Maarten van Walstijn



School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering, and Computer Science

Room 1017

Sonic Arts Research Centre

Queen’s University Belfast

m.vanwalstijn (at)

Tel: +44 (028) 9097 4842
Fax: +44 (088) 9097 4828



Research interests

·    Numerical methods for the emulation of musical instruments and analog audio processors 

·    Experimental characterisation of musical instruments under playing conditions 

·    Room acoustics simulation and spatial audio 



Further Information

Journal papers

Conference papers

Conference abstracts

PhD thesis

PURE research portal


Sonic Arts Research Center

Digital Communications Cluster


PhD supervision

PhD opportunities

Peter Stitt

Michael Dzjaparidze

Former PhD students

Two DEL studentships are available for PhD research commencing in October 2014:


Ø Numerical Modelling and Experimental Investigation of the Nonlinear Contact Dynamics of Musical String Instruments


Ø Emulation of Guitar Amplification and Distortion Effects


DEL eligibility criteria apply. Dead-line: 28 February 2014.




Digital Signal Processing (ELE8059)

Digital Signal Processing (ELE3016)

Computational Acoustics (MUS7017)

MSc pathway (School of EEECS)

UG pathway (School of EEECS)

MA in Sonic Arts (School of Creative Arts)