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Prof Carl Hopkins PhD BEng CEng MAES MASA MIIAV FIOA

Professor in Acoustics Architecture

Biography

Personal Statement

Carl is a Professor in Acoustics and Head of the Acoustics Research Unit at the University of Liverpool. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics and a Chartered Engineer. Carl was awarded the Tyndall Medal in 2012 for his achievements and services in the field of acoustics, and awarded the Engineering Medal in 2016 in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the field of acoustical engineering.

His research primarily focuses on the measurement and prediction of sound and structure-borne sound in the built environment with applications to building, automotive, aeronautic, or marine structures. He has published a sole-author monograph on sound transmission in buildings that is referenced in British, European and International Standards. Recent research on using vibrotactile stimuli to facilitate interactive performance between musicians with hearing impairments was shortlisted for the 2013 THE award 'Research project of the year'.

Personal Distinctions

  • Engineering Medal (Institute of Acoustics 2016)
  • Invited seminar on using Transient Statistical Energy Analysis for impacts in buildings (Invitation to Speak, Tsinghua University, China 2014)
  • Invited seminar on predicting and measuring maximum sound pressure levels in rooms due to impacts (Invitation to Speak, Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering 2013)
  • Shortlisted (1 of 6) for THE award 2013 'Research Project of the Year' (Times Higher Education (THE) 2013)
  • Invited seminar on sound fields (Invitation to Speak, Hanyang University 2013)
  • Invited seminar on structure-borne sound transmission in heavyweight structures (Invitation to Speak, Korea Institute of Construction Technology 2013)
  • Invited seminar on resonant and non-resonant sound transmission across plates (Invitation to Speak, Tsinghua University, China 2013)
  • Invited seminar on Statistical Energy Analysis (Invitation to Speak, Hanyang University 2013)
  • Invited seminar on direct sound transmission (Invitation to Speak, Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd 2013)
  • Invited seminar on interactive performance for musicians with a hearing impairment (Invitation to Speak, Hanyang University, Korea 2013)
  • Invited seminar on fundamentals of sound fields in spaces (Invitation to Speak, Tsinghua University, China 2012)
  • Keynote speech 'Sound insulation in buildings - linking theory and practice' (Keynote Speech, Institute of Acoustics 2012)
  • Tyndall Medal - Institute of Acoustics (Institute of Acoustics 2012)
  • Invited seminar on the fundamentals of statistical energy analysis (Invitation to Speak, Tsinghua University, China 2011)
  • Invited lecture series 'Vibro-acoustics - sound transmission in built-up structures' (Invitation to Speak, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China 2011)
  • Invited seminar on spatial sampling of sound pressure levels in rooms (Invitation to Speak, Institute of Acoustics 2010)
  • Invited seminar on sound transmission in heavyweight buildings (Invitation to Speak, Tsinghua University, China 2010)
  • Invited seminar on low-frequency sound insulation (Invitation to Speak, Institute of Acoustics 2009)
  • Invited seminar on structure-borne sound transmission in buildings (Invitation to Speak, ISVR 2009)
  • Invited seminar on ‘Sound insulation – aspects of uncertainty’ (Invitation to Speak, ARUP 2007)

Administrative Roles

  • Head of Acoustics Research Unit
  • Departmental Director of Postgraduate Research
  • Postgraduate Research - Admissions
  • REF coordinator (School of Architecture)
  • Member - Research Ethics Committee (RESNIP)

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