Vacancy: Junior researcher in virtual acoustics

We have an open position for a junior researcher, which can develop into a PhD position after 1 year. The project is on cutting edge studies in virtual acoustics: exploring the use of acoustic prediction methods to approach near-real acoustic experiences of the built environment with virtual reality. If you are interested in this project, which … More Vacancy: Junior researcher in virtual acoustics

Two new Journal papers

Two journal papers from our group have recently been accepted or publication. One paper is part of the stage acoustics PhD project of Remy Wenmaekers, titled ‘Sensitivity of stage acoustic parameters to source and receiver directivity: Measurements on three stages and in two orchestra pits‘, published Applied Acoustics. The other paper is on the role of … More Two new Journal papers

Acoutect open positions and logo competition!

The Acoutect website has been launched, please visit The project contains information on our project, and it is possible to apply for the 15 open positions of Early Stage Researchers! Last but not least, there is a logo competition. Money prizes will be give to the best logo and a second will be raffled … More Acoutect open positions and logo competition!

New position

Today I signed the contract as Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology in the research field of Urban Acoustics! I am happy with this new step in my career and eager to continue the collaboration in and outside my research team. There are great challenges ahead of us. To mention some, we pursue on … More New position

New journal paper

The Applied Acoustics journal has just accepted our journal paper “Meteorological effects on the noise reducing performance of a low parallel wall structure”. A low parallel wall structure along major roads can reduce road traffic noise substantially. In this work we address the performance of this structure when meteorological effects do influence its noise reduction. … More New journal paper

ITN project granted!

  The proposal ‘Acoutect: A sound fundament for our future buildings’ has been granted by the European Commission as a H2020 Marie-Curie ITN project! I will be the coordinator of this 3.9M€ project and am proud to collaborate with the following partners: Aalto, KU Leuven, Liverpool and Chalmers (Universities), Materialize, Level Acoustics and Vibration, Matelys, Siemens, Moelven, … More ITN project granted!

Ten questions paper

  My ten questions paper on computational urban acoustics is in press in the journal Building and Environment (it can be found here). The paper contains ten questions and answers related to the need for computational acoustics methods, the relevance of including various urban propagation effects in computational modelling, and to the preferable computational methods and … More Ten questions paper


I have lectured on time-domain methods in acoustics in the summerschool organized by the European Acoustics Association. My lecture slides are available here!

Kick-off STW project

At Wednesday May 18, the kick-off of our STW project ‘Tools to Tackle Environmental Health project’ took place in Eindhoven. Our PhD students presented their results and the user committee was represented by  TNO, the municipality of Eindhoven and the Harbour of Rotterdam. The project description can be found here. 

Young Professionals Grant for Chang Liu

  Chang Liu has been awarded a Young Professionals Grant for the Inter-Noise conference in Hamburg (August 2016), where she will present the paper titled ‘Impedance deduction for vegetated roof surfaces: multiple geometry strategy’. The grant is issued by the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE). This is the second conference award in a row for … More Young Professionals Grant for Chang Liu

New paper open openPSTD software

The Elsevier journal Computer Physics Communications, has accepted the paper titled: “openPSTD: the open source pseudospectral time-domain method for acoustic propagation”, by Maarten Hornikx, Thomas Krijnen and Louis van Harten. The paper presents the implementation of our open source software openPSTD ( for accurate computation of sound propagation in the built environment. The software will be … More New paper open openPSTD software

New paper on wind effects on sound propagation from road traffic

The journal of the European Acoustics Association (EAA), Acta Acustica United with Acoustics, has just accepted the paper titled: “Numerical investigation of the effect of crosswind on sound propagation outdoors”, by Maarten Hornikx and Timothy van Renterghem. In the paper, we show that the effect of wind on noise propagation from a line source (like … More New paper on wind effects on sound propagation from road traffic

Soundwalk Rome

At January 28, partners of the EC FP7 project ‘SONORUS: the urban sound planner’ have carried out a survey of the acoustic environment of the Colloseum and Palatino area in Rome. From Eindhoven, Fotis Georgiou, Raúl Pagan, Nicole van Hout and Maarten Hornikx participated.

New PhD research

At september 1, Yi Qin (picture) has started his PhD research in our Building Acoustics chair, titled: Impact noise insulation of lightweight floor systems at low frequencies. The research will be carried out in collaboration with Level Acoustics and Rijbroek vloeren