On March 1st, Prof. Frank Wefers joined the International Audio Laboratories Erlangen as Professor for Virtual Reality. Frank is a renowned expert for sound in Virtual Reality, with a strong background in computer science and digital signal processing. During his time as a PhD and PostDoc at RWTH Aachen University, he conducted research on and constructed cutting edge audio-visual virtual environments that incorporate sophisticated real-time simulations of the acoustics in virtual worlds. In his new position he will continue his long-standing research in the fields of acoustic computer simulations, real-time auralization and high-performance signal processing. With Frank Wefers the AudioLabs expand their research domain towards the VR and AR area. Frank’s expertise paired with the existing AudioLabs research competence will lead to big advancements in this field.