Dr. Joshua Meggitt

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building - Room N105

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Current positions

Lecturer in Acoustics and Audio Engineering


I received my undergraduate degree in Acoustics from the University of Salford in 2013, after which I began my PhD studies, also in Acoustics, also at Salford. After completing my PhD I continued to work at Salford as a post-doc on the EPSRC project EMBED, in collaboration with University of Cambridge and industrial partners. In June 2019 I became a Lecturer in Acoustical and Audio Engineering.

As a researcher I specialise in vibro-acoustics and structural dynamics. I have worked with clients from the automotive, aerospace, and domestic appliance sectors, including leading brands such as Boeing, Bentley, Dyson and Bosch.

I try my best to be an active member of the research community and have published numerous journal and conference papers on vibration, acoustics and structural dynamics. I am a member of the Institute of Acoustics and the early career representative for the IOA Noise and Vibration Engineering Committee and the UK Acoustic Network’s Special Interest Group on Vibro-Acoustics (SIG-VA). 

Areas of research

Vibro-acoustics, Structural dynamics, Structure-borne sound and vibration, Virtual prototyping, Hybrid simulation methods


I teach Acoustic Labs to first year students in Acoustical Engineering and Sound Engineering and Production, and Microphone and Loudspeaker Design to second year students in Acoustical Engineering. I also supervise final year undergraduate and MSc projects in vibro-acoustics, structure-borne sound, and related topics.

Research Interests

My current research interests tend to focus around component-based simulation for vibro-acoustics, and include: developing improved methods for characterising vibro-acoustic components (e.g. acoustic/vibratory sources, resilient elements, etc.), integrating experimental and computational methods for vibro-acoustic design, and the treatment of uncertainty in experimental vibro-acoustics.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD Acoustics, Salford 2017

  • BEng (Hons) Acoustics, Salford 2013



  • Member, Institute of Acoustics

  • Member, UK Acoustics Network


  • Reviewer for: Journal of Sound and Vibration, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, Applied Acoustics, Noise Control Engineering

Postgraduate Research

I am happy to discuss potential projects and supervise post-graduate research in the general area of vibro-acoustics, structural dynamics and building acoustics