RWTH Professor Michael Vorländer Receives Great Honor


Professor Michael Vorländer, head of the RWTH Aachen Institute of Technical Acoustics, has been awarded the Wallace Clement Sabine Medal by the Acoustical Society of America.


This medal is awarded to scientists for their outstanding research accomplishments in architectural acoustics. Founded in 1957, the award has only been given to 17 researchers across the globe so far.

Vorländer studied Physics in Dortmund and Aachen. He completed his doctorate at RWTH with his dissertation titled "Untersuchungen zur Leistungsfähigkeit des raumakustischen Schallteilchenmodells" or "Investigation on the efficiency of the room acoustical ray tracing model." After a few years at the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Brunswick he completed his qualification as university lecturer at Dresden Technical University. Since March 1996, Vorländer is Professor and Director of the Institute of Technical Acoustics at RWTH Aachen University. Vorländer currently serves as president of the Acoustical Society of Germany and has already received multiple awards for his research accomplishments.

Source: Press and Communications