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Cone Nebula Lagoon Nebula

The Cone Nebula in Monoceros (NGC 2264) and the Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius (NGC 6523)


Brief curriculum vitae

Born on January 16th, 1959 in Bologna.
Married with Carla; they have a son, Alessandro, and a daughter, Anna.
Received a Laurea degree cum laude in Physics in 1983 from the University of Bologna.
Received the title of Dottore di Ricerca in Fisica Tecnica (Ph.D. in Technical Physics) in 1991 from the same University.

Full Professor, affiliated with DIN, University of Bologna.
Teaches Applied Acoustics, since 1994, and Environmental Technical Physics, since 1997.
Member of the Teacher Board for the "Dottorato di Ricerca in Fisica Tecnica" (Ph.D. in Technical Physics) at the University of Bologna.
Teacher of the advanced course for Technician in Acoustics held at the University of Bologna.
Teacher and Member of the Scientific Board of the post-graduate course for Technician in Acoustics held at the University of Ferrara.
Teacher of the advanced course for Technician in Acoustics held at the University of Firenze.
Member of the jury of the doctoral thesis of T. Dupont at INSA-LVA, Lyon, in December 2002.
Referee of the doctoral thesis of Hany Amir Shawky at the Faculty of Science, Cairo University, in 2003.
Member of the jury of the doctoral thesis of S. Fontana at ENST, Paris, in July 2008.
Member of the jury ("rapporteur") of the "Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches" (HDR) of F. Anfosso-Lédée at LCPC, Nantes, in November 2008.

Responsible of an Erasmus exchange programme with the University of Bradford (UK).
Responsible of an Erasmus exchange programme with the Technical University of Brno (CZ).
Responsible of an Erasmus exchange programme with the Hochschule Mittweida, University of Applied Sciences (DE).

President of the Acoustics and Vibration Commission of UNI (Italian Standardisation Organisation) from September 2013.
Vice-President of the Acoustics Commission of UNI from September 2003 to September 2013.
Convenor of working group 6 "Anti-noise barriers" of the Acoustics Commission of UNI and primary drafter of UNI 11022, UNI 11160 and UNI/TR 11338.
Convenor of working group 27 "Evaluation of uncertainty in acoustic measurements and calculations" of the Acoustics Commission of UNI and primary drafter of UNI/TR 11326-1 and UNI/TS 11326-2.
Convenor of CEN/TC 256/WG 40 "Railway noise barriers" of CEN, since 2008.
Italian National Representative in CEN/TC 226/WG 6 "Road traffic noise reducing devices" of CEN and primary drafter of CEN/TS 1793-4, CEN/TS 1793-5 and EN 1793-6.
Expert of TC 43/SC 1/WG 38 "Sound absorption properties of road surfaces" of ISO and primary drafter of ISO 13472-1.
Expert of TC 43/SC 1/WG 40 "Impulse sound propagation for environmental noise assessment" of ISO.
Expert of TC 43/SC 1/WG 50 "Guidelines for noise control by enclosures and cabins" of ISO.

Full member and member of the Board (2014-2017) of the Italian Association of Technical Physics (FTI).
Full member, treasurer (1995-97) and member of the Board (1995-2005; 2014-2018) of the Italian Acoustics Association (AIA).
Full member of the Italian Thermotechnical Association (ATI).
Full member of the Italian Lighting Association (AIDI).
Full member of EAA (European Acoustics Association).
Full member of INCE-USA (Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA).
Full member of AES (Audio Engineering Society).
Full member of ASA (Acoustical Society of America).

Reviewer for the international journals Applied Acoustics, Journal of Sound and Vibration, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Noise Control Engineering Journal, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, Journal of Environmental Management, Landscape and Urban Planning, International Journal of Sustainable Transportation, Textile Research Journal, Engineering Structures, Scientific Research and Essays, Science of the Total Environment, Building and Environment, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science and Energy Research & Social Science.
Associate Editor of the on line journal Open Journal of Acoustics.
Member of the Editorial Board of the Rivista Italiana di Acustica.
Evaluator of research projects for COREP (Consorzio per la Ricerca e l'Educazione Permanente), Torino, in the frame of the Progetto DIADI 2000.
Evaluator of research products for CIVR (Comitato di Indirizzo per la Valutazione della Ricerca) of MIUR (Ministero per l’Istruzione, l’Università e la Ricerca), 2005-2008.
Evaluator of PRIN projects for MIUR, years 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
Evaluator of research projects 2011 for the SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation).

In 2008 received the congratulations of Elsevier Publisher for being one of the most cited authors of Applied Acoustics for the years 2002-2005.
Awarded by Elsevier Publisher “Outstanding Reviewer for the year 2013” and “Outstanding Reviewer for the year 2015” for the journal Applied Acoustics .

Italian expert in the European project ADRIENNE.
Leader of WP3 in the European project QUIESST.

"Tecnico competente in acustica" (Competent technician in acoustics) according to Italian law 447/95.
Certified expert of level 3 (best) in acoustics by CICPND.
Supervisor of the noise barriers qualification tests for the Italian high speed railway.
Expert of CAV.To.Mi. for the in situ verification of the noise barriers installed along the high speed railway Torino-Novara.
Consultant of ANAS for noise barriers.
Supervisor for Scetauroute of the "noise and vibration" environmental impact assessment of the new trans-Alpine railway link Lyon-Torino.
Scientific responsible of noise mappings and actions plans, according to directive 21002/49/EC, for the main roads of Regione Emilia-romagna and the agglomeration of Bologna.

Vice dean of DIENCA for the term 2009-2011.
Member of the Board of the Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN) for the term 2012-2014.
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.


Chairs in International Congresses

Chairman of the sessions "Measurement methods of the acoustical properties of materials" and "Acoustic chambers" at 17th ICA (International Congress on Acoustics), Roma, 2-7 September 2001.

Chairman of the session "In-situ measurements of acoustics properties of surfaces" at Forum Acusticum Sevilla 2002, Sevilla, 16-20 September 2002.

Chairman of the sessions "Noise control material and devices" and "Road traffic noise" at Euronoise 2003, Napoli, 19-21 May 2003.

Organiser, together with Z. Maekawa, of the session "Noise barriers" at 18th ICA (International Congress on Acoustics), Kyoto, 4-9 April 2004.

Organiser, together with K. Yamamoto, of the technical topic "Barriers" and chairman of the session "Barriers with novel design" at Inter-Noise 2006, Honolulu, 3-6 December 2006.

Organiser, together with T. Okubo, of the structured session "Diffraction-reducing devices on noise barrier tops" and chairman, together with K. Jambrosic, of the structured session "Measurements of Surface Properties"" at Inter-Noise 2010, Lisbon, 13-16 June 2010.

Co-organiser of the structured session "Noise barriers" at the international congress Inter-Noise 2011, Osaka, 4-7 September 2011.

Chairman, together with J.-P. Clairbois, of the structured session "Barriers" at Inter-Noise 2013, Innsbruck, 15-18 September 2013.

Member of the Scientific Committee and chairman, together with J.-P. Clairbois, of the structured session "Noise reducing equipments" at Euronoise 2015, Maastricht, 31 May - 3 June 2015.

Member of the Scientific Committee and chairman of the session "Noise control and architectural acoustics" at 6th International Building Physics Conference - IBPC 2015, Torino, 15-17 June 2015.

Chairman of the structured session "Measurement uncertainty in acoustics" and chairman, together with Y. Ando, of the structured session "Acoustics of spaces and temporal design in architecture" at ICSV22, Florence, 12-16 July 2015.

Chairman, together with K. Ito, of the "7th International Symposium of Temporal Design" ISTD 7, Tokyo, 23-25 November 2015.

Co-chairman of the structured session "Acoustic standards in education" at Acoustics '17 – 3rd joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the European Acoustics Association, Boston, 25-29 June 2017.

General chairman of the "8th International Symposium on Temporal Design" ISTD 8, Bologna, 14-15 September 2017.


Invited Lectures

Invited lecturer at the Congress "Edilizia e ambiente" (Buildings and environment), Trento, Italy, 18-20 February 1998:

Announcement     Building Acoustics Programme

Invited lecturer at the School "Corso di formazione in Acustica Applicata" (Course in Applied Acoustics) held at "National Electrotechnic Institute Galileo Ferraris", Torino, Italy, on May-June 1999:

Announcement     Architectural Acoustics Programme

Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Le barriere acustiche. Progettazione e rendimento" (Noise screens. Design and efficiency), Alba, Italy, 12 November 1999:

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Invited lecturer at the Congress "Traffico e ambiente" (Traffic and environment), Trento, Italy, 21-25 February 2000:

Announcement     Environmental Noise Programme

Invited lecturer at the School "Tecniche di controllo acustico ambientale" (Techniques for environmental acoustic control) held at Polytechnic of Milano, Italy, on 3-5 May 2000:

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Invited lecturer at the Summer School on "Sound propagation above irregular, uneven terrain. Modelling and measurement techniques" held at the University of Oldenburg, Germany, on 11-12 September 2000:

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Invited lecturer at the Conference "Les écrans acoustiques" held at the AFNOR Auditorium, Paris La Défense, France, on 19 September 2000:

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Invited lecturer at the Conference "Le barriere acustiche in ambito ferroviario" (Noise barriers for railway applications) held at Villa Berloni Almerici, Pesaro, Italy, on 2 March 2001:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Noise Mapping 2001" held at CNR, Bologna, Italy, 21-22 June 2001:

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Invited lecturer at the 17th ICA (International Congress on Acoustics), Roma, Italy, 2-7 September 2001.

Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Impianti civili e stabilimenti industriali: inquinamento da rumore e vibrazioni nell'ambiente esterno" (Building plants and factories: noise and vibration pollution outdoors) held in the frame of the "Ambiente Lavoro 2001" Convention, Modena, Italy, on 27 September 2001:

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Invited lecturer at the "Corso di Acustica" (Course on Acoustics) held at the "Centro Sperimentale Stradale" of Cesano di Roma, Italy, on 12-14 March 2002:

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Invited lecturer at the International Congress Forum Acusticum Sevilla 2002, Sevilla, Spain, 16-20 September 2002.

Invited lecturer at the Seminar held at the Association of Engineers of Bologna, Italy, on 14 November 2002:

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Invited lecturer at the Course on Applied Acoustics held at the Association of Architects of Bologna, Italy, from 28 February to 28 March 2003:

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Invited lecturer at the the International Congress Euronoise 2003, Napoli, Italy, 19-21 May 2003:

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Invited lecturer at the Meeting "Acustica ambientale ed architettonica" (Environmental and architectural acoustics), held in Bagnacavallo (RA), Italy, on 14 January 2004:

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Invited lecturer at the "Corso di Acustica" (Course on Acoustics) held at the "Centro Sperimentale Stradale" of Cesano di Roma, Italy, on 16-18 March 2004:

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Invited lecturer at the "Convegno Nazionale di Acustica Edilizia - Isolamento acustico al rumore da calpestio" (National Meeting on Building Acoustics - Impact sound insulation of floors) held at the School of Engineering of Bologna, Italy, on 2 April 2004:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Disposizione delle macchine, schermature e trattamenti fonoassorbenti negli stabilimenti industriali" (Machinery lay-out, screening and sound absorbing treatments in factories) held in the frame of the "Ambiente Lavoro - dB(A) 2004" Convention, Modena, Italy, on 13 October 2004:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Acustica - Le prestazioni degli edifici secondo la direttiva europea sui prodotti da costruzione" (Acoustics - The performance of buildings according to the European directive on construction products) held in the frame of the "Saiedue 2006" Bologna, Italy, on 17 March 2006:

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Invited lecturer at the Conference "Progettare il risanamento acustico" (Designing a better acoustic environment), organized by the Association of Engineers of Firenze, Firenze, Italy, on 30 March 2006:

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Invited lecturer at the Congress "Estrada 2006", organized by "Centro Rodoviario Portuguese" , Estoril (Lisbona), Portugal, 5-7 April 2006:

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Invited lecturer at the Conference "Rumore in ambiente esterno ed abitativo" (Noise, outdoors and inside buildings), organized by "Eufonia" , Bari, Italy, 6 July 2006:

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Invited lecturer at the Conference "Rischi fisici in ambiente di lavoro" (Physical risks at workplace), organized by "Azienda USL di Modena" , Modena, Italy, 12-13 October 2006:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Il disciplinare tecnico ANAS sulle barriere antirumore" (ANAS technical specifications for noise reducing devices) held in Rome, Italy, on 8 November 2006:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Potenzialità e limiti dei modelli previsionali in acustica" (Capabilities and limitations of previsional models for acoustics) held at the "Scuola di Acustica" (School of Acoustics) of the University of Ferrara, Italy, on 16 November 2006:

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Invited lecturer at the International Congress "Inter-Noise 2006", Honolulu, USA, 3-6 December 2006:

Titles of Papers

Invited lecturer at the 19th ICA (International Congress on Acoustics), Madrid, Spain, 3-7 September 2007:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Impatto e clima acustico: metodologie di elaborazione e procedure di valutazione" (Acoustic impact and sensitivity: working methods and evaluation procedures), Modena, Italy, 20 September 2007:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "La progettazione edilizia e la tutela dall'inquinamento acustico" (Building design and protection against noise pollution), Torino, Italy, 9 November 2007:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Traffico e spettacoli all'aperto: le città del rumore" (Traffic and outdoor shows: cities of noise), Lucca, Italy, 3-4 December 2007:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Piani di risanamento e mappature acustiche delle infrastrutture lineari. Modelli di calcolo: validazione e requisiti, anche in relazione alla Direttiva 2002/49/CE" (Action plans and noise mapping of linear infrastructures. Calculation models: validation and requirements, also in connection to directive 2002/49/EC), Roma, Italy, 5 June 2008:

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Invited lecturer and session chair at the 35° Meeting of the Italian Acoustics Association (AIA), Milano, Italy, 11-13 June 2008:

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Chairman of the Seminar "Barriere antirumore: norme tecniche europee, specifiche contrattuali, marcatura CE" (Acoustic barriers: European standards, design specifications, CE marking), Bologna, Italy, 22 September 2008:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "La classificazione acustica degli edifici: nuova frontiera per l'acustica edilizia in Italia" (Acoustic classification of buidings: new frontier for building acoustics in Italy), Ferrara, Italy, 5 December 2008:

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Invited lecturer at the conference "A orecchie nude in città: tavola rotonda sull’inquinamento acustico a Bologna" (With bare ears in the city: a talk on noise pollution in Bologna), Bologna, Italy, 28 January 2009:

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Invited lecturer at the course "Riduzione dell'esposizione a rumore e vibrazioni negli ambienti di lavoro" (Noise and vibration control at workplace), Bolzano, Italy, 30 October 2009:

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Plenary speaker at the Ioa-ABAV International Congress "Noise in the Built Environment", a joint conference organized by Institute of Acoustics and Belgian Acoustical Association, University of Ghent, Belgium, 29-30 April 2010:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Riflessioni e proposte per l’evoluzione della legislazione sul rumore ambientale" (Considerations and proposals for the evolution of environmental laws), Siracusa, Italy, 26 May 2010:

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Invited lecturer at the International Congress "Inter-Noise 2010", Lisbon, Portugal, 13-16 June 2010:

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Invited lecturer at the International Congress "Inter-Noise 2012", New York, USA, 19-22 August 2012:

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Invited lecturer at the International Congress "Inter-Noise 2013", Innsbruck, Austria, 15-18 September 2013:

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Invited lecturer at the International Congress "Euronoise 2015", Maastricht, The Netherlands, 31 May - 3 June 2015:

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Invited lecturer at the International Congress "6th International Building Physics Conference - IBPC 2015", Torino, Italy, 15-17 June 2015:

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Invited lecturer at the International Congress "ICSV22", Florence, Italy, 12-16 July 2015:

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Invited lecturer at the International Congress "Inter-Noise 2015", San Francisco, USA, 9-12 August 2015:

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Plenary keynote lecturer at the "7th International Symposium on temporal Design", Tokyo, Japan, 23-25 November 2015.

Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Certificazione acustica dei prodotti industriali" (Acoustic certification of industrial products), Ferrara, Italy, 11 February 2016:

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Invited lecturer at the 170th anniversary of Bonci Theatre in Cesena, Italy, 1st October 2016.

Chairman and Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Barriere acustiche: normative, innovazione tecnologica e verifiche prestazionali" (Acoustic barriers: standards, technological innovation and performance assessment), Bologna, Italy, 26 October 2016:

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Invited lecturer at the Seminar "Incertezza di misura: quadro generale e norme UNI in acustica applicata" (Measurement uncertainty: general framework and UNI standards in applied acoustics), Pavia, Italy, 2 December 2016:

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Invited lecturer at Acoustics ’17 Boston – 3rd joint meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the European Acoustics Association, Boston (USA), 25-29 June 2017.

Invited lecturer at the Seminar "La revisione della normativa sull'inquinamento acustico: modifiche introdotte e sviluppi futuri" (Update of laws on noise pollution: changes made and future developments), Torino, Italy, 19 October 2017:

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Publications

Author of more than 230 papers; coauthor of three technical books. His scientific interests include: digital signal processing, properties of materials, room acoustics, building acoustics, outdoor sound propagation, environmental impact assessment, industrial noise control.

Some references (not all!) are listed below:

    C. Biserni, F. L. Dalpiaz, T. M. Fagundes, M. Garai, L. A. O. Rocha, “Geometric optimization of morphing fins coupled with a semicircular heat generating body: A numerical investigation on the basis of Bejan's theory”, Int. Commun. Heat and Mass Transfer, 86, 81-91 (2017), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.icheatmasstransfer.2017.05.006.

    L. Loreti, P. Valdiserri, M. Garai, “Dynamic simulation on energy performance of a school”, Energy Procedia, 101, 1026-1033 (2016), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2016.11.130.

    C. Oltean-Dumbrava, G. Brero, M. Garai, C. Ricciardi, “Sustainability assessment of road equipment: the case of noise barriers”, Proc. 1st European Road Infrastructure Congress, Leeds, 1-10 (2016).

    D. D’Orazio, S. De Cesaris, J. Rivani, M. Garai, “Recording of Italian Opera orchestra and soloists: The musicians point of view”, Proc. International Symposium on Musical and Room Acoustics, La Plata, Paper 41, 1-8 (2016).

    L. Barbaresi, F. Morandi, M. Garai, A. Speranza, “Experimental measurements of flanking transmission in CLT structures”, Proc. 22nd International Congress on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, Paper 451, 1-10 (2016).

    D. D’Orazio, S. De Cesaris, M. Garai, “Recordings of Italian Opera orchestra and soloists in a silent room”, Proc. 22nd International Congress on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, Paper 732, 1-10 (2016).

    M. Garai, S. De Cesaris, F. Morandi, D. D’Orazio, “Sound energy distribution in Italian opera houses”, Proc. 22nd International Congress on Acoustics, Buenos Aires, Paper 729, 1-11 (2016).

    F. Morandi, M. Miniaci, A. Marzani, L. Barbaresi, M. Garai, “Standardised acoustic characterisation of sonic crystals noise barriers: Sound insulation and reflection properties”, Applied Acoustics, 114, 294-306 (2016), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apacoust.2016.07.028.

    D. D’Orazio, S. De Cesaris, P. Guidorzi, L. Barbaresi, M. Garai, R. Magalotti, “Room acoustic measurements using a high–SPL dodecahedron” (peer-reviewed paper), Proc. 140th AES Convention, Paris, Paper 144, 1-7 (2016).

    G. Semprini, C. Marinosci, A. Ferrante, G. Predari, G. Mochi, M. Garai, R. Gulli, “Energy management in public institutional and educational buildings: The case of the school of engineering and architecture in Bologna”, Energy and Buildings, 126, 365-374 (2016), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2016.05.009.

    M. Garai, "Incertezza di misura e valori limite di legge: un altro passo avanti” (Measurement uncertainty and limit values: another step ahead), Rivista Italiana di Acustica, 39(1), 59-63 (2015). ISSN Online: 2385-2615.

    L. Loreti,L. Barbaresi, S. De Cesaris, M. Garai, “Overall indoor quality of a non-renewed secondary-school building”, Building Acoustics, 23(1), 47-58, (2016). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1351010X16637533.

    S. De Cesaris, D. D’Orazio, F. Morandi, M. Garai,, “Extraction of the envelope from impulse responses using pre-processed energy detection for early decay estimation”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 138(4), 2513-2523, (2015). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4931904. (PDF, 1,46 MB)
    Copyright (2015) Acoustical Society of America. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the Acoustical Society of America. Link to JASA website

    M. Garai, F. Morandi, D. D’Orazio, S. De Cesaris, L. Loreti, “Acoustic measurements in eleven Italian opera houses: correlations between room criteria and considerations on the local evolution of a typology”, Building and Environment, 94(2), 900-912, (2015). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.07.026.

    S. De Cesaris, F. Morandi, L. Loreti, D. D’Orazio, M. Garai, “Notes about the early to late transition in Italian theatres” (invited paper), Proc. 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration ICSV22, Firenze, Italy, ISSN 2329-3675, ISBN 978-88-88942-48-3, Paper 655, 1-8 (2015).

    D. D’Orazio, S. De Cesaris, A. Tovo, L. Guerra, M. Garai, “Objective musician’s criteria in Italian historical theatres” (invited paper), Proc. 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration ICSV22, Firenze, Italy, ISSN 2329-3675, ISBN 978-88-88942-48-3, Paper 601, 1-8 (2015).

    M. Garai, K. Ito, D. D’Orazio, S. De Cesaris, F. Morandi, “The acoustics of the Bayreuth Festspielhaus” (invited paper), Proc. 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration ICSV22, Firenze, Italy, ISSN 2329-3675, ISBN 978-88-88942-48-3, Paper 651, 1-8 (2015).

    M. Garai, “On the importance of measurement uncertainty in conformity assessment of acoustic quantities” (invited paper), Proc. 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration ICSV22, Firenze, Italy, ISSN 2329-3675, ISBN 978-88-88942-48-3, Paper 86, 1-8 (2015).

    M. Garai, P. Guidorzi, “Sound reflection measurements on noise barriers in critical conditions”, Building and Environment, 94(2), 752-763, (2015). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.buildenv.2015.06.023.

    L. Loreti, L. Barbaresi, S. De Cesaris, M. Garai, “Overall indoor quality of a non-renewed secondary-school building”, Proc. 6th International Building Physics Conference IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy, and Energy Procedia, 78, 3126-3131 (2015). ISSN 1876-6102, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.768.

    P. Guidorzi, L. Barbaresi, D. D’Orazio, M. Garai, “Impulse responses measured with MLS or Swept-Sine signals applied to architectural acoustics: an in-depth analysis of the two methods and some case studies of measurements inside theaters”, Proc. 6th International Building Physics Conference IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy, and Energy Procedia, 78, 1611-1616, (2015). ISSN 1876-6102, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.236.

    F. Morandi, M. Miniaci, P. Guidorzi, A. Marzani, M. Garai, “Acoustic measurements on a sonic crystals barrier”, Proc. 6th International Building Physics Conference IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy, and Energy Procedia, 78, 134-139 (2015). ISSN 1876-6102, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.128. Awarded best paper of the congress.

    P. Valdiserri, C. Biserni, G. Tosi, M. Garai, “Retrofit strategies applied to a tertiary building assisted by Trnsys energy simulation tool”, Proc. 6th International Building Physics Conference IBPC 2015, Torino, Italy, and Energy Procedia, 78, 765-770 (2015). ISSN 1876-6102, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2015.11.091.

    F. Morandi, S. De Cesaris, M. Garai, M. Miniaci, A. Marzani, “Experimental evidence of band gaps in periodic structures” (invited paper), Proc. Euronoise 2015, Maastricht, The Netherlands, ISSN 2226-5147, 2363-2366 (2015).

    J.-P. Clairbois, M. Garai, “The European standards for roads and railways noise barriers: state of the art 2015” (invited paper), Proc. Euronoise 2015, Maastricht, The Netherlands, ISSN 2226-5147, 45-50 (2015). (PDF, 750 KB)

    M. Garai, P. Guidorzi, “Optimizing the exponential sine sweep (ESS) signal for in situ measurements on noise barriers” (invited paper), Proc. Euronoise 2015, Maastricht, The Netherlands, ISSN 2226-5147, 57-62 (2015).

    M. Garai, E. Schoen, G. Behler, B. Bragado, M. Chudalla, M. Conter, J. Defrance, P. Demizieux, C. Glorieux, P. Guidorzi, “Repeatability and reproducibility of in situ measurements of sound reflection and airborne sound insulation index of noise barriers”, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 100, 1186-1201, (2014). DOI: 10.3813/AAA.918797. (PDF, 639 KB)
    Copyright (2014) Hirzel Verlag. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and Hirzel Verlag. Link to the Acta Acustica united with Acustica website

    M. Garai, “Dall'incertezza di misura al confronto con valori limite” (From the measurement uncertainty to the comparison with limiting values) (invited paper), Atti 41° convegno AIA, Pisa, Italy, ISBN 978-88-88942-47-6, Paper 3, 1-8 (2014). (PDF, 80 KB)

    M. Garai, P. Guidorzi, “On the declaration of the measurement uncertainty of airborne sound insulation of noise barriers” (invited paper), Proc. Inter-Noise 2013, Innsbruck, Austria, ISSN 0736-2935, Paper 94, 1-10 (2013). (PDF, 155 KB)

    P. Guidorzi, M. Garai, “Advancements in sound reflection and airborne sound insulation measurement on noise barriers”, Open Journal of Acoustics, 33(2A), 25-38, (2013). ISSN Print: 2162-5786, ISSN Online: 2162-5794, DOI: 10.4236/oja.2013.32A004. (PDF, 2,37 MB)

    M. Garai, S. De Cesaris, D. D’Orazio, “Spatial distribution of monaural acoustical descriptors in historical Italian theatres”, Proc. ISRA 2013, Toronto, Canada, Paper ID 020, 1-13 (2013). (PDF, 795 KB)

    M. Garai, P. Guidorzi, “In-situ measurements of sound reflection and sound insulation of noise barriers: validation by means of signal-to-noise ratio calculations”, Proc. 21st ICA 2013, Montréal, Canada, Paper ID 040082_1, 1-9 (2013) and J. Acoust. Soc. Am., ISSN 0001-4966, 133(5-2), 3451 (2013).

    P. Guidorzi, M. Garai, “Impulse responses measured with MLS or Swept-sine signals: a comparison between the two methods applied to noise barriers measurements”, Proc. AES Convention, Roma, Italy, ISBN 978-0-937803-91-2, Paper ID 8914, 1-10 (2013).

    M. Garai, P. Guidorzi, E. Schoen, “Assessing the repeatability and reproducibility of in situ measurements of sound reflection and airborne sound insulation index of noise barriers”, Atti AIA-DAGA 2013 Conference, Merano, Italy, ISBN 978-3-939296-05-8, Paper ID 106, 1-4 (2013). (PDF, 209 KB)

    J-P. Clairbois, F. de Roo, M. Garai, M. Conter, J. Defrance, C. Oltean-Dumbrava, I. Fusco, “QUIESST: third-term progress report” (invited paper), Proc. Inter-Noise 2012, New York, USA, ISSN 0736-2935, Paper 1290, 1-10 (2012).

    M. Garai, P. Guidorzi, L. Barbaresi, “Progress in sound reflection measurements on noise barriers in situ” (invited paper), Proc. Inter-Noise 2012, New York, USA, ISSN 0736-2935, Paper 354, 1-10 (2012).

    D. D’Orazio, S. De Cesaris, M. Garai, “Measuring reverberation time using preprocessed energy detection” (invited paper), Proc. Inter-Noise 2012, New York, USA, ISSN 0736-2935, Paper 353, 1-11 (2012).

    P. Guidorzi, J. Klepácek, M. Garai, “On the repeatability of reflection index measurements on noise barriers” (invited paper), Proc. Euronoise 2012, Prague, Czech Republic, ISSN 2226-5147, ISBN 978-80-01-05013-2, 1314-1319 (2012).

    D. D’Orazio, S. De Cesaris, M. Garai, “A comparison of methods to compute the ‘effective duration’ of the autocorrelation function and an alternative proposal”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 130(4), 1954-1961, (2011). DOI: 10.1121/1.3624818. (PDF, 1,29 MB)
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    J-P. Clairbois, F. de Roo, M. Garai, M. Conter, J. Defrance, C. Oltean-Dumbrava, I. Fusco, “QUIESST: mid-term progress report” (invited paper), Proc. Inter-Noise 2011, Osaka, Japan, Paper 434199, 1-8 (2011).

    M. Garai, P. Guidorzi, “Reflection index measurement on noise barriers with the Adrienne method: source directivity investigation and microphone grid implementation” (invited paper), Proc. Inter-Noise 2011, Osaka, Japan, Paper 427100, 1-6 (2011).

    S. De Cesaris, D. D’Orazio, M. Garai, “A.G.A.T.A. a GUI for Ando's Temporal Analysis”, Proc. 5th I.S.T.D. 2011, Sheffield, United Kingdom, Paper 34, 1-3, (2011).

    D. Fattori, M. Garai, “Piani d’azione delle strade provinciali: un esempio pratico di applicazione” (Action plans for Provincial roads: an example of application), Atti XXXVIII Convegno A.I.A., Rimini, Italy, ISBN 978-88-88942-34-6, Paper S1-A5, 1-8 (2011).

    S. De Cesaris, D. D’Orazio, M. Garai, “ITDG calculation with a non linear iterative algorithm”, Proc. 8th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics and Proc. Institute of Acoustics 33(2), ISBN 978-1-906913-06-9, ISSN 1478-6095, 280-286, Dublin, Ireland (2011).

    D. D’Orazio, M. Garai, “Acoustic control in octagonal geometry: case study of the ‘Torri dell’acqua’ auditorium”, Proc. 8th International Conference on Auditorium Acoustics and Proc. Institute of Acoustics 33(2), ISBN 978-1-906913-06-9, ISSN 1478-6095, 125-132, Dublin, Ireland (2011).

    L. Barbaresi, M.Garai, “Un criterio di campionamento nella determinazione dei requisiti acustici delle unità immobiliari” (A sampling criterion for the determination of the acoustic performance of building units) (invited paper), Atti 2a convention nazionale di acustica edilizia "L’evoluzione e l’armonizzazione delle norme italiane ed europee sulla protezione acustica degli edifici", Firenze, Italy, ISBN 978-88-88942-32-2, Paper GAE_2010_05, 1-17 (2010).(PDF, 363 KB)

    J.-P. Clairbois, M. Garai, “EN 14388: European standard for road traffic noise reducing devices: state of the art as from August 2010”, Proc. MCA 01 - 1st Mediterranean Congress on Acoustics 2010, Salé, Morocco, 1-6 (2010).

    M. Garai, P. Guidorzi, “Effect of slit-shaped leaks on sound insulation of noise barriers” (invited paper), Proc. Inter-Noise 2010, Lisbon, Portugal, Paper 793, 1-7 (2010).

    P. Bellucci, F. Borchi, R. Bellomini, M. Garai, S. Luzzi, “Criteri tecnici e considerazioni per l’attuazione delle disposizioni comunitarie” (Technical criteria and considerations for the actuation of communitary provisions) (invited lecture), Atti del Seminario Riflessioni e proposte per l’evoluzione della legislazione sul rumore ambientale, Siracusa, Italy, ISBN 978-88-88942-30-8, 43-73 (2010). (PDF, 1 MB)

    M. Garai, “Recent advances in noise barriers testing, qualifying and standardisation” (plenary lecture), Proc. Joint IoA–ABAV meeting “Noise in the built environment”, Ghent, Belgium, and Proc. Institute of Acoustics 32(3), ISBN 978-1-906913-02-1, ISSN 1478-6095, 132-139 (2010).

    D.D’Orazio, M.Garai, “Some considerations about the integration of r-ACF”, Proc. 4th I.S.T.D. 2009, Kumamoto, Japan, Paper 04-35, 143-146 (2009). Awarded as best paper of the Symposium and republished on J. Temporal Des. Arch. Environ. (ISSN : 1346-7824), 9(1), 112-115 (2009).

    M.Garai, D.Fattori, L.Barbaresi, P.Guidorzi, “La mappa acustica strategica dell’agglomerato di Bologna ai sensi del D. Lgs. 194/05” (Strategic noise mapping of the agglomeration of Bologna according to D. Lgs. 194/05) (invited lecture), Atti XXXVI Convegno A.I.A. Torino, Italy, ISBN 978-88-88942-28-9, Paper S1B-1, 1-6, (2009).

    D.D’Orazio, P.Guidorzi, M.Garai, “A Matlab toolbox for the analysis of Ando’s factors”, Proc. 126th Convention of Audio Eng. Soc., Münich, Germany, ISBN 978-0-937803-67-7, Paper 7798, 1-7 (2009).

    M.Garai, P.Guidorzi, “In situ measurements of the intrinsic characteristics of the acoustic barriers installed along a new high speed railway line”, Noise Control Eng. J., 56(5), 342-355 (2008). (PDF, 940 KB)

    M.Garai, “Riscriviamo il D.P.C.M. 5/12/97” (Let’s rewrite the D.P.C.M. 5/12/97), Rivista Italiana di Acustica, ISSN 0393-1110, 32(3), 36-46 (2008).

    P.Guidorzi, M.Garai, “Signal analysis in the sound absorption measurement procedure: the importance of time subtraction and reference surface corrections”, Proc. Acoustics ‘08, Paris, France, ISBN 978-2-9521105-4-9, 1755-1760 (2008).

    M.Garai, P.Guidorzi, “Using CEN/TS 1793-4 to develop an acoustically effective added device for road traffic noise barriers”, (invited paper), Proc. 19th I.C.A 2007, Madrid, Spain, ISBN 84-87985-12-2, Special issue of Revista de Acústica, 38(3-4), Paper ENV-06-004-IP (2007).

    P.Guidorzi, M.Garai, “Sound absorption measurement using MLS method. How much is the final result affected by the non-linearities of the measurement chain?”, Proc. 19th I.C.A 2007, Madrid, Spain, ISBN 84-87985-12-2, Special issue of Revista de Acústica, 38(3-4), Paper RBA-11-009 (2007).

    M.Garai, O.Nicolini, A.Peretti, L. Barbaresi, “Primo round robin test italiano sulla simulazione del rumore negli stabilimenti industriali” (First Italian round robin test on simulation of noise in industrial halls), Rivista Italiana di Acustica, ISSN 0393-1110, 31(1), 17-24 (2007). (PDF, 470 KB)

    M.Garai, P.Guidorzi “Case history: in situ verification of the intrinsic characteristics of the acoustic barriers installed along a new high speed railway line” (invited paper), Proc. Inter-Noise 2006, Honolulu, USA, Paper in06_144 (2006).

    M.Garai, F.Pompoli “A simple empirical model of polyester fibre materials for acoustical applications”, Applied Acoust., 66, 1383-1398 (2005). (PDF, 293 KB) - Elsevier congratulations

    M.Garai, C.Tavernelli, “Modelli di simulazione ed auralizzazione” (Simulation models and auralisation), in: S.Cingolani, R.Spagnolo (Editors), Acustica musicale e architettonica (Musical and architectural acoustics), UTET Libreria, Torino, Italy, ISBN 88-7750-941-4, 826-861 (2004).

    M.Garai, “Prestazioni acustiche dei solai: il quadro legislativo e normativo” (Acoustic performance of floors: the legislative and standard framework) Rivista Italiana di Acustica, ISSN 0393-1110, 28(3-4), 81-87 (2004). (PDF, 162 KB)

    M.Garai, “The new European standard for qualifying added devices” (invited paper), Proc. 18th I.C.A 2004, Kyoto, Japan, Paper Mo.5.F.3, Vol. I, ISBN 4-9901915-6-0, 527-530 (2004).

    M.Garai, F.Pompoli “A European inter-laboratory test of airflow resistivity measurements”, Acta Acustica united with Acustica, 89, 471-478 (2003).

    M.Garai, J.-P. Clairbois “The European qualification system for road traffic noise reducing devices” (invited paper), Proc. Euronoise 2003, Napoli, Italy, ISBN 88-88942-00-9, Paper 117 (2003). (PDF, 198 KB)

    M.Bérengier, M.Garai “A state-of-the-art of in situ measurement of the sound absorption coefficient of road paverments” (keynote lecture), Proc. 17th I.C.A 2001, Roma, Italy, ISBN 8-88387-01-3, Vol. II, Paper 4KN1.02 (2001).

    M.Garai, F.Pompoli “An intercomparison of laboratory measurements of flow resistance” (invited paper), Proc. 17th I.C.A 2001, Roma, Italy, Vol. II, ISBN 8-88387-01-3, Paper 5A.08.02 (2001).

    M.Garai, F.Pompoli “Realizzazione e calibrazione di una apparecchiatura per la misurazione della resistenza al flusso d’aria con il metodo a flusso alternato a norma UNI EN 29053” (Realization and calibration of a device for meauring the airflow resitance using the alternate airflow method according to UNI EN 29053) Rivista Italiana di Acustica, ISSN 0393-1110, 25(4), 417-424 (2001). (PDF, 127 KB)

    G.Astolfi, M.Garai, S.Secchi “Scale model investigation on the influence of boundary conditions on the airborne sound insulation of lightweight double walls”, J. Building Acoust., ISSN 1351-010X, 7(4), 263-276 (2000).

    M.Garai, P.Guidorzi “European methodology for testing the airborne sound insulation characteristics of noise barriers in situ: experimental verification and comparison with laboratory data”, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 108(3), 1054-1067 (2000). (PDF, 446 KB)
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    M.Garai, P.Guidorzi “Experimental verification of the European methodology for testing noise barriers in situ: sound reflection” (invited paper), Proc. Inter-Noise 2000, Nice, France, 477-482 (2000). (PDF, 158 KB)

    F.Anfosso-Lédée, M.Garai, J.-P.Clairbois “Adrienne: une méthode européenne pour la qualification sur site des écrans antibruit”, Acoustique et Techniques, ISSN 1263-8072, 23, 6-19 (2000). (PDF, 821 KB)

    A.Cocchi, M.Garai, C.Tavernelli “Boxes and sound quality in an Italian opera house”, J. Sound & Vibration, 232(1), 171-191 (2000). (PDF, 689 KB)

    M.Garai, G.Semprini, S.Secchi, Isolamento acustico degli edifici. Metodi di calcolo a partire dalle prestazioni dei componenti (Sound insulation in buildings. Calculation methods from the performance of products), Maggioli Editore, Rimini, Italy, ISBN 88-387-1692-7, (2000).

    M.Balboni, M.Garai, C.Tavernelli “Acoustical classification of urban areas: definition of the procedures and application to a real case” Proc. 4° Int. Congress Energy, Environment and Technological Innovation – EETI 99, Roma, Italy, 191-196 (1999).

    M.Garai, P.Guidorzi, M.Bérengier, P.L’Hermite “Procedure for measuring the sound absorption of road surfaces in situ” (invited paper), Proc. Euro-Noise ’98, Munich, Germany, 819-824 (1998). (PDF, 34 KB)

    J.-P.Clairbois, J.Beaumont, M.Garai, G. Schupp “A new in-situ method for the acoustic performance of road traffic noise reducing devices” (invited paper), Proc. 16th I.C.A. and 135th A.S.A. meeting, Seattle, U.S.A., 471-472 (1998) and J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 103(5), Pt. 2, 2801 (1998).

    P.Cobo, M.Garai, J.S.Santiago “Reflection loss measurements on flat and non flat samples using MLS method with signal subtraction technique” Proc. TecniAcústica 97, Oviedo, Spain, special issue of Revista de Acústica, XXVIII, 173-176 (1997).

    M.Garai, M.C.Rossi, L.Tronchin “La percezione della qualità acustica dei teatri valutata mediante analisi statistica” (Evaluation of the perceived acoustical quality of theatres by statistical analysis) Rivista Italiana di Acustica, ISSN 0393-1110, 21(1-2), 3-18 (1997).

    M.Garai, A.Cocchi “On the measurement of the sound absorption of non-flat barriers” Proc. Inter-Noise ’96 (invited paper), Liverpool, United Kingdom, 757-762 (1996).

    A.Cocchi, M.Garai, L.Tronchin “Effectiveness of different computer codes to assist the acoustic correction of a large multipurpose hall” Proc. Euro-Noise ’95, 1, Lyon, France, 115-120 (1995). (PDF, 110 KB)

    M.Garai “On the single number rating of sound absorption” J. Building Acoust., ISSN 1351-010X, 1(3), 217-233 (1994).

    A.Cocchi, M.Garai, V.Scida “Metodi avanzati per la misura del coefficiente di assorbimento acustico dei materiali” (Advanced methods for the determination of the sound absorption coefficient of materials), Rivista Italiana di Acustica, ISSN 0393-1110, 18(4), 71-84 (1994).

    A.Cocchi, M.Garai “Sulle unità di valutazione dei livelli sonori” (On the evaluation units of sound levels), Rivista Italiana di Acustica, ISSN 0393-1110, 17(4), 53-59 (1993).

    M.Garai “Measurement of the sound-absorption coefficient in situ: the reflection method using periodic pseudorandom sequences of maximum length” Applied Acoust., 39, 119-139 (1993).

    M.Garai, A.Farina, G.Semprini “Theatres and opera houses in the city of Bologna” Proc. 14th I.C.A., Beijing, China, Paper F5-6 (1992).

    A.Cocchi, P.Fausti, M.Garai “New procedures for environmental impact assessment of traffic noise in Italy” Proc. Inter-Noise ‘90, Gothenburg, Sweden, 505-508 (1990).

    A.Cocchi, M.Garai “Experimental verification of a short method for the determination of the acoustical insulation index of party walls” Applied Acoust., 28(2), 83-94 (1989).


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