Dr. Olga Umnova

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Newton Building Room 114

Please email for an appointment.


Current positions



  • MSc, Physics,  Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 1989
  • PhD, Acoustics, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1994
  • Post-Doc, Open University, University of Hull, UK, 1998-2004
  • Lecturer in Theoretical Acoustics, University of Salford, 2004-2010
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Salford, 2010-2012
  • Reader, University of Salford, 2012

Areas of research

Physical Acoustics, Acoustics Materials, Metamaterials, Sonic Crystals, Nonlinear Acoustics


  • Principles of Acoustics
  • Mathematical Methods 1
  • Industrial and Business Mathematics
  • Final year project coordinator for BSc Mathematical Science

Research Interests

  • Acoustics of porous materials
  • Sonic crystals and acoustic metamaterials
  • Nonlinear acoustics

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Member of the Institute of Acoustics, UK
  • Member of the Acoustical Society of America