Professor of Engineering Mathematics. PhD in 1985 from University of Cambridge, UK. Research expertise in mathematical modelling of acoustic phenomena, in particular thermo-acoustics and sound waves in periodic systems. Patent on “Reheat buzz control” (Patent no 8329218). 20 refereed publications. Deputy coordinator of the Limousine project (PITN-GA-2008-214905). Director of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (2011-2015). Member of: Institute of Acoustics, German Society of Acoustics, Euromech. Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Sound and Vibration (1997-present). 8 years supervision experience.