Dr. Elif Özcan conducts sound-driven design and research activities at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of TU Delft and leads the Silent ICU project at the Department of Intensive Care of Erasmus Medical Centre. She is the director of Critical Alarms Lab at TU Delft where she mainly investigates sound-driven wellbeing of users and professionals in critical contexts (e.g., patients and clinicians). Elif was a Guest Editor for the Journal of Sonic Studies, for the special issue on sound design. She has been involved in several European projects funded by Marie Curie Initiative, DocArtes programme, European Space Agency and Toyota Motors Europe. She is currently developing ISO standard sounds as part of the international alarm coalition funded by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), USA and is rethinking the role of alarms in critical care. Elif is a mother of three daughters and an advocate for women in science as part of the DEWIS sounding board at TU Delft.