Media can register for Acoustics 2023 Sydney to learn more about needle-free vaccine delivery, automated pop song mashups, acoustic design in prisons, and advances in table tennis for people with vision loss.

#Acoustics23SYDNEY, Nov. 28, 2023 – Press conferences for Acoustics 2023 Sydney will be held virtually at 8:00 a.m. Australian Eastern Daylight Time, Dec. 6 and Dec. 7. Media can register to attend the virtual press conferences as well as the in-person sessions by emailing

Topics will focus on a wide range of newsworthy sessions from the upcoming meeting, which runs Dec. 4-8 in Sydney, Australia. This includes needle-free ultrasound-enhanced vaccine delivery, automated pop song mashups, impacts of acoustic design in prisons, and auditory sensory augmentation to support table tennis games for people with vision loss.

To register for in-person attendance or virtual press conferences, email Video recordings of the press conference sessions will be available upon request.


Acoustics 2023 Sydney Press Conference Schedule

Wednesday, Dec. 6, 8:00 a.m. AEDT / Tuesday, Dec. 5, 4:00 p.m. Eastern, U.S.

  • Needle-free Ultrasound Vaccine Delivery – Darcy Dunn-Lawless, University of Oxford’s Institute of Biomedical Engineering
    Session 1aBA3Investigation of spatio-temporal inertial cavitation activity for optimization of needle-free ultrasound-enhanced vaccine delivery. Dec. 4, 11:00 am AEDT.
  • A Far-sighted Approach to Tackle Near-sightedness – Sally McFadden, University of Newcastle.
    Session 2aBA5Acoustical imaging and myopia, Dec. 5, 10:40 am AEDT.
  • Wearable Ultrasound Monitor Can Aid Rehabilitation from Injury – Parag Chitnis, George Mason University.
    Session 2pBAb11Wearable ultrasound system for assessing muscle function during physical activity, Dec. 5, 5:00 pm AEDT.


Thursday, Dec. 7, 8:00 a.m. AEDT / Wednesday, Dec. 6, 4:00 p.m. Eastern, U.S.

  • Taming Noise Behind Bars – James Boland, SLR Consulting.
    Session 3pAAb1Harmony behind bars: Unravelling the impacts of acoustic design in prisons, Dec. 6, 2:40 p.m. AEDT.
  • Making Table Tennis Accessible for Blind Players – Phoebe Peng, The University of Sydney.
    Session 3aPP7Auditory sensory augmentation to support table tennis games for people with vision loss, Dec. 6, 10:20 a.m. AEDT.
  • Software DJ Creates Automated Pop Song – Xinyang Wu, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
    Session 4pMU10An automated pop song mashup system using drum swapping, Dec. 7, 4:20 p.m. AEDT.
  • Vocal Fry: A Sonic Feature of a Diverse City – Hannah White, Macquarie University.
    Session 5aSCa4Creaky voice prevalence across Sydney, Dec. 8, 9:40 a.m. AEDT.
  • Singing in the Rain: Why the Bundengan Sounds Better Wet – Gea Oswah Fatah Parikesit, Universitas Gadjah Mada.
    Session 3aMU8Why bundengan musicians always drench their instruments prior to playing, Dec. 6, 10:40 am AEDT.
  • Teaching Physics from the Din of Flying Discs – Kyle S. Dalton, Penn State University.
    Session 1pED8Flying disc noise as an introduction to acoustic signal processing, Dec. 4, 3:40 pm AEDT.
  • Picking Up Good Vibrations: the Surprising Physics of the Didjeridu – Joe Wolfe and John Smith, The University of New South Wales.
    Session 3aMU2 – Didjeridu acoustics: A review, Dec. 6, 8:20 a.m. AEDT.


AIP Media

The Acoustical Society of America is joining the Australian Acoustical Society to co-host Acoustics 2023 Sydney. This collaborative event will incorporate the Western Pacific Acoustics Conference and the Pacific Rim Underwater Acoustics Conference.

Main meeting website:
Technical program:

In the coming weeks, ASA’s Press Room will be updated with newsworthy stories and the press conference schedule at

ASA will also share dozens of lay language papers about topics covered at the conference. Lay language papers are 300 to 500 word summaries of presentations written by scientists for a general audience. They will be accompanied by photos, audio, and video. Learn more at

ASA will grant free registration to credentialed and professional freelance journalists. If you are a reporter and would like to attend the meeting or virtual press conferences, contact AIP Media Services at  For urgent requests, AIP staff can also help with setting up interviews and obtaining images, sound clips, or background information.

The Acoustical Society of America (ASA) is the premier international scientific society in acoustics devoted to the science and technology of sound. Its 7,000 members worldwide represent a broad spectrum of the study of acoustics. ASA publications include The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (the world’s leading journal on acoustics), JASA Express Letters, Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Acoustics Today magazine, books, and standards on acoustics. The society also holds two major scientific meetings each year. See

The Australian Acoustical Society (AAS) is the peak technical society for individuals working in acoustics in Australia. The AAS aims to promote and advance the science and practice of acoustics in all its branches to the wider community and provide support to acousticians. Its diverse membership is made up from academia, consultancies, industry, equipment manufacturers and retailers, and all levels of Government. The Society supports research and provides regular forums for those who practice or study acoustics across a wide range of fields The principal activities of the Society are technical meetings held by each State Division, annual conferences which are held by the State Divisions and the ASNZ in rotation, and publication of the journal; Acoustics Australia

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