Ian Rattigan

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Office Location - Newton Building / Room Number: 157/160

Current positions

Quality Manager – Thermal Measurement Laboratory


I am the Quality Manager of the Thermal Measurement Laboratory, a UKAS Accredited Laboratory (1660) at the University of Salford, with over 15 years of experience in a wide range of scientific measurements including acoustics and thermal properties. I have worked for over 10 years in collaboration with industry, in commercial testing, and in research, and I have shown myself to be flexible and organised whilst working with other countries and cultures. I am experienced in the development and implement bespoke testing used to further understand the thermal, acoustic, and mechanical systems.

Research Interests

  • Thermal conductivity
  • Waste material reuse for thermal / acoustic products
  • Insulation materials

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA)
  • MSc Acoustics by Research – R&D in hearing protection devices, The University of Salford (2007 – 2009)
  • BSc Audio Technology, First Class (Hons), The University of Salford (2003 – 2006)
  • Brüel & Kjær Certificate in the Theory & Practice of Vibration Measurement
  • IOA Certificate of Competence in Workplace Noise Risk Assessment