Dr Luis Gomez-Agustina
Director of the Institute of Acoustics Diploma and Certificate courses; Senior Lecturer in Acoustics
Telephone:020 7815 7367
School/Division:Built Environment and Architecture / Civil and Building Services Engineering
Luis completed his BEng in Telecommunication Engineering from the University of Madrid. After moving to the UK and taking the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Diploma in acoustics and noise control, he joined Dyson, a UK appliance designer and manufacturer, where he worked for 4 years as a research and development acoustic engineer.
Later he gained an MSc in Environmental and Architectural Acoustics from LSBU. After graduation he rejoined the University to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) associate for a three year project involving the acoustic design of Voice Alarm systems (VA) in several London Underground lines.
In 2012, he received a PhD from LSBU for his research on the Design and Optimisation of VA systems in Underground Railway Stations for which the IOA awarded him the Peter Barnett Student Award (2013). For five years he worked as a research fellow at LSBU, where he also lectured on acoustics to undergraduates and postgraduates. Since 2016 he is lecturer in Acoustics and Building Services Engineering in the School of Built Environment and Architecture.
He is currently lecturer and researcher at the LSBU Acoustics Group and is also the course director of the UK Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Postgraduate Diploma and IOA Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurements (CCENM).
He has conducted research on the noise impact from the London Heliport operation and is an advisory member of the London Heliport Consultative Group.
He currently leads at LSBU the development of the new Acoustic Apprenticeship, which is planned to start in Sept 2020.
Luis has authored and co-authored 30 publications in journals and conference proceedings on acoustics topics and is a reviewer of four acoustics journals
Luis has taught acoustics at LSBU since 2008. Since 2013, he is the course leader of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Postgraduate Diploma and the IOA Certificate of competence of Environmental Noise measurements courses.
He currently leads the development of the new Acoustic Apprenticeship at LSBU, which is planned to start in Sept 2020.
He is a guest lecturer at UK Architectural Association (AA) and promoter of a teaching collaboration between LSBU and the AA
Luis has supervised over 32 successful postgraduate student final projects (Diploma and MSc). He is also a holder of the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) teaching.
Luis is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Past research activities include:
Conducted noise emissions reduction research and development home appliances as an acoustics engineer at Dyson.
Member of academic team for a KTP research project between LSBU and Adande on the development of novel commercial refrigerator.
Completed PhD research on the Design and optimisation of VA systems in underground railway stations. Won the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Peter Barnett Student award 2013 for PhD research work.
Conducted research into the Potential hazard consequences to personnel exposed to the ignition of small volumes of weakly conﬁned stoichiometric hydrogen/air mixture
Conducted research on the noise impact from the London Heliport operation and is an advisory member of the London Heliport Consultative Group.
Conducted research into the potential introduction of basic acoustic education into the performance music curriculum.
Luis has authored and co-authored 30 publications in journals and conference proceeding on acoustics topics and is reviewer of four acoustics journals.
Current and ongoing work
Ongoing research into improving the design and simulation performance of underground stations' VA systems under emergency situations. Aiming at improving public safety in underground transportation. Luis is promoting the creation of a British Standard to provide dedicated guidance on the electro acoustic design and testing of VA systems in underground railways stations.
Ongoing Development of a practical acoustic device to improve acoustic measurements and simulations in indoor spaces
Ongoing research into the technical and practical suitability of sound sources used in room acoustics measurements.
Luis is promoting and has started research into the introduction of basic acoustics education in the Undergraduate and Post-graduate Architecture training.
Luis is director of studies of one PhD programme and second supervisor of another two PhD programmes.
He is Reviewer of the following peer reviewed scientific research journals: Applied Acoustics, Building Acoustics, Build and Environment and Noise Control Engineering Journal.
- Corporate Member of the UK Institute of Acoustics (IOA)
- Corporate Member of the USA Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
- Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA)
- Member of IOA Diploma and CCENM management committee
- Member of the IOA Education committee
- Member of the IOA London Branch committee
- Member London Heliport Consultative group
Luis has been active in volunteering and charitable activities. He promotes cycling in town and cycling to work.