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Research interests

  • Soundscape design for the built environment
  • Speech intelligibility in multilingual environments
  • Building acoustics and the use of Statistical Energy Analysis (SEA) models to predict sound transmission through buildings
  • Acoustical properties of green roofs
  • Noise in hospitals
  • Classroom acoustics

Biography

Dr Laurent Galbrun is an Assistant Professor in Acoustics in the School of Energy, Geoscience, Infrastructure and Society, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh (UK). His expertise covers the fields of building acoustics, environmental noise and soundscapes. An engineer, he is experienced both in theoretical modelling and in carrying out experimental work, as well as in carrying out standardised measurements for consultancies. In 2004, he was awarded a PhD in building acoustics at Heriot-Watt University, and in 2005 he became a Lecturer in Acoustics in the School of the Built Environment of Heriot-Watt University. His research initially focused on sound transmission through buildings and statistical energy analysis modelling, as well as hospital noise. Since 2008, Galbrun has been carrying out soundscape research, an approach which relies on both physical characteristics and mental perception of the aural environment. His work on soundscapes has mainly focused on the acoustical design of water features and their use for road traffic noise masking, as well as office noise masking. He has also expertise in speech intelligibility within indoor spaces, with research that has focused on the particular issue of cross-cultural communication. Other research work includes the acoustical properties of green roofs.

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acoustics Physics & Astronomy
intelligibility Physics & Astronomy
rooms Physics & Astronomy
vibration Physics & Astronomy
roads Physics & Astronomy
sound transmission Physics & Astronomy
traffic Physics & Astronomy
Teaching Social Sciences

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Research Output 2002 2018

Scottish Branch visit Arup virtual technologies and Global Media broadcast studios in Glasgow

Galbrun, L., Butterfield, M. & Somerville, A., 2018, In : Acoustics Bulletin. 43, 1, p. 10-12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Want to be more productive? Make some noise

Galbrun, L., 2018

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

Acoustic rating of Peak Scientific products

Galbrun, L. & MacFarlane, A., Aug 2017, Heriot-Watt University. 19 p.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Audio-visual preferences of water features used in open-plan offices

Abdalrahman, Z. & Galbrun, L., 23 Jul 2017, 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration: London Calling. Gibbs, B. (ed.). International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration, 8 p. 186

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
water
experiment
sound
office
plan

Qu'est-ce qui produit le bruit de l'eau?

Galbrun, L., Aug 2017, 1 p.Paris

Research output: Other contribution

Water
Air

Prizes

Graduate's Teaching Award 2013, Heriot-Watt University

Laurent Galbrun (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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Graduate's Teaching Award 2017, Heriot-Watt University

Laurent Galbrun (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

award ceremony
graduate
Teaching
student
staff

Key Scientific Article award by Advances in Engineering

Laurent Galbrun (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Acoustics
Speech intelligibility
Teaching
learning
university teacher
student

Activities 2001 2017

External Examiner for PhD candidate at the University of Sheffield

Galbrun, L. (Examiner)
9 Nov 2017

Activity: ExaminationExternal Examiner

Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

Galbrun, L. (Peer reviewer)
2017 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workPublication peer-review

24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration

Galbrun, L. (Chair)
26 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Arup virtual technologies and Global Media broadcast studios (Glasgow)

Galbrun, L. (Organiser)
25 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

PLEA 2017 Edinburgh

Galbrun, L. (Chair)
4 Jul 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference