Murray Hodgson

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

phone: 604-822-3073
fax: 604-822-2403
email: murray.hodgson@ubc.ca
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

  • C. Bibby and M. Hodgson, “Laboratory measurement of the acoustical and airflow performance of interior natural-ventilation openings and silencers,” Applied Acoustics, vol. 82, pp. 15–22, 2014.
  • C. Bibby and M. Hodgson, “Acoustical and Airflow Performance of Interior Natural Ventilation Openings and Silencers-Optimisation and Application,” International Journal of Ventilation, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 211–222, 2013.
  • 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.
  • H. W. Davies, K. Teschke, S. M. Kennedy, M. R. Hodgson, and P. A. Demers, “A retrospective assessment of occupational noise exposures for a longitudinal epidemiological study,” Occupational and environmental medicine, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 388–394, 2009.
  • H. W. Davies, K. Teschke, S. M. Kennedy, M. R. Hodgson, and P. A. Demers, “Occupational noise exposure and hearing protector use in Canadian lumber mills,” Journal of occupational and environmental hygiene, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 32–41, 2008.

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