LSBU academic awarded prestigious Tyndall Medal 2014London South Bank University reader Dr Stephen Dance has been awarded the illustrious Tyndall Medal 2014 in recognition of his contribution to the field of acoustics
The Tyndall medal is awarded biannually to a UK acoustician by the Institute of Acoustics, preferably under the age of 40, for achievement and services in the respective field.
The award is named after John Tyndall who was a professor of natural philosophy at the Royal Institute where he is remembered as a distinguished experimental physicist and a celebrated scientific lecturer.
Stephen is a reader and course director in MSc Environmental and Architectural Acoustics in the Department of Urban Engineering. His research has focused on four main disciplines: room acoustics, speech intelligibility, urban wind turbines and music and hearing.
"It was a great honour to receive this award," says Dr Dance.
"Providing recognition for my outreach work with the Royal Academy of Music, this culminates with this summer's Musical Acoustics Group meeting to discuss and explore Elton John's new organ."
Dr Dance's achievements expand beyond teaching and conducting research as he also fills his time supervising PhD students with projects ranging from vocal load of opera singers to the assessment of building integrated wind turbines.
Dr Dance went on to say: "I have also been asked to give a keynote lecture at the Institute of Acoustics' 40th Anniversary Conference in front of the great and the good, a nerve-wracking experience."
"Luckily, I will be kept busy by my PhD students who are giving three papers at the meeting."