Dr Bruno Fazenda

Senior Lecturer

  • Newton Building Room 118
  • T: +44 (0)161 295 5085
  • E: b.m.fazenda@salford.ac.uk
  • SEEK: Research profile

Office Times

Tuesday 9.30am - 1.30pm

Wednesday 9.30am - 1.30pm

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Audio Technology at the University of Salford.  I graduated in 2004 with a PhD in Room Acoustics and Psychoacoustics from the University of Salford.  After that I was a Research Fellow with a Marie Curie research fellowship at the Danish Technical University, and have since been lecturing in the UK since 2005.

My research focuses on the perceived quality of sound reproduction in critical listening spaces which includes perceptual testing methodologies, novel room acoustic measurement and characterisation techniques, analytical and numerical modelling of rooms and binaural models of hearing.  More recently I have been researching into aspects of sound perception at cognitive and emotional processing levels.  My work is cited in specialist books and scientific publications, which inform modern design of critical listening environments.

I am a co-investigator in a 3 year EPSRC funded project (2012-2015) on sound quality of user-generated content, looking at the measurement of sound quality on a perceptual level and designing algorithms to predict it. Before this, I successfully managed research projects from the Royal Society and industrial partners.

I am also part of a cross-disciplinary EPSRC funded network, focusing on Acoustics and Music of British Pre-history.  My work on the acoustics of Stonehenge, has been reported in an article in the New Scientist, presented in a TV programme on The History Channel and featured on news and information sites, such as the BBC and The Guardian.

I have experience in PhD and MSc by Research supervision with various successful completions and projects ongoing.

I am a member of the Institute of Acoustics, the Audio Engineering Society and the CiKTN (Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network).  I am on the Technical Committee for ‘Perception and Subjective Evaluation of Audio Signals’ for the Audio Engineering Society. I have been invited to present special lectures for the Institute of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Acoustics and the Audio Engineering Society.

In the School of Computing, Science and Engineering I am the Placement Coordinator and Industrial Liaison Advisor for the Acoustics, Digital Media and Audio Engineering and Telecomms group.

Teaching

Audio Systems (BEng Acoustic Engineering, BSc Professional Sound and Video Technology)

Live Sound Connections (BSc Professional Sound and Video Technology)

Audio Application Project (MSc Audio Production)

Research Interests

  • Psychoacoustics, Subjective Testing, Auditory Perception
  • Architectural Acoustics, Critical Listening and Reproduction, Acoustic Modelling
  • Archaeoacoustics

Qualifications and Memberships

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of Institute of Acoustics

Member of Audio Engineering Society

Member of CiKTN (Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network).

Publications

A full and up-to-date list of publications can be found here.