Maarten van Walstijn



School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science

Room 1017

Sonic Arts Research Centre

Queen’s University Belfast

m.vanwalstijn (at)

Tel: +44 (028) 9097 4842
Fax: +44 (088) 9097 4828



Research interests

·    Numerical methods for the emulation of musical instruments and analog audio processors 

·    Experimental characterisation of musical instruments under playing conditions 

·    Room acoustics simulation and spatial audio 



Selected Research Highlights

Further Information

Journal papers

Conference papers

Conference abstracts

PhD thesis

Distributed collision modelling

Tanpura string modelling

Virtual-acoustic piano

PURE research portal


Sonic Arts Research Center

Wireless Communications Systems


PhD supervision

PhD opportunities

Jamie Bridges

Michael Dzjaparidze (2nd )

Ben Holmes

Sandor Mehes

Peter Stitt

Former PhD students


 A DEL studentships is available for PhD research commencing in October 2015:


Ø  Extraction of Spatial Audio Formats from Simulated Sound Fields


DEL eligibility criteria apply. Dead-line: 27 February 2015.





Digital Signal Processing (ELE8059)

Computational Acoustics (MUS7017)

MSc pathway (EEECS)


MA in Sonic Arts (Creative Arts)

Stage 4 coordinator (EEE)

PG admissions tutor (EEE)

PG monitoring (EEE)