Dr Laura Brooks – Acoustics Research
Lecturer, School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
Laura investigates how different sounds are made, for example the noise made when the blades of a windmill cuts through the air; the noise of a submarine’s fins cutting through water or the noise of air flowing over an airplane wing as it flies. Laura uses both experiments and computer modelling to understand how the flow of air or water over a surface creates these sounds. Laura’s work will enable the development of quieter modern transport, energy and defence technologies.