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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 Physical Sciences 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)

Acoustic Source Location Techniques on Aircraft Engines

Aeroacoustics Characterisation of Contra-rotating Propellers

Development of models for the prediction of fan broadband noise

Hydrant Dynamics for Acoustic Leak Detection

Leak noise characterisation for buried plastic pipes

Minimising the environmental impact of advanced aircraft designs

Modelling next generation CROR aircraft

Quiet Aerofoil with Adaptive Porous Surfaces (QUADPORS)

RAINDROP: tRansforming Acoustic SensINg for leak detection in trunk mains and water DistRibutiOn Pipelines

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.

Study of trailing edge serrations for low airfoil noise

Zero Leakage 2050

UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR), working in partnership with others, has taken a lead in the development of the water research agenda in the UK and Ireland by defining a strategic research programme to address the key challenges facing the industry, now and in the future. In the ISVR at Southampton University, we are working on one of the 12 Big Research Questions, ‘How will we achieve zero leakage in a sustainable way by 2050?’. In particular, in ISVR, we are looking at the fundamental research required to take Acoustic Leak Detection to a whole new level.

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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). Spon Press.



Working Paper

Title Module Code Programme Role
Acoustics II ISVR2042 Acoustical Engineering, Acoustics and Music Module Lead
Vehicle Powertrain, Noise and Vibration FEEG3002 MSc Sound and Vibration Studies Lecturer
Professional Aspects of Engineering ISVR6147 Acoustical Engineering, Aero, Mech Module Lead
Professor Phillip Joseph
Engineering, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton. SO17 1BJ United Kingdom

Room Number : 13/4089

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