I am born and grown up in small village situated in the south west of Germany close to the French border. My education in acoustics I received at Manfred Heckl’s Department of Applied Acoustics in Berlin, where I also worked as a PhD student with the modeling of tyre/road noise. During the following years I have never managed to escape from this research area although I tried hard. Consequently tyre/road noise generation is still one of the main issues in my own work. In 1992 I moved to Sweden to spend a post doctoral period at the Department of Applied Acoustics at Chalmers University of Technology.
Since 1998 I have a chair in Applied Acoustics at Chalmers University of Technology, as successor of Tor Kihlman.
My favourite research areas in acoustics are structure-borne sound, time domain formulations, modelling of acoustic problems and tyre/road noise generation (of course).
My personal interests cover a variety of activities which give me the opportunity to be active with my hands or legs (no examples given here).
- Road and Tyre Interaction Noise (RATIN), EC project, Coordinator, ffinalised spring 2004
- Integrated Tyre and Road Interaction (ITARI), EC project, Coordinator, running 2004-2006.
- Soundscape suppport to health. MISTRA project, running 2003-2006, see also http://www.soundscape.nu
- The modelling of adhesive forces between tyre and road, Swedish Research Council, running 2002-2004
- The use of active constrained layers to improve the acoustic performance of light weight panels ,Swedish Research Council, running 2005-2007