Professor T. G. Leighton FRS FREng FMedSci

 

 

 

 

Publications

Biography

Video/audio appearances

Selected research

Impact outside of academia

Teaching

Stories in the media

Conference activity

 

 

 

 

 

Conference activity

 

Named memorial Addresses

 

14 May 2018

44th Annual Lubbock Lecture, Oxford University

Oct 2008

In the Diamond Jubilee year of the Institute of Sound and Communications Engineers, at their AGM I gave the Peter Barnett Memorial lecture

 

Plenary Addresses at Conferences

 

Aug 2018

Plenary lecture at UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group 10 Fluid Mechanics of Cleaning & Decontamination (Cambridge 29-30 Aug 2018)

July 2017

Plenary lecture at 24th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV24), (London 23-27 July 2017)

Jan 2016

Plenary lecture at 15th AngloFrench Physical Acoustics Conference (AFPAC2016) (Joint Institute of Physics and Institute of Acoustics) (Surrey UK, 1315 January 2016)

Sept 2015

Plenary lecture at 5th Pacific Rim Underwater Acoustics Conference (Vladivostok, Russia, 23-25

Sept 2015)

Sept. 2014

Plenary lecture at PSA 2014 (Particulate Systems Analysis 2014) Conference and Exhibition in Manchester 15-17 Sept. 2014).

Sept. 2014

Plenary lecture at 7th Forum Acusticum (Krakow, Poland, 7-12 Sept. 2014).

July 2014

Plenary Lecture at Leeds Microbubble Symposium (Leed, 15-16th July 2014).

Sept. 2013

Plenary Lecture at Acoustofluidics 2013 (Southampton, 12-13 Sept. 2013)

July 2013

Plenary lecture at Southampton University Multidisciplinary Week (Southampton). Available for download at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H4toaWU_IY

Sept. 2009

Plenary lecture, Ninth International Conference on Theoretical and Computational Acoustics (Dresden)

June 2009

Plenary lecture, 3rd International conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results (Nafplion on Peloponnese in Greece)

Sept. 2007

Plenary lecture, International Congress on Acoustics (Madrid)

June 1998

Plenary lecture, ERCU Conference on Modelling of Structured Continua, Colworth House, Bedford, UK

 

Medal and Award Lectures

 

5 Sept 2018

Royal Society Paterson Medal lecture

27 June 2018

New Fellow Address, Academy of Medical Sciences https://acmedsci.ac.uk/more/events/new-fellows-admission-day-2018- (Unable to give this owing to last-minute surgery)

Oct 2014

The Rayleigh Gold Medal Lecture at the 40th Anniversary meeting of the Institute of Acoustics (Birmingham, 15 Oct 2014)

July 2014

Address on award of Fellowship of the Royal Society (Royal Society, London, 9-11 July 2014)

June 2013

The Helmholtz-Rayleigh Interdisciplinary Silver Medal (Joint congress of the 21st International Congress on Acoustics and the 165th Acoustical Society of America, Montreal, Canada).

April 2009

The R W B Stephens Medal Lecture of the Institute of Acoustics, the Institute of Acoustics Fifth Conference on Bio-Acoustics

Feb. 2004

The Tyndall Lecture (presented at award the Tyndall Medal), Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2004

Dec. 2001

Inaugural Medwin Prize Lecture at 142th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (Fort Lauderdale, USA)

Dec. 1995

A. B. Wood Memorial lecture (presented at award of A. B. Wood Medal), Institute of Acoustics Conference on Sonar Signal Processing (Loughborough UK)

 

Opening Addresses at Major International Conferences

 

March 2018

Opening address, Conference, NAMRIP, Accra, Ghana, UK (70 delegates)

June 2017

Opening address, Conference, NAMRIP, Southampton, UK (>100 delegates)

July 2016

Opening address, Conference, NAMRIP, Southampton, UK (>60 delegates)

March 2016

Opening address, Second conference on Health Effects of Ultrasound in Air

Dec 2015

Opening address, Launch Conference, NAMRIP, Southampton, UK (>200 delegates)

March 2015

Opening address, First conference on Health Effects of Ultrasound in Air

May 2008

Opening technical lecture, 7th European Acoustics Association International Symposium on Hydroacoustics

October 2005

Opening technical lecture, HPA/ICNIRP (Health Protection Agency / International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) International workshop on Effects of Ultrasound and Infrasound Relevant to Human Health (Oxford) (Also to act as Invited Rapporteur later in conference).

Jan. 2005

Keynote opening invited lecture: 28th Scandinavian Symposium on Physical Acoustics (Ustaoset, Norway)

 

Addresses to policymakers

 

18 June 2018

Science and Social Behaviour address to Parliamentary and Scientific Committee https://www.scienceinparliament.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Monday-18th-June-2018-Meeting-Notice2.pdf

March 2018

Opening address, Conference, NAMRIP, Accra, Ghana, UK (70 delegates)

 

Keynote lecture in a workshop

 

19 Nov 2018

AntiMicrobial Resistance in the Food Chain (The Royal Society, London)

9 Nov 2018

Clinicians meet Engineers workshop, Confidence in Concept, MRC (University Hospital Hospital, Southampton)

5 July 2018

Opening address, NAMRIP Summer Sandpit (Chilworth, UK)

5-6 May 2018

Summer School instruction for Acoustical Society of America (Chaska, Minnesota, USA)

19 March 2013

Workshop at Anti-Submarine Warfare Conference, London (UK MoD)

Sept. 2010

EAA Euroregio Summer School lectures on Hydroacoustics (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Aug. 2008

U.S. Army Research Office Revolutionary Approaches to Hazard Mitigation conference (Edinburgh).

Oct. 2007

Acoustical imaging of complex media: applications in medicine, seismology and oceanography. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (Cargese, Corsica, France).

 

Keynote lectures for Outreach

 

18 Sept 2018

Institute of Physics South West Branch and held at Sarum College, 19 The Close, Salisbury https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2018/09/leighton-inst-physics.page?

18 June 2018

Science and Social Behaviour address to Parliamentary and Scientific Committee https://www.scienceinparliament.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Monday-18th-June-2018-Meeting-Notice2.pdf

24 April 2018

Inaugural public lecture to open new Bio-Engineering Group of IMech E

11 Dec 2017

Thomas Hardye School Science talks

28-9 Nov 2018

Incontinence: the engineering challenge http://events.imeche.org/ViewEvent?code=CON6475 (ImechE, London)

16 Feb 2017

Hampstead Science Society https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2017/02/prof-leighton-talks-to-hampstead-science-society.page

12 June 2016

Cheltemham, Science Festival, display stand and talking to public about AMR http://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/publicengagment/cheltehham-2016.page

18 May 2016

Oxford University Scientific Society (multidisciplinary audience) https://www.southampton.ac.uk/namrip/news/2016/05/18-tim-oxfordtalk.page

23 Feb 2016

Engineering careers event for students (held at Eton College but open to other schools)

4 Nov 2015

SMMI (Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute) outreach talk across disciplines

22 May 2015

Outreach talk whilst judges deliberate in 3 minute thesis competition http://www.southampton.ac.uk/medicine/news/2015/05/3mt-alan-morris.page

2 Dec 2015

Midlands Branch, Institute of Acoustics (Derby, UK) https://ioa.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=157&reset=1

7 Oct 2015

Address to practitioners and public organised jointly by UK Institute of Physics and Institute of Acoustics https://ioa.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=150&reset=1

22 Nov 2014

Outreach lecture to public and schools, for University of Southampton Humanities Festival: The Sea and Me, http://beinghumanfestival.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Sea-and-Me-FULL-programme.pdf

20 March 2013

Keynote Lecture; Multidisciplinary Research Week event

March 2013

Invited lecture to Guildford Astronomical Society (Surry University)

March 2013

Invited lecture to IGNITE your ... Crowd Funding and Intellectual Property (Southampton Science Park)

25 May 2011

Public lecture at Intech planetarium for national Noise awareness Week: Sound is more than noise:- Do whales sing in spirals, and can humans talk on Mars?

March 2011

Taught Sixth form at Taunton college

Dec. 2010

Taught Science and Engineering for a day at Wellow Primary School.

March 2010

Florence Nightingale lecture, The Sounds of Wellow and Romsey in Space (Hampshire)

Feb. 2008

Bach to the Future (Brighton Science Festival) (also featured on BBC Radio 4, March 4 2008)

July 2007

Opening invited lecture for Outreach day, Faculty of Engineering Science and Mathematics

Oct. 1992

Opening conference invited lecture, Women in Physics (Cambridge UK)

 

Conference Organisation

 

July 2018

Global-NAMRIP opening conference (Accra, Ghana) (Chairman of Organising Committee)

July 2017

NAMRIP conference (Southampton) (Chairman of Organising Committee)

July 2016

NAMRIP Working towards solutions conference (Southampton) (Chairman of Organising Committee)

March 2016

Second conference on Health Effects of Ultrasound in Air (Chairman of Organising Committee)

Dec 2015

NAMRIP launch conference (Southampton) (Chairman of Organising Committee)

March 2015

First conference on Health Effects of Ultrasound in Air (Chairman of Organising Committee)

June 2014

3rd International conference on Underwater Acoustics Conference (Crete) (Member of Scientific Advisory Committee)

Sept 2014

7th Forum Acusticum 2014 (Krakow) (Member of Scientific Advisory Committee)

June 2014

2nd International conference on Underwater Acoustics Conference (Rhodes) (Member of Scientific Advisory Committee)

May-June 2014

Organiser of 12 Theme conferences (average attendance,50 people each), Engineering and the Environmnt, University of Southampton (May-June 2014, Southampton)

June 2013

1st International conference on Underwater Acoustics Conference (Corfu) (Member of Scientific Advisory Committee)

June 2011

4th International conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results (Kos) (Member of Scientific Advisory Committee)

June 2009

3rd International conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results (Nafplion on Peloponnese in Greece) (Member of Scientific Advisory Committee)

May 2008

7th European Acoustics Association International Symposium on Hydroacoustics ((Gdansk, Poland) (Member of Scientific Advisory Committee)

August 2006

6th International Symposium on Therapeutic Ultrasound (Oxford, UK) (Member of Scientific Advisory Committee)

March 2006

Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2006 (Southampton, UK) (Chairman of Organising Committee)

April 2004

Advanced Metrology for Ultrasound in Medicine (London) (Member of Scientific Advisory Committee)

April 2001

Institute of Acoustics, Acoustical Oceanography (Southampton, UK) (chairman of organising committee)

July 1997

Natural Physical Processes Associated With Sea Surface Sound (Southampton, UK) (sole organiser)

June 1992

Bioeffects of Ultrasound Conference (Southampton, UK)* (sole organiser)

Sept. 1991

Assistant organiser, Euromech 290, (Cambridge, UK) (Assistant to J E Field)

 

Organiser of conference Special Session

 

May 2018

Organiser of special session Ultrasound in air (175th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Minneapolis)

June 2015

Organiser of special session Acoustics of Bubbles, Oil and Gas at the 3rd International conference on Underwater Acoustics Conference (Crete)

Sept. 2014

Organiser of special session Bubble acoustics at 7th Forum Acusticum (Krakow, Poland, 7-12 Sept. 2014).

June 2014

Organiser of special session Acoustics of Bubbles, Oil and Gas at the 2nd international conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustics (Rhodes, 21-27 June 2014)

Dec. 2013

The 166th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (San Francisco, USA, 2-6 Dec 2013)

June 2013

Organiser of special session Acoustics of Bubbles, Oil and Gas at the 1st international conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustics, merged with the 5th international conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results merged with the 12th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (Corfu).

June 2012

Organiser of special session on Bubble acoustics at the 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ECUA) (Edinburgh)

June 2011

Organiser of Bubble Acoustics Special Session at the 4th International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements, Technologies and Results (Napflion, Greece).

June 2009

Organiser of Bubble Acoustics Special Session at the Third International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements, Technologies and Results (Crete).

July 2007

Organiser of double-session on Bubbles, at the Second International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements, Technologies and Results (Crete).

April 2006

Organiser of Five Sessions (on (i) Therapeutic Ultrasonics, (i) Diagnostic Ultrasonics, (iii) Industrial Ultrasonics, (iv) Physical Ultrasonics and (v) Acoustical Oceanography) at Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2006 (Southampton UK)

April 2006

Organiser of Session on Biomedical Oceanography at Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2006 (Southampton UK)

March 2004

Co-Organiser (with SD Richards), of Special Session Acoustics in Liquids and Tissues Co-sponsored by the Underwater Acoustics Group of the Institute of Acoustics and the Physical Acoustics Group of the Institute of Physics, at the Spring Meeting of the Institute of Acoustics

December 2000

Co-Organiser (with R.A. Roy), Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration, Physical Acoustics and Acoustical Oceanography: Detection and characterization of bubbles, acoustic cavitation, and associated physical effects II, Joint 140th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/NOISE-CON 2000 (Newport Beach)

December 2000

Co-Organiser (with R.A. Roy), Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration, Physical Acoustics and Acoustical Oceanography: Detection and characterization of bubbles, acoustic cavitation, and associated physical effects I, Joint 140th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/NOISE-CON 2000 (Newport Beach)

July 1997

Chairman, Oceanic Bubbles II: Combination frequencies, Natural Physical Processes Associated With Sea Surface Sound (Southampton) *

July 1997

Sole organiser, Underwater Hearing, Natural Physical Processes Associated With Sea Surface Sound (Southampton) *

 

Invited addresses

 

 

 

 

 

Sept. 2014

The 7th Forum Acusticum (Krakow, Poland, 7-12 Sept. 2014).

June 2014

The 2nd international conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustics (Rhodes, 21-27 June 2014)

Dec. 2013

The 166th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (San Francisco, USA, 2-6 Dec 2013)

July 2013

Invited lecture (Sound in space) for 50th anniversary celebrations of the foundation of ISVR (Southampton, 11-12 July 2013)

June 2013

The 1st international conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustics, merged with the 5th international conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results merged with the 12th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (Corfu, 23-28 June 2013).

June 2013

Joint congress of the 21st International Congress on Acoustics and the 165th Acoustical Society of America, Montreal, Canada (Montreal, Canada, 2-7 June 2013)

June 2012

The 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ECUA) (Edinburgh)

June 2011

The 4th International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements, Technologies and Results (Napflion, Greece).

Sept. 2010

1st EAA Congress on Sound and Vibration (EuroRegio 2010) (15-18 September 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia)

June 2009

Third International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements, Technologies and Results, Nafplion, Greece, 21-26 June 2009

June 2008

3 invited talks to joint meeting of 9th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics an 155th meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, (29 June to 4 July 2008, Paris, France)

May 2008

7th European Acoustics Association International Symposium on Hydroacoustics

April 2008

2nd Annual International Urolithiasis Research Symposium (Indianapolis, USA)

June 2007

Second International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements, Technologies and Results, (Heraklion, Crete)

June 2007

Acoustical Society of America, June 2007 (Salt Lake City, USA)

Sept. 2005

IEEE 2005 International Ultrasonics Symposium (Rotterdam)

Sept. 2005

International Conference on Boundary influences in high frequency, shallow water acoustics (University of Bath, UK)

July 2005

The Sounds of Seas in Space, 1st International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results (Crete)

July 2005

Cetacean bubble acoustics, 1st International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results (Crete)

July 2004

7th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics 2004 (Delft)

March 2004

High-Frequency Ocean Acoustics (San Diego)

July 2003

Bifurcations: The use and control of chaos (The Institute of Mathematics and its Applications) (Southampton)

December 2001

Joint meeting of Institute of Physics and French Acoustical Society, Wye College

December 2000

Joint 140th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/NOISE-CON 2000 (Newport Beach)

March 1999

137th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, and the 2nd Convention of the European Acoustics Association (Forum Acusticum, Berlin)

January 1999

4th Heart Centre European Symposium on Ultrasound Contrast Imaging (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)

Sept. 1998

Fourth European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (Rome, Italy)

Dec. 1997

British Medical Ultrasound Society (Bournemouth, UK)

July 1997

Third Mayneord-Phillips Summer School on Ultrasound in Medicine, held at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University

June 1997

NATO SACLANT Conference on High Frequency Acoustics in Shallow Water (Lierici, Italy)

Sept. 1996

Institute of Physics Conference on Ultrasound in Food Processing, (Leeds, UK)

July 1996

Third European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (Heraklion, Crete)

May 1996

Allerton Park Conference for Ultrasonics in Biophysics and Bioengineering (Illinois, USA)

Dec. 1995

130th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (St. Louis, USA)

Sept. 1994

Fourth Meeting of the European Society of Sonochemistry (Blankenberge, Belgium, given by proxy owing to hospitalisation)

 

International report authorship at conference committee meeting

 

April 1996

Writing "Safety of Ultrasound in Medicine: Emphasis on non-thermal effects" at World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Safety Symposium (Koster Banz, Germany)

Dec. 1995 and June 1998

Writing "Cavitation detection and monitoring" for Work Group 22 of Accredited Standards Committee S1 of the Acoustical Society of America (St. Louis, USA 1995; Seattle, 1998)

July 1994

Drafting "Safety of Ultrasound in Medicine: Emphasis on non-thermal effects" at World Federation for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Safety Symposium (Utsunomiya, Japan)

 

 

Chairman of conference session (note: some overlap with session organisation list)

 

June 2013

Organiser of special session Acoustics of Bubbles, Oil and Gas at the 5th international conference and exhibition on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results merged with the 12th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (Corfu).

June 2012

Organiser of special session on Bubble acoustics at the 11th European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (ECUA) held in Edinburgh

Sept. 2010

Chair, Physical Acoustics, EAA Euroregio (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

Julyn2009

Chair of double-session on Bubbles, at the Third International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements, Technologies and Results (Napflion, Greece).

July 2007

Chair of double-session on Bubbles, at the Second International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements, Technologies and Results (Crete).

April 2006

Chair of Session on Acoustical Oceanography at Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2006 (Southampton UK)

April 2006

Chair of Session on Industrial Ultrasonics at Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2006 (Southampton UK)

April 2006

Chair of Session on Biomedical Oceanography at Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2006 (Southampton UK)

Sept. 2005

Chairman, Bubble Acoustics, International Conference on Boundary influences in high frequency, shallow water acoustics (University of Bath, UK)

July 2005

Chairman, Nonlinear and Bubble Acoustics, 1st International Conference on Underwater Acoustic Measurements: Technologies and Results (Crete)

Sept. 2004

Chairman, Bio-mimetics: understanding and applying nature`s solutions to man-made systems, Institute of Acoustics Symposium on Bio-sonar and Bio-acoustics (2004)

Sept. 2004

Chairman, Data capture, classification and analysis techniques for bioacoustic signals, Institute of Acoustics Symposium on Bio-sonar and Bio-acoustics (2004)

Feb. 2004

Chairman, Acoustics in Liquids and Tissues I, Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference (2004)

December 2000

Co-Chair, Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration, Physical Acoustics and Acoustical Oceanography: Detection and characterization of bubbles, acoustic cavitation, and associated physical effects II, Joint 140th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/NOISE-CON 2000 (Newport Beach)

December 2000

Co-Chair, Biomedical Ultrasound/Bioresponse to Vibration, Physical Acoustics and Acoustical Oceanography: Detection and characterization of bubbles, acoustic cavitation, and associated physical effects I, Joint 140th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/NOISE-CON 2000 (Newport Beach)

June 1998

Chairman, Bioresponse to Vibration/Biomedical Ultrasound: Medical Ultrasound II Propagation, Media Characterization and Miscellaneous Topics, Joint Meeting of the 16th International Congress on Acoustics with the 135th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (Seattle)

Dec. 1997

Chairman, Physics II, British Medical Ultrasound Society (Bournemouth)

July 1997

Chairman, Oceanic Bubbles II: Combination frequencies, Natural Physical Processes Associated With Sea Surface Sound (Southampton)

July 1997

Chairman, Underwater Hearing, Natural Physical Processes Associated With Sea Surface Sound (Southampton)

July 1997

Chairman, Bubbles 2, High Frequency Acoustics in Shallow Water (NATO SACLANT Undersea Research Centre, Lerici, Italy)

Sept. 1996

Chairman, closing session, Institute of Physics, Conference on Ultrasound in Food Processing (Leeds, UK)

July 1996

Chairman of opening session, Fifth Meeting of the European Society of Sonochemistry (Cambridge, UK)

June 1996

Chairman, Underwater Communications Session, Third European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (Heraklion, Crete)

Sept. 1992

Chairman, Underwater Communications Session, First European Conference on Underwater Acoustics (Luxembourg)