Brian F.G. Katz, PhD
Acoustician & Researcher
External Consultant

Education  

Professional Qualifications B.A Physics and Philosophy. M.Sc. Applied Physics. Ph.D. Acoustics, The Pennsylvania State University.

Professional Experience  

Brian F.G. Katz worked from 1994 until 2000 in the USA. First as a consultant for K&K Consulting, Artec Consultants Inc. and then for Arup Acoustics. As of 2001, granted with the Chateaubriand fellowship from the French embassy's Mission for Science and Technology, he moved to France and worked for the Musical Acoustics laboratory of the Paris VI University, focusing on the idiosyncratic perceptions of spatialisation’s miscellaneous technics, developing the concept and building of a 3D-sound restitution system room. From 2001 until 2002, he worked at IRCAM, Paris and started his collaboration with Kahle Acoustics. He has been working at the CNRS, Limsi laboratory from 2003 to 2011 and is now head of the Sound Spaces team at Sorbonne University.

Kahle Acoustics Reference Projects  

His contributions to a variety of performing arts projects in the USA, Europe and Asia led him to support Kahle Acoustics on the design elaboration and construction phases of many a project such as Morgan Library & Museum in New York (2001-2006), Stavanger Konserthus, Norway (2003-2012), Suzhou Science & Cultural Centre in China (2004-2007), Le Nouveau Siècle concert hall in Lille, France (2004-2013), and Philharmonie de Paris (2006-2015).

Brian F.G Katz is an external consultant. Since 1987, Brian F.G. Katz has been actively involved in various technical and academic areas of acoustics and audiovisual design. His areas of technical expertise include large and small room acoustics, signal processing, hardware–software development tools, acoustical computer modelling and acoustical measurements.

Brian F.G. Katz is one of the most renowned international specialists in acoustical measurements and analysis and was the initiator and author on several round robin evaluations of computer modelling and acoustic measurements.

A non-exhaustive list of his publications is available on our website kahle.be/en/articles

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