dr.ir. M.C.J. (Maarten) Hornikx - Expertise

Hornikx, dr.ir. M.C.J.
Address :
Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
P.O. Box 513
Department :
Department of the Built Environment
Section :
Building Physics and Services
Positioncategory :
Associate Professor (UHD)
Position :
Associate Professor
Room :
VRT 6.17
Tel :
+31 40-247 4236
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Maarten Hornikx is associate professor Urban Acoustics with ius promovendi, and leads the Building Acoustics Chair of Unit Building Physics and Services (BPS). He holds a M.Sc. from TU/e (2004) and a PhD degree in Applied Acoustics from Chalmers University of Technology (2009). During has studies, Hornikx has collaborated with TNO (2002) and the University of Mississippi (2007). From 2009 to 2011, he has worked as a post-doc at KU Leuven in Belgium in the field of aeroacoustics. Hornikx was appointed as a senior researcher at Chalmers (2011-2013), focussing on modeling urban sound propagation in the EU funded projects Hosanna and QSIDE. Hornikx was appointed as assistant professor in 2012 and associate professor in 2017 at TU/e. Hornikx’ research area is modeling sound propagation in the built environment and his research interests are:

o Development of efficient numerical methodologies for sound propagation with the built environment as application, that is urban sound propagation, vibro-acoustics and room acoustics;

o Application of numerical models to investigate propagation effects as the role of vegetation on sound propagation outdoors and indoors, the influence of meteorological effects on sound propagation;

o Auralization from wave-based methods and hybrid wave-based/geometrical acoustics techniques;

o Auralization for human echolocation.

o Publishing open source software from developed methods.

In March 2018, Hornikx has published 38 peer reviewed journal papers contributed to 55 conference papers on international acoustical conferences and meetings. He is supervising 12 PhD students, 10 from TU/e. Hornikx is associate editor of Acta Acustica united with Acoustics, and editorial board member of Building and Environment.

Hornikx has been awarded two individual Marie-Curie fellowships: an ITN post-doc grant (2009) and a Career Integration Grant (2012). He is currently PI of an STW OTP project (tools to tackle environmental health problems) and coordinates the H2020 ITN project Acoutect (2017-2020). Hornikx collaborates with industry on virtual acoustics and sound absorbing materials.


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