Michele Ducceschi gained his BSc in Physics at the Università degli Studi di Padova (2008). He then moved to the University of Edinburgh, where he completed a Masters degree in Acoustics and Music Technology (2010). Subsequently, he secured a scholarship offered by École Polytechnique in Paris, France, and completed a PhD programme in Mechanical Engineering at ENSTA-ParisTech (2014), specialising in numerical modelling and nonlinear dynamics of plates. He was the recipient of a Newton International Fellowship (2015), which allowed him to join the Acoustics and Audio Group at the University of Edinburgh, developing numerical schemes of nonlinear string vibration for sound synthesis. In 2017 he received a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, to perform numerical and experimental studies of the double bass, again with the support of the Acoustics and Audio Group.
Michele serves as teaching assistant for the MSc in Acoustics and Music Technology. He has supervised a number of final projects on various subjects, both numerical and experimental.
Michele's research focuses primarily on numerical modelling of vibrating systems. The numerical schemes he devised have found various applications, primarily in musical acoustics, and including wave turbulence, energy harvesting, and mechanical engineering.
His current project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, intends to develop a large-scale model of the double bass, to be validated by experimental work, in order to assess the influence of given design features on sound production.