|UK Students, EU Students, International Students
|Funding for tuition fees and a living stipend are available on a competitive basis
|28th November 2023
|28th February 2024
PhD Supervisor: Felix Langfeldt
Supervisory Team: Dr Felix Langfeldt; Prof Jordan Cheer
Explore the forefront of Acoustical Engineering with this PhD opportunity at the University of Southampton. Join the renowned Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) and perform pioneering work in smart materials for noise control.
Acoustic meta-surfaces, a subset of Acoustic Metamaterials, have revolutionized sound control by offering lightweight and mechanically flexible solutions with unparalleled noise reduction, particularly in low frequencies (
As a PhD candidate, you will delve into various methods of actuating and sensing meta-surfaces and developing adaptive algorithms to enhance noise reduction. The exploration may involve applying machine learning to create a self-learning meta-surface. Using analytical methods and advanced numerical modeling tools, you will predict and validate the performance of your meta-surface concepts. You will construct prototypes and test them in the state-of-the-art acoustic testing facilities at the ISVR.
This 3.5-year studentship covers UK tuition fees and offers an annual tax-free stipend at the EPSRC rate of £18,653 for 2024/25. Join the dynamic Signal Processing, Audio, and Hearing Group at ISVR, where you'll collaborate with over 30 diverse PhD students, engaging in various social activities. The university promotes a healthy work-life balance through flexible work-from-home policies and discounted access to outstanding sports facilities.
Throughout your PhD journey, you will have opportunities to present your research at international conferences, expanding your academic network. Travel funds are provided for participation in conferences related to sound, signal processing, and metamaterials. Additionally, technical training opportunities, including world-class modules and international summer schools, will enhance your skills.
We invite motivated candidates with a background or interest in engineering acoustics, signal processing, applied physics, noise control, and numerical methods to apply. Experience with acoustic metamaterials and active noise control is advantageous.
Don't miss this chance to contribute to a groundbreaking field and shape the future of noise control and sustainability. Apply now and be part of a cutting-edge research team at the forefront of Acoustical Engineering.
A very good undergraduate degree (at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent).
30 April 2024 for standard admissions, but later applications may be considered depending on the funds remaining in place.
Funding for tuition fees and a living stipend are available on a competitive basis. Funding will be awarded on a rolling basis, so apply early for the best opportunity to be considered.
How To Apply
Apply online: Search for a Postgraduate Programme of Study (soton.ac.uk). Select programme type (Research), 2024/25, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, next page select “PhD Engineering & Environment (Full time)”. In Section 2 of the application form you should insert the name of the supervisor Felix Langfeldt
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