Eoin King, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and acoustics, CETA, was named a finalist for the title of Chartered Engineer of the Year in his native Ireland.
Engineers who become licensed professionals in Ireland are called
"Chartered Engineers," and a select few from each year’s 450+ new
license holders are cited for this distinction.
King was nominated for his development of strategic noise maps for
all major roads in Ireland, representing the most exhaustive
environmental noise assessment undertaking to date in that country. He
has already been awarded the Innovation Voucher from Enterprise Ireland for this accomplishment.
"Noise mapping involves the graphical representation of noise," King
says. "In this case it was the average noise level over a complete year
of Ireland's road network. We use the noise maps to analyze where the
problems are and where people are exposed to the most noise. This allows
us to identify noise hotspots. We pass this information on to the local
authority which can then develop a noise action plan to deal with the
Before starting this fall at the University of Hartford, King earned
his PhD in 2008 from Trinity College, Ireland, where he studied
environmental acoustics. He subsequently taught undergraduate classes at
Trinity College Dublin and The Dublin Institute of Technology, and
served as coordinator for the Institute of Acoustics’ tutored distance
learning Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control. An avid musician and
guitarist, King is excited about his move to the United States and
starting here in the University of Hartford acoustics program.