Plenary Speaker: Ines Lopez Arteaga

"Rolling noise in road and rail transportation systems"


Ines Lopez Arteaga is full-professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands) and at the Marcus Wallenberg Laboratory for Sound and Vibration Research (MWL), KTH Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden). She received her degree on Mechanical Engineering at the University of Navarra in San Sebastian (Spain) in 1993, where she obtained her PhD in 1999. Until 2001 she was researcher at CEIT (Spain) where she worked on noise and vibration reduction in railway applications. She joined the Dynamics and Control group of the Mechanical Engineering Department at Eindhoven University of Technology in 2002, where she started the research on tyre/road. From 2011 to 2014 she was visiting professor on vibro-acoustics of land transportation systems at MWL (KTH), where she was appointed full-professor in 2014. At KTH, she was vice-director of the Odqvist Laboratory for Experimental Mechanics 2013-2016. She has supervised 18 PhD students, published more than 90 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and 3 patents. She is editor for the Journal of Sound and Vibration since 2011, member of the board of directors of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration 2013-2016 and board member of the Dutch Acoustic Society since 2014.

Plenary Speaker: Stephen A. Hambric

“To Infinity and Beyond – the Amazing Uses of Infinite Structure Mobility Theory”


Dr. Stephen A. Hambric is a Research Professor at the Applied Research Lab at Penn State, a Professor in the Graduate Program in Acoustics, and Director of Penn State’s Center for Acoustics and Vibration (CAV).  Prior to joining Penn State in 1996, Dr. Hambric worked for nine years in the Computational Mechanics Office at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division.  Dr. Hambric has directed many numerical and experimental flow, structural acoustics, and noise/vibration control research and development programs for the Navy, NASA, Army, U.S. industry, and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.  He has authored or co-authored three books, over 80 conference papers, 40 journal articles, and two patents.  He teaches courses in Structural Acoustics, and Research and Writing for Acousticians on campus at Penn State, and also to off-campus students working in industry and government. He is a Fellow of the Institute for Noise Control Engineering (INCE) and of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and former chair of the ASME Noise Control and Acoustics Division.  He was also the General Chair of the International Noise Control Engineering conference (Internoise) in 2012, held in New York City, and now serves on the Board of Directors of International INCE as Vice President for the Pan-American region.

Plenary Speaker: Jun Yang

“Sound zone reproduction using loudspeaker array”


Dr. Jun Yang is the Distinguished Professor of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) and the director of the Key Laboratory of Noise and Vibration Research at CAS. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in acoustics from Nanjing University, China in 1996. He served at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, as an assistant professor, and an associate professor in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Since 2004, he has been a professor at the Institute of Acoustics, CAS. Dr. Jun Yang has completed over 30 projects for industries and the government and contributed significantly to acoustics research and education. He has published over 400 journal and proceeding pa3pers, and has been granted more than 40 patents. Many of his research results have been used in practical applications. Recently, he obtained the Pollyanna Chu Outstanding Teacher Prize in 2014, Excellent Scientist Award by the Chinese Institute of Electronics in 2015, and Excellent Graduate Advisor Award by CAS in 2016.

Dr. Jun Yang is a Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), Acoustic Society of China, and Chinese Institute of Electronics. He chaired the Local Organizing Committee for ICSV21 in 2014. He is an Executive Director of Acoustic Society of China, and chairs the Environmental Physics Society of China and the Audio Engineering Society of China.

Plenary Speaker and I-INCE Lecture: André Fiebig

“The perception of acoustic environments and how humans form overall noise assessments”


André Fiebig obtained his Magister Atrium degree in communication science, acoustics and sociology and earned his PhD in the scope of psychoacoustics at the Technical University of Berlin. Since 2005 he is working for the HEAD acoustics GmbH where he is leading a working group concerned with developing test procedures for the investigation of sound perception and assessment. He is involved in national and international standardization working groups. For example, he is actively working on soundscape standardization at international level. Moreover, he has contributed to several international research projects investigating the impact of environmental noise on humans. He was convenor of the I-INCE TSG 9, which dealt with alternatives to A-weighting for environmental noise assessment and recently chairs the technical committee of noise in the DEGA. He has authored several scientific publications including book chapters about soundscape, metric development and jury testing methods. His special research interest lies in the field of cognitive stimulus integration of streams of auditory sensations in the context of psychoacoustics and soundscapes.