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Organised by the IOA Physical Acoustics Group, and co-sponsored by the recently established UK Acoustics Network; this meeting brings together many recognised specialists in acoustic materials and metamaterials from academia and industry. Delegates will be provided with a comprehensive programme of both theory and practice.  If you utilise, specify or carry out research into materials or their acoustic properties, then this meeting is intended to help the delegate to understand the terminology used for absorbing, scattering and the diffusing of sound. Application of these methods can lead to the minimising of unwanted noise and his well-balanced programme includes; general methods, and presentations that will focus in on various applications and recent case studies.
A POSTER SESSION will be conducted during break times, and we are delighted that Sonobex Ltd will be presenting a monetary prize for the best poster.
UKAN are subsidising 25 places for  Early Careers Researchers and Students, these places will be allocated on a first-come-first served basis
08.30         Registration & Coffee
09.25         Welcome, Mike Swanwick, Rolls-Royce plc
09.30         Review of sound absorbing materials with nanopores,
Dr Olga Umnova, University of Salford
10.00         A review of measurement methods of sound absorption properties ‘in situ’, Dr Aglaia Foteinou, University of Wolverhampton
10.30         Macro- and micro-structure designs for broadband metaporous absorbers, Prof Keith Attenborough, Open University
11.00         Coffee
11.30         Sound absorbing materials and their acoustical properties,
Dr Haydar Aygun, London South Bank University
12.00         Acoustic materials Research - Gaps and future opportunities,
Prof Kirill Horoshenkov, Sheffield University
12.30         Lunch
1.30          An introduction to acoustic metamaterials - A state of art review,
Dr Daniel Elford, Sonobex
2.00          3D printing for acoustic performance,
Dr Arun Arjunan, University of Wolverhampton
2.30          Tea
3.00          Sound propagation near grazing incidence over periodically-rough surfaces, David Berry, University of Evora,  Portugal
3.30          Acoustic metasurfaces for acoustic control,
Prof Alastair Hibbins, Exeter University
4.00          Presentation to the Winner of the Poster Competition,
Dr Daniel Elford, Sonobex
4:10          Close, Mike Swanwick, Rolls-Royce plc
The design and experimental validation of acoustic metasurfaces with critically coupled resonators
Alexander J Dell, University of Sheffield
Tuning wave dispersion in one-dimensional granular crystals: sliding, rolling and torsion effects
Qicheng Zhang, University of Salford
Phononic band engineering for acoustic-magnetic tagging
Emily Glover, University of Exeter
Acoustic Performance of Aesthetic Micro-perforations on 3D Printed Titanium Panels.
Ahmed Latif, University of Wolverhampton.
Acoustic Metamaterials for Low Frequency Industrial Applications
Karol Bugaj, Sonobex Limited.
Broadband, slow sound on a glide-symmetric metasurface
J.G. Beadle, I.R. Hooper, J.R. Sambles & A.P. Hibbins, University of Exeter
Perforated plate metamaterial for absorption of airborne sound
T. A. Starkey, H. J. Rance, J. D. Smith, A. P. Hibbins & J. R. Sambles, University of Exeter
Experimental characterisation of radiative & bound acoustic modes supported by a compound grating
T. A. Starkey, J. G. Beadle, J. R. Sambles & A. P. Hibbins, University of Exeter


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We are a 10 minute walk to National Exhibition Centre (NEC) and
Birmingham International Station;
1 mile by car
8 mile from Birmingham City Centre
250 parking spaces which are free of charge to all customers.
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20 September 2018
The Arden Hotel
Coventry Road
B92 0EH
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Event Fee(s)
Event Fee(s)
IOA Members £155.00
Non-Members £195.00
IOA Young Members £70.00
Students £60.00
Retired Members £60.00
IOA Sponsors £125.00
Early Careers Researchers & Students £0.00
Event Fee(s)
IOA Members £155.00
Non-Members £195.00
IOA Young Members £70.00
Students £60.00
Retired Members £60.00
IOA Sponsors £125.00
Early Careers Researchers & Students £0.00