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Hessam Alavi

Hessam Alavi

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Audio Fields:

  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development
  • Consumer - Home
  • Consumer - Car
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Hardware
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Transducers
  • Other: 3D Audio Reproduction

Job Duties:

  • Systems Designer
  • Engineer
  • Hardware Designer
  • Researcher
  • Sound Designer
  • Technical Director
  • Other: Infotainment Product Development


Dr Hessam Alavi is currently working as a an Audio Systems Engineer with the Future Infotainment division at Jaguar Land Rover. Hessam Alavi graduated in Acoustical Engineering BEng (Hons) from the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research (ISVR) at the University of Southampton in 2009. He was awarded his PhD for a thesis on Acoustics of High-Performance Transmission-Line Loudspeakers in 2016 which was carried out in the Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Group of the ISVR. In parallel with his postgraduate research work at the University of Southampton, Hessam held the position of Product Developer and Research Engineer at OPSODIS Ltd from 2009 to 2016 focusing on new auralization techniques, researching and developing extensively 3D sound loudspeaker systems. He worked as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton from 2009 to 2013 and continued to collaborate with the University of Southampton outreach programs till 2016. Hessam coordinated the ISVR's Virtual Acoustics and Audio Engineering Group from 2009 to 2013. He served as a Postgraduate Representative of Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Group of the ISVR at the University of Southampton from 2009 to 2014. Dr Alavi is a member of the Institute of Acoustics, the Acoustical Society of America and the Audio Engineering Society.

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Hessam Alavi has personal research interests in the fields of acoustics, vibrations, signal processing, control systems and fluid dynamics with a specific focus on spatial hearing and new auralization techniques, music reproduction, 3D sound loudspeaker systems and the multichannel signal processing techniques for the production of virtual acoustic environments.

Education Background

- PhD in Engineering Acoustics University of Southampton, ISVR
- BEng (Hons) in Acoustical Engineering University of Southampton, ISVR

Employment History

- Audio Engineer and Infotainment Product Developer at Jaguar Land Rover from 2017 to Present.
- Product Developer and Research Engineer at OPSODIS Ltd. from 2009 to 2016.
- Research Engineer at the University of Southampton, ISVR from 2009 to 2016.


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