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Dr Luis Gomez-Agustina

Dr Luis Gomez-Agustina

gomezagl@lsbu.ac.uk

Civil and Building Services Engineering

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4460-7563

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I'm a senior lecturer in Acoustics & Building Services Engineering. I first joined LSBU as a student of the MSc in Environmental & Architectural Acoustics after having worked at Dyson for over three years as a research & development acoustic engineer.Prior to Dyson, I completed the course that I have been leading for the last eight years at LSBU: the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control. After graduating from the MSc, I rejoined LSBU to work as a Knowledge Transfer Partnership associate for a project involving the acoustic design & optimisation of Voice Alarm systems in several London Underground lines

Past research include:

I conducted noise emissions reduction research and development home appliances as an acoustics engineer at Dyson.

I completed my PhD research on the Design and optimisation of VA systems in underground railway stations. I won the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Peter Barnett Student award 2013 for PhD research work.The PhD work included investigation into improving the design and simulation performance of underground stations' VA systems under emergency situations. It aimed at improving public safety in underground transportation. I have been promoting the creation of a British Standard to provide dedicated guidance on the electro acoustic design and testing of VA systems in underground railways stations.

I have conducted research into the Potential hazard consequences to personnel exposed to the ignition of small volumes of weakly confined stoichiometric hydrogen/air mixture

I have conducted research on the noise impact from the London Heliport operation and I am an advisory member of the London Heliport Consultative Group.

I have undertaken research into the potential introduction of basic acoustic education into the performance music curriculum and I have been promoting for this introduction to be implemented.

More recent research work includes the conceptual development of an optimised practical and efficient acoustic device to improve acoustic measurements and simulations in indoor spaces as well as

research into the technical and practical suitability of sound sources used in room acoustics measurements.

I promote and have started research into the introduction of basic acoustics education in the Undergraduate and Post-graduate Architecture training.

I have authored and co-authored over 40 publications in scientific journals and conference proceeding on acoustics topics. I am reviewer of the following peer reviewed scientific journals: Heliyon, Applied Acoustics, Building Acoustics, Build and Environment and Noise Control Engineering Journal.

I'm director of studies of one PhD programme aiming at determining the acoustic cahracterictics of alternative ventilation ducts and second supervisor of another PhD programme aiming at developing a metric to determine the speech sound quality of lecture capture recordings. I am external examiner for MSc Applied Acoustics at University of Derby (UK) and external assessor for a post-graduate postgramme at British University in Egypt.

I am a fellow member of the IOA and member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). I sit at the IOA Institute of Acoustics education and London Branch committees

Courses taught

Building Services Engineering - BEng (Hons)

Building Services Engineering - MSc

Environmental and Architectural Acoustics - MSc

IOA Acoustics and Noise Control - Diploma

Institute of Acoustics Certificate of Competence

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mrs Suzana ZekicDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Douglas John ShearerCase Studies in the Absorption of Low Frequency Sound in Music RoomsPhD
Mr Rodrigo Sanchez-PizaniDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
LSBU Panel Review TrainingPhD
BEng (Hons) Telecommunications Enginering

Polytechnic University of Madrid (Spain)

1993
1997
Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control

Institute of Acoustics

1999
2000
Master of Environmental and Architectural Acoustics

London South Bank University

2004
2005
PhD in Acoustics

London South Bank University

2008
2012
Post Graduate Certifcate in Higher Education

London South Bank University

2014
2015
Senior Lecturer in Acoustics and Building Services Engineering
London Soth Bank University

Courses directorship, Lecturing, New Apprenticeship Course development lead, Student final project supervisor, International Link Tutor, PhD Director of Studies, Liasion with Institute of Acoustics, PhD internal examiner,

2019
Education
Lecturer in Acoustics and Building Services Engineering
London Soth Bank University

Courses directorship, Lecturing, Course enhancement, Student final project supervisor, Liasion with Institute of Acoustics

2015
2019
Education
Research Fellow
London Soth Bank University

Researcher with Teaching responsibilities.

2010
2015
Education
Acoustic system design engineer
LSBU/telent

Acoustic system design engineer, KTP Associate, telent + LSBU

LSBU-telent Knowledge Transfer Partnership associate based at telent offices. Facilitated the company to form an acoustic capability and assist in the renovation and electro acoustic design of the Voice Alarm systems of three London Underground lines. Key knowledge transfer and acoustic education were regularly provided to colleagues not trained in acoustics. Usual duties included computer modelling, on-site testing, test data analysis, writing and approving technical reports, R&D on new measurement techniques, contributing in drafting and reviewing customised test procedures, liaising with internal & external clients, mentoring of new recruits. marketing and promotional work

2007
2010
Education
Acoustic system design engineer
telent

Usual duties included computer modelling, on-site testing, test data analysis, writing and approving technical reports, R&D on new measurement techniques, contributing in drafting and reviewing customised test procedures, liaising with internal & external clients, marketing and promotional work

2006
2007
Commercial/industry
Research and Development Acoustic Engineer
Dyson

Responsible for the improvement of the noise and vibration performance of a number of existing and future home appliances products. Frequent internal consultancy and liaison with other disciplines’ team engineers to achieve the best all round compromise in product specifications and performance both at the design and prototyping stages.

Duties included research & development of practical and new noise control solutions, prototype sound testing, noise emissions testing, competitors benchmarking, data analysis, evaluation and presentation of own and competitors’ products results measured to European, Japanese and American standards. Regular report writing. I introduced to the company for the first time, the concept of product design for sound quality performance (subjective evaluations).

2000
2003
Commercial/industry
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Institute of Acoustics2022BEA Short Course IOA certificate of competence May2021Principal Investigator
Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers2021Determination of Acoustic Characteristics of Alternative Ventilation DuctsPrincipal Investigator
2021BEA Short Course IOA certificate of competence May2020Principal Investigator
2020Certificate of Competence - Institute of AcousticsPrincipal Investigator
2019Certificate of Competence - Institute of AcousticsPrincipal Investigator
ENTR General Business Development Opportunities CH2018SCi114_BEA_Short Course_IOA_certificate on competence Apr18Principal Investigator
ENTR General Business Development Opportunities CH2017SCi082_BEA_short course_IOA_certificate on competence Oct 2017Principal Investigator
Wandsworth Borough Council2017SCI066_BEA_Wandsworth Council_Heliport Noise MonitoringCo-Investigator
Imtech2018RS334_BEA_L_A G_PhDPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Certificate of Competence - Institute of Acoustics 2020Certificate of Competence - Institute of AcousticsPrincipal InvestigatorOPEN Approved for submissionApr 2020
Certificate of Competence - Institute of AcousticsCertificate of Competence - Institute of AcousticsPrincipal InvestigatorOPEN Approved for submissionFeb 2019
Institute of Acoustics
2020
Institute of Acoustics
2007
2020
Acoustical Society of America
2015
University of Derby
External examiner

External Examiner for the MSc Applied Acoustics programme

MSc Applied Acoustics programme

September 2020
September 2024
British University of Egypt
Other

International Link tutor/ Assessor

Sustainable Engineering Design and Construction (STDC)

September 2021
Architectural Association

Organiser of an educational and collaborative partnership between LSBU Acoustics postgraduate students and Architecture students from the famous Architectural Association (AA) in London. An anual event is organised involving workshops, seminars, presentatios and tours organised at both institutions. The collabortion aim at students to raise their awareness of each others’ disciplines, promote collaboration and encourage exchange of knowledge, perspectives, and insights relevant in the architectural design process.

November 2019
May 2021
Charter Institute of Building Services Engineers

Formed a consultative group of 12 experts form the industry to support the indutry sponsored PhD research programme entitled: Acoustics characterisation al altenative residentail ventilation ducts

Industry
November 2019
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Peter Barnett Memorial award (Nov 2013)

Insititute of Acoustics

Institute of Acoustics (IOA) Peter Barnett Memorial award for Luis Gomez-Agustina PhD research work "Design and optimisation of voice alarm systems for underground stations".


Travel Grant (Jul 2007)

Royal Academy of Engineering

Costs to cover attendance to Internatinal conference ICSV24 in Shangai (China)


Evidence to public body

Nov 2007

After 6 months of work, commissioned by Wandsworth Council, two reports on the objective and subjective noise from London Battersea Heliport, have been completed. The reports were written by Dr Stephen Dance and Dr Luis Gomez-Agustina and will be discussed at the next Heliport Consultative Meeting in the new year


Reach and Impact

Heliport noise study could help reduce helicopter disturbance (Jul 2017)


We need to talk about the London Underground's big noise problem (Jul 2019)


Flexible control of acoustic conditions in a music rehearsal space using airbeds
Shearer, D, Dance, S, Gomez-Agustina, L and Randell, J (2021). Flexible control of acoustic conditions in a music rehearsal space using airbeds. Applied Acoustics. 173, pp. 107708-107708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2020.107708

London Greenwich foot tunnel acoustics characterisation
Gomez-Agustina, L. (2021). London Greenwich foot tunnel acoustics characterisation. Institute of Acoustics Bulletin.

London Branch news
Gomez-Agustina, L. (2021). London Branch news. Institute of Acoustics.

Novel online conference held to promote mutual discipline awareness between acoustics and architecture students
Gomez-Agustina, L. (2021). Novel online conference held to promote mutual discipline awareness between acoustics and architecture students. Insititute of Acoustics.

Measurement methods of acoustics properties for alternative ventilation ducts
Zekic, S, Gomez-Agustina, L, Aygun, H and Chaer, I (2020). Measurement methods of acoustics properties for alternative ventilation ducts. Inter Noise 2020. Seoul 23 - 26 Aug 2020 International Institute of Noise Control Engineering .

Suitability of HI-FI sound systems in measurements of reverberation time in domestic multi-media rooms
Gomez-Agustina, L. and Adair, L. (2020). Suitability of HI-FI sound systems in measurements of reverberation time in domestic multi-media rooms. Reproduced Sound 2020. Virtual Conference 17 - 19 Nov 2020

Repeatability of the balloon pop as a sound source in a room
Gomez-Agustina, L and Vazquez-Barrera, P (2020). Repeatability of the balloon pop as a sound source in a room. ACOUSTICS 2020. Virtual Conference 05 - 09 Oct 2020

London heliport: Noise emissions and the effect on local residents.
Dance, S. and Gomez-Agustina, L. (2020). London heliport: Noise emissions and the effect on local residents. Noise & health. 23 (108), pp. 21-34. https://doi.org/10.4103/nah.NAH_25_20

The Book of Acoustics
Gomez-Agustina, L, Bosnyak, D, Carballeira, A, Wagenmann, T and Sami Adbel Aziz Mahmood, N (2020). The Book of Acoustics. BAUX.

An Analytical Approach in Calculation of the inductance of Single Phase Asynchronous Motor
Hartungi, R., Gomez-Agustina, L. and Ye, Z. (2021). An Analytical Approach in Calculation of the inductance of Single Phase Asynchronous Motor. International Journal of Smart Grid and Sustainable Energy Technologies (IJSGSET). 4 (1), pp. 158-162. https://doi.org/10.36040/ijsgset.v4i1.3904

Towards the Determination of Acoustic Characteristics of Ventilation Plastic Ducts in the Built Environment
Zekic, S and Gomez-Agustina, L (2019). Towards the Determination of Acoustic Characteristics of Ventilation Plastic Ducts in the Built Environment. CIBSE Technical Symposium 2019. Sheffield, UK 25 - 26 Apr 2019

Review of Test Procedures for the Characterisation of the Acoustics Properties of Alternative Ventilation Ducts
Suzana, Z. and Gomez-Agustina, L. (2020). Review of Test Procedures for the Characterisation of the Acoustics Properties of Alternative Ventilation Ducts. CIBSE-ASHRAE 2020 Technical Symposium. Glasgow, UK 16 - 17 Apr 2020

Acoustic analysis of sound transmission in a mixed-use development using Statistical Energy Analysis
Gomez-Agustina, L, Rioperez Rodriguez, J L and Adnitt, R (2019). Acoustic analysis of sound transmission in a mixed-use development using Statistical Energy Analysis. Internoise 2019. Madrid, Spain 16 - 19 Jun 2019

Towards the Determination of Acoustic Characteristics of Ventilation Plastic Ducts in the Built Environment
Gomez-Agustina, L and Suzana, Z (2019). Towards the Determination of Acoustic Characteristics of Ventilation Plastic Ducts in the Built Environment. Internoise 2019. Madrid, Spain 16 - 19 Jun 2019

Henry Wood Hall: The Creation of a Flexible Acoustic Using Airbeds
Shearer, D J, Gomez-Agustina, L, Ballestero, E and Dance, S (2019). Henry Wood Hall: The Creation of a Flexible Acoustic Using Airbeds. Internoise 2019. Madrid, Spain 16 - 19 Jun 2019

Validation of guidance for the prediction of the directivity index of ventilation louvres
Traveller, J and Gomez-Agustina, L (2019). Validation of guidance for the prediction of the directivity index of ventilation louvres. Internoise 2019. Madrid 16 - 19 Jun 2019

Acoustic design of voice alarm systems in an occupied underground platform
Littleford, G and Gomez-Agustina, L (2019). Acoustic design of voice alarm systems in an occupied underground platform. Inter.Noise 2019 - the 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering. Madrid, Spain 17 - 21 Jun 2019

Henry Wood Hall: The creation of a flexible acoustic using airbeds.
Shearer, DJ, Gomez-Agustina, L, Ballestero, E and Dance, S (2019). Henry Wood Hall: The creation of a flexible acoustic using airbeds. Inter.Noise 2019 - the 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering. Madrid, Spain 17 - 21 Jun 2019

Determination of urban cycling-induced hand-arm vibration and mitigation
Cane, J and Gomez-Agustina, L (2019). Determination of urban cycling-induced hand-arm vibration and mitigation. Inter.Noise 2019 - the 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering. Madrid, Spain 17 - 21 Jun 2019

Acoustic analysis of sound transmission in a mixed-use development using Statistical Energy Analysis
Rioperez Rodriguez, JL, Gomez-Agustina, L and Adnitt, RI (2019). Acoustic analysis of sound transmission in a mixed-use development using Statistical Energy Analysis. Inter.Noise 2019 - the 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering. Madrid, Spain 17 - 21 Jun 2019

Design and Optimisation Of Voice Alarm Systems for Underground Stations
Gomez-Agustina, L (2012). Design and Optimisation Of Voice Alarm Systems for Underground Stations. PhD Thesis London South Bank University School of Built Environment and Architecture

London Battersea Heliport Noise Subjective Survey
Gomez-Agustina, L. and Dance, S. (2017). London Battersea Heliport Noise Subjective Survey. Wandsworth Council.

London Battersea Heliport Noise Monitoring
Dance, S. and Gomez-Agustina, L. (2017). London Battersea Heliport Noise Monitoring. Wandsworth Council.

Validation of guidance for the prediction of the directivity index of ventilation louvres
Traveller, J and Gomez-Agustina, L (2019). Validation of guidance for the prediction of the directivity index of ventilation louvres. Inter.Noise 2019 - the 48th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering. Madrid, Spain 17 - 21 Jun 2019

Quality evaluation of microphones used for lecture captures in universities
Sanchez-Pizani, R., Dance, S., Gomez-Agustina, L. and Mapp, P. (2019). Quality evaluation of microphones used for lecture captures in universities. Institute of Acoustics: Reproduced Sound. Bristol, UK 19 - 21 Nov 2019

Acoustic design of voice alarm systems in an occupied underground platform
Gomez-Agustina, L and Littleford, G (2019). Acoustic design of voice alarm systems in an occupied underground platform. Internoise 2019. Madrid, Spain 16 - 19 Jun 2019

Determination of Urban Cycling-Induced Hand-Arm Vibration and Mitigation
Cane, J and Gomez-Agustina, L (2019). Determination of Urban Cycling-Induced Hand-Arm Vibration and Mitigation. Internoise 2019. Madrid, Spain 16 - 19 Jun 2019

Practical and technical suitability perceptions of sound sources and test signals used in room acoustic testing
Gomez-Agustina, L and Barnard, J (2019). Practical and technical suitability perceptions of sound sources and test signals used in room acoustic testing. Internoise 2019. Madrid, spain 16 - 19 Jun 2019

Assessment of Ground-Borne Vibration from Underground Trains on a Proposed Residential Development
Gomez-Agustina, L. and Rees, Jerry (2018). Assessment of Ground-Borne Vibration from Underground Trains on a Proposed Residential Development. IOA Acoustics. Cardiff, UK 23 - 24 Apr 2018

Assessment of Ground-Borne Vibration from Underground Trains on a Proposed Residential Development
Rees, J and Gomez-Agustina, L (2018). Assessment of Ground-Borne Vibration from Underground Trains on a Proposed Residential Development. Acoustics 2018. Cardiff 23 - 24 Apr 2018 EAA-HELINA.

Towards a Novel Acoustic Absorber Using a Magnetically Induced Geometric Nonlinearity in an Elastic Membrane
Shearer, DJ, Dance, S, Gomez-Agustina, L and Randell, J (2018). Towards a Novel Acoustic Absorber Using a Magnetically Induced Geometric Nonlinearity in an Elastic Membrane. Euronoise 2018, the 11th European Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering. Crete, Greece 27 - 31 May 2018 EAA-HELINA.

Assessment of Ground-Borne Vibration from Underground Trains on a Proposed Residential Development
Rees, J and Gomez-Agustina, L (2018). Assessment of Ground-Borne Vibration from Underground Trains on a Proposed Residential Development. 11th European Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering. Crete, Greece 27 - 31 May 2018

An investigation of the noise from London Heliport and the Effect on the Local Residents
Dance, S and Gomez-Agustina, L (2018). An investigation of the noise from London Heliport and the Effect on the Local Residents. The 11th European Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering. Crete 27 - 31 May 2018 EAA-HELINA.

Community response from noise emissions from London heliport operation
Gomez-Agustina, L and Dance, S (2018). Community response from noise emissions from London heliport operation. International Conference on Sound and Vibration. Hiroshima, Japan 08 - 12 Jul 2018

Acoustics and music: a forgotten link?
Gomez-Agustina, Luis (2017). Acoustics and music: a forgotten link?

Dry wall construction workshop for acousticians
Gomez-Agustina, L. (2017). Dry wall construction workshop for acousticians. Institute of Acoustics.

The need for acoustics education in performance music syllabi
Gomez-Agustina, L. (2017). The need for acoustics education in performance music syllabi. 21st Century Developments in Musical Sound Production, Presentation and Reproduction. Nottingham Conference Centre 21 Nov 2017 Institute of Acoustics.

Do Performance Musicians need Acoustic Education?
Gomez-Agustina, L. and Swijghuisen Reigersberg, M (2017). Do Performance Musicians need Acoustic Education? 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration. London, UK 23 - 27 Jul 2017 London South Bank University.

Drywall Construction Workshop for acousticians
Gomez-Agustina, L and Sainte Cluque, E (2017). Drywall Construction Workshop for acousticians. Drywall Construction Workshop for Acousticians. London South Bank University, London 27 Sep 2017 Institute of Acoustics.

Towards introducing basic acoustic education in the performance music curriculum
Gomez-Agustina, L. (2016). Towards introducing basic acoustic education in the performance music curriculum. Current Developments in Musical Acoustics. Edric Theatre, London South Bank University, London 05 Jul 2016

Strong call to include acoustic education in the music performance curriculum
Gomez-Agustina, L. (2015). Strong call to include acoustic education in the music performance curriculum. Acoustics Bulletin. 40 (5), pp. 20-22.

Passenger noise exposure in London underground
Garbala, M and Gomez-Agustina, L (2015). Passenger noise exposure in London underground. Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics. Harrogate, England 15 Oct 2015 Institute of Acoustics.

Improvement of voice alarm systems in underground railway stations
Gomez-Agustina, L. (2014). Improvement of voice alarm systems in underground railway stations. Acoustics Bulletin. 39 (6), pp. 37-43.

Subwoofer array design for optimal acoustic performance and minimal noise pollution in the Roman theatre of Italica, Spain
Kopplin-Orran, C. and Gomez-Agustina, L. (2022). Subwoofer array design for optimal acoustic performance and minimal noise pollution in the Roman theatre of Italica, Spain. Proceedings of the INTER-NOISE 2022 51th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering.

The impact of using internet of things (IOT) to imporve the operational performance of a commercial building
Kibrom, E., Yebiyo, M., Chaer, I., Paurine, A., Gomez-Agustina, L. and Yousef, A. (2021). The impact of using internet of things (IOT) to imporve the operational performance of a commercial building . Proceedings of IDoBE International conference, London South Bank University, 23-23 November 2021 .

Parametric design of a modular acoustic volumetric unit for indoor recording spaces
Tagios, S,. and Gomez-Agustina, L. (2022). Parametric design of a modular acoustic volumetric unit for indoor recording spaces. Proceedings of the INTER-NOISE 2022 51th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering.

Acoustic improvements from elevated platforms for standing audiences in an indoor music venue
Sanchez-Villalobos, R. and Gomez-Agustina, L. (2022). Acoustic improvements from elevated platforms for standing audiences in an indoor music venue. Inter-Noise 2022. Glasgow 21 - 24 Aug 2022 Internoise.

Validation of an approach to potential-based active sound control methodology
Lim, H. and Gomez-Agustina, L. (2022). Validation of an approach to potential-based active sound control methodology. Proceedings of the INTER-NOISE 2022 51th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering.

Experimental acoustic testing of alternative ventilation ducts
Zekic, S., Gomez-Agustina, L., Aygun, H. and Chaer, I. (2022). Experimental acoustic testing of alternative ventilation ducts. Proceedings of the INTER-NOISE 2022 51th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering.

Hybrid flexible (HyFlex) seminar delivery – A technical overview of the implementation
Sanchez-Pizani, R., Detyna, M., Dance, S. and Gomez-Agustina, L. (2022). Hybrid flexible (HyFlex) seminar delivery – A technical overview of the implementation. Building and Environment. 216, p. 109001. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2022.109001

Potential hazard consequences to personnel exposed to the ignition of small volumes of weakly confined stoichiometric hydrogen/air mixture
Averill, A, Ingram, J, Gomez-Agustina, L., Holborn, P, Battersby, P and Benson, CM (2018). Potential hazard consequences to personnel exposed to the ignition of small volumes of weakly confined stoichiometric hydrogen/air mixture. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy. 43 (50), pp. 22733-22745. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.10.092

Investigation into the application of an acoustic metamaterial for sound attenuation with airflow
Weber, L. and Gomez-Agustina, L. (2015). Investigation into the application of an acoustic metamaterial for sound attenuation with airflow. 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, ICSV 2015. 12 - 16 Jul 2015

The effects of air temperature and humidity on the acoustic design of voice alarm systems on underground stations
Gomez-Agustina, L., Dance, S. and Shield, B. The effects of air temperature and humidity on the acoustic design of voice alarm systems on underground stations. Applied Acoustics. 76, pp. 262-273. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2013.08.017