Dermot Furlong studied Engineering Science in Trinity College Dublin with a particular personal focus on electronics, acoustics, and audio engineering. He subsequently worked as a corporate engineer in the U.S. and Ireland before returning to Trinity as a lecturer so that he could engage in further research on audio and music related issues. His area of particular interest is that of architectural acoustics, spatial audio perception and its significance for music recording technique. In 1995 he was involved in the definition of the postgraduate Music and Media Technologies programme in Trinity, for which he is Course Director. His current research interests relate to the development of audio engineering technologies derived from musical and cognitive concerns. He is a member of the Audio Engineering Society, the Acoustical Society of America, and EU Cognition.