Prof Trevor Cox

School of Science, Engineering & Environment

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Trevor Cox is Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford. He is a past president of the UK’s Institute of Acoustics and was awarded the IoA Tyndall Medal. His research covers architectural acoustics, psychoacoustics and audio. He has been PI/CI on 10 EPSRC projects on built environment acoustics. Current EPSRC projects include two on machine learning challenges to improve hearing aids. Trevor co-wrote the definitive text on room Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers (CRC Press). He was an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow. He has presented 26 documentaries for BBC radio including: The Physicist’s Guide to the Orchestra. He won an ASA Science Writing Award for his popular science book Sonic Wonderland. The book describes the oil tank where he broke the Guinness World record for the longest echo.

Areas of Research

Architectural Acoustics, Audio Engineering, Numerical Modelling, Measurement, Psychoacoustics, Machine Learning