Acoustics

Stephan Töpken

Dr. rer. nat., Dipl.-Phys. 


Room: W2-0-056b
phone:+49-441-798 5628
fax:+49-441-798 3698

stephan.toepken_at_uni-oldenburg.de

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Applied Psychoacoustics
  • Unimodal and multimodal perception of sound and whole-body vibration
  • Relationships between judgments of loudness and sound character and their contribution to appraisal
  • Psychoacoustic qualities of multi-tone sounds and their assessment
  • Sound quality of fan noise
  • Vehicle psychoacoustics (e.g. perception aircraft cabin noise)

CURRICULUM VITAE

since 08/2016
Postdoctoral researcher at the Acoustics group,
Dept. Med. Physics and Acoustics, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg
07/2010 - 07/2016 PHD-student at the Acoustics group,
Dept. Med. Physics and Acoustics, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg
PhD-thesis: Sound Characteristics of Multi-Tone Sounds - Measurement Concepts and Model Approach
03/2009 - 03/2010 Diploma thesis: Psychoacoustic judgement of complex tones
01/2007 - 07/2007 Assignment: Cross-Modality Matching of loudness and whole-body vibration strength
10/2003 - 07/2010 Student at the Institute of Physics, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg
2000 - 2003 Cabinetmaker / carpenter
1997 - 2000 Apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker / carpenter

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

  • S. Töpken, Jesko L. Verhey & R. Weber (2015) Perceptual space, pleasantness and periodicity of multi-tone sounds, J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 138(1), 288-298, Acoustical Society of America. dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4922783

PHD-Thesis

  • S. Töpken (2017) Sound Characteristics of Multi-Tone Sounds - Measurement Concepts and Model Approach, BIS-Verlag der Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, ISBN 978-3-8142-2356-8

Conference proceedings / printed abstracts

  • S. Töpken, C. Bensch & S. van de Par (2017) Finding the most pleasant spectral envelope of background noise: An exploratory study for aircraft cabin noise, Proc. Inter-Noise 2017, Hong Kong, 997-1005
  • C. Bensch, S. Töpken & S. van de Par (2017) Explorative Bestimmung von optimal angenehmen spektralen Einhüllenden am Beispiel von Flugzeuggeräuschen, Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2017, Kiel, Deutschland, ISBN 978-3-939296-12-6, 1163-1166, Dega e.V., Berlin
  • S. Töpken, H. Scheel, R. Weber & S. van de Par (2016) Influence of the spectral envelope on the loudness and the preference of multi-tone sounds, Proc. Inter-Noise 2016, Hamburg, Germany, ISBN 978-3-939296-11-9, 3437-3445
  • A. Wempe, S. Töpken, R. Weber & H. Scheel (2016) Driving parameters for annoyance of Buzz Saw Noise in Aircraft Cabin, Proc. Inter-Noise 2016, Hamburg, Germany, ISBN 978-3-939296-11-9, 3446-3454
  • S. Töpken, S. van de Par & R. Weber (2015) Subjective evaluation of loudness and preference for noise containing audible tones (A), J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 137, 2320, Acoustical Society of America
  • S. Töpken, S. van de Par, R. Weber (2015) Suitable reference sounds for loudness and preference matching experiments, Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2015, Nürnberg, Deutschland, ISBN 978-3-939296-08-9, 309-312, Dega e.V., Berlin
  • S. Töpken, H. Scheel & R. Weber (2014) Signal repetition rates and their relationship to the pleasantness of multi-tone sounds, Proc. Inter-Noise 2014, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-8
  • S. Töpken, R. Weber (2014) Quantitative determination of the sound character and its relationship to psychoacoustical metrics, Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2014, Oldenburg, Deutschland, ISBN: 978-3-939296-06-5, 427-428, Dega e.V., Berlin

  • S. Töpken, R. Weber (2013) Preference and loudness judgments of multi-tone sounds and their relationship to psychoacoustical metrics, Inter-Noise 2013, Innsbruck, Austria, pp.1-8, Austrian Noise Abatement Association

  • S. Töpken, R. Weber (2013) Differentiating between loudness and preference in the case of multi-tone stimuli (A), J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 133, 3597 / POMA 19, 050190, ASA/CAA/ICA joint meeting "ICA 2013", Montreal, Canada, ISSN: 0001-4966, pp. 1-8, Acoustical Society of America

  • S. Töpken, J. L. Verhey, R. Weber (2013) Preference and loudness of multi-tone sounds, AIA-DAGA 2013, International Conference on Acoustics, Merano, Italy, ISBN: 978-3-939296-05-8, 1269-1272, DEGA e.V. Berlin

  • H. Sukowski, S. Töpken, R. Weber (2013) The Benefit from Interviews in the Frame of Psychoacoustic Evaluations of Aircraft Cabin Noise, AIA-DAGA 2013, International Conference on Acoustics, Merano, Italy, ISBN: 978-3-939296-05-8, 1784-1787, DEGA e.V. Berlin

  • S. Töpken, J. L. Verhey, R. Weber (2012) Preference and loudness of multi-tone sounds, Inter-Noise 2012/ASME/NCAD, New York, United States. ISSN: 0736-2935, pp. 1-8, INCE

  • S. Töpken, J. L. Verhey, R. Weber (2012) Präferenz und Lautheit bei Multitonsignalen, Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2012, Darmstadt, Deutschland, ISBN: 978-3-939296-04-1, 589-590, Dega e.V., Berlin

  • R. Weber, A. Ötjen, S. Töpken (2012) Vergleichende psychoakustische Charakterisierung von Klangunterschieden mit Referenzschallen und der Bestimmung des Punktes der subjektiven Gleichheit, Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2012, Darmstadt, Deutschland, ISBN: 978-3-939296-04-1, Dega e.V., Berlin

  • S. Töpken, J. L. Verhey, R. Weber (2011) Evaluation of multi-tone-sounds, Inter-Noise 2011, Osaka, Japan. ISSN: 0105-175x, pp. 1-7, INCE/J

  • S. Töpken, J. L. Verhey, R. Weber (2011) Psychoacoustic perception of multi-tone-sounds, Forum Acusticum 2011, Aalborg, Denmark. ISSN: 2221-3767, 1217-1222, EAA

  • S. Töpken, J. L. Verhey, R. Weber (2011) Psychoakustische Bewertung von Multitonsignalen, Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2011, Düsseldorf, Deutschland. ISBN: 978-3-939296-02-7, 591-592, DEGA e.V., Berlin

  • S. Töpken, J. L. Verhey, R. Weber (2010) Perceptual space of multiple complex tones, ICA 2010, Sydney, Australia, 2010, pp. 1-5

  • S. Töpken, J. L. Verhey, R. Weber (2010) Psychoacoustic evaluations of mixed complex tones, Inter-Noise 2010 , Lisbon, Portugal, 2010, pp. 1-6

  • S. Töpken, J. L. Verhey, R. Weber (2010) Psychoakustische Bewertung von superponierten Tonkomplexen, Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2010, Berlin, Deutschland. ISBN: 978-3-9808659-8-2, 589-590, DEGA e.V., Berlin

  • S. Töpken, M. Bellmann, R. Weber (2008) Cross-modality matching of loudness and whole-body vibration strength (A), J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 123, 3667. ASA/EAA/SFA joint meeting "Acoustics '08", Paris, France, ISSN: 0001-4966, Acoustical Society of America

  • S. Töpken, M. Bellmann, R. Weber (2008) Cross-Modality-Matching für Schall und Ganzkörpervibrationen, Fortschritte der Akustik - DAGA 2008, Dresden, Deutschland. ISBN: 978-3-9808659-4-4, 379-380, DEGA e.V., Berlin

Teaching

04/2014 - 03/2015
Basic laboratory course in physics (GPR I & II)
04/2007 - 03/2012 Tutorials: physics for chemistry and environmental science students
04/2010 - 09/2010 Lab project: structure borne sound
10/2009 - 03/2010 Lab project: physics of the auditory system
10/2010 - now Lab projects: psychoacoustics and vibration perception

Additional activities

since 2012
Reviewer for Acta Acust. united Ac, Noise Control Eng., and Ergonomics
03/2011 - 03/2014 Organizer of the young professional events at the German 'DAGA' conference
09/2008 - 03/2011 Research assistant in the acoustics group
since 2003 Freelancing sound engineer