Roland Sottek

Adjunct Professor, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Applied Acoustics, Vibroacoustics

I have a position as Adjunct Professor in Psychoacoustics at the Division of Applied Acoustics, Vibroacoustics research group, since 2016. I received a diploma in Electrical Engineering/ Communications Engineering from the Technical University of Aachen in 1987 and a doctor’s degree (Dr.-Ing.) in 1993 for my doctoral research study "Signal Processing Model of the Human Auditory System".

From 1987 to 1988 I worked as a scientist at the Philips Research Laboratory Aachen. In 1989 I joined HEAD acoustics where I began working as a principal scientist, later I was manager of the HEAD Consult NVH department, and since 2002 manager of the newly-established HEAD Research NVH department.
​I will teach the course “Human Response to Sound and Vibration” (VTA 160, 7.5 ECTS credits). Additionally, my work at Chalmers Technical University will comprise supervision of PhD- and MSc-students as well as advice and support in applying and running research projects.
​A complete list of publications can be found here:

During my work at HEAD acoustics I was involved in numerous consulting projects mainly related to automotive applications, as well as in 18 publicly-funded national and international research projects. A complete list of these research projects can be found here:

Current research work concerns models of human hearing, psychoacoustics, auralization of virtual environments, noise engineering and digital signal processing as well as experimental and numerical methods for sound-field calculation.


​Chalmers Areas of Advance: 
Information and Communication Technology


Published: Mon 30 Jan 2017. Modified: Fri 03 May 2019