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Research Associate

Noel Hanna


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Lecturer, Fundamentals of Acoustics and Noise MECH9325

Lecturer, Physics 1A

Class Convener, Fundamentals of Physics/Aviation

Demonstrator in Charge, Physics 1A



PhD University of New South Wales, Australia & Université Grenoble Alpes, France

Investigations of the acoustics of the vocal tract and vocal folds in vivo, ex vivo and in vitro

Supervised by Joe Wolfe, Nathalie Henrich-Bernardoni and John Smith.


Research Interests: 

Working to understand the fundamental physics of the voice with Joe Wolfe and John Smith.

Laboratory webpage

Honours, Awards and Memberships: 

International Commission for Acoustics and Acoustical Society of America Young Scientist Grant - International Congress on Acoustics (ICA), Buenos Aires, 2016

Australian Institute of Physics New South Wales Branch Award for Postgraduate Excellence in Physics 2014

Elsevier Young Scientist Best Oral Presentation Prize at the International Workshop on Models and Analysis of Vocal Emissions for Biomedical Applications (MAVEBA), Florence, Italy 2013


Australian Acoustical Society

Acoustical Society of America

Australian Institute of Physics

Teachers' Guild of NSW

Selected Publications: 

Public talks & articles:

Print your voice workshop, Museum of Arts and Applied Sciences, 2017

Understanding the Human Voice, Australian Acoustical Society & School of Physics, 2017

Explainer: Why the human voice is so versatile, The Conversation, 2017

Peer reviewed journal articles:

How the acoustic resonances of the subglottal tract affect the impedance spectrum measured through the lips, N Hanna, J Smith, J Wolfe. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 143 (5) p2639-2650, 2018

The role of vocal tract and subglottal resonances in producing vocal instabilities, L Wade, N Hanna, J Smith, J Wolfe. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 141 (3) p1546-1559, 2017

Frequencies, bandwidths and magnitudes of vocal tract and surrounding tissue resonances, measured through the lips during phonation, N Hanna, J Smith, J Wolfe. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 139 (5), p2924–2936, 2016

Refereed conference papers:

Low frequency response of the vocal tract: acoustic and mechanical resonances and their losses, N Hanna, J Smith, J Wolfe, Proc. Australian Acoustics Society, 2012

Invited presentations:

Phonation into straws: impact of an aeroacoustical load on in-vitro vocal fold vibration, N Hanna, X Laval, N Henrich, Pan European Voice Conference, Prague, Czech Republic 2013
More publications can be found via the links below:

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