Loughborough Alumni


2 Jul 2019

Alumnus to receive prestigious engineering award for noise reduction work

Dr Daniel Elford is set to receive a prestigious Silver Medal from the Royal Academy of Engineers for his work with noise-reducing technology. 

Dr Elford is one of three engineers who will be presented with the Silver Medal at the Academy’s Awards Dinner in London on 11 July.

After graduating in 2007 with a BSc in Engineering Physics and earning a PhD in Physics in 2010, Dr Elford has gone on to co-found Sonobex with two fellow alumni. The company has won awards from both the Institute of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Physics in the past year for its Noisetrap® Technology; panels which reduce noise pollution using acoustic metamaterials. 

Noise is a rising public health issue, with 210 million people in the EU exposed to road noise levels that are considered harmful. Noise has also been linked to up to 50,000 fatal heart attacks every year, and 200,000 cases of cardio-vascular disease in the EU.

Speaking about his award, Dr Elford said: “It is such an honour to be awarded a prestigious Silver Medal by the Academy in recognition of my achievements, none of which would have been possible without the Academy’s early support.”

Congratulations to Dr Elford on his award.

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