Applications are welcome in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology for a PhD in Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft.
This PhD project will focus on the development of novel perception-based assessment techniques and modelling of aircraft noise annoyance. The PhD researcher will benefit from the extensive in-house expertise in the field. To perform the necessary experiments, the PhD researcher will be able to use the state-of-the-art equipment present in the research group, such as microphone arrays for acoustic measurements and the newly-developed psychoacoustic listening room.
The main objectives of this PhD project (Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft) are to:
- Determine the main sound characteristics of aircraft noise that influence the perceived annoyance via listening experiments.
- Develop semi-empirical noise annoyance prediction models for current aircraft (turbofan and turboprop), as well as for near-future aviation concepts (unconventional aircraft configurations, drones, urban air mobility vehicles).
For the PhD in Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft:
- Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
- The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sports memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution.
- Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
Applicants for the PhD in Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft should meet the following criteria:
- MSc degree (or equivalent) in aerospace engineering, acoustics, psychoacoustics, (applied) physics, applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, or a related subject.
- A combination of good mathematical and analytical skills.
- Solid fundamental knowledge of signal processing, and acoustic measurements.
- Strong programming skills (e.g. MATLAB or Python) are advantageous.
- High interest in performing experiments is essential.
- Background in the field of psychoacoustics is advantageous.
- Driven, enthusiastic, and independent thinker.
- Ability to work in a project team and take responsibility for own research goals.
- The candidate should have a very good command of the English language, direct communication as well as writing skills and should enjoy working in an interdisciplinary environment.
Qualified applicants are requested to send the following documents;
- a letter of motivation
- Curriculum Vitae
- two reference letters, and
- MSc diploma and grades.
To apply for PhD in Assessment and Modelling of Noise Annoyance of Current and Future Aircraft, click here.
Application Deadline: October 14, 2022.
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