Dr Andrew M. Hurrell

Dr Andrew M. Hurrell

Principal Research Physicist, Precision Acoustics Ltd

Andrew M. Hurrell was born in Ashford, Kent, UK in 1972.  He received his BSc (Hons) in physics with modern acoustics from the University of Surrey, UK, in 1994 and his PhD in underwater acoustics from the University of Bath, UK, in 2002.

From 1994 to 1996 he was a member of the Acoustics Materials Team at the Defence Research Agency (Holton Heath).  In 1996 he joined Precision Acoustics Ltd, Dorchester where he is currently the Principal Research Physicist.  During that time, he has authored more than 35 papers and conference presentations.  He has also contributed to 3 textbooks on ultrasonics.  His current interests included the design and construction of hydrophones and hydrophone arrays, development of PVDF sensors/transducers and the use of finite difference techniques to simulate acoustic propagation phenomena.

Dr. Hurrell was recipient of the IOA Young Persons’ Award for Innovation in Acoustics Engineering and is peer reviewer for numerous journals and grant funding authorities He also serves as one of the UK members of IEC Technical Committee TC87 (Ultrasonics) and is chair of the British Standards Committee EPL/87 that shadows it.  He is also a member of EH/1/7 the UK mirror committee of ISO TC43 SC3 (Underwater Acoustics).