Maaz Farooqui is an Acoustic specialist at Lilium GmbH. He was a Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher for the ITN project FlowAirS (Silent Air Flows in transport, buildings and power generation) funded under the Marie Curie Actions of the European Commission FP7. He holds a Ph.D. in Technical Acoustics from Dept. of Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden.

His research uses methods and ideas of physical sciences and engineering to address problems of Noise Control. In the past couple of years his research was focused primarily on theoretical modeling, simulations and experimental validation of innovative noise control techniques in ducts. The problems addressed by him so far includes Acoustic cloaking, Development of Acoustic Mild slope equation; Research on Acoustic Metamaterials for low frequency noise with grazing flow (Beam and plate type metamaterials); Design optimization of Helmholtz Resonators; Techniques for characterizing porous absorbers; Techniques for educing liner impedance with grazing flow, etc.

Artistic structures at Utrecht museum possibly future meta-materials