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

Clarinet tone resynthesis

PURE research portal


Sonic Arts Research Center

Wireless Communications Systems


PhD supervision

PhD opportunities

Jamie Bridges

Ben Holmes

Sandor Mehes

Former PhD students


Two DEL studentships are available for PhD research commencing in October 2016:


Ø Parameter Estimation for Virtual Analog Models


Ø Virtual-Acoustic String Instruments With Extended Real-Time Control


DEL eligibility criteria apply. Dead-line: 7 April 2016.




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)