Trevor Cox

Trevor Cox

A Sonic Odyssey


Trevor Cox is Professor of Acoustic Engineering at the University of Salford, a former Senior Media Fellow funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, and immediate past president of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA).

One major strand of his research is room acoustics for intelligible speech and quality music production and reproduction. Trevor’s diffuser designs can be found in rooms around the world. He has co-authored a research book entitled “acoustic absorbers and diffusers”. He was award the IOA’s Tyndall Medal in 2004.

Trevor has a long track record of communicating acoustic engineering to the public and has been involved in engagement projects worth over £1M. He was given the IOA award for promoting acoustics to the public in 2009. He has developed and presented science shows to 15,000 pupils including performing at the Royal Albert Hall, Purcell Rooms and the Royal Institution. Trevor has presented 18 documentaries for BBC radio including: Life’s soundtrack, Save our Sounds and Science vs the Strad.  His popular science book Sonic Wonderland was published by Bodley Head in 2014.