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School of Computing Science and Engineering

Dr Philip Duncan



Completed BSc Pure and Applied Physics 1989 UMIST. PhD Plasma Physics UMIST completed 1993. Post Doctoral research DSP techniques for Ultrasound structural evaluation. Post Doctoral research University of Salford, Neural networks for sound recognition. Lectureship, University of Salford 2001, KTP project with ICW Ltd on capacitors for audio 2004 – 2007, Senior Lecturer 2009.


Analogue Electronics, Studio Production, Audio Theory, Digital Signal Processing.

Research Interests

Audio quality assessment, perceptual evaluation, ultrasound, Analytical DSP, Plasma Physics

Qualifications and Memberships

BSc  Pure and Applied Physics

PhD Experimental Plasma Physics.

Audio Engineering Society member


P. J. Duncan, P. Dodds,  N. Williams 2008, Audio Capacitors. Myth or reality?, AES 124tth Convention Amsterdam.

J.A.S. Angus, D.C. Waddington, P.J. Duncan, 2007, A coded signal technique for the study of environmental noise propagation, J. Acoust. Soc. Am.Vol. 122. No 5) p3073.

P. Dodds, P. J. Duncan, N. Williams 2006, Assessing the effects of loudspeaker crossover components on sound quality, IOA Reproduced sound 22 Proceedings.

P. J. Duncan 2005, Chapter 12 Digital filters, Lecture notes on the mathematics of  Acoustics, Imperial College Press, pp225 – 245.

P. Darlington and P. J. Duncan 1999, From sound level meter to sound meter, Proceedings of theInstitute of Acoustics Vol 21 Part 3 pp153-160.

P. J. Duncan, P. A. Gaydecki, F. M. Burdekin 1996,Ultrasonic NDT prototype for inspection of tendons in concrete beams, Review of progress in  Quantitative Non-Destructive Evaluation, vol 15b, pp1799-1806.

P. J. Duncan, P. A. Gaydecki, F. M. Burdekin 1995, C-scan image enhancement by digital frequency domain block filtering, Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, vol 37, No 1, pp43-49.

P. J. Duncan, 1993,  Ph.D Thesis, Non linear interactions of drift waves in the UMIST Quadrupole, University of Manchester.

P. J. Duncan and M. G. Rusbridge 1993, The ‘amplitude correlation’ method for the study of nonlinear interactions of plasma waves, Plasma Physics and Controlled fusion, vol 35, No2, pp825-835.

P. J. Duncan, M.G. Rusbridge, D. Checkroud 1992, Drift wave saturation in Quadrupole geometry, International Conference on Plasma Physics, (ICPP) Contributed Papers, Vol3, pp 1729-1733.

F. J. Crossley, P. Uddholm, P. J. Duncan, M. Khalid, M. G. Rusbridge, 1992, Experimental study of drift-wave saturation in quadrupole geometry, Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion, Vol 34,No2, pp235-262.