Group prize

Bob Chivers Prize in Physical Acoustics

Since 2012 the physical acoustics group has been awarding the £250 Bob Chivers Prize annually. The purpose of the prize is to promote research in the field of Physical Acoustics by recognising the best paper published by a PhD student at a UK university. The below poster summarises the entry conditions. Nominations should be directed to n.saffari@ucl.ac.uk.

Poster download link (PDF, 436 KB)

Pierre Gelat presenting Xiaoyu Xi with the Bob Chivers Prize certificate at the Physical Acoustics Group Anglo French Conference in January 2014.
Pierre Gelat presenting Xiaoyu Xi with the Bob Chivers Prize certificate at the Physical Acoustics Group Anglo French Conference in January 2014.

 

Below is some more information about past winners of the Bob Chivers prize:

2013: Dr Xiaoyu Xi, Collective bubble dynamics near a surface in a weak acoustic standing wave field.

2012: Dr Pierre Gelat, Modelling of the acoustic field of a multi-element HIFU array scattered by human ribs.

Committee chair Victor Humphrey presenting Pierre Gelat with the Bob Chivers Prize certificate at the Physical Acoustics Group Tutorial Day in September 2012.
Committee chair Victor Humphrey presenting Pierre Gelat with the Bob Chivers Prize certificate at the Physical Acoustics Group Tutorial Day in September 2012.

 

2010: Dr David (Zheng) Fan, Elastic waves guided by a welded joint in a plate.

Committee member Dave Cartwright presenting David Fan with the Bob Chivers Prize certificate at the Physical Acoustics Group Tutorial Day in September 2010
Committee member Dave Cartwright presenting David Fan with the Bob Chivers Prize certificate at the Physical Acoustics Group Tutorial Day in September 2010.

 

2008: Dr Marco Morbidini, Prediction of the thermosonic signal from fatigue cracks in metals using vibration damping measurements.

2006: Dr Christopher Lowis, Determining the strength of rotating broadband sources in ducts by inverse methods.