Prof. Hansen Joins Acoufelt Advisory Board

Acoufelt is very pleased to announce that Emeritus Professor Colin Hansen has accepted an invitation to join its advisory board. Professor Hansen is a distinguished mechanical engineer with a long and impressive history of working in the area of acoustics.

"We are delighted that we have been able to secure the support of Professor Hansen", says Michael Neale, Chair of the Acoufelt Advisory Board. "Acoufelt is very focused on thought leadership. By engaging leaders in diverse fields, we are able to deliver integrated and holistic solutions to customers’ acoustics problems".

At the heart of the Acoufelt approach is the Acoustic FWC™ philosophy – looking at every surface of a space – floor, walls and ceiling – as a potential means of absorbing unwanted noise. Acoufelt is committed to this approach to solving customer acoustic problems – Making Quiet™ for a real impact.

Acoufelt is in the process of handpicking a diverse range of experts to augment our in-house skills with the specific brief to advance thought leadership and make Acoufelt an unparalleled leader in the acoustic materials industry. The Acoustic FWC™ Philosophy combined with several innovative offerings has set the vibrant market disrupter apart from other companies in the market.

Prof Hansen has been working in the field of noise and vibration for 40 years, first as a PhD student, then as a consultant in the USA (four years) and Australia (three years), and finally as an academic at The University of Adelaide where he has been responsible for over 100 consulting projects in noise and vibration control. He has authored or co-authored 13 books, edited two books, contributed seven chapters to various books and co-authored or authored over 300 papers in international journals and conference proceedings on acoustics and vibration.Prof Hansen is a past president and an Honorary Fellow of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV). He is a Fellow of the Australian Acoustical Society and a Fellow of Engineers Australia,received the 2013 A.G.M. Michell medal from Engineers Australia for outstanding service to the discipline of Mechanical Engineering, the 2014 Rossing Prize in Acoustics Education from the Acoustical Society of America, and was the recipient of two Erskine Fellowships.

"Professor Hansen has already attended an advisory board committee meeting and made an instant impact on the business.

"We are looking for the very best people across the world to drive the thought leadership program at Acoufelt", says Mr Neale. "As a mechanical engineer and in the field of acoustics, Professor Hanson certainly fits the bill. He has hundreds of peer-reviewed publications to his credit, has been a sought-after Keynote speaker for over 20 years and in 2009 he was awarded the Rayleigh medal by the British Institute of Acoustics for his outstanding contributions to the field".