Murray Hodgson

Murray R. Hodgson
Professor; Director, NSERC CREATE Sustainable Building Science Program
B.Sc. (Queen’s);  M.Sc., Ph.D. (Southampton); C.Eng., FASA

ph: (604) 822-3073
websites: Acoustics and Noise Research Group;

Sustainable Building Science Program


Research Interests

  • Architectural, environmental acoustics
  • Prediction, measurement techniques
  • Active, passive noise control
  • Optimal workroom, classroom design
  • Acoustical design of ‘green’ buildings


Current Research Work

  • Optimization of the performance of vegetated noise barriers; Exposure of teachers and students to noise and airborne hazards in school Tech. Ed. shops; Factors affecting indoor environmental quality in sustainably-designed buildings; Optimal design of natural-ventilation-opening silencers; Sound-absorptive CLT panels using Helmholtz resonators


Selected Publications

  • B. Yousefzadeh and M. Hodgson, “Beam-tracing prediction of room-acoustical parameters using different boundary conditions”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 132(3) 1450-1461 (2012).
  • A. Khaleghi, K. Bartlett and M. Hodgson, “Ventilation, indoor-air quality and acoustical quality in ‘green’ and non-’green’ buildings”, J. Green Build. Res. 6(4) 168-180 (2011).
  • C. Bibby and M. Hodgson, “Characterizing and improving the acoustical performance of profiled architectural surfaces”, Appl. Acoust. 72(11) 889-898 (2011).
  • M. Hodgson, “Evaluation and control of acoustical environments in ‘green’ (sustainable) buildings”, Can. Acoust. 39(1) 11-21 (2011) – invited paper.
  • M. Hodgson and G. Wong, “Ray-tracing prediction of optimum conditions for speech in classrooms”, Appl. Acoust. 70(7) 915-920 (2009).
  • M. Hodgson, “Acoustical evaluation of six ‘green’ office buildings”, J. Green Build. Res., 3(4) 108-118 (2008).
  • W. Yang and M. R. Hodgson, “Auralization study of the optimal reverberation in realistic classrooms for normal and hard-of-hearing people”, Build. Acoust. 14(3) 163-177 (2007).
  • M. R. Hodgson, G. Steininger and Z. Razavi, “Prediction of speech and noise levels and the Lombard effect in eating establishments”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 121(4) 2023-2033 (2007).
  • M. R. HodgsonandE.-M. Nosal, “Experimental evaluation of radiosity for room sound-field prediction”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 120(2) 808-819 (2006).


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