webinar was to introduce the Boundary Element Method - a process wherein the Helmholtz equation is reduced to an integral equation that holds on all or part of the boundary. This allows properties of harmonic propagation and scattering of acoustic waves to be solved with finite element technology. The appeal lies in only the boundary needing to be discretised, as opposed to the whole fluid region. The procedure was explained, as well as its computational method, before example simulations were illustrated.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description IoA Quinquennial Strategy Workshop 5.2.19 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact UKAN SIG Leaders contributed to this review developments over the preceding five years and to develop the
strategic plan for the next five to ten years.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description It's in the Tone - The Acoustics of Social Judgements and Linguistic Profiling 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was organised by the Acoustical Society of America and explained how listeners make judgements about gender, age and race based on the voice itself, as opposed to the words being spoken. The research is based around Nicole Holliday's work with parents from different races and she used their intonations to construct and perform racial identities. The webinar concluded by demonstrating the effects those assumptions have on marginalised groups and institutions, such as education or the justice system.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/communication-and-room-acoustics/webinar-its-in-the-tone-the-acoustics-of-so...
 
Description Keynote 6th Asia International Conference on Tribology Kuching 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Keynote talk to conference attendees. Using Ultrasound to Measure the Buried Interface', Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Audience 250
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Keynote 6th World Tribology Congress, Beijing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 6th World Tribology Congress, Beijing, Keynote, 17-22 Sep 2017, Measuring Interfaces and Lubricants with Small Shear Ultrasonic Vibrations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Kirill V. Horoshenkov presented at EPSRC UK DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NETWORK LAUNCH EVENT 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Kirill V. Horoshenkov presented at EPSRC UK DESIGN FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING NETWORK LAUNCH EVENT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Linked-In Group COVID19 Noise Reduction Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The AIM of this group is to report noise data from a specific place before and during the COVID-19 confinement.
Very hard days are waiting us due to COVID-19 in terms of physical health (many people are dying), emotional state and economy. Plenty of countries have declared the state of alarm that involves confinement and a decrease in the industrial and leisure activity. This activity reduction was a thing that nobody thought it would be possible to achieve in our previous day to day. This singularity is very important because it lets us to asses a lower limit of a possible noise reduction in the future.
Nowadays there are a lot of noise monitoring systems from noise monitoring terminals to soundscape apps working all over the world.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13844820/
 
Description Low Noise Design Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Institute of Acoustics ran this workshop to share knowledge surrounding best practice in noise control to protect workers and users of machinery from damaging noise levels. This built on the 'quiet by design' workshop and supported ongoing initiatives for low noise equipment. The day consisted of multiple talks regarding legislation, metamaterials and vacuum generators and ended with an open forum and panel discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/low-noise-design-workshop/
 
Description MODAL Analysis using Hammer and Shaker Excitation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar introduced the idea of modal analysis and provided and overview of frequently used excitation signals. It went on to describe how to perform measurements using impact hammer or shaker excitation, before going into depth with the mode indicator functions and the modal parameters.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Making Meaning from Data - From the Acoustics Lab to Machine Learning 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The virtual talk used the characteristic sound of the Caribbean steelpan drum to steer the research - though easy to recognise by ear, there is no full scientific explanation to the distinctive tone. The talk focused on what is known already about the physics of the steelpan and how scientists have classified the data from it before utilising machine learning algorithms to process the data sets. This concluded with a discussion of its use illustrating the scientific process.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/making-meaning-from-data-from-the-acoustics-lab-to-machine-learning/
 
Description Making Sound with Light 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar gave an insight into laser generation of ultrasound, from the evolution of the photo-acoustic effect to the challenges of future applications. The mechanism for generating ultrasound by means of light can be thermoelastic or ablative, with the source able to be manipulated to enhance the ultrasonic generation. This allows the light beam to sense remotely in extreme environments, such as the extreme heat of manufacturing processes or nuclear environments and space.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-making-sound-with-light-laser-generated-ultrasound-by-dr-theo...
 
Description Marine Acoustics and Signal Processing 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This four day training course by Seiche aimed to improve participants understanding of underwater acoustics with a hands-on approach to solving marine acoustic problems. Acoustics is interdisciplinary and as such encompasses a large amount of data. The course placed emphasis on understanding and processing these datasets, whilst providing a strong focus on physical principles and insights into signal processing techniques.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-course-marine-acoustics-signal-processing-by-seiche/
 
Description Mat&Flow 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This training event was focused at a graduate level in the fundamental and applied aspects of duct acoustics and liners for sound absorption. The workshop aimed to develop an understanding of the interactions between acoustic materials and flow and covered theoretical models, experimental techniques and computational methods to control sound fields using acoustic liners. The sequential research workshop aimed to encourage discussions within the research community on more controversial aspects.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/matflow-2019/
 
Description Maximising Impact and Reproducibility of Acoustic Modelling Software 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In this workshop, the Computational Acoustics and Mathematical Acoustics SIGs from UKAN came together with the Sustainable Software Institute and V-KEMS to offer a workshop dedicated to improve knowledge and practices in the area of proper software dissemination. The workshop examined existing best practices in open source software, learned about national strategy from EPSRC and scoped out the support and needs of the industry to grow a new community of best practice. The one day event was made up of webinars and breakout sessions and had eight guest speakers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/virtual-workshop-maximizing-impact-and-reproducibility-of-acoustic-mo...
 
Description Meeting of the Noise Special Interest Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting focused on a group discussion surrounding research and business needs, interests and emerging fields. It was lively an encouraged more planned activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Minutes_UKAN-Noise-SIG-12-Mar-2018.pdf
 
Description Meeting of the Physical Acoustics Special Interest Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting focused on planning joint events between the IOA and IOP physical acoustic groups before discussing research trends and funding priorities (possible joint grant applications). The meeting concluded with plans for the coming year centred around website resources, training schools and communication with other UKAN SIGs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/meeting-of-the-physical-acoustics-special-interest-group/
 
Description Meeting of the UK Acoustics Network Steering Committee 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting looked into the progress of UKAN as a whole and individual SIG reports. White papers and finance and spending plans were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Agenda_SC_24042018-1.pdf
 
Description Meeting of the Vibro-acoustics Specials Interest Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The event included multiple talks on challenges in applications of vibro-acoustics in building acoustics, hybrid methods and applications in railway noise and vibration. A tour around the Acoustics Research Unit laboratories at the University of Liverpool was arranged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/UKAN-SIGVA-Meeting-1.pdf
 
Description Meeting with Acoustic Sensing Technology (UK) Ltd 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Kirill Horoshenkov, Dr Yicheng Yu and Aisling Cooling met with Richard Long and Chris Barker from Acoustic Sensing Technology (UK) Ltd on 16th June to discuss the work in Theme 2 (sensors) and potential collaboration. This has resulted in being awarded funding via the Innovate UK Sustainable Innovation Fund. ASTL are leading the 9 month Innovative Sensor Array for Sewer Survey (ISASS) project where Pipebots is the academic partner.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Methods for Modeling Acoustics in COMSOL Multiphysics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar focused on using the COMSOL software for acoustics and vibrations analysis. Participants benefited from an interactive approach, with those in attendance given a free two-week COMSOL Multiphysics trial to apply their learnings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://uk.comsol.com/events/webinars/archive?eventtype%5B%5D=event_webinar&startTime=8&endTime=20&v...
 
Description Modeling Acoustics in COMSOL Multiphysics 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As opposed to previous COMSOL webinars, this interactive workshop had a specific focus on poroacoustics, thermoviscous acoustics and impulse response of cavities. For each, the theory was discussed before implementation was demonstrated so participants could understand the process. The session concluded with a brief Q&A section and applicants were provided with a free two-week trial of COMSOL Multiphysics to further their understanding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://uk.comsol.com/events/webinars/archive?eventtype%5B%5D=event_webinar&startTime=8&endTime=20&v...
 
Description Modelling, manufacturing and application of porous sound packages in todays industry - a short course 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was a short course held in Lyon, dedicated to engineers and early researchers looking for information surrounding porous material theory and acoustic modelling, analytical modelling of sound package at component level, numerical modelling at system level and manufacturing and application of porous sound packages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/modelling-manufacturing-and-application-of-porous-sound-packages-in-t...
 
Description New Feature for Acoustics Modelling in COMSOL Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a live workshop to showcase the feature for Acoustic Modelling in COMSOL version 5.6 including nonlinear acoustics for high-intensity ultrasound and new boundary element method formulation for large scattering models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/new-features-for-acoustics-modeling-in-comsol-5-6-web-workshop/
 
Description New Relationships between Geophysical and Acoustic Parameters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar focused on geoacoustic inversion and the relationships between geophysical and acoustic parameters. The first section explored the need for Biot's theory for porous media to fill the discrepancy between the reflection loss and sediment density. The second section explored the necessary relationship between acoustic attenuation and grain size. The goal of the webinar was to demonstrate the possibility of connecting acoustic properties such as wave speeds and attenuations with geophysical properties like grain size and porosity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/new-relationships-between-geophysical-and-acoustic-parameters-by-nich...
 
Description New Results On The Range Of Responses That Two-Phase Composites Can Have To Time Varying Fields 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was organised by the European Association of Mechanical, Acoustic and Thermal Metamaterials and discussed the renewed interest in old bounds on the effective complex dielectric constant of isotropic composites. This continued into a demonstration that one bound can be tightened and the corresponding circular arc corresponds to an assemblage of doubly coated spheres and consequently showed the bound to be very tight, almost optimal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/new-results-on-the-range-of-responses-that-two-phase-composites-can-h...
 
Description Noise Control in Restaurants 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar used pubs and restaurants of examples of individual conversations growing louder until the culminating noise reaches a problematic crescendo. The webinar illustrated the relationship between speech intelligibility and sound absorption using a feedback model and expressed the effectiveness of architectural measures in acoustic capacity, compared to the physical capacity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/noise-control-in-restaurants-by-dr-evert-ph-j-de-ruiter-the-netherlan...
 
Description Noise SIG Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting looked at the activities for 2019 and white papers mainly. Leads were identified to implement the plans. The aim was to grow the group further, in which it seemed to be successful.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/noise/noise-sig-meeting/
 
Description Non-Destructive Evaluation Data Science for Industry 4.0 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) use inspection techniques such as ultrasound, eddy-currents and x-rays to manufacture and operate engineering assets ranging from aircrafts to power stations. Most NDE data is irreversibly condensed after an inspection, and a wealth of useful information (safety and economic) is lost. The workshop focused on new methods to store raw data to then consider multi-modal NDE data collectively over the lifetime of an asset with talks from academics and industry professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/non-destructive-evaluation-nde-data-science-for-industry-4-0/
 
Description Nonlinear Ultrasound for Safety of Critical Materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar detailed a technique for detecting early stages of material degradation at the microscale level using nonlinear ultrasonic techniques. Using third order stiffness constraints highly sensitive to early stage degradation allows prognostic maintenance and rejuvination of structures with the goal of addressing green industry challenges in fields from automotive and aerospace to defence and energy. The webinar has been recorded and made available for download.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/nonlinear-ultrasound-for-safety-critical-materials-by-andriejus-demce...
 
Description Numerical Methods for Predicting Noise and Vibration in Complex Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop was designed to bring together leading experts to provide an overview of state-of-the-art noise and vibration modelling in complex structures. The No2Noise training network aims to develop high-fidelity, high-frequency numerical simulation tools to predict noise and vibration transfer, helping to overcome issues when conventional metallic materials are replaced by composite structures.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/vibro-acoustics/numerical-methods-for-predicting-noise-and-vibration-in-comp...
 
Description Perception-Based Methods for Spatial Audio 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The UKAN Computational Acoustics SIG organised this webinar, presented by Enzo De Sena, which focused on immersive audio technologies, specifically perpetually motivated systems. These systems require a modest computational and equipment load as they aim to render only the perceptually relevant aspects of the sound scene. The talk focused on the techniques involved and specific areas of multichannel audio recording and reproduction.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/computational-acoustics/computational-acoustics-autumn-webinars-enzo-de-sena...
 
Description Physical acoustics beyond academia - spin outs in physical acoustics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a tutorial day looking revolving around four main talks - Acoustics at Nanoscale, Pushing The Limits of Ultrasound Imaging and Measurement, Industrial Noise Control using Acoustic Metamaterials and The Stingray Experience, a talk about start-up company Stingray. Overall the event was successful with refreshments and tea breaks interspersed to encourage discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/physical-acoustics-beyond-academia-spin-outs-in-physical-acoustics/
 
Description Playing with Sound 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Acoustical Society of America offered the series of webinars from experts to celebrate the International Year of Sound. The sessions aimed to stimulate the understanding of the important role that sound plays in all aspects of society, and answered questions such as 'what does music look like?' and 'how do you build an electric guitar for outer space?'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/playing-with-sound-by-annmarie-thomas-university-of-st-thomas-usa/
 
Description Psychoacoustic Methods to Inform the Design of Novel Aerial Vehicles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar looked to exploit the rapidly advancing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) technologies by researching aircraft noise solutions. The focus of the webinar was to introduced the Perception-Influenced Design approach where cutting-edge psychoacoustic methods are implemented at early stages for efficient low-noise designs, in order to avoid costly corrections at the later stages of development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-psychoacoustic-methods/
 
Description Public MSc Defence - Bayesian Microphone Position Estimation for the Transfer Function Tube Method of Acoustic Impedance Measurements 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This Masters defence discussed accurate and deliberates processes to locate the acoustic centre of microphones using model-based Bayesian parameter estimation. The webinar itself showed the detailed formulation of the Bayesian parameter estimation, the model used and the experimental results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/public-msc-defence-bayesian-microphone-position-estimation-for-the-tr...
 
Description Reflectionless Modes - An Alternative Spectrum for Wave Scattering 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar offered an alternative spectrum for identifying when perfect transmissions occur in scattering resonances. The question of good or perfect transmission is of tremendous importance in topics such as wave physics, optical transmission and transmission eigenchannels. Eigenmodes and eigenvalues were presented for various scattering situations from 1D to several 2D waveguide geometries.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/reflectionless-modes-an-alternative-spectrum-for-wave-scattering-by-p...
 
Description Research Fellowship Grant Writing Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was aimed at researchers thinking of, or in the process of, writing a grant application for a Research Fellowship. The webinar provided a platform to listen to stories about applications, the interview process and how to maximise potential success in the application process. This concluded with the opportunity to go through a mock interview to experience the process personally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Robot Audition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar focuses on the implementation of audition, the ability to make sense of sounds, in robots. The outline of the webinar followed the challenges affecting dynamic, acoustic scenes and highlighted the recent advances at the intersection of acoustic signal processing and machine learning to give robots the ability to make sense of life in complex acoustic environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-robot-audition/
 
Description SIG Communication and Room Acoustics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The goal of the introductory meeting was to establish and integrate between fields and as such there were multiple presentations of 5 minutes each detailing aims and objectives for an individual in acoustics. Following this the participants divided into groups to discuss the more common goals. A final plan of action was recorded.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events-past/sig-communication-and-rooms-introductory-meeting-agenda/
 
Description SIG Vibro-Acoustics Workshop - New Methods for Predicting Noise and Vibration 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop aimed to introduce state of the art methods for predicting noise and vibration, developed by recent EPSRC funded research. The day consisted of various talks, notably on experimental methods for vibro-acoustics and embedding measured data in a hybrid model, and case studies, with ample time set aside for discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Seiche training course in Applied Marine Acoustics with Practical Signal Processing 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This course was run by Seiche Marine Acoustic Solutions and was designed to improve understanding of underwater acoustics and provide a hands-on approach to solving marine acoustic problems. Only a basic understanding of acoustics and marine environment was required, allowing students and young scientists to attend and learn from consultants, contractors and engineers. The course had a strong focus on the physical principles, coupled with insights into signal processing techniques with the aim of providing transferable skills in both commercial and research environments.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/seiche-training-course-in-applied-marine-acoustics-with-practical-sig...
 
Description Sensor Signal Processing for Defence (SSPD) conference, Brighton 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was the eighth conference of the SSPD and consisted of presentations from members of academia, industry and defence. This years keynote speakers included Alfred Hero, Andy Bell and Simon Maskell and investigated areas such as tools for Bayesian Machine Learning and Navigation and Destination-Aware Modelling for Highly-Manoeuvring Threats.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/sensor-signal-processing-for-defence-sspd-conference-brighton-2019/
 
Description Sheffield Workshop on Structural Dynamics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The virtual workshop celebrated 25 years of Sheffield University's Dynamics Research Group, with a retrospective review of their research over the last quarter century. The workshop had three distinct themes; physics-informed machine learning, population-based SHM and digital-twins and their validation. The workshop was primarily aimed at postgraduate researchers to practice disseminating their research effectively.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/3rd-sheffield-workshop-on-structural-dynamics/
 
Description Short Course on Aircraft Noise 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The course was aimed at providing early career researchers with information regarding aircraft noise, airport planning and environmental restrictions. The course specifically focused on the engineering aspects of propagation and mitigation of aircraft noise.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/noise/short-course-on-aircraft-noise-2/
 
Description Short Course on Aircraft Noise 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact In response to media coverage of aircraft noise and concerns for operators and decision-makers, this course aimed to focus on wider problems but specifically the engineering aspects of generation, propagation and mitigation of aircraft noise. The course provided 7 sessions on a variety of noise related topics and participants were able to access the course notes and teaching material as well as a version of the noise simulation software FLIGHT.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/short-course-on-aircraft-noise/
 
Description Showcasing Acoustics - Event Stand Team/Demonstrator Training 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was initially designed for UKAN's Cheltenham Science Festival 2020 Stand Volunteers Team but was opened to acousticians and researchers. The emphasis was on designing effective exhibitions stands, engaging visitors and presenting a range of acoustic demonstrator kits for different audiences.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Software Carpentry Workshop for the UK Acoustics Network 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Following the needs identified within the community in the previous year, the Computational Acoustics SIG and Software Sustainability Institute ran a five day workshop covering various programming languages and software dissemination platforms. The focus was on incorporating acoustic examples where possible, with notable software demonstrated being Shell, Python and Github.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/software-carpentry-workshop-for-the-uk-acoustics-network/
 
Description Sound Sensing in Smart Cities 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was organised by the Measurement and Instrumentation Group and reviewed the current state of acoustic instrumentation and measurement within Smart Cities. The event looked at recent developments and example case studies including cases where acoustic data is combined with other measurands. There were seven talks interspersed throughout the day with multiple coffee and lunch breaks to stimulate discussion and collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/sound-sensing-in-smart-cities/
 
Description Sound: New Sensations part of THE UK'S FESTIVAL OF MUSIC / FILM / DIGITAL October 2028 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was a part of THE UK'S FESTIVAL OF MUSIC / FILM / DIGITAL at Sheffield. A presentation 'Sound: New Sensations' was organised by Professor Trevor Cox from University of Salford.
It was a part of public and professional engagement session looking at how we listen, plus how acoustics and immersive audio could make a difference to our future listening experiences.Trevor Cox, Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford presented to the public details of his research and teaching focussing on architectural acoustics, signal processing and audio perception. Trevor is also an author and radio broadcaster having presented many documentaries on BBC radio and written books for academics and the general public. This event also included Joe Thwaites, inhouse composer at Sony Interactive Entertainment, who is working on Sony's first full-length VR game 'Blood & Truth', and 'Dreams'. Joe will also be discussing audio implementation & audio design within VR.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.sensoria.org.uk/sensoriapro-2018/
 
Description Soundscape Workshop - Overcoming Traditional Acoustic Challenges to Urban Planning and Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event was primarily targeted at acousticians and academics interested in research-to-practice, specifically in environmental public health. It began by introducing the emerging field of applied soundscape and its importance in enabling a sound sensitive development in British industry before introducing case studies and workshops identifying priorities for further skills required. Over the course of the day there were multiple speakers from various acoustic institutions (see link) before some sound demonstrations and poster presentations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/soundscape-workshop-overcoming-traditional-acoustic-challenges-to-urb...
 
Description Soundscape/Noise SIG workshop to develop white/position paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact an informal workshop for Soundscape and Noise SIG which aims to:

Define challenges / problems
Review the state of art of research, current and future needs by the industry and academia.
Suggest way how UKAN can support the this work
Outline the structure of the white paper sections and nominate leads related to these important topics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/soundscape-noise-sig-workshop-to-develop-white-position-paper/
 
Description Steering Committee 11th October 2018 - London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 64 action items generated by participants to accelerate the impact the network makes, especially within industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Summer Webinars in Hearing (SSH) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This series of webinars ran fortnightly from 13th May to 19th August in tandem with Basic Auditory Science (BAS). The idea was to facilitate communication and discussion amongst the UK Hearing Acoustics community, with seminars examining areas such as machine learning for speech perception in hearing aids.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/summer-webinars-in-hearing-ssh/
 
Description Symphony in the Oceans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar looked at using acoustics as an interdisciplinary tool for the marine environment given its unique engineering challenges. The talk highlighted the current scientific and commercial challenges of the underwater ecosystem alongside some new solutions with advanced signal processing techniques and machine learning. The complex propagation of signals underwater were examined as well as their interactions with various mid-water targets, whilst a multitude of advances in the field were presented. The intention was to focus on the development of novel commercial solutions based on fundamental research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-symphony-in-the-oceans/
 
Description Symposium on Acoustic Metamaterials 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The symposium targeted Early Career Investigators and PhD candidates in the aim of sharing new advances and research breakthroughs. There was a heavy focus on social activities to encourage collaboration and multiple lectures and talks. 35 grants were attributed with priority to PhD and ECIs covering food, travel and accommodation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://sam-2018.sciencesconf.org/
 
Description Symposium on Acoustics of Nanoporous Materials 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The symposium brought together acousticians, chemists, materials scientists, physicists, mathematicians and engineers with the interest of acoustics and nanoporous materials. A discussion panel and various talks/poster presentations helped raise awareness of applications in a relatively new field.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events-past/symposium-on-acoustics-of-nanoporous-materials/
 
Description The Bioacoustics of Cry Babies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar discussed the evolution of acoustic communication in infant mammals, notably the deer-mice. In North America, they have occupied nearly every ecological niche and evolved a wide range of social systems, making them the perfect candidate to study to understand how young mammals communicate physiological needs. The webinar explored the link between the vocalizations young mammals make, and the circumstances or environments in which they find themselves.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-the-bioacoustics-of-cry-babies/
 
Description The DRG Showcase (2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Dynamics Research Group at the University of Sheffield presented its annual showcase. Given the vastness of its accumulative fields, the showcase revolved around topics from acoustics to nonlinear dynamics to structural damping. Multiple speakers from different fields were accompanied by a large poster display from the University's PhD students. The event increased collaboration between certain departments and projects especially at a postgraduate level.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/the-drg-showcase/
 
Description The DRG Showcase (2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The 2019 DRG Showcase differed from previous showcases in that there were no talks held. Instead there was a social lunch followed by poster presentations and stalls. This gave the showcase a more natural flow and participants were able to see more posters in the allotted time. Overall it was successful, particularly in encouraging collaboration between PhD students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events-past/dynamics-research-group-showcase-event-university-of-sheffield/
 
Description The Exeter Acoustic Metamaterials Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting at the University of Exeter was two days and explored the latest research in acoustic metamaterials and metasurfaces. The first day aimed to bring together motivated early career researchers to present their work and identify overlapping and complementary interests. The second day focused on industrial engagement and aimed to identify the needs of potential commercial sponsors. Overall the event was a success and provided a good platform for networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://xam3.ex.ac.uk/
 
Description The first UKAN Summer School 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The summer school was an opportunity for PhD students and post-doctoral researchers to extend their knowledge and make important connections in the field of acoustics. The focus was on developing communication skills and networking whilst encouraging entrepreneurship and collaboration. There was training available for signal processing and practical applications of frequency analysis.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cji7xdw7e1KeJT37vi2-r-IUzm6N-t2X/view
 
Description Training Machine Learning with Cloud Simulation by onscale 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar was given by OnScale and demonstrated how training artificial intelligence using synthetic datasets created a robust algorithm for new hardware technologies. The webinar specifically focused on an AI algorithm for a 3D smartphone touchscreen, trained with 8,000 simulation runs in parallel, to predict the location of touch on a phones screen. OnScale detail their synthetic datasets which can be generated in hours.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7581942319999665419?source=Email1&utm_campaign=20200416-WB...
 
Description UK Acoustice Network Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event began with talks from a variety of academic and industry professionals before a networking lunch centred around posters depicting visions for the future of acoustics. The event concluded with a workshop focusing on how to better deliver through SIGs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.ioa.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=311
 
Description UK Acoustics Network First Anniversary Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The meeting brought together members of UKAN and provided a forum for research collaboration and innovation in acoustics. There were in depth discussions with acoustic practitioners and researchers and a small workshop to encourage discussions. An Institute of Acoustics Young Members social followed.

One important outcome of this event is a summary of critical challenges in acoustics. This summary
has been developed through the afternoon's group discussions at the UKAN Anniversary Event. You
can find a copy of this summary at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hj0cASaEFvf2ctEo1iZ1wyr2lsNTLPU/view?usp=sharing. T

Electronic name badges used during the event suggest suggest 1711 connections were made by delegates during the event, with an average of 13 unique connections which is way above the average of 5.
92% of delegates fed back that this event met their expectations and 75% reported that they will be developing new networking opportunities arising from this meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.ioa.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=416&reset=1
 
Description UK Acoustics Network PhD Exchange Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The workshop was held at the University of Sheffield with the aim of bringing the Acoustic Network PhD students closer together, to share their challenges and promote collaboration between universities. Presentations were given regarding ultrasonic sensors for measuring load and lubrication in wind turbine bearings, viscosity spectroscopy, non-invasive monitoring and friction measurements before poster exhibitions and breakout sessions allowed the students to exchange ideas and knowledge in person.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/uk-acoustics-network-phd-exchange-day/
 
Description UK Acoustics Network PhD Exchange Day at Sheffield 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The event began by demonstrating the sensors and experiments current PhD students were building in the Sheffield Tribo-Acoustics Lab, before talks from ex-PhD students who have set up their own business, followed by flash presentations from each participant (with prizes). The purpose of the event was to bring together the UKAN PhD students to share their experiences and challenges and familiarise themselves with equipment and methods other students use.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/uk-acoustics-network-phd-exchange-day-at-sheffield/
 
Description UK Marine Noise Abatement Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop was a response to policymakers recognising underwater noise pollution from the pile-driving offshore wind turbine foundations and the detonation of unexploded ordnance as an issue for the marine environment, specifically those under protection of the Habitats Regulations. The workshop itself aimed to explore the technical feasibility of applying noise abatement measures to offshore windfarm constructions to improve the acoustic habitat in UK seas, and took talks from government agencies and industry bodies before a structured break-out session allowed smaller groups to propose solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/uk-marine-noise-abatement-workshop/
 
Description UK/US Underwater Acoustics Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The conference had numerous talks from various disciplines, with special talks from Willem Hackmann, Richard Craster and Nick Chotiros. The aim of the conference was to bring together UK and US based researchers to review recent contributions to underwater acoustics. Cooperation between the groups seemed strengthened toward the end of the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/SIGUA-UKUS-conference-programme-Final.pdf
 
Description UKAN 2nd Anniversary Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event aimed to facilitate discussions to influence the future of UKAN, its legacy and sources of funding, discussions about the Network's activities with relation to the International Year of Sound 2020 and explored the latest research funding opportunities with regards to the UK acoustic practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/ukan-2nd-anniversary-event/
 
Description UKAN Biomedical Acoustics Special Interest Group Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop was a combination of talks and posters with additional times set aside for networking.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/ukan-biomedical-acoustics-special-interest-group-workshop/
 
Description UKAN Comms and Rooms SIG sponsor Audio Day at the University of Surrey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Audio Day opened with an address from the Chief Executive of EPSRC, Professor Phil Nelson. The day continued with presentations and demonstrations. The event brought together members of the UK Acoustics Network and the team at Surrey University working on the acoustic source separation technologies and spatial audio research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/audio-day-6-july-2018-university-of-surrey-tickets-46624092917#
 
Description UKAN Newsletter - February 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Information to members and newsletter recipients i.e. via the IoA and ANC re Outreach and future events/meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/UKAN-News-Letter-13022019.pdf
 
Description UKAN Newsletter - January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Information to members and newsletter recipients i.e. via the IoA and ANC revalue of acoustics is 4.2 billion .6 of UK GDP, future meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/UKAN-News-Letter-19012019.pdf
 
Description UKAN Newsletter - July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Information to members and newsletter recipients i.e. via the IoA and ANC re Open competitions, resources section of website launched, future meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/UKAN-News-Letter-17072018.pdf
 
Description UKAN Newsletter - June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Information to members and newsletter recipients i.e. via the IoA and ANC re Open competitions, website launch, future meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/UKAN-News-Letter-15062018.pdf
 
Description UKAN Newsletter - May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Information to members and newsletter recipients i.e. via the IoA and ANC re Open competitions, website launch, future meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/UKAN-News-Letter-11052018.pdf
 
Description UKAN Newsletter - November 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Information to members and newsletter recipients i.e. via the IoA and ANC re competitions, encouraging co-location, future meetings
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/UKAN-News-Letter-16102018.pdf
 
Description UKAN Newsletter - October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Information to members and newsletter recipients i.e. via the IoA and ANC re Training events, future meetings and value of acoustics activity.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/UKAN-News-Letter-16102018.pdf
 
Description UKAN Newsletter - September 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Information to members and newsletter recipients i.e. via the IoA and ANC re summer school, future meetings, call for contributions re size of acoustics community in UK
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/UKAN-News-Letter-17092018.pdf
 
Description UKAN Steering Committee 11th October 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Strategic planning for UKAN deliverables and feedback from peers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events-past/meeting-of-the-uk-acoustics-network-steering-committee/
 
Description UKAN/RCNDE workshop in Arrays January 11th 2019 Engineers House Bristol 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Non-Destructive Evaluation special interest group (NDE - SIG) of the Acoustics Network (UKAN) hosted its first meeting on Friday the 11th January in Bristol. This meeting was a chance to hear about and discuss the latest developments in ultrasonic array imaging.The focus was on NDE applications of arrays. A number of industrial speakers described how arrays were currently used and how this would be expected to change of the next few years. A number of university groups presented talks on subjects such as: fast instrumentation,adaptive imaging and defect characterisation.This event provided a forum for a wide ranging exchange of ideas on this topic. This meeting was also an opportunity to think about the future of the NDE-SIG and discuss proposals for future events.This workshop was intended for anybody with an interest in NDE applications of arrays, from students to practitioners and technology developers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events-past/ukan-rcnde-workshop-in-arrays/
 
Description Ultrasonic Devices and Audibility - Hearing the Inaudible 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar gave an insight into the typical applications of ultrasonic devices, from pest deterrents and surveillance moitoring to ultrasonic tape measures and car proximity systems. The talk went on to discuss human sensitivity to ultrasound and the potential audibility and issues some of the devices can produce.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/ultrasonic-devices-audibility-hearing-the-inaudible-by-peter-mapp-org...
 
Description Ultrasonic Manipulation and its Application across the Length Scales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar demonstrated the considerable depth of fields that ultrasonic particle manipulation can be applied to, from deforming micro-scale objects such as cells to access their mechanical properties, to holding millimetre-scale samples in place for assembly operations and sample analysis. Examples were shown in which high performance devices capable of many independent operations could be manufactured at relatively low costs, with the talk focused on the emergence of new and versatile manipulation technologies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Ultrasonic and Acoustofluidics Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This two-day event was targeted at international collaboration between research communities in ultrasonics, acoustics and fluids through technical demonstrations and talks. The meeting covered applications in acoustofluidic systems such as bio-sampling, microanalysis, microfluidic diagnosis, filtering and container-less processing. Over 25 speakers attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/ultrasonic-and-acoustofluidics-forum/
 
Description Underwater Acoustics PhD Symposium Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact UKAN's SIG for Underwater Acoustics held the one day symposium to allow PhD students to present details about their research to like-minded colleagues and promote feedback and discussion. There were over 20 speakers and more participants in a packed day, each presentation was 10 minutes long allowing space for 5 minutes of questions with keynote talks from Yan Pailhas and the chair.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/underwater-acoustics-phd-symposium-coming-soon/
 
Description Uses and Abuses of Sound Power Determinations in Noise Impact Assessments 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The event discussed the simple equations for point source type propagation and their conditions of validity with respect to source dimensions and distance from source. The Environment Agency frequently encounter examples where these equations are used erroneously with subsequent underestimations of sound power, pressure and impact. Examples of incorrect practices were discussed, alongside ISO documents BS 5228.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-uses-and-abuses-of-sound-power-determinations-in-noise-impact...
 
Description Using Acoustic Indices in Environmental and Biodiversity Research 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar described a popular form of analysing thousands of hours of audio recordings through acoustic indices - objective metrics based on recording features such as frequency and amplitude. Acoustic monitoring has enormous potential for ecosystem research so an appealing method for simplifying complex recordings into single numbers is enviable, though controversial due to poor implementation in the field. The webinar addressed the way acoustic indices can be used as well as highlighting pitfalls and providing recommendations for proper practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-using-acoustic-indices/
 
Description Using Bioacoustics for Field Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar aimed to discuss the untapped potential of tackling conservation issues using bioacoustics. The session introduced the software and hardware analysis methods with a particular focus on how bioacoustics can be used to determine the presence/absense of a target species, and the distribution of population. Both advantages and disadvantages were explained, to allow the attendees a more accurate picture of how they might employ bioacoustics within their own practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Using Bioacoustics for Field Survey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This webinar focused on acoustic recording and its untapped potential in tackling conservation issues and generating data that can support the protection of rare species. The session introduced and explained a range of hardware, software and field and analysis methods and culminated in a discussion surrounding how bioacoustics might be implemented in attendees own practices.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/bioacoustics-sigbio/online-event-using-bioacoustics-for-field-survey-by-ioa/
 
Description Valuing Soundscape - Which Environmental Valuation Method(s) To Use? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The webinar held two talks and a panel discussion surrounding the theoretical, technical and practical issues of soundscape valuation. Noise pollution can quantified, though often does not reflect the soundscape, for example leaving out positive sounds introduced with new projects. The objective of this event was to debate which environmental valuations and methods can be used for soundscape valuation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/webinar-valuing-soundscape-which-environmental-valuation-methods-to-u...
 
Description Virtual Tour of the Exhibition Acoustics and Beyond 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event was organised in the Science Museum of Coimbra, Portugal, to celebrate the end of the funding of the Action by COST Association and was open until the 31st October 2020. The exhibition showed objects and interactive installations made in universitions all over the world, straight out of the laboratory to inform attendees on how sound can travel and science can help lower noise pollution.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/virtual-tour-of-the-exhibition-acoustics-and-beyond-science-museum-of...
 
Description Wave-based Room Simulations 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Technical session
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.ica2019.org/technical-program/
 
Description Waves in Complex Continua 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This seminar series is based on waves interaction with complex media, membranes and metamaterials. Applications range from acoustics, aero and hydro acoustics and electromagnetic waves. The series has set out key challenge areas to be addressed, including analysis of propagation in complex domains, the development of effective methods for high frequency problems and the analysis and validation of computational results.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/mathematical-analysis-in-acoustics/wavinar-waves-in-complex-continua/
 
Description Webinar on low cost, low power acoustic communication and sensing: Enabling the Internet of Underwater Things by Jeff Neasham (University of Newcastle) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The talk started with a brief introduction to underwater acoustics and the challenges posed by the underwater transmission channel. Jeff then described the design of robust, cost effective acoustic communication devices based on spread spectrum technology and explain how we achieve very low energy implementation. These devices form a building block for large scale underwater wireless sensor networks. Jeff described a number of ongoing research projects at Newcastle University addressing the monitoring of the marine environment, cetacean distribution, vessel traffic and lost fishing gear.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/low-cost-low-power-acoustic-communication-and-sensing-enabling-the-in...
 
Description Women in Enabling Technologies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This networking workshop aimed to support and promote the presence of women in enabling technologies by discussing the barriers and solutions towards a more gender-balanced landscape. By drawing on participants experience, the workshop aimed to find short and long term solutions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/women-in-enabling-technologies/
 
Description Workshop on Mechanical and Acoustic Properties of Synactic Foams 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This was a two day workshop aimed at researchers studying synactic foams to discuss recent advances in the field. Keynote speakers included Nikhil Gupta and Oscar Lopez-Pamies with talks on both days.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/events/workshop-on-mechanical-and-acoustic-properties-of-synactic-foams/
 
Description Workshop on the NOAA Guidance on Underwater Acoustic Exposure for Marine Mammals 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop provided a forum for underwater noise experts, regulators, statutory advisors and offshore developers to understand the scientific evidence required to inform the Environmental Impact Assessments and regulation with response marine mammal species in the UK. The main focus was on piling and explosive decommissioning and the implications of the work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://acoustics.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Final-NOAA-Underwater-Noise-Criteria-Workshop-201...
 
Description kick off meeting of Biomedical Acoustics SIG on 6th May 2018 at London South Bank University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This was a kick off meeting to plan priorities and direction of Biomedical Acoustics SIG of the UKAN
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description • DCASE 2018 Workshop on Detection and Classification of Audio Scenes and Events, Woking, Surrey, UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The workshop aimed to provide a venue for researchers working on computational analysis of sound events and scene analysis to present and discuss their results.
DCASE 2018 Workshop is the third workshop on Detection and Classification of Acoustic Scenes and Events, being organized for the third time in conjunction with the DCASE challenge. We aim to bring together researchers from many different universities and companies with interest in the topic, and provide the opportunity for scientific exchange of ideas and opinions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://dcase.community/workshop2018/index