Professor Yiu Lam
Associate Dean Research & Innovation
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Biography
I am a Professor of Acoustics and Associate Dean (Research & Innovation) of the College of Science and Technology in the University of Salford. I have over 30 years' experience of working in building and environmental acoustics. I worked in the motor industry in the area of vehicle noise and vibration for 2 years before joining the University in 1988, and was the Head of the University’s Acoustics Research Centre from 2000 to 2012. I am known particularly for my expertise in the development and application of computer modelling and simulation in acoustics. I have a long track record of successful EPSRC (7 as PI and 5 as CI), European, and industrial funded research projects. I worked closely with industrial partners to develop solutions from his research, leading to computer software widely used in the metal cladding manufacturing industry, noise reduction devices used in commercial noise barriers, and software modules for outdoor noise propagation. I am also interested in the interfacing of acoustics in multi-disciplinary research, especially the concept of nD Modelling for the built environment. Currently I am the PI of an EPSRC grant (EP/J022071) to develop enhanced acoustic modelling using hybrid boundary integral methods, and the PI of an EPSRC iCASE grant with the BBC investigating periphony for broadcast. I also lead an internally funded project to develop an interactive soundscape simulator for heritage and urban regeneration research. I have over 120 publications in journals, conferences and book chapters. I was awarded the Institute of Acoustics’ Tyndall Medal in 2000, and the Institute’s most prestigious Rayleigh Medal in 2012 for my contribution to acoustics. I was awarded Fellowship of the Acoustical Society of America in 2008 for my work in building acoustics. I am the Editor-in-Chief of the international journal of Applied Acoustics and a member of several international and national standards committees and working groups. I co-chair the Conseil International du Bâtiment (CIB) W051 Commission on Acoustics. I am also a Board member of the International Commission for Acoustics.
Teaching
Research Students Successfully Supervised:
PhD: 10 MSc: 3
Research Students Currently Supervising:
PhD: 2 MSc: 0
External Examiner for Research Degrees:
PhD: 10 MSc: 1
Current Teaching in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Courses:
MSc: Numerical Techniques
Mathematics and Vibration
BSc: Final Year: Computer Simulation in Acoustics (20 credits)
Final Year: Room Acoustics (20 credits)
Final Year: Final Year Projects
Modules taught in the past:
Creative Audio Environments (MSc)
Noise Control (MSc)
Acoustics in Enclosed Spaces (BSc Final Year)
Computer Programming (BSc First Year)
Electroacoustic Transducer Design (BSc Year 2)
Noise Radiation, Transmission and Control (BSc Final Year)
Studio Design and Construction (BSc Final Year)
Vibration (BSc Year 2)
Wave and Acoustics (BSc First Year)
Research Interests
Building Acoustics and Environmental Acoustics. Specialist areas: computer modelling in acoustics; room acoustics design; environmental noise, propagation and control; soundscape; 3D audio.
Qualifications and Memberships
Chartered Engineer
Fellow of Acoustical Society of America
Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
Member of Institute of Acoustics (MIOA)
Co-Chair of Conseil International du Bâtiment (CIB) W051 Commission on Acoustics;
Member of Board of International Congress on Acoustics
Member of IOA Research Coordination Committee;
Member of BSI - EH/1/3 – Residential and Industrial Noise;
Member of ISO/TC43/SC 2/WG 25 on measurements of the random incidence scattering coefficient;
Member of UK EPSRC Peer Review College.
Publications
Editorships
Editor-in-Chief of the international Journal of Applied Acoustics.
Guest Editor: Special Issue of the Journal of Applied Acoustics on Surface Diffusion in Room Acoustics, June 2000.
Full List of Refereed Journal/Book Publications by Y. W. Lam (in chronological order):
- J. J. J. Chen, Y. W. Lam, "An Analogy between the Spouted Bed Phenmona and the Bubbling-to-Spray Transition", Canadian J. Chem. Eng. 61, pp.759-762, 1983.
- J. J. J. Chen, Y. W. Lam, "On Jet Flow in Porous Media as Related to the Spouted Bed", Canadian J. Chem. Eng. 63, pp.361-367, 1985.
- Y. W. Lam, D. C. Hodgson, "The prediction of the sound field due to an arbitrary vibrating body in a rectangular enclosure", J.Acous.Soc.Am. 88(4), pp.1993-2000, 1990.
- Y. W. Lam, "Book review: Room Acoustics by H. Kuttruff, 3rd Ed.", Applied Acoustics 35(4), p.333-334, 1992.
- Y. W. Lam, "Fluid-structure coupling in underwater sonar arrays with piston type transducers", Applied Acoustics 36(1), pp.31-49, 1992.
- Y. W. Lam, "Mathematical model of a class IV flextensional transducer and its numerical solution", Applied Acoustics 36(2), pp.123-144, 1992.
- Y. W. Lam, D. C. Hodgson, "The prediction of ringing noise of a drop hammer in a rectangular enclosure", J.Acous.Soc.Am. 93, pp.875-884, 1993.
- Y. W. Lam, S. C. Roberts, "A simple method for accurate prediction of finite barrier insertion loss", J.Acous.Soc.Am. 93, 1445-1452, 1993.
- T. J. Cox, Y. W. Lam, "Evaluation of methods for predicting the scattering from simple rigid panels", Applied Acoustics 40(2), pp.123-140, 1993.
- T. J. Cox, W. J. Davies, Y. W. Lam, "The sensitivity of listeners to early sound field changes in auditoria", Acustica 79(1), pp.27-41, 1993.
- W. J. Davies, Y. W. Lam, "New attributes of seat dip attenuation", Applied Acoustics 41(1), pp.1-23, 1994.
- W. J. Davies, Y. W. Lam, "Comment on Predicting theatre chair absorption from reverberation chamber measurements", J. Acous. Soc. Am. 93(4), pp.2238-2240, 1993.
- T. J. Cox, Y. W. Lam, "The performance of realizable quadratic residue diffusers", Applied Acoustics 41(3), pp.237-246, 1994.
- Y. W. Lam, "Using Maekawa's chart to calculate finite length barrier insertion loss", Applied Acoustics 42(1), pp.29-40, 1994.
- Y. W. Lam, "On the modelling of the effect of ground terrain profile in environmental noise calculations", Applied Acoustics 42, pp.99-123, 1994.
- T. J. Cox, Y. W. Lam, "Prediction and evaluation of the scattering from quadratic residue diffusers", J. Acous. Soc. Am. 95(1), pp.297-305, 1994.
- Y. W. Lam, "On the parameters controlling diffusion calculation in a hybrid computer model for room acoustics prediction", Refereed paper, Proc. of IOA Vol.16(2), p.537-544, 1994.
- W. J. Davies, R. J. Orlowski, Y. W. Lam, "Measuring auditorium seat absorption", J. Acous. Soc. Am. 96, pp.879-888, 1994.
- Y. W. Lam, "Book review: Notes on Sound Absorption Technology by Uno Ingard", Applied Acoustics 45, p.385-386, 1995.
- W. J. Davies, T. J. Cox, Y. W. Lam, "Subjective perception of seat dip attenuation", Acustica 82, 784-792 (1996)
- Y. W. Lam, R.M. Windle, "The noise transmission through profiled metal cladding, part i: single skin measurements", Journal of Building Acoustics Vol.2(1), p.341-356, 1995
- Y. W. Lam, R.M. Windle, "The noise transmission through profiled metal cladding, part ii: single skin SRI prediction", Journal of Building Acoustics Vol.2(1), p.357-376, 1995
- Y. W. Lam, "The noise transmission through profiled metal cladding, part iii: double skin SRI prediction", Journal of Building Acoustics Vol.2(2), p.403-417, 1996
- Y. W. Lam, "A comparison of three diffuse reflection modelling methods used in room acoustics computer models", J. Acous. Soc. Am. 100(4), p.2181-2192, 1996
- Y. W. Lam, "The dependence of diffusion parameters in a room acoustics prediction model on auditorium sizes and shapes", J. Acous. Soc. Am. 100(4), p.2193-2203, 1996
- Y. W. Lam, “Standard Calculation of Outdoor Noise Propagation - Errors due to Propagation Effect”, Journal of Building Acoustics Vol.3(4), p.251-263, 1996.
- Y. W. Lam, “On the modelling of diffuse reflections in room acoustics prediction”, Refereed Invited Paper, Proc. BEPAC & EPSRC Conference on Sustainable Building, p.106-113, 1997
- Y. W. Lam, “A boundary integral formulation for the prediction of acoustic scattering from periodic structures”, J. Acous. Soc. Am. 105(2), p.762-769, 1999.
- M. Howarth and Y. W. Lam "An assessment of the accuracy of a hybrid room acoustics model with surface diffusion facility", Applied Acoustics 60(2), pp.237-252, 2000.
- Y. W. Lam, "Editorial - Special Issue on surface diffusion in room acoustics", Applied Acoustics 60(2), pp.111-112, 2000.
- I. A. Drumm and Y. W. Lam, "The adaptive beam tracing algorithm", J. Acous. Soc. Am. 107(3), pp.1405-1412, 2000.
- T. Wu, T. J. Cox, Y. W. Lam, "From a profiled diffuser to an optimized absorber", J.Acoust.Soc.Am. 108(2), pp.643-650, 2000.
- Y. W. Lam, "Ground and Meteorological Effects on Sound Propagation in the Atmosphere - Predictions and Measurements", International Journal of Acoustics and Vibration Vol. 5(3), pp.135-139, 2000.
- T. J. Hargreaves, T. J. Cox, Y. W. Lam and P. D'Antonio, "Surface Diffusion Coefficients for Room Acoustics: Free Field Measures", J. Acous. Soc. Am. 108 (4), pp.1710-1720, 2000.
- T. Wu, T. J. Cox, Y. W. Lam, “A profiled structure with improved low frequency absorption”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 110 (6), pp.3064-3070, 2001
- J. Sarwono and Y. W. Lam, “The Preferred Initial Time Delay Gap and Inter-Aural Cross Correlation for a Javanese Gamelan Performance Hall”, J. of Sound and Vib. 258(3), pp.451-461, 2002.
- Y. W. Lam, “A boundary element method for the calculation of noise barrier insertion loss in the presence of atmospheric turbulence”, Applied Acoustics 65(6), pp. 583-603, 2004.
- M. R. Monazzam and Y. W. Lam, “Performance of Profiled Single Noise Barriers Covered with Quadratic Residue Diffusers”, Applied Acoustics 66, pp.709-730, 2005.
- Y. W. Lam, “Issues for Computer Modelling of Room Acoustics in Non-Concert Hall Settings”, Acoust. Sci. & Tech. 26(2), pp.145-155, 2005.
- K. Horoshenko, Y. W. Lam and K. Attenborough, “Chapter 116. Noise Attenuation Provided by Road and Rail Barriers, Earth Berms, Buildings and Vegetation”, Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control, Ed. M. Crocker, John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-471-39599-7, pp.1446-1457 (2007).
- Y. W. Lam, M. R. Monazzam, “On the modelling of sound propagation over multi-impedance discontinuities using semi-empirical diffraction formulations”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 120(2), pp.686-698, 2006.
- Y. W. Lam, “Chapter: Acoustics in the Built Environment”, Constructing the Future: nD modelling, Eds. Ghassan Aouad, Angela Lee and Song Wu Taylor & Francis ISBN 978-0-415-39171-9, pp.142-191, 2007.
- M. R. Monazzam and Y. W. Lam, “Performance of T shape barriers with top surface covered with absorptive QRDs”, Applied Acoustics 69, pp.93-109, 2008.
- C. Hopkins and Y. W. Lam, “Sound fields near building facades - comparison of finite and semi-infinite reflectors on a rigid ground plane”, Applied Acoustics 70(2), pp.300-308, 2009.
- H. Lim, S.V. Utyuzhnikov, Y. W. Lam, A. Turan, M. R. Avis, V. S. Ryaben'kii, S. V. Tsynkov, “An Experimental Validation of the Active Noise Control Methodology Based on Difference Potentials”, AIAA Journal 47(4), pp.874-901, 2009.
- Y. W. Lam “An analytical model for turbulence scattered rays in the shadow zone for outdoor sound propagation calculation”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 125(3), pp.1340-1350, 2009.
- Y. W. Lam and R. M. Windle, “The prediction of noise transmission through single and double skin profiled metal cladding systems”, Collected Papers in Building Acoustics, Ed. B. Gibbs, J. Goodchild, C. Hopkins and D. Oldham, Multi-Science ISBN 978-1-907132-14-8, pp.395-419 (2010)
- Y. W. Lam, “Standard Calculation of Outdoor Noise Propagation – Errors Due to Propagation Effect”, Collected Papers in Building Acoustics, Ed. B. Gibbs, J. Goodchild, C. Hopkins and D. Oldham, Multi-Science ISBN 978-1-907132-14-8, pp.325-338 (2010).
- H. Lim, S. V. Utyuzhnikov, Y. W. Lam, and A. Turan, "Multi-domain active sound control and noise shielding", J.Acous.Soc.Am. 129(2), 717-725 (2011)
- H. Jeong and Y. W. Lam, “Source implementation to eliminate low-frequency artifacts in finite difference time domain room acoustic simulation”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131(1): 258–268 (2012).
- H. Lim, S. V. Utyuzhnikov, Y. W. Lam, L. Kelly, “Potential-based methodology for active sound control in 3 dimensional settings”, submitted to J. Acoust. Soc. Am. (2012).
Full List of Conference Publications (in chronological order):
- Y. W. Lam, "The fluid-structure coupled response of piston type transducers in underwater sonar arrays", Undersea Defence Technology 1991 Conference Proceedings (Microwave Exhibitions and Publishers, Kent, UK, 1991), pp.922-929, 1991.
- R.M. Windle, Y. W. Lam, "Investigation of the poor mid-frequency sound reduction characteristics of profiled cladding", Proc. of the Inst. Of Acoust. (Euro-noise'92 conference) Vol.14(4), pp.883-892, April 1992.
- R.M. Windle, Y. W. Lam, "Prediction of the sound reduction of metal cladding using a two-dimensional boundary integral approach", Proc. of the IOA 15(3), pp.505-510, April 1993.
- Y. W. Lam, R.M. Windle, "An independent review of current outdoor noise propagation methods", Invited paper, Proc. of Internoise'93, pp.501-506, August 1993.
- R.M. Windle, Y. W. Lam, "Prediction of the sound reduction of profiled metal cladding", Proc. of Internoise'93, pp.999-1002, August 1993.
- N. J. Edwards, Y. W. Lam, "Investigating a simple method of including the effect of turbulence into short to medium range sound propagation prediction schemes", Proc. of IOA Vol.16(2), p.91-100, 1994.
- M. J. Howarth, Y. W. Lam, "Comparison of acoustic measurements in two different auditoria with hybrid ray tracing/image method model predictions", Proc. of IOA Vol.16(2), p.471-478, 1994.
- R.M. Windle, Y. W. Lam, "Realistic design of double-leaf cladding systems for optimum acoustic performance", Proc. of IOA Vol.16(2), p.413-422, 1994.
- R. M. Windle, Y. W. Lam, "A simple empirical method for predicting the sound reduction of single skin cladding", Proc. of IOA Vol.16(2), p.445-452, 1994.
- Y. W. Lam, "On the Description of Partially Diffused Reflections in a Room Acoustics Computer Model", Invited paper, Proc. 15th ICA Vol. IV, p.461-464, 1995.
- Y. W. Lam, N. J. Edwards, "Simple prediction of the effects of wind gradient and turbulence on short to medium range sound propagation using readily available meteorological data", Invited paper, Proc. 15th ICA Vol. IV, p.465-468, 1995.
- M. J. Howarth, K. Lin, Y. W. Lam, "Predicting the acoustic influence of scale model modifications using a hybrid model", Invited paper, Proc. 15th ICA Vol. II, p.497-500, 1995.
- Y. W. Lam, “A boundary integral formulation for the prediction of acoustic scattering from periodic structures”, Invited paper, IMA Conference on Boundary Integral Methods, September 1997
- T J Hargreaves, T J Cox, Y W Lam, P D'Antonio, “Diffusion parameters for auditorium surfaces”, Proc IoA(UK) Vol 19(3) 1997 19-27.
- Y. W. Lam, “Prediction of Noise Transmission through Commercial Profiled Metal Cladding Systems”, Invited paper, Proc. 16th International Congress on Acoustics and 135th Meeting Acoustical Society of America, Seattle WA, Vol. II, pp.1383-1384, June 1998.
- T J Hargreaves, T J Cox, Y W Lam, P D'Antonio, “Characterising Scattering From Room Surfaces”, Proc. 16th International Congress on Acoustics and 135th Meeting Acoustical Society of America, Seattle WA, Vol. IV, pp2731-2732, June 1998.
- P D'Antonio, T J Hargreaves, T J Cox and Y W Lam, “Experimental Measurement and Characterization of Scattering Surfaces”, J.Acoust.Soc.Am. 104 no.3 pt. 2 September 1998 pg 1857. 136th meeting ASA paper 5aAA3.
- T J Hargreaves, T J Cox, Y W Lam and P D'Antonio, “Diffusion Coefficients”, J.Acoust.Soc.Am. 104 no.3 pt. 2 September 1998 pg 1857. 136th meeting ASA paper 5aAA5.
- Y. W. Lam and I. Drumm, “An adaptive beam tracing method for room acoustics prediction”, invited paper, Joint ASA/EAA/DEGA Conference, Berlin, March 1999, Acustica Vol.85 Supplement 1, S64, 1999
- Y. W. Lam, “Sound propagation in the atmosphere”, invited paper, Proc. Of the 6^{th} International Congress on Sound and Vibration, p.727-734, 1999.
- J. Sarwono, Y. W. Lam, “Auto-correlation Function Analysis of Javanese Gamelan Music Pieces”, ISSM 1999 (8-9 October 1999, Kassel, Germany).
- T. J. Hargreaves, T. J. Cox, Y. W. Lam, P. D'Antonio, “Standard Diffusion Coefficients”, Proc. IoA(UK). 21(6) 195-200. October 1999.
- J. Sarwono, Y. W. Lam, “Initial Time Delay Gap for Javanese Gamelan Music Concert Hall: An Auto-correlation Function Approach”, Proc. IoA(UK). 21(6) 47-54. October 1999.
- I. A. Drumm, Y. W. Lam, “The adaptive beaming tracing algorithm”, Proc. IoA(UK). 21(6) 73-92. October 1999.
- Y. W. Lam, "An Overview of Modelling Techniques for Small and Large Performance Spaces", Proc. IOA 22 Part 2, pp.297-304, 2000
- S. J. Sarwono and Y. W. Lam,"The Acoustics of a Pendopo: A Typical Open-Sided Hall for Javanese Gamelan Music Performance", Proc. IOA 22 Part 2, pp.305-314, 2000.
- M. West and Y. W. Lam, "Prediction of sound fields in the presence of terrain features which produce a range dependent meteorology using the Generalised Terrain Parabolic Equation (GT-PE) model", Internoise 2000
- T. Wu, Y. W. Lam, T. J. Cox, "Extending the bandwidth of profiled sound absorbers", Internoise 2000.
- M. West and Y. W. Lam, "A two way vertical interface Parabolic Equation (TV-PE) model for atmospheric propagation in the presence of severe terrain features", 9th International Symposium on Long Range Sound Propagation, September 2000.
- S. J. Sarwono and Y. W. Lam, “Subjective Preference of Reverberation Time in a Javanese Gamelan Concert Hall”, ISSM 2000, October 2000, Paris, France.
- S. J. Sarwono and Y. W. Lam, "Subjective Preference of Initial Time Delay Gap in a Javanese Gamelan Concert Hall", 140th ASA Meeting, paper 5pAA2, Newport Beach, CA, December 2000.
- Y. W. Lam, “Characterisation of meteorological conditions for sound propagation predictions”, invited paper, Proc. Of the 8th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, p.1281-1288, 2001.
- Y. W. Lam and T. Wu, “Application of Scattering Surface in Absorber Design”, Proc. 17th ICA, Rome, 2001.
- D. Waddington and Y. W. Lam, “A Study of Range-Dependent Meteorological Conditions and their Influences on Outdoor Sound Propagation”, Proc. 17th ICA, Rome, 2001.
- J. Sarwono and Y. W. Lam, “The Preferred Acoustic Parameters For A Javanese Gamelan Performance Hall”, Proc. 17th ICA, Rome, 2001.
- T. Wu, Y. W. Lam, and T. J. Cox, “Measurement Of Non-Uniform Impedance Surface By The Two Microphone Method”, Proc. 17th ICA, Rome, 2001.
- D. Waddington and Y. W. Lam, “Determination Of Meteorological Parameters And Their Effect In Outdoor Sound Propagation Measurements”, Proc. IOA 24 Part 2, 2002.
- D. C. Waddington and Lam, Y.W., “The Effect of Weather Conditions on the Propagation of Sound”, Proc. IOA 24 (3) (2002)
- J. Sarwono and Y. W. Lam, “World Wide Web-Based Subjective Preference Test For Designing A Javanese Gamelan Performance Hall”, Proc. IOA 24 Part 2, 2002.
- Drumm I. and Y. W. Lam, “The Development And Implementation Of Adaptive Beam Tracing”, Proc. IOA 24 Part 2, 2002.
- Y. W. Lam, “The Application of Boundary Integral Equation to Wide Barriers in Turbulent Medium”, Proc. Forum Acusticum, Seville Sept 2002.
- D. C. Waddington and Y. W. Lam, “The Influence of Range-Dependent Meteorology on Outdoor Sound Propagation over a Barrier”, Proc. Forum Acusticum, Seville Sept 2002.
- Y. W. Lam and Waddington, D.C., “Range-Dependent Meteorology and It’s Impact On Outdoor Sound Propagation”, Proc. 9th International Congress on Sound and Vibration ICSV’9, 2002.
- R M Munt, R W Browne, C Simpson, S Bradley, Y W Lam, G Kerry, R Beaman, "Environmental Noise Modelling for UK Military Helicopter Training Operations", Proc. Of American Helicopter Society 59th Forum, 2003.
- J. Sarwono and Y. W. Lam, “The Effect of Surface Diffusion on the Preferred Acoustic Parameters for a Javanese Gamelan Performance Hall”, EAA Surface Acoustics Symposium, Proc. IOA 25(5), 2003.
- Y. W. Lam, Mohammad R. Monazzam, “Application Of Quadratic Residue Diffusers In Noise Barrier Structures”, Invited Paper Tu5.B2.4, Proc. 18^{th} International Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan, 2004.
- J. Sarwono and Y. W. Lam, “Geometrical Acoustics Model Of A Javanese Gamelan Performance Hall”, Th5.B2.2, Proc. 18th International Congress on Acoustics, Kyoto, Japan, 2004.
- Y. W. Lam, “Modelling room acoustics in non-concert hall settings”, Invited Keynote Paper A01, Proc. of International Symposium on Room Acoustics: Design and Science 2004, Awaji Island, Japan, 2004.
- J. Sarwono and Y. W. Lam, “Preferred scattering level for a javanese gamelan performance hall”, Paper 017, Proc. of International Symposium on Room Acoustics: Design and Science 2004, Awaji Island, Japan, 2004.
- Y. W. Lam and D. C. Waddington, “A Field Trial on the Influence of Range-Dependent Meteorology on Outdoor Sound Propagation”, Proc. of the 11th International Symposium on Long Range Sound Propagation , 2-3 June 2004, Fairlee, VT, USA.
- Y. W. Lam and D. C. Waddington, “The Potential of Using a Ground Based Meteorology LIDAR for the Study of Range Dependent Outdoor Sound Propagation”, Forum Acusticum 2005, Budapest 2005.
- D. C. Waddington and Y. W. Lam, “Temperature Profiles From Rass And Sonic Anemometer Measurements In The Surface Layer For Use With Range-Dependent Lidar Wind Profiles”, Euronoise 2006, 30 May - 1 June 2006, Tampere, Finland.
- L. Kelly, Y. W. Lam, M. Avis, ‘The significance of coupling in 3D modelling of acoustic wave propagation in a cavity containing air and porous absorbent’, Proc. COMSOL User Conference, Birmingham (2006)
- H. Lim, Y. W. Lam, S. V. Utyuzhnikov, A. Turan, “Realization of the Difference Potential Method in Active Noise Control”, WESPAC 2006, 26-18 June, 2006, Seoul, South Korea.
- Y. W. Lam, “A study of random jagged edge noise barrier performance using an analytical approximation”, Internoise 2006, 3–6 December 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
- D. C. Waddington and Y. W. Lam, “Long-term sound speed structure and variability measured using SODAR, RASS and LIDAR”, Internoise 2006, 3–6 December 2006, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
- D. C. Waddington, Y. W. Lam, and J. A. S. Augus, “A spread spectrum technique for the study of outdoor noise propagation”, Proc. Of Long Rang Sound Propagation Symposium 2006, New Orleans, Oct. 2006.
- I. Drumm, Y. W. Lam, “Development and assessment of a finite difference time domain room acoustic prediction model that uses hall data in popular formats”, Proc. Internoise 2007, Paper IN07_022, Istanbul, August 2007.
- Y. W. Lam and M. R. Monazzam, “A near field measurement method for the study of diffusive barrier designs”, Proc. Internoise 2007, Paper IN07_249, Istanbul, August 2007.
- Hyok Jeong; Ian Drumm; Brian Horner; Yiu Wai Lam, “The modelling of frequency dependent boundary conditions In FDTD simulation of concert hall acoustics”, Proc. 19^{th} International Congress on Acoustics, Paper RBA-06-014-IP, Madrid, Sept. 2007.
- H. Lim; S. V. Utyuzhnikov.; Y. W. Lam.; M. R. Avis.; A. Turan, “Validation of a difference potential based active noise control system”, Proc. 19^{th} International Congress on Acoustics, Paper RBA-09-008, Madrid, Sept. 2007.
- Y. W. Lam, “The significance of temperature gradient on the propagation of noise to high rise buildings in urban cities”, Paper in08_0337, Proc. Internoise 2008, 26-29 October 2008, Shanghai, China.
- M. Buret, K. K. Iu, Y. W. Lam, C. Leung, “Application of Quadratic Residue Diffusers to Transportation Noise Control”, Paper in08_0164, Proc. Internoise 2008, 26-29 October 2008, Shanghai, China.
- M. Buret, K. K. Iu, Y. W. Lam, C. Leung, Permanent Way Society (China) Seminar, 11-13 November 2008, Shanghai, China.
- M. J. D. Hedges and Y. W. Lam, “Accuracy of Fully Coupled Loudspeaker Simulation Using COMSOL”, Proc. COMSOL User Conference, Milan (2009).
- Y. W. Lam, "Effect of absorption on the performance of diffusive T shape barriers", Proc. Euronoise 2009, 26-28 October, Edinburgh, UK.
- H. Jeong and Y. W. Lam, "FDTD modelling of frequency dependent boundary conditions for room acoustics", Proc. 20th International Congress on Acoustics, Paper 488, Sydney, Aug. 2010.
- Hyun Lim, Yiu W. Lam , Sergey V. Utyuzhnikov , and Ali Turan, “Active control system for global cancellation of noise while preserving wanted sound in multi-domains”, Internoise 2011, Osaka, Sept 2011
- Y. W. Lam, H. Jeong, “Source and boundary modeling in FDTD for room acoustics”, Internoise 2011, Osaka, Sept 2011
- Y. W. Lam, J. Hargreaves, “Time domain modelling of room acoustics”, Keynote Speech, Proc. of Acoustics 2012, Nantes, France, pp.595-605, April 2012.
- Y. W. Lam, S. Utyuzhnikov, L. Kelly, “Difference potential based active noise shielding in three dimensional settings”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 131, 3380 (2012).
- D. Satongar, Y. W. Lam, F. Li, C. Dunn, “An Objective Investigation into the Auditory Localisation Cues Synthesised by Spatial Audio Systems”, 9^{th} International Symposium on Modern Acoustics, Nanjing, China, May 2012.