Journal of Pollution Effects & Control

Journal of Pollution Effects & Control
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Massimo GARAI

Massimo GARAI
Chairman of UNI Committee on Acoustics and Vibrations Convener of CEN/TC256/SC1/WG40 Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN) School of Engineering and Architecture Viale Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna,
University of Bologna


Laurea degree in Physics cum laude in 1983 at University of Bologna. “Dottore di Ricerca in Fisica Tecnica” (Ph.D. in Technical Physics) in 1991 at University of Bologna. Native language: Italian. Foreign languages: English and French.
Position at University
Full Professor, affiliated with the Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN) of the School of Engineering an Architecture of the University of Bologna. Courses: “Applied Acoustics and Lighting” and “Environmental Technical Physics”. Director of the post-graduate course “Competent technician in acoustics” held at University of Bologna. Teacher of the post-graduate “School of Acoustics” at University of Ferrara. Supervisor of more that 80 M.A. and Ph.D. students at University of Bologna. Vice Dean of his Department (DIENCA) for the term 2009-2011. Vice Dean and Responsible of Operating Unit of the Inter-departmental Center for Industrial Research “Buildings and Constructions” of the University of Bologna, since 2010.
Position in standardization bodies
President of the “Acoustics and Vibrations” committee of UNI (Italian Standardisation Organisation) and convenor of the working groups “Noise screens” and “Determination of uncertainty in acoustics”. Convenor of CEN/TC 256/SC 1/WG 40 “Noise barriers for rail infrastructure”. Italian national representative in CEN/TC 226/WG 6 “Road traffic noise reducing devices”.
Scientific work
Responsible of many research projects. Authors of more than 190 papers. His scientific interests include: outdoor sound propagation, acoustic barriers, environmental impact assessment, building acoustics, room acoustics, industrial noise control, digital signal processing, properties of materials, sustainability. Reviewer for the international journals Applied Acoustics, J. of Sound and Vibration, J. of the Acoustical Society of America, Noise Control Engineering J., Acta Acustica united with Acustica, J. of Environmental Management, Landscape and Urban Planning, Science of the Total Environment, Building and Environment, Textile Research J., J. of Pollution Effects and Control. Member of the Editorial board of Rivista Italiana di Acustica. Associate Editor of the open access journal Open Journal of Acoustics. Session chair and invited speaker in many national and international congresses. Congratulated by Elsevier Publisher for being one of the most cited authors of Applied Acoustics for the years 2002-2005. “Outstanding Reviewer” for the journal Applied Acoustics for the year 2013. “Recognized Reviewer” for the journal Applied Acoustics for the year 2014.
Professional work
Since 1990, consultant in acoustics for national road and railway authorities, strategic projects, airports, industrial plants, buildings. Certified as “competent technician in acoustics” according to Italian law 447/95 and certified at level 3 (maximum) by CICPND for acoustics.

Research Interest

Wave Propagation, Audio Signal Processing, Acoustic Signal Processing, Sound, Acoustics, Transportation Noise, Noise Control, Room Acoustics, EU Noise Mapping, Fluid Flow, Mechanical Vibrations, Acoustics and Acoustic Engineering, Engineering Thermodynamics, Sustainable Construction, Vibration Control, Noise Analysis, Acoustic Stimulation, Architectural Acoustics, Acoustic Analysis, Sound Analysis, Musical Acoustics, Vibration Analysis, Acoustic Emission, Heat Transfer, Fluid Mechanics, Audio Engineering, Vibration Testing, Electroacoustics, Psychoacoustics, Sound Localization, Audio Analysis, Fluid Dynamics, Fluid, Higher Education, Aeroacoustics, Thermodynamics, Audio Processing, Remote Sensing, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics, Science Education, Heat & Mass Transfer