Young Professionals

Programs for Young Professionals

The I-INCE programs for Young Professionals are managed by the Vice President – Technical Activities and coordinated now by the YP Coordinator.

Young Professional Program Goals
Young Professional ProgramGoals
I-INCE Young Professional Congress Attendance Grants Program (application form and rules below)The goal of the grant is to encourage students and young engineers or scientists to attend INTER-NOISE Congresses Award winners are invited to the Mentoring workshop.
I-INCE Young Professionals Mentoring Workshop at INTER-NOISE Congress (usually on Monday afternoon)The goals of the Young Professionals Workshop are to provide mentorship on professional skills (networking, communication, making a good start in a new job, etc.), and to allow time for Young Professional Awardees to hold informal discussions with world re-known experts in the field.
Awardee Presentations and Social Networking Session (usually follows on from the Mentoring Workshop)Provides opportunities for Young Professionals to have informal social interactions with I-INCE Leaders and experts in the field of noise control.
School on Practice of Noise Control (started in 2018, takes place late morning to mid-afternoon on Sunday before the INTER-NOISE Congress opens)The goal is to show students how experts have applied their acoustics and vibrations knowledge to solve noise problems.
Young Professional Congress Attendance Grants Program
I-INCE Young Professional Congress Attendance Grants for Inter-Noise 2023

The Board of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE) anticipates awarding 20 I-INCE Young Professional INTER-NOISE 2023 Congress Attendance Grants (YP Grants). Each I-INCE YP Grant has a value of 600 Euro.

I-Ince Young Professionals Workshop at Inter-Noise Congress

Once the winners of the Young Professionals Grant have been determined, they are usually invited to this Workshop so that they can gain valuable contacts and view presentations by noise control professionals. The invitation is also extended to most students who register for the Congress.

A notice about the Workshop is posted on the INTER-NOISE Congress website, giving those who are not directly invited a chance to contact the Workshop organizers in order to attend the Workshop.

  • Workshop attendees are treated to discussions of topics such as:
  • Mission and Scope of I-INCE Activities
    How to Publish a Paper on Noise?
    How to Formulate Research Programs?
    How to Network with Professionals?
    How to Present a Paper at an I-INCE Congress?
    Perspective by a Young Professional Starting Their Careers
    How to Assist in the Organization of Technical Sessions?

This is usually followed by the presentation of certificates to Young Professional Travel Grant Awardees and a social networking reception (by invitation only) with I-INCE leaders and noise control experts.

Examples of Past Young Professionals Recent Workshop Presentations

How to Network? – S. Hambric (Pennsylvania State University)
A network is a group of people who help each other. For example, from the network, you can find information to help with your job and find opportunities for new projects. Professional networking is best done face to face, and professional meetings are a great place to start and/or grow your own personal network. Good times to network at professional meetings are during evening socials, coffee breaks, at the vendor exposition, bus and taxi rides, poster sessions, and after sessions. Join groups talking with presenters and authors. Ask about other people’s research interests, their company or university, and their country. Exchange business cards with people. You can help your new contact later by referring one to another of your contacts.

Mission and Activities of I-INCE: – R. Singh
Professor Singh has discussed the I-INCE mission and its history. Various technical activities, publications and programs for young professionals are briefly explained. Young professionals are invited to become involved and participate in the planning of future technical sessions.

How to Publish a Paper on Noise? – C. Burroughs, J. S. Bolton and P. Davies
The main elements of all papers are: introduction, approach, results, conclusions, references. In the introduction, the author should state the problem. Offer a critical review of what has been done, and review relevant literature. Be careful to not overly engage in self-referencing. The approach should be clear, complete, and concise. There should be enough information for a reader to duplicate the work. Cite a reference when possible to avoid repeating material that is easy to find in a literature search. More information can be found in the INTER-NOISE 2010 Congress paper (by K. Attenborough, J.S. Bolton, P. Davies, C. B. Burroughs, S.A. Hambric, G. Maling, and R. Muehleisen), Publication of Your Paper on Noise, Paper # 467, INTER-NOISE 2010, 13 – 16 June 2010, Lisbon, Portugal. A copy of the paper is available HERE

How to Present a Paper at I-INCE Congresses? – P. Donavan (Illingworth & Rodkin)
Presenting a paper at a conference is a three-step process – prepare the abstract and paper, prepare the slides, and present the paper. Keep the slides simple and use 18 or higher font. One slide per minute is a good guideline to follow. Since you’ll only have their attention for a few minutes, adjust your content and consider the ability to grasp and remember the material. Practice your talk several times for timing. Do not read from prepared text, nor should you read directly from the slides.

Building up the Acoustics Community of Tomorrow – E. Ascari (EAA Young Acousticians Network)
The European Acoustics Association’s Young Acousticians Network (YAN) is a Pan-European network for young people working in acoustics forming a community of young acousticians. They provide free services, connections with national activities and are a central contact point in Europe. YAN offers a mailing list and a monthly newsletter to keep members informed on various topics, including upcoming events and deadlines, publications from YAN members and society presentations. YAN also offers social events so that young acousticians can come together and network. More information can be found on their website.

Practice of Noise Control School (2018 - 2022)

The School will take place on Sunday, 2022, August 21 and end just before the Congress Opening Ceremony. Young Professional Grant Awardees are invited to participate and other students can express interest in attending when they register for the Congress. Depending on space, some of those expressing interest in attending may be invited to attend. It is a five-hour School that includes four or five presentations on various aspects of Noise Control practice and lunch.

The Agenda for the 2022 School will be posted later. Here are the details of the previous School in 2021. The Topics and speakers will change for 2022, but all will be focused on noise and vibration control.

A PDF of the 2021 School Program can be downloaded here

Demographics of Young Professionals Grants (From 2010 to 2022)

The Young Professionals Grant is truly an international affair with participation from forty-two (42) countries. The enclosed table gives the demographics per country based on the country of origin of the participant and the country of work or study. In total, I-INCE has given 205 Young Professionals Congress Attendance Awards.

CountryCountry of OriginCountry of Work/StudyCountryCountry of OriginCountry of Work/Study
Albania1 0Lebanon0.5 0
Argentina1.52Malaysia 01
Australia17Mexico1 0
Austria23Netherlands63
Belgium33New Zeland22
Brazil32Pakistan1 0
Canada24Poland33
Chile11Portugal11
China4211Russia11
Czech Republic1 0Serbia44
Denmark 04Singapore 01
France5.54Spain10.56
Germany1720.5Sri Lanka 0 0
Hong Kong 03Sweden13.5
Hungary44Switzerland11.5
India117Thailand11
Indonesia 0 0Turkey117.5
Iran21United Kingdom515.5
Italy810USA1234.5
Japan1013Vietnam2 0
Korea2621Zimbabwe125
Previous Young Professionals Grant Winners
Winners of the 2021 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountry of OriginCountry of Work/Study
VictorAndresSpainSpain
YueBaoChinaChina
JonathanBroylesUSAUSA
MaDonmezTurkeyUSA
ChristianDreierGermanyGermany
JianxiongFengChinaUSA
UmutMuratGok TurkeyTurkey
LiangHaomingChinaChina
AtsutoInoueJapanJapan
TakutoKurosawaJapanJapan
PeterLaiUSAUSA
YazhongLuUSAUSA
Luiz HenriqueMesa Casa PereiraBrazilGermany
SatoshiNanriJapanJapan
SimonPrenantFranceCanada
DavidRamierz SolanaSpainSpain
BahadirSarikayaTurkeyUSA
AksahYellaIndiaIndia
Winners of the 2020 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountry of OriginCountry of Work/Study
Muhammad IrsalanArifPakistanHong Kong
Won HongChoiRepublic of KoreaUSA
AlessiaFrescuraItalyUnited Kingdom
C.T. JustineHuiNew ZelandNew Zeland
Hyun InJoRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
TongminKimRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
HassanLiraviIranSpain
JinyuLiuChinaJapan
KarolinaMartinsonPolandPoland
MelanieNolanFranceDenmark
SangwonParkRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Yun SeolParkRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
MircoPezzoliItalyItaly
Hee SooPyoRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
AnathapadmanbhanRameshIndiaIndia
KajornpopToboonchuayThailandThailand
SamuelVerburgSpainDenmark
Sung SooYangRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
JiaxinZhongChinaAustralia
Winners of the 2019 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountry of OriginCountry of Work/Study
DeepakAkiwateIndiaIndia
MaximeBilodeauCanadaCanada
ZenongCaiChinaChina
JonathanChenUSAUSA
KeyuChenChinaUSA
SonjaDi BlasioItalyItaly
BenceFenyvesiHungaryHungary
In-JeeJungRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
EloiseKalavskyUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
Ho YongKimRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
MichaelKohnenGermanyGermany
AnastasiiaKrushynskaNetherlandsItaly
Farhan AhmedManegarIndiaGermany
HansolParkRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Guiseppina EmmaPuglisiItalyItaly
AlexanderStronachUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
KristofTokajiHungaryHungary
AkifYavuzTurkeyTurkey
MikiYonemuraJapanJapan
Winners of the 2018 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountry of OriginCountry of Work/Study
DeepakAkiwateIndiaIndia
ErsenArsianTurkeyTurkey
NicolásBastiánChileChile
VeerababuDharanalakotaIndiaIndia
CalebGoatesUSAUSA
Siva TejaGollaIndiaIndia
KanjiIshikawaJapanJapan
JuhyunJeonRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
XishanJiangChinaChina
Jun GuKimRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
GuoLongChinaUSA
LiMaChinaHong Kong
Miguel YaelPereda AlbarránSpainGermany
TobiasRenzGermanyGermany
KangpingRuanChinaUSA
RisakoTanigawaJapanJapan
CédricVan hoorickxBelgiumBelgium
ShupingWangChinaChina
YuXiongChinaUSA
YutongXueChinaUSA
Winners of the 2017 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountry of OriginCountry of Work/Study
Da-YoungKimRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
Miguel AngelMoratilla-VegaSpainUnited Kingdom
YiqiaoHouChinaUSA
SipelZhaoChinaAustralia
Hyeong RaeLeeRepublic of KoreaRepublic of Korea
BartiomiejKukulskiPolandPoland
WeiHuangChinaChina
Omer AnilTozkoparanTurkeyGermany
JensMeckingGermanuyGermanuy
AlexanderKlabesGermanyGermany
MiyuHashimotoJapanJapan
TangQisenChinaChina
MerveEsmebasiTurkeyTurkey
FanyuMengChinaGermany
XuhaoDuChinaAustralia
ZhengqingLiuChinaAustralia
ChristophStruempfelGermanyGermany
AndrewPriceCanadaCanada
YangfanLiuChinaUSA
GuillermoQuintero PerezMexicoSpain
Winners of the 2016 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountry
SimonBrownUnited States
SusumuHirakawaJapan/United Kingdom
ParamasivamBalakrishnanIndia
GilJun LeeRepublic of Korea/USA
ShahabFatimaIndia
MarkoJankovicSerbia
JoshuaMeggittUnited Kingdom
AlexanderLeeRepublic of Korea/Germany/Switzerland
YuanfangZhangChina/France
ChangLiuChina/Netherlands
BehshadNooriIran/Spain
MiodragStanojeevicSerbia
AnaDordevicSerbia
DanielSteeleUSA/Canada
DongwooMinRepublic of Korea
GaheeKwonRepublic of Korea
Winners of the 2015 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountryCountry of Work/Study
RuiCaoChinaUSA
PhilipFeurtadoUSAUSA
FilipFranekCzech RepublicRepublic of Korea
YoussefGergesFranceFrance
Laure-AnneGilleFranceFrance
RuiHeChinaUSA
MichaelKrakUSAUSA
DavidLarnerAustraliaAustralia
SeungkyuLeeRepublic of KoreaUSA
RobertusOpdamNetherlandsGermany
JosephPlattenburgUSAUSA
LeandroRodiñoArgentina/SpainArgentina
SnehaSinghIndiaUnited Kingdom
David P. SongUSARepublic of Korea
GuohuaSunChinaUSA
Hongdan Tao ChinaUSA
YuhuiTongChinaAustralia
AntoniTorras-RosellSpainDenmark
Winners of the 2014 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountryCountry of Work/Study
MariekeBezemer-KrihnenNetherlandsNetherlands
MartinFischerGermanyGermany
SilkeHohlsGermanyGermany
SebastianJohnGermanyGermany
Dong-SooKangSouth KoreaSouth Korea
ChristineKleiGermanyGermany
JoonheeLeeSouth KoreaUSA
ZhaoPengChinaUSA
CalumSharkUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
AndreVerstappenNew ZelandNew Zeland
Jung-HanWooSouth KoreaSouth Korea
LiangYaoChinaJapan
Yong-BinZhangChinaChina
JianwenZhengChinaChina
Winners of the 2014 Melbourne Convention and Visitors Bureau (MCB) Grant
FirstLastCountryCountry of Work/Study
ApoorvAghaIndiaSingapore
DavidBello BondarencoBrazilBrazil
AbhijitDhamanekarIndiaIndia
NicholasDurupUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
RafaelGergesBrazilBrazil
MayaMochizukiJapanJapan
YasirNaveedPakistanHong Kong
Ni Puto AmandaNitidaraIndonesiaIndonesia
AndreasStephanusIndonesiaIndonesia
HongyunTangChinaChina
Sahana HasarangaWasalaSri LankaNew Zeland
Winners of the 2013 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountryCountry of Work/Study
ElenaAscariItalyItaly
MaiFujiwaraJapanJapan
GaborGarebHungaryHungary
MarkusGuldenschuhAustriaAustria
CarstenHoeverGermanySweden
FabioKaiserAustriaAustria
HasanKorukTurkeyTurkey/USA
Pyoung JikLeeSouth KoreaSwitzerland
KatarinaPaunovicSerbiaSerbia
SarahPayneUnited KingdomUnited Kingdom
AndreaPratoItalyItaly
EdwinReyndersBelgiumBelgium
LauraRossiItalyItaly
PeterRuczHungaryHungary
LenaSchell-MajoorGerrmanyGerrmany
OsmanSenTurkeyTurkey
ChengYangChinaHong Kong
XiaozhengZhangChinaChina
Winners of the 2012 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountryCountry of Work/Study
VijayaAmbrarishaIndiaUSA
AnnaliesBockstaelBelgiumBelgium
CameronFacklerUSAUSA
MariaForaster PulidoSpainSpain
ChristophHoellerGermanyUnited Kingdom
MaartenKornikxNetherlandsSweden
XinHauChinaUSA
JeffreyKastnerUSAUSA
SeunghoonLeeKoreaKorea
ShuheiOkaJapanJapan
SönkePelzerGermanyGermany
MarcelRemillieuxFranceUSA
JensRohlfingGermanyItaly
JosefSchlittenlacherGermanyGermany
LouenaShtrepiAlbaniaItaly
RostandTayongFranceFrance
XavierValeroSpainSpain
LiminZhouChinaUSA
Winners of the 2011 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountryCountry of Work/Study
WilliamBakerZimbabweUnited Kingdom
ThiloBeckerGermanyGermany
EfrenFernandez-GrandeSpainDenmark
BalthasarFischerSwitzerlandAustria
ByounghoKownKoreaKorea
HyunLinKoreaUnited Kingdom
Thu LanNguyenVietnamJapan
QuangNguyenhuyVietnamJapan
EricSchreursNetherlandsAustralia
JianweiSongChinaChina
HuiXieChinaUnited Kingdom
JianfeiYinChinaUnited Kingdom
Winners of the 2010 Young Professionals Grant
FirstLastCountry
ErnestoAccoltiArgentina
UmbertoBerardiItaly
HandeBezciTurkey
Krishna PrampoornaBiligiriIndia/USA/Sweden
NikolayKanevRussia
MichalKozupa
CarolineMarquezBrazil
SamiraMohamadyIran/Malaysia
ElieniStrufaldiBrazil
KimWhiteNetherlands
JuliaWinwrothSweden
HuiXieChina/United Kingdom
SerkanZerenTurkey
More Information on I-INCE Young Professionals Programs
  • Noise/News International published an editorial by I-INCE Vice President of Technical Activities (Rajendra Singh) entitled “Expanding Horizons of I-INCE Technical Activities” in its 2012 June issue. The editorial can be found on the NNI website or by selecting this link. The article is on page 47.
  • Noise/News International published a feature article by Vice President of Technical Activities (Rajendra Singh) entitled “I-INCE Young Professionals Program Offers Grants, Advice and Opportunity” in its 2012 September issue. The feature article can be found on the NNI website or by selecting this link. The article is on page 95.
  • Noise/News International published a report on Inter-Noise 2016 and highlighted the YP program. The feature article can be found here.