Staff profile

Dr Adam Hill

Associate Professor of Electroacoustics

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Electrical and Electronic Engineering


College of Science and Engineering


School of Computing and Engineering




Markeaton Street, Derby Campus



I'm currently an Associate Professor of Electroacoustics at the University of Derby where I'm co-lead of the Electro-Acoustics Research Lab (EARLab) and run the MSc Audio Engineering program. I received a Ph.D. from the University of Essex, an M.Sc. in Acoustics and Music Technology from the University of Edinburgh, and a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering from Miami University. My research generally focuses on analysis, modelling, and wide-area spatiotemporal control of low-frequency sound reproduction and reinforcement.

I work seasonally as a live sound engineer for Gand Concert Sound, where I've designed and operated sound systems for over one thousand artists. I'm chair of the AES Technical Committee on Acoustics and Sound Reinforcement, a member of the Electro-Acoustics Group Committee within the Institute of Acoustics, and a member of the WHO technical working group for the development of the Global Standard for Safe Listening Venues. I was awarded the IoA Young Persons’ Award for Innovation in Acoustical Engineering in 2019. I'm a chartered engineer and a member of the AES, IOA, IEEE and IET.

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Adam Hill, Senior Lecturer in Audio Engineering, explains how his research can predict the health of coral reefs using underwater virtual bass algorithms.

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Adam Hill, lecturer at the University of Derby, shares his passion with his students, and talks about his expertise and experience working on live events.