Dick Botteldooren is a full professor at Ghent University where he leads the Acoustics Research group and teaches a variety of courses related to sound and computational methods.
Dick Botteldooren obtained an MSc degree in Electronic Engineering in 1986 and a PhD in Applied Science in 1990 from Ghent University. In 1992 he became interested in acoustics and in particular environmental noise and obtained a post-doctoral fellowship with the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research. In April 1993 he became a part-time professor at Ghent University. Since October 2000 he is a full-time professor in acoustics. Between 2004 and 2013 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Acta Acustica united with Acustica, the journal of the European Acoustics Association. He is a fellow of the Acoustical Society of America and the chairman of the Belgian Acoustics Society.
Dick Botteldooren has made research contributions in the field of acoustic modeling, noise mapping, environmental sensor networks, computational intelligence, modeling perception of environmental sound, health impacts of sound, biomonitoring, urban sound planning, soundscapes, and noise policy support. This work was reported in 105 journal publications and several hundred conference contributions. Based on his expertise he was an advisor for national and international health councils, and noise policy makers.