KP Acoustics Research Labs promotes innovation and knowledge exchange in acoustics, audio and noise control. Through our specialist expertise we can help your company develop its research, design and training capabilities across all these fields.

KP Acoustics Research Labs is the Research, Innovation and Training division of the KP Acoustics Group, offering services in acoustics, audio and noise control. These include certificated and non-certificated technical training, research and development projects. We work both for the industry and as partners with academic organisations, offering contract research in product development plus product testing, measurement and design services.


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Who are we?

The KP Acoustics Research Labs team draws on extensive knowledge in academic and industrial research, consultancy and technical training.

With 45+ years' combined experience in audio and acoustics, we can offer you our expertise in project management, laboratory testing and technical training across a number of key acoustics areas.

Professor Chris Barlow
Head of Research and Innovation
Juan Battaner-Moro
Head of Knowledge Exchange
Helping you with your research
KP Acoustics Research Labs aims to drive innovation in all areas of acoustics, audio and noise control – developing new projects, products and techniques.

Would you appreciate some expert design advice to help turn an idea for an acoustics-related scheme into reality? Are you an academic institution wishing to partner with a company on research projects? Or are you looking for new product acoustic testing and certification?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, we're perfectly positioned to assist.

We’re currently running projects in:

• Immersive sound scaping for health and wellbeing
• VR and spatial audio that trains people to undertake building acoustic measurements
• Augmented reality (AR) technology – exploring its potential to ensure acoustic and environmental noise measurements in buildings are correct.

More recently, we’ve been involved in acoustic modelling and auralisation. These technologies use VR to create acoustically realistic virtual tours of ancient monuments and investigate the acoustic behaviours of ruined historic buildings (archaeoacoustics).


Our excellent facilities for specialist projects mean we can offer contract testing services for a variety of applications. These include:

• Product noise emissions
• Field analysis of acoustic materials
• Testing for headphones and hearing protection products.

Whether it involves the maritime and automotive industries or academic departments, having an extensive international network of colleagues and partners in various fields is a major advantage that allows us to offer both partnership and management services for research projects.

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Courses & Events

KP Acoustics Research Labs runs a number of events focusing on developments and innovation in acoustics and audio. If you'd like to discover where the cutting edge lies within these technologies, register your interest now and we’ll keep you up to date with our latest events, conferences and specialist courses.

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