Professor Gibbs to be awarded the RWB Stephens Medal in 2015

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Barry Gibbs
Professor Barry Gibbs

Professor Barry Gibbs will this year be the recipient of the prestigious Stephens Medal from the Institute of Acoustics. Barry is a Professorial Fellow within the Acoustics Research Unit in the School of Architecture whose research on structure-borne sound is concerned with the prediction and control of noise and vibration in buildings and other structures. Barry is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics, a Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, and was elected President of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration for the period 2002-2004.

The R W B Stephens Medal was named after Dr Ray Stephens, the first President of the Institute of Acoustics in the United Kingdom. Dr Stephens’ main research interests lay in physical acoustics but he is also remembered by generations of students for his work in education. The medal is awarded in odd-numbered years for outstanding contributions to acoustics research or education.