Maarten van Walstijn


Lecturer in Music Technology

School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science

Room 2021

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 

·     Digital Musical Instrument Design

·     Room acoustics simulation and spatial audio 



Selected Research Highlights

Further Information

Journal papers

Conference papers

Conference abstracts

PhD thesis

Distributed Collision Modelling

Efficient Tanpura Synthesis

Virtual-Acoustic Instruments

Localisation in Ambisonics

PURE research portal


Sonic Arts Research Center

Systems & Sensors



PhD supervision

Funded PhD / PostDoc opportunities

Jamie Bridges

Ben Holmes

Sandor Mehes

Former PhDs

Early Stage Researcher position in Virtual Reality Audio


Strategic Interdisciplinary PhD Projects





Digital Signal Processing (ELE8059)


Digital Audio

Effects (MUS3006)


Audio Engineering Projects (MUS3005)

MSc in Electronics



BSc in Audio Engineering



BSc in Audio Engineering

Exam Board Chair (EEE/SESE)


BSc Audio Engineering Programme Coordinator