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Acoustics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

We have 29 Acoustics PhD Projects, Programs & Scholarships in the UK

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  Fast, reliable and secure wireless IoT chaos-based communication
  Dr M S Baptista
Applications accepted all year round

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This PhD project tackles scientific issues aimed at creating and laying the mathematical foundations of an innovative Wireless IoT Communication System…
  Sounds in the womb: fetal reactions to what they hear
  Dr N Reissland
Applications accepted all year round

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Fetuses can hear from around the 23rd week of gestation. They are exposed to a variety of language and non-language sounds in the womb.
  Analytics to interpret acoustic emission generated by geotechnical infrastructure assets
  Dr A Smith
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Proportions of the energy dissipated during deformation of particulate materials are converted to heat and sound. The high-frequency (>10kHz) component of this sound energy is called acoustic emission (AE).
  Discrete element modelling for acoustic emission generation in granular media
  Dr A Smith
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Proportions of the energy dissipated during deformation of particulate materials are converted to heat and sound. The high-frequency (>10kHz) component of this sound energy is called acoustic emission (AE).
  An integrated approach for damage identification in composite materials
  Dr K Baxevanakis
Application Deadline: 24 May 2020

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Non-destructive inspection based on acoustics is today one the primary methods for the identification of damage precursors in components and structures.
  Automatic Activity Analysis, Detection and Recognition
  Dr K Chen
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Activity detection, analysis and recognition are related to several important areas in machine perception research and applications.
  Automatic Music Generation via Deep Learning
  Dr K Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Music appears as an art form and cultural activity whose medium is sound organized in time, which is an ultimate language for human beings.
  Information Component Analysis via Deep Learning
  Dr K Chen
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As their prominent characteristics, perceptual data often convey the mixing information, which often results in the inadequate performance for a specific perceptual information processing task due to the interference of irrelevant information components.
  PhD Degrees in the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering

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Our interdisciplinary approach to research, encompassing the fields of Architectural History and Theory, Architectural and Structural Conservation, Lightweight Structures, Hydraulics and Earthquake Engineering and Dynamics.
  Experimental topics in the manipulation of sound using metamaterials and metasurfaces
  Prof A P Hibbins, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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The studentship is part of the UK’s Centre of Doctoral Training in Metamaterials (XM2) based in the Departments of Physics and Engineering on the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
  Leaky Wave Acoustics - meta-atoms as passive resonant elements to yield highly directional radiation or detection of sound
  Prof A P Hibbins, Prof J R Sambles
Application Deadline: 31 December 2019

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Joint supervisors. Prof Alastair P Hibbins, Prof J Roy Sambles. External partner. Dr Ben Hodder (QinetiQ). ***. The ability to emit or receive sound with directional dependence is of great relevance to acoustic imaging and navigation applications.
  Nonlinear mechanics of soft solids undergoing large deformation
  Dr P Saxena
Applications accepted all year round

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Background. Solid materials that can undergo large deformations are ubiquitous in nature and are widely used to manufacture engineering components.
  Advanced composite structures and metamaterials design (in collaboration with a major aerospace industry)
  Dr D Chronopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Nottingham is a world leader in aerospace R&D. With a research income which exceeds £120M per Year, the Engineering Research Power of the University currently ranks 4th in the UK.
  Ultrasound health monitoring and damage identification in aerospace composites (in collaboration with a major aerospace industry)
  Dr D Chronopoulos
Applications accepted all year round

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The University of Nottingham is a world leader in aerospace R&D. With a research income which exceeds £120M per Year, the Engineering Research Power of the University currently ranks 4th in the UK.
  Auditory cognition and human factors
  Dr P Beaman
Applications accepted all year round

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Expressions of interest are invited on any topics related to either auditory cognition and working memory or to human factors as they relate to energy conservation and climate change.
  Industrial Masters by Research - Acoustic perception on the transition from tonal modal decays to reverberance - defining a perceptual ‘Schroeder Frequency’
  Dr B Fazenda, Dr J Hargreaves
Application Deadline: 18 October 2019

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The studentship is with University of Salford and Music Tribe. Academic Supervisor. Dr Bruno Fazenda. Academic Co-Supervisor. Dr Jonathan Hargreaves.
  Prestigious Strathclyde/NPL PhD Studentship: Structural Health Monitoring of Critical Energy Infrastructure with Predictive Maintenance
  Dr P Niewczas, Dr V Livina
Applications accepted all year round

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The lack of risk-predictive algorithms limits the ability of engineers to perform predictive maintenance of infrastructure objects.
  Ultrasonic Imaging of Titanium Alloy Textures
  Dr K Tant
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited for a research studentship in the field of ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation (NDE), leading to the award of an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) degree.
  ‘Vowel matching’ in chorus singing
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr H Daffern
Applications accepted all year round

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Modifying vowels is a common technique employed by singers when singing as a group to maximise the blended quality of the sound. Whilst there is natural variation of vowels between speakers and singers, a conscious effort is made to match the quality of vowels between singers.
  Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr G Kearney
Applications accepted all year round

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Recent developments in low cost VR displays have led to a resurgence of research into binaural 3-D audio. Whilst a good 3-D audio experience can be given using the state of the art technologies, there are still many problems to be solved.
  Augmented a shared environment to support creativity
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof J A Robinson
Applications accepted all year round

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The University’s "immersive demonstration space" provides surround video and sound in a meeting-room environment. This research project is to determine how best to enhance and use the space to support collaborative design and creativity.
  Auralisation in digital heritage
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof D Murphy
Applications accepted all year round

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Graphical virtualization techniques have been used for some time in the fields of archaeology, history, and heritage, offering better understanding and experience of past environments while also facilitating more effective user interaction.
  Improvements in headphone based 3-D audio using adaptive binaural signal processing and robust head-tracking
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr G Kearney
Applications accepted all year round

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Design of immersive binaural surround systems requires an understanding of the perceptual cues for sound source localisation. Any source at a given angle of incidence to the head will create subtle time and level difference cues at the ears and is subject to spectral shaping due to the pinnae.
  Influence of listener movement on tonality and spatial quality in adaptive immersive surround sound systems
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr G Kearney
Applications accepted all year round

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Whilst there is a significant body of work that focuses on the spatial quality and tonality of immersive surround sound systems for a sweet spot position, these qualities under a dynamic listening scenario (i.e.
  Interactive spatial audio rendering
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof D Murphy
Applications accepted all year round

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Developments in measuring the acoustic characteristics of concert halls and opera houses are leading to standardized methods of impulse response capture for a wide variety of auralisation applications, including many surround-sound formats.
  Soundfield analysis and synthesis using higher order ambisonics
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr G Kearney
Applications accepted all year round

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Ambisonics is a spatial audio capture and reproduction system that has been utilised since the 1970’s, primarily for music reproduction, but has of late gained significant interest in broadcast, gaming and interactive immersive video frameworks.
  Soundscape analysis and auralisation
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof D Murphy
Applications accepted all year round

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Traditional research in auralisation focuses on the development of sound propagation and rendering algorithms for bounded geometries – that is, rooms, halls or any form of enclosed space.
  The role of vibrato in the aesthetic of blended choral singing
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Dr H Daffern
Applications accepted all year round

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A fundamental aspect of good choral singing identified by performers, directors, critics and theorists is the concept of blend. Blend is a term that has essentially come to encompass all aspects of singing that lead to a sound in which no one voice is distinguishable from another.
  Virtual acoustic simulation for auralisation
  Research Group: Communication Technologies
  Prof D Murphy
Applications accepted all year round

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Auralisation is the audio equivalent of visualisation – the accurate rendering of an acoustic environment such that the listener perceives the result as being natural or real.
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