At the Twenty-fifth International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV25) held at Hiroshima in Japan, Mr. ZHANG Xiaoqi, a year two Ph.D. student in ME, won the prestigious Sir James Lighthill Award in the best student paper competition. The Award is for the best paper published in the Proceedings of ICSV by a person in the early stages of his/her career. The author of the paper must either be a student or within the first five years of full-time employment.

As one of the biggest sound and vibration control events, ICSV was organized by the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) and was attended this year by over 820 participants from over 30 different countries. Xiaoqi’s paper is entitled “Numerical Studies of the Acoustic Impedance of Micro-perforated Panels under Grazing Flow” and co-authored with his supervisor Prof. L. Cheng. The paper was chosen out of a total of 200 eligible papers presented during the congress by a panel composed of the IIAV board of directors.