RWTH Aachen University
Michael Vorländer is Professor at RWTH Aachen University, Germany. After university education in physics and doctor degree (Aachen 1989 with a thesis in room acoustical computer simulation) he worked in various fields of acoustics, such as psychoacoustics, electro-acoustics and architectural acoustics. Since 1996, he is Professor and Director of the Institute of Technical Acoustics at RWTH Aachen University, one of the eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Michael Vorländer served as President of the European Acoustics Association (EAA) in the term 2004 – 2007, and President of the International Commission for Acoustics (ICA) in the term 2011-2013. He was awarded the Stephens Medal of the Institute of Acoustics, IoA, of United Kingdom in 2005, Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America in 2006, a Honorary membership of the Polish Acoustical Society in 2012, the EAA Award for contribution to promotion of acoustics in Europe in 2014, and the prestigious W.C. Sabine Medal of the Acoustics Society of America for outstanding contributions to room acoustics, in 2018, among others. His research focus is auralization and acoustic virtual reality in its various applications in psychoacoustics, room and building acoustics, automotive and noise control. Michael Vorländer published 2 books and 16 book chapters, 109 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 387 conference papers, and 18 keynote lectures at international conferences. Furthermore, he was general co-chair of the joint meeting “Acoustics 2008 Paris”, the world-largest conference in acoustics (4000 participants), and more recently general chair of the world congress on acoustics, ICA 2019 Aachen.