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Professor Phillip Joseph BSc MSc PhD

Professor of Engineering Acoustics

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Professor Phillip Joseph is Professor of Engineering Acoustics within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.

Phillip Joseph graduated in Physics from the University of York in 1984. Following this completed a Masters degree in Sound and Vibration at the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton. From 1985 he worked for one year in industry on the condition health monitoring of helicopter rotor blades before returning to the ISVR to begin a PhD. This was awarded in 1990 for work on the active control of sound fields in enclosed spaces. He then moved to Australia to work on low frequency active sonar. In 1994 he returned to the ISVR as a research fellow studying the active control of fan tones from aircraft turbofan engines. In 1996 he was appointed research lecturer in shallow water acoustics, and is currently Professor of Engineering Acoustics funded by the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Gas Turbine Noise undertaking research into broadband fan noise, advanced measurement techniques and active noise control.





Research interests

Dr Joseph has particular research interests in broadband fan noise, shallow water acoustics, active noise control and duct acoustics.

Research group

Acoustics Group

Research project(s)

Development of models for the prediction of fan broadband noise

Study of trailing edge serrations for low airfoil noise

Spectral leading-edge serrations for the reduction of aerofoil-turbulence interaction noise

The EPSRC-funded research project aims to develop and investigate new aerofoil LE designs for the reduction of the broadband noise, whilst minimising its impact on aerodynamic performance.

Minimising the environmental impact of advanced aircraft designs

Modelling next generation CROR aircraft


Book Chapter

    Joseph, P. J., & Smith, M. G. (2004). Aircraft Noise. In F. Fahy, & J. Walker (Eds.), Advanced Applications in Acoustics, Noise and Vibration. (pp. 292-346). London: Spon Press.



Working Paper

Title Module Code Programme Role
Acoustics II ISVR2001 Acoustical Engineering, Acoustics and Music Coordinator
Advanced Measurement Techniques (single module) ISVR6094 MSc Sound and Vibration Studies Lecturer
Automotive II - Refinement ISVR3004 Acoustical Engineering, Aero, Mech Lecturer
Design II ISVR2007 Acoustical Engineering, Acoustics and Music Lecturer
Engineering Applications ISVR2024 Acoustical Engineering Lecturer

Professor Phillip Joseph
Engineering and the Environment University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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