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Intelligent Structures for Low Noise Environments

ISLNE Researcher Passes PhD Viva

Published: 3 June 2021
Kristian Hook

Kristian Hook, a researcher within the Intelligent Structures for Low Noise Environments team, has passed his PhD viva.

Kris successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled 'Active Acoustic Black Holes for Controlling Vibration' on the 3rd June 2021. The external examiner was Dr Adrien Pelat from LUAM, Le Mans University, France and the internal examiner was Prof Steve Elliott, from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR). Kris' PhD was supported by an iCASE PhD studentship provided by EPSRC and BAE Systems and was supervised by Dr Jordan Cheer and Prof Steve Daley who are both member of the ISVR.

During his PhD, Kris was awarded a BAE Systems award for demonstrating excellence in his understanding of real-world problems and working towards innovative solutions. He has also published the results of his PhD research in journal papers published in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America and Smart Materials and Structures The first paper presented a parametric study of passive ABH design and the second paper uses proposed the novel Active Acoustic Black Hole concept.

Kris is now working as Post-doctoral research fellow in the ISVR as part of the ISLNE Research Programme.

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