Jens Holger Rindel

Senior Researcher

Jens Holger Rindel initiated the cooperation between the Technical University of Denmark (Department of Acoustic Technology) and a group of consulting companies in 1984 with the purpose of providing reliable prediction software for room acoustics. In 2008 he left his position as Professor at the university to concentrate on consultancy and Odeon A/S, where he was the managing director up until February 2012.

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  • Ph.D. in acoustics 1977, Technical University of Denmark.
  • M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) 1971, Technical University of Denmark. 
  • 2012 – present: Senior Researcher, Odeon A/S.
  • 2001-2012: Managing Director, Odeon A/S. 
  • 2008 – present: Senior consultant, Multiconsult AS, Norway.
  • 1990-2007: Professor (Docent) at DTU.
  • 1975-1990: Associate Professor at DTU.
  • 1972-1975: PhD student at the Acoustics Laboratory, Technical University of Denmark (DTU). 
  • 2002: Visiting professor at Auckland University, New Zealand (one month)
  • 2001: Visiting professor at Nihon University, Japan (one month)
  • 1998-1999: Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Building Research Institute, Oslo (one year)
  • 1993: Guest Researcher at ‘Physikalsich-Technische Bundesanstalt’, Braunschweig, Germany (one month)
  • 1991: Visiting professor at Sydney University, Australia (three months).

Teaching activities comprising courses on Fundamental Acoustics and Noise Control, Building Acoustics, Room Acoustics and integrated courses on design methods in Architectural Acoustics with emphasis on co-operation between engineers and architects.


Research activities include theoretical and experimental sound insulation, acoustic modelling techniques, reflection of sound from curved surfaces, diffraction effects of reflectors, development of room acoustic computer models (Odeon), design for acoustic quality in buildings, including sound classification of buildings and new building technology with high sound insulation. Development of measurement methods for reverberation time and scattering from surfaces.

Consultant work

Consultant work comprising the development of a new open telephone box for the City of Copenhagen, the development of new sound absorbing materials, and renovation of the concert hall of the Danish Radio in Copenhagen. From 2001: Renovation of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria in Calgary and Edmonton, Canada (with Jordan Akustik).


Convenor of: ISO/TC 43/SC 2/WG 19: Measurement of reverberation time in rooms, (2001-2012). ISO/TC 43/SC 2/WG 24: Application of new measuring methods in building acoustics, (1998-2005). ISO/TC 43/SC 2/WG 25: Measurement of the random-incidence scattering coefficient of surfaces, (1998-2009). CEN/TC 126/WG 8: Field measurement of reverberation times in rooms, (1998-2012).

Member of: ISO/TC 43/SC 2/WG 7: Measurement of absorption coefficient in a reverberation room. ISO/TC 43/SC 2/WG 18: Measurement of sound insulation in buildings and of building elements. ISO/TC 43/SC 2/WG 24: Application of new measuring methods in building acoustics. ISO/TC 43/SC 2/WG 33: Acoustic quality criteria for music rehearsal rooms and spaces. ISO/TC 43/SC 2/WG 34: Revision of ISO 3382-3. CEN/TC 126/WG 1: Methods for measuring the sound insulation of building elements and the acoustic performances of buildings.

Chairman of: NKB Nordic Committee on Building Regulations, Acoustics Group, 1993-1996. INSTA B Committee (Nordic Standardisation Committee) on sound classification of buildings, 1996-1999.

Membership of Associations
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Acoustics, Elsevier Applied Science.
  • Chairman of the Technical Committee for Building and Room Acoustics of EAA (the European Association of Acoustical Societies), 2001-2007.
  • President of the Acoustical Society of Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland), 1992-1998.
  • Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America. (FASA).
  • Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics, UK. (FIOA).
  • Member of Audio Engineering Society. (MAES).
  • Member of the Acoustical Society of Denmark.
  • Member of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik E.V., DEGA.
  • Member of the Australian Acoustical Society. (MAAS).
  • Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.
  • Member of the Order of International Fellowship, Cambridge UK (MOIF).
Biographic References
  • Who’s Who in the World (A.N. Marquis)
  • Who’s Who in Science and Engineering (A.N. Marquis)
  • Dictionary of International Biography (IBC Cambridge)
  • Men of Achievement (IBC Cambridge)
  • Five Thousand Personalities of the World (The American Biographical Institute)
Awards and Recognitions
  • 2012: Elected “Man of the Year 2012” by the American Biographical Institute for “Outstanding pursuits and achievements in the field of Architectural Acoustics”.
  • 2005: The Rockwool Prize 2005 (DKK 150.000) “For significant contributions to research in building acoustics and understanding the need for better sound insulation in dwellings“.
  • 2003: Corrit Foundation’s travelling grant (DKK 10.000) plus 2 weeks stay in Estepona, Spain.
  • 2002: Elected Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America; “For research and teaching in room acoustics”.
  • 2002: Grant from the Acoustical Society of New Zealand and Winstone Wallboards covering one months stay as a visiting professor at Acoustic Research Centre, University of Auckland.
  • 2001: Grant from the Japanese State covering one months stay as a visiting professor at Nihon University, Japan.
  • 1993: Grant from PTB, Germany covering one months stay as a visiting researcher at PTB (Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt) Braunschweig.
  • 1993: San Cataldo Foundation Grant covering one months stay at the San Cataldo refuge for Danish artists and scientists, Italy
  • 1992: Elected Fellow of the Institute of Acoustics, UK, in recognition of professional standing.
  • 1990: The Radio Parts Grant (DKK 50.000) for achievements in research.
  • 1974: Grant from the Inter-Noise’73 Foundation (DKK 10.000) for achievements in research.

Flute player. Member of leading Danish amateur orchestras for more than 25 years. Performances as soloist and as member of wind quintets.