Professor Andy Moorhouse

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Andy Moorhouse has now retired, please contact Dr Andy Elliott for inquiries about Andy Moorhouse's work or the commercial labs.


I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, a PhD in Acoustics from the University of Liverpool and I'm a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics.

I moved to Salford in 2004 prior to which I was a Research Fellow and the head of acoustics consultancy at the University of Liverpool. I have also worked at GEC for three years after I graduated from Nottingham in 1982 and as an acoustic consultant for four years after I finished my PhD in 1989. I have specialized in engineering acoustics and vibration since completing my degree and am now Director of the Acoustics Research Centre and Director of the Acoustics Laboratories at Salford.

Like a lot of acousticians, I have an interest in music and I play piano in a jazz quartet and occasionally write songs. I’m also a qualified teacher of the Alexander Technique.

Areas of research

Structural acoustics, Virtual acoustic prototypes, Low frequency sound


I taught on:

  • BEng Audio Acoustics
  • BSc Professional Sound and Video Technology
  • MSc Audio Acoustics
  • MSc Environmental Acoustics
  • Institute of Acoustics Diploma

Research Interests

  • Vibro-acoustics – including NVH, measurement methods specializing in in-situ measurements, sound insulation
  • Structure-borne sound – specializing in structure-borne sound source characterization, measurement and prediction
  • Virtual Acoustic Prototypes – auralization of machines based on measured or modeled properties
  • Low Frequency Noise and vibration – guidelines for environmental low frequency noise, measurement and assessment of environmental vibration.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics