Professor Trevor Cox
Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford
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. Current projects include two on machine learning challenges to improve hearing aids for speech (http://claritychallenge.org/) and music (http://cadenzachallenge.org/). Trevor co-wrote the definitive text on Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers (CRC Press) used in industry and academia. He was an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow. He has presented 26 documentaries for BBC radio including: The Physicist’s Guide to the Orchestra and Green Ears. He won an ASA Science Writing Award for his popular science book Sonic Wonderland: A Scientific Odyssey of Sound. The book describes the oil tank where he broke the Guinness World record for the longest echo. His latest popular science book is Now You’re Talking.