Dr. Antonio Torija Martinez

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Office Location - Newton Building / Room Number:109

Office times: Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm

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Current positions

Lecturer in Acoustic Engineering

Biography

Dr Torija Martinez is a Lecturer in Acoustical Engineering at the University of Salford.  In 2010, he obtained his PhD in Environmental Acoustics from the University of Granada (Spain).  Dr Torija Martinez has been the recipient of a prestigious Marie Curie Fellowship, and from 2015 to 2019, he has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (University of Southampton).

Dr Torija Martinez is internationally recognised researcher with an excellent track record in the modelling of transportation noise (from road traffic to novel aircraft) and the assessment and management of community noise impact.  He has published more than 30 papers in world-leading peer-reviewed journals, including Nature Energy, 44 papers in national and international conferences, 4 books/book chapters, and 1 patent (WO/2014/020213).   Dr Torija has participated in several research projects funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK and industry.

Dr Torija Martinez has received five awards for my excellent contributions to Acoustics, including the Andres Lara Award from the Spanish Society of Acoustics.

He is a Human Response and Metrics expert in the NASA Urban Air Mobility Noise Working Group and an expert contributor to the NASA white paper on, Urban Air Mobility Noise: Current Practice, Gaps, and Recommendations.

Areas of research

Acoustics, Environmental Noise, Transportation Noise, Aircraft Noise, Drones and Urban Air Mobility Noise, Noise Modelling, Psychoacoustics, Human Response to Sound, Community Noise Impact, Auralisation.

Areas of supervision

Acoustics, Environmental Noise, Transportation Noise, Aircraft Noise, Drones and Urban Air Mobility Noise, Noise Control, Wind Turbine Noise, Noise Modelling, Psychoacoustics, Human Response to Sound, Community Noise Impact, Auralisation.

Teaching

Module Coordinator:

-Noise Control

-Environmental Noise Measurement

-Final Year Dissertations of the Acoustical and Audio Engineering

Research interests

I have extensive experience in transportation noise modelling and assessment. My expertise is also in psychoacoustics, noise metrics and bridging the gap between engineering and noise perception.

Qualifications and Memberships

Qualifications

2018   Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Awarding Body: University of Southampton, UK

 

2010   PhD – Environmental Acoustics

Awarding Body: University of Granada, Spain

2007   Master of Advanced Studies (MASt) – Security, quality and optimization of resources in infrastructures and their environmental relationship

Awarding Body: University of Granada, Spain

2006   MSc – Quality and Environmental Management

Awarding Body: ACEDIS Formacion S.L. and authorized by the Regional Institute of Occupational Safety and Health of the Community of Madrid, Spain

2005   BSc – Environmental Science

Awarding Body: University of Granada, Spain

Memberships 

2019 – Present        Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research of the University of Southampton

2017 – Present        Member of the UK Acoustic Network

2017 – Present        Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), ref. PR139380

2017 – Present        Member of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), ref. 1975

2016 – Present        Member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), ref. 000001250593

Post graduate research

I’m interested in taking master or PhD students in research topics such as:

    • Aircraft Noise
    • Drone and Urban Air Mobility Noise
    • Transportation Noise Modelling and Assessment
    • Noise Mapping
    • Wind Turbine Noise
    • Noise Perception and Community Noise Assessment
    • Psychoacoustics
    • Soundscape research

I’ll be happy to discuss other research topics related to environmental noise.