Dirigent Acoustics LLC is an SME founded in 2007. The company performs services in the domain of acoustics, such as in acoustic design and management, with strong experience in noise measurement and control. In addition, the company strategy has a strong R&D component, with emphasis on novel high-tech solutions to societal issues that concern acoustics.

Dirigent Acoustics employs three engineers with master’s degrees in technical acoustics, one architectural engineer, one graduated administration officer and two interns. In March 2016 Dirigent Acoustics has established an Information Security Management System that is in conformance with ISO 27001:2013 and Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 both in research and development of systems, devices and software, production and sales of systems, devices and software, development of strategies, studies, plans and projects, measurement, testing and monitoring in acoustics and audio technology. Employees of Dirigent Acoustics (6) are intensively engaged in research and development in the field of new materials, technologies, software, as well as in applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology in acoustics. Dirigent Acoustics continuously improves and successfully presents its achievements on the world stage of science and technology (international journals and conferences). Dirigent Acoustics is a regional distributor for SoundPLAN LLC USA and Stage Tec GmbH Germany, and we cooperate with the Institute of Physics in Belgrade, Institute Mihailo Pupin, Institute for Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy (ICTM), the regional KNAUF Group and many other companies in the region.

Skills/Experience/technologies

Dirigent Acoustics LLC has 11 years of experience in acoustics (noise control, audio system design, and room acoustics), having implemented more than 170 projects in 17 countries worldwide. We have participated and are currently participating in numerous technological R&D projects and have also established ourselves as regional leaders on the acoustic monitoring and noise abatement market. Our engineers have skills in acoustic device and software development, in using the most advanced acoustic software and hardware in every day work, project planning, realization and delivery, planning and gathering large teams for big projects and inducing new ideas for real-world solutions. Dirigent Acoustics is growing into a leading company for acoustic and audio in the region, also becoming a well-known brand in acoustics, noise control and audio technologies. Dirigent Acoustics executed the region’s biggest noise action plans (834km) and noise mapping project (575km) of major roads in Serbia, noise control projects for major industrial noise sources in the region: the largest oil refinery Gazprom Neft - NIS, more than 10 in-city located heating plants, developed commercial software for sound insulation, held a number of education seminars in acoustics etc. Dirigent Acoustics led a consortium who developed an acoustic goniometer (SANSIC) – the device was designed and developed from scratch. SANSIC won the “Step into the Future” Award at the 59th Belgrade Technical Fair (2015). The company also developed the world’s first graphene microphone in collaboration with the Institute of Physics in Belgrade and its MEMS version is under development in collaboration with the Institute of Chemistry, Technology and Metallurgy, supported by the Serbian Innovation Fund and World Bank Group. The outcome of that project was a high impact scientific publication that received worldwide media attention and a new type of acoustic sensor tested in the lab. Know-how gained during the above projects formed the basis of the ongoing project GRAMACA – drone surveying of acoustic noise sources and implementing in geographic information system (GIS).

Dejan Todorović

Dejan Todorović (M), MScEE, is the owner and CEO of Dirigent Acoustics since 2007, prior to which he was an acoustics engineer with Radio Belgrade. From 2005 to 2012 he was an Expert Consultant at the Public Health Institute in Belgrade. From 2000 to 2004 he was a Teaching Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade and at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Applied Studies in Belgrade and he was a Junior Researcher at the Serbian Institute for Advanced Materials. He is a member of the Serbian Chamber of Engineers and President of the Serbian AES Section (Audio Engineering Society Inc, www.aes.org) since 2016. He was a Paper Co-chair at the 140th AES Convention in Paris 2016 and is a founder and co-chair of the International Biannual Conference TAKTONS since 2011. He is also a PhD candidate in acoustics at the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade. He led numerous research and commercial projects. Dejan Todorović published three textbooks and book chapters and more than 50 papers in leading scientific and engineering journals and conferences.

 Milica Lekić

Milica Lekić (F), MScEE, received her Master of Science degree at the Department of audio-video technologies at the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade in 2012. She worked at Radio Belgrade as an audio engineer, responsible for digitalization of the Master Control Room, working on planning, implementation, and putting the system in operation. Also, she was a team coordinator and implementation control engineer. Since 2015 she is with Dirigent Acoustics, working on research and commercial projects such as project GRAMACA (Academic-Industrial partnership), noise action plans and strategic noise mapping for 834 km of major roads in Serbia, noise control projects of heating plants in Belgrade and Novi Sad etc.

 Tamara Vuković

Tamara Vuković (F) was born in 1992 in Belgrade. She completed her basic academic studies (2011 - 2014) at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Belgrade, where she graduated in 2016 and received the title of Master Engineer of Architecture in the direction of Architecture, orientation Urbanism. Since 2015 she has been working as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade in the study programs of Basic and Master Academic Studies. Professional engagement focused on architectural and urban design and spatial planning. She participated as an associate and author in the preparation of regulatory plans ("Regulatory Plan UKC Banja Luka, 2017), architectural competitions and architectural-urban projects. In February 2017, she started working with Studio "Cubex". In addition to gaining experience in design and planning practice, she is engaged in research work. From February 2018 he is the newest member of the "Dirigent Acoustics" team.

Mirjana Mihajlović

Mirjana Mihajlović (F), MScEE, received her Master of Science degree at the Department of Telecommunications at the School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Belgrade in 2007. She worked at Serbian Broadcasting Company (RTS) as chief audio engineer, responsible for digitalization of Public Television, working on planning, design, implementation, and putting the system in operation. She was an engineer responsible for commentator boots during the Eurosong 2008. She is a member of the Serbian Chamber of Engineers and Secretary of the Serbian AES Section (Audio Engineering Society Inc, www.aes.org) since 2016. Since 2018 she is also Managing Director at Smart Acoustics (Dirigent Acoustics spin-off), where she leads technological research. In Dirigent Acoustics she is working on research and commercial projects such as project GRAMACA (Academic-Industrial partnership), noise action plans for 834 km of major roads in Serbia, audio system design projects of public broadcasters in Belgrade and Novi Sad (Serbia), Podgorica (Montenegro), Skopje (FYR Macedonia), major regional congress centre – Sava Centar etc.

Petar Pravica

Petar Pravica is a full-time professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Belgrade. Born in 1931 in Novi Sad, he completed elementary, master and doctoral studies at Technical Acoustics at the University of Belgrade in 1972. During his teaching career he held classes in the field of Audio Technologies, Electroacoustics, Noise Controls and Vibrations and Electrical Measurements. He was a visiting professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences in Novi Sad and Priština, Faculty of Electronic Engineering in Niš and Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Banja Luka. He was Chief of the Department and, in two terms, the Dean of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Vice President of the University of Belgrade. His research activity was in the field of physiological acoustics, noise and vibration control, electroacoustics and audio technology. He has published more than 110 papers in professional journals and four university textbooks. He was the author of more than 30 projects in the acoustic room and noise control worldwide. He was a member of FASE, ICA, and for eight years he was with the Applied Acoustics Journal Editorial Board in London. He was the organizer of the 13th ICA World Acoustic Congress in 1989 in Belgrade, with the presence of more than 900 professionals from around the world.

OUTSOURCING

When it is necessary, Dirigent Acoustics engage more professionals. Our address book contains a list of partner companies and a number of PhD's, MSc's, BSc's and experienced technicians who are ready to tackle with the most complex tasks in acoustics, audio and noise control, advanced programming, video system design, mechanical design, architectural design etc.