Timothy Van Renterghem
Timothy Van Renterghem received his degree in Bio-engineering (Environmental Technologies) at Ghent University, Faculty of Bio-engineering Sciences, in 1999. In October 2003, he obtained his PhD at Ghent University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Department of Information Technology, Research group WAVES. Timothy is currently Associate Professor in Environmental Acoustics, and teaches different courses related to noise pollution, acoustical instrumentation and urban (sound) planning.
Timothy Van Renterghem is member of the Belgian Acoustical Society (ABAV), the European Acoustical Association (EAA), and the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). He is Associate-Editor of Acta Acustica united with Acustica (journal of the EAA) for the theme “Atmospheric Sound” and Elsevier’s Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. He is currently author of about 80 A1-publications, and more than 135 publications in the proceedings of international congresses. His main research interest is sound propagation outdoors, strongly linked to the environmental noise issue. Subtopics of interest are the impact of local meteorology on sound propagation in the atmospheric boundary layer, the interaction between vegetation and acoustic waves and urban sound propagation. A specific measure of continuing interest is how vegetation can be used to mitigate environmental noise issues, both from the physical point of view (decibel reduction) and perception improvement (including audio-visual interactions and soundscaping with natural sounds). In 2021, the book “Predicting outdoor sound” (2nd edition, ISBN 9781498740074) was issued which he co-authored.