Organising and Technical Committee

  • Congress President:  Dr Norm Broner
    Currently President of the AAS, Norm has attended many international conferences including various INTERNOISE Congresses and has contributed papers in the areas of Low Frequency Noise and Noise Control. He has been involved with the organisation of many of the national and international acoustics conferences staged in Australia. He is currently employed by Sinclair Knight Merz as the Global Practice Leader for Acoustics, Noise and Vibration
  • Technical Program Chair: Adjunct Professor Charles Don
    Charles has retired from the Physics Department, Monash University, where his research interests were in Outdoor Sound Propagation. A former President of AAS, he was Chairman of Wespac 2003 and has helped organise other local acoustic conferences. He is actively co-ordinating many aspects of the forthcoming INTERNOISE 2014 Congress.
  • Technical Program Co-Chair: Adjunct Professor John Davy
    John is a retired staff member from CSIRO and RMIT University but still works casually at both. He visits the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand, about four times a year and has attended seven INTERNOISE Congresses. John is actively publishing in Building Acoustics Research. He was co-editor for the Sydney ICA Book of Abstracts, a role he plans to continue at INTERNOISE 2014, as well as assisting on the Technical Program Committee.
  • Technical Program Advisor: Mrs Marion Burgess
    With over 35 years of experience in occupational and environmental noise issues, Marion currently works in the Acoustics and Vibration Unit at the UNSW Australia, Canberra. As former Chairperson and principal organiser of ICA2010, she brings her wealth of experience to help with the preparation of all aspects of Internoise 2014, but will particularly assist with the technical program.
  • Proceedings Editor: Mr Terry McMinn
    A former President of the AAS, Terry is the creator of the On-Line Management Program for conference abstracts and papers (OCPMS). He has been involved with numerous local conferences, most recently the ICA in Sydney in 2010. Currently a Lecturer in the Faculty of Built Environment at Curtin University, Terry will be in charge of creating the Congress abstract booklet and paper CD and also organising our web site.
  • Sponsorship and Exhibition Manager: Dr Norm Broner
    Norm has been heavily involved with organising the equipment exhibitions at the last five society conferences, including the ICA in Sydney in 2010. He is very familiar with what is required to make a successful exhibition and is determined to ensure the one at INTERNOISE 2014 is outstanding.
  • Congress Treasurer: Ms Dianne Williams
    With over ten years experience working in various acoustic consultancy firms involved with environmental noise control and vibration assessment, Dianne will assist in many aspects of the Congress. She has agreed to extend her role as treasurer of the Victoria Division of the AAS to act as the Congress Treasurer.
  • Social Program Chair: Mr Geoff Barnes
    Geoff is Managing Director of Acoustical Design, a company specialising in designing sound proof facilities used for research by Neuro and Audiological Organisations. A long-standing committee member of the AAS, Geoff has agreed to be in charge of the social program for the Congress.
  • Space and Audiovisual Chair: Mr Simon DeLisle
    Working for the acoustic consulting group, Arup, Simon is currently Secretary of the Victorian Division of the AAS. He will be in charge of organising the Space and Audiovisual aspects of the Congress.
  • Congress Secretariat: Mrs Liz Dowsett
    An experienced conference organiser, Liz will be in charge of the on-line registration and will provide many of the practical services required by delegates attending the Congress. Enquiries may be directed to her at

At this stage, the following experts have agreed to join our International Technical Committee:

Keith Attenborough UK Outdoor Sound Propagation
Barry Gibbs UK Architectural Acoustics
Bernard Berry UK Community Noise
Doug Cato Australia Underwater Noise
Patricia Davies USA Human Response to Vibration
Con Doolan Australia Aero-acoustics
Alec Duncan Australia Underwater Noise
Hugo Fastl Germany Sound Quality
Sandy Fidell USA Transportation Noise and Vibration
Truls Gjestland Norway Environmental Noise
Jean-Louis Guyader France Structural Acoustics
Colin Hanson Australia Active Noise Control
George Hessler USA LFN from Combustion and Wind Turbines
Geoff Leventhall UK Low Frequency Noise
James Mcintosh Australia Road Transportation Noise
Sven Johansson Sweden Active Noise Control
Paul Schomer USA Soundscapes
Dave Southgate Australia Aircraft Noise
Nobuo Tanaka Japan Sound Radiation and Active Vibration Control
Dave Towers USA Transportation
Lily Wang USA Architectural Acoustics