Society of Acoustics (Singapore)

History of the Society

The Society of Acoustics(Singapore) was founded in 1989 by a group of people who have keen interests in various branches of acoustics. This campaign to start the society was led by Woon Siong Gan. This group of people included academics, consultants and entrepreneurs in business related to acoustics. The first inaugural meeting was held in a Singapore hotel attended by some twenty people. After a few months of preparation and the drafting of the society’s constitution and submission to the Registry of Societies Singapore, the application was approved and Woon Siong Gan became the first president of the society.

It is a learned society and the premier acoustical society of Singapore. Throughout the years its has published several society newsletters and organized various workshops, seminars and annual conferences. It ahs worked closely with other national acoustical societies such as the acoustical societies of Australia, China and South Korea. It has also signed a MOU with the Korean Society for Noise and Vibration Engineering.

It has successfully organised for the International Congress on Ultrasonics (ICU) 2013 and the 32nd International Symposium on Acoustical Imaging (AI32) and shall be hosting the 2013 ICU and AI 32 in Singapore in April/May 2013.

It has also won the bid to host the WESPAC (Western Pacific Acoustics Conference) in Singapore in 2015.WESPAC started in Singapore in 1982 and we are very glad to bring it back after 30 years.