Don Puluse, President of the AES Educational Foundation
New York, NY (September 6, 2013)—The Educational Foundation of the Audio Engineering Society (AES) has announced the recipients of the 2013 AES Educational Grants for Graduate Studies in Audio Engineering.

Two new special grants provided by Harman International Industries were announced this year, supporting graduate education in audio. These grants are being awarded to Harman Scholars Brecht De Man and Kai Siedenburg. Mr. De Man has undergraduate and graduate degrees in electrical engineering from University of Ghent, Belgium, and is studying for his Ph.D. at Queen Mary University of London. Mr. Siedenburg has an M.S. in Mathematics from Humboldt University Berlin, and is a Ph.D. candidate in Music Technology, Department of Music Research, at McGill University.

The Emil Torick Scholar distinction is being given to Kathleen Gray, who is earning an M.A. in Acoustical Studies, specializing in Psychoacoustics, at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins.

The John Eargle Award, given annually to a student who excels in both technology and music, is presented to Elizabeth Marston towards her M.M. in Sound Recording at McGill University.

Repeat awards are granted to Areti Andreopoulou and Ross Penniman. Andreopoulou is studying for her Ph.D. in Music Technology at the Steinhardt School of NYU. She has a degree from the University of Athens, Greece, and an M.M. from Steinhardt. Mr. Penniman holds a B.M. and a B.S. from University of Michigan, and will receive an M.S. in Music Engineering Technology from the University of Miami.  

Other AES Educational Foundation Awards for Ph.D. studies are offered to Javed Hamza and Rebecca Vos. Mr. Hamza is pursuing a Ph.D. in Speech and Audio Processing from Imperial College London, where he also completed his previous degrees. Ms. Vos has a B.S. in Physics from Manchester University, an M.S. in Audio Acoustics from the University of Salford, and will earn her Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering from the University of York.

Other AES Educational Foundation Awards for master’s studies are offered to Kevin Fallis, Charles Holbrow and Marlene Mathews.

Don Puluse, President of the AES Educational Foundation (AESEF) announced the recipients on Monday, stating “We began awarding these distinctions in 1984, so this is our 30th year honoring the great potential of our community’s bright minds. The honorees for this landmark year are extraordinary talents, with impressive academic resumes and real-world experience. If this is part of the brain trust that will guide our industry into the next era in audio engineering, I think we are in great hands.”

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