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Eindhoven University of Technology, TUe

Eindhoven University of Technology, founded in 1957, is a research university specialized in engineering science & technology.
The education, research and knowledge valorization contribute to science for society, science for industry and science for science. The university has around 9000 BSc, MSc and PhD students and 3200 employees. It was ranked 24th amongst European Universities in the Leiden Ranking.
In FP7, TUE has over 100 approved research projects. The Eindhoven region is the perfect location for a top technology university being at the high-tech heart of the Netherlands and home to major corporate headquarters including Philips, ASML, NXP, DAF Trucks and DSM. It hosts leading Dutch R&D institutes and is the European region with the highest number of patents. Eindhoven area was elected to be the smartest city of the world 2011 by the Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) in New York.
From both a national and an international perspective, the Department of the Built Environment occupies a special position. This is due to the fact that it brings almost all construction disciplines together under one roof: building physics, installation technology, structural design, performance engineering, structural engineering, architecture, urban development, planning and management. This unique position is expressed both in the education and the research conducted at the department. Integration of and cooperation by the disciplines in design and research projects characterize the culture and identity of the department. The Department of the Built Environment contributes to improving the built environment at various levels, such as cities, buildings and building components, as well as in the field of building materials.
Within the Department of the Built Environment, the Building Acoustics Chair belongs to the unit of Building Physics Systems (BPS). The Building Acoustics Chair is the leading academic group on acoustics of the built environment in the Netherlands and focuses on sound transfer in the built environment, both indoors and outdoors as well as in building constructions. The group is specialized on developing experimental and computational techniques needed to answer societal problems related to acoustics in the built environment. The Building Acoustics Chair shares the acoustic laboratory building with Level Acoustics, a company with the purpose to cross bridges between the academic world and the practice. The members of the Building Acoustics Chair and Level Acoustics closely cooperate. This cross-fertilization of fundamental and applied scientific projects, supports an innovative way of approaching scientific projects. Current research topics are the development of an open-source software sound propagation method, urban acoustics, stage acoustics and experimental techniques for room acoustics. The research on urban
acoustics is led by Dr. Hornikx.

Involved People

Maarten Hornikx
Nicole van Hout


Building Acoustics Chair
Unit Building Physics and Services
Eindhoven University of Technology
P.O.Box 513
5600 MB Eindhoven
The Netherlands

TEL.: +31 (0)40 247 2400


Last modified: 03 Oct 2013 -