Acoustics Exchange Day

Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 9.30am
Portobello Centre, The University of Sheffield, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4ET

This one day event aims to bring together early career researchers and professionals with an interest in Acoustics and related topics, for an informal exchange of experience and perspective. The programme includes a tour of the state-of-the-art experimental facilities of the University of Sheffield, and presentations and demonstrations from researchers based at the University and from Acoustic Consultants from HRS Services Ltd.

Participants are invited to join the dialogue about the present and the future of the field, and to establish connections across the borders of the field. Be prepared for an exploration of sound in all its forms!

The event is organised by members of The University of Sheffield with the Young Members Group of the Institute of Acoustics and HRS Services Ltd.


The Acoustics Exchange Day includes lab visits, demonstrations, presentations and networking opportunities as follows.

  • 9:30, Reception and registration (Portobello Building, Design Studio)
  • 10:00, Welcome and introduction
  • 10:10, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • 10:40, Leonardo Centre of Tribology
  • 11:20, Coffee break
  • 11.30, HRS Services Ltd
  • 12:30, Lunch break
  • 13:30, UK Institute of Acoustics
  • 13:50, Yorkshire Sound Women Network
  • 14:00, School of Architecture
  • 15:00, Department of Computer Science
  • 16:00, Coffee break
  • 16:30, Department of Music, University of Sheffield Sound Studios
  • 18:00, Close

Full programme details are available in our Book of Abstracts (PDF) contained in the 'Downloads' section of this page.


Registration: The University of Sheffield, Portobello Centre, Design Suite, Pitt Street, Sheffield, S1 4ET

Please note that the event involves walking between various venues across the University Campus, within a radius of around 0.5 miles. If you have any accessibility requirements please note these on the registration form, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

To find Sheffield University, please use the following page:
To find the Portobello Centre, please use the following map link:


The event is free, but registration is required.
Please register here:

The deadline for registration is the 8th of September 2016.

Additional information

CPD certificates can be provided if required.

For any further queries please contact Giulio Dolcetti by email on

Acoustics Exchange Committee

  • Amy Beeston, Department of Computer Science
  • Giulio Dolcetti, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Alistair I. Hurrell, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Jav Javed, HRS Services Ltd
  • Efstathios Margaritis, School of Architecture 
  • Mauro Nicolao, Department of Computer Science
  • Mahmud Iskandar B. Seth A. Rahim, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dimitrios Savva, Department of Music
  • Michele M. Schirru, Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Alun Williams, HRS Services Ltd