Dr. Sabine Von Hünerbein
School of Science, Engineering and Environment
Newton Building Room 115
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Associate Dean Academic, Senior Lecturer
Associate Dean Academic, University of Salford, October 2019 – current
Senior Lecturer, University of Salford, August 2010 – August 2012 United Kingdom
Lecturer, University of Salford, February 2005 – July 2010
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Salford, February 2001 – January 2005
Project Manager, Cablecom, August 1999 – January 2001
Areas of research
Acoustic Wind Profiling, Wind Turbine Noise Perception, Amplitude Modulation Noise Assessment
From a background of general Physics, I started teaching in 1994 as a postgraduate teaching fellow supervising laboratory experiments. Drawing on my experimental expertise as well as my wider background in Mathematics and Physics my first major teaching commitments included lectures and tutorials in the areas of mathematics for acousticians, electronics laboratory projects in prototyping acoustics equipment and teaching second year loudspeaker and microphone design. Technical expertise from my time at Swiss Cablecom allowed me to innovate a module on Broadcast Technology. Due to demand, my teaching focus shifted to the BSc Mathematics degree in which I re-designed first year modules on Mechanics and Vector Calculus as well as Mathematical Modelling. Second year teaching included Numerical Analysis. Throughout my time at Salford I have been involved in the supervision of final year projects and postgraduate students.
At the heart of my teaching is the ambition for student success and a good student experience which views the student journey holistically from application all the way into employment. Expertise from my research and industrial activities have always informed student assignment and project work as well as class delivery. In my current role as Associate Dean Academic the ambition is to harness the academic and professional experience within the school to provide our students with the best possible student experience and career preparation. These efforts are underpinned by experience in my roles as induction week coordinator, retention officer, admissions officer, investigator of academic misconduct and student complaints.
- Development and application of the atmospheric acoustic remote sensing instrument "SODAR" in the fields of meteorology and outdoor sound propagation. These measurements can be applied to urban air quality studies, outdoor noise control modelling, wind farm siting and monitoring, and air traffic control.
- Perception of and affective response to wind turbine noise. Measurement and mitigation of amplitude modulated noise from wind turbines.