em. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr. Tech. h. c. Jens Blauert
Institut für Kommunikationsakustik
Fakultät für Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik
Tel.: +49 234 32 23480
Jens Blauert studied communication engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, where he received a Doctor-of-Engineering degree in 1969. In 1973, he delivered an inaugural dissertation to the Technical University of Berlin (habilitation), and in 1994 he was awarded an honorary degree (Dr. Tech.) by the University of Aalborg, Denmark. In 1974 he became chair professor at the Ruhr- University of Bochum, where he founded the Institute of Communication Acoustics, IKA, and headed it for 29 years. Subsequently, he was assigned emeritus professor. He has been visiting professor in various countries worldwide. Currently he is active as distinguished visiting professor of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY – adjunct to its program on architectural acoustics. He was a professional acoustical consultant for more than 40 years, chartered in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia.
Prof. Blauert is the author/co-author of more than 180 papers and monographs, supervisor of 52 successful PhD projects and has been awarded several patents. He has received numerous reputable scientific medals and awards ― recently the EAA award for lifetime achievements in acoustics. His major scientific fields of interest are spatial hearing, binaural technology, aural architecture, perceptual quality, speech technology, virtual environments, telepresence, and quality of experience. Currently he is particularly interested in modelling active binaural listening.
He has provided services to the science community in positions such as chairman of the ITG committee on electroacoustics, dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering & Information Technologies and senator of the Ruhr-University of Bochum, cofounder and chairman of the board of the European Acoustics Association, EAA, president and vice president of the German Acoustical Society, DEGA, associate board member of the International Commission for Acoustics, ICA, member of the Environmental-Protection Council of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia, cofounder and board member of the European Speech-Communication Association, now ISCA, and cofounder and board member of the section on noise and vibration, NALS, of the German Standard Association, DIN.
Prof. Blauert was elected fellow of the Acoustical Society of America, ASA, the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineering, IEEE, the Inst. of Acoustics, IoA, and the Audio Engineering Society, AES. He is honorary fellow of the Institute of Sound and Vibration, IISV, honorary member of the German society of audiology, DGA, and of the the Polish acoustical society, PAS.