Date/Place of birth: March 1st 1971 / Reggio Emilia (Italy)

Sex/Age: Male / 50 years

Marital status: Married (with two children)

Nationality: Italian

Office address: Department of Engineering, Università di Ferrara

Via G. Saragat, 1 - 44122 Ferrara (Italy)

Contacts: +39 0532974861 (Office and Fax)

+39 3204232936 (Mobile)


Qualification: Associate Professor (confirmed), ING-IND/11



01/11/2014 - present: Associate Professor, Dept. of Engineering, University of Ferrara

01/11/2005 - 31/10/2014: Researcher, Dept. of Engineering, University of Ferrara

01/11/1997 - 31/10/2005: Research Assistant, Dept. of Engineering, University of Ferrara

01/03/1995 - 30/06/1997: Junior Researcher (Istituto IMAMOTER Institute – C.N.R., Cassana, Ferrara, Italy)



21/03/2001: PhD in Technical Physics, University of Bologna

16/12/1994: MSc in Physics (cum Laude), University of Bologna

02/07/1993: Intermediate Diploma in Opera Singing at “O. Vecchi” Musical Institute, Modena 09/07/1990: Diploma in Oboe, “A. Peri” Musical Institute, Reggio Emilia


Institutional roles

- Research coordinator for the topic “Room, Virtual and Psychoacoustics” of the MECHLAV Laboratory in the Ferrara Technopole

- Member of the Academic Board of the Doctorate in Engineering of the University of Ferrara  (from 2015)

- Member of the Students Professors Peer Commission of the Dept. of Eng. (from 2017) - Responsible for the Teaching Tutorship of the Dept. of Eng. (2014 – 2017)


Main research areas:

Room acoustics; hearing systems; noise control.


Selected research topics:

- Room acoustics: reverberation and propagation theory, measurements and scale models; virtual  acoustics and auralization;

- Sound perception and psychoacoustics; speech intelligibility; listening effort; cognitive effects of  noise;

- Acoustical properties of materials.

- Theory and measurement of sound intensity;


Supervisor of scientific research projects

- Emilia-Romagna Region: POR FESR 2014-20 – Axis 1 Action 1.2.2 (2019) – Project COMPRENDO: “Technological components for inclusion in teaching and education” (15/07/2019 - 14/07/2021); 92k€.

- Mi.S.E.: Made in Italy 2015: ALVEOPLAST- “Development of a monolithic, eco-friendly and  multi-fuctional panel ” ( 01/01/2011 - 01/06/2014 ); 116k€.

- University of Ferrara: FAR2020 – FAR2019 – FAR2018 – FAR2016 – FAR2014 – FAR2011. A  series of yearly projects on various topics related to applied acoustics (dal 01/12/2012  ongoing); 20k€.

- MIUR: PRIN 2008 - “Acoustics and safety in schools” (20/01/2010 - 22/03/2012). 31 k€.


Scientific supervisor for research contracts

- Consorzio Futuro in Ricerca: “Sound quality Electrolux white goods” (02/10/2019 - 01/04/2021); 58k€.

- Rimini Municipality, “Acoustical expertise of the rebuilt Amintore Galli Theatre in Rimini”  (01/12/2018 - 30/05/2019); 10k€.

- Music Conservatory "G. Frescobaldi" in Ferrara: "Acoustical measurements and design of  improvements” (20/02/2019 - ongoing); 7.5k€.

- Project EuropeAID /129-216/D/SER/ER “National Heritage Program”, Asmara, Eritrea  (01/05/2011 - 30/05/2011); 6k€.

- UNESCO Moscow Office – “Acoustical expertise of the Teatro Bolshoi Theatre after  restoration” (16/08/2011 - 10/10/2011); 4.5k€.


Participation to National and International research projects

- INAIL BRiC ID14/2018: " ANC e AVC technology for the protection of workers and prevention  of extra-auditory effects” (01/12/2019 – 01/12/2021); 160k€.

- INAIL BRiC ID26/2016: "Definition of new guidelines for design, building and certification of  machines and environments" (15/06/2017 - 31/10/2019); 170k€.

- MIUR - Emilia-Romagna: "Advanced Mechanics District: VIBRACUSTICA" (01/01/2011 - 31/12/2013); 565k€.

- Emilia-Romagna Region POR FESR 2007-2013: “Project MECHLAV – Laboratory for advanced  mechanics” (13/08/2010 - 12/08/2013); 2.1M€.

- Emilia-Romagna Region PRRIIT Program: “Project INTERMECH – Acoustics and Vibration  Laboratory” (01-11-2008 - 30-04-2010); 174k€.

- MIUR - PRIN2005: “ATLAS Resources for the fruition, valorization and safeguard of visual and  acoustical characteristics of ancient theatres” (01-02-2006 - 31-01-2008); 36k€. - ISPESL B1/DIL/04: "Study of noise in the context of schools and consequences on teachers and  pupils” (01/01/2006 - 31/12/2006); 12.7k€.

- MIUR - PRIN2003: "Acoustics of large rooms for musical performance" (01/02/2004 - 31/01/2006); 94k€.

- ISPESL B1-4/DIL/05: "Exploring advanced techinques for noise control and improvement of  speech intelligibility in schools” (01/01/2007 - 31/12/2007); 46k€.

- EU Project FP5 ICA3-CT-2002-EU project ERATO: "Identification, evaluation and revival of the  acoustical heritage of ancient theatres and odea" (01/02/2003 - 31/01/2006); 95k€. - EU Project FP5 ICA3-CT-1999-EU project CAHRISMA: "Conservation of the acoustical heritage  by the revival and identification of the Sinan's mosques' acoustics" (01/02/2000- 31/01/2003); 72k€.

- EU Project FP5 - EU project MM1047 – THEATRON: "Theatre History in Europe: Architectural  and Textual Resources" (01/07/1998 - 30/06/2001); 23k€.

- MURST - COFIN98: "Building of a room with controlled acoustics for psychoacustical research”  (20/12/1998 - 20/12/2000); 27k€.


Research and teaching at International research Institutions

- Jean -Urmacher Institut, Köln University (D) (10/09/2019)

- Univestitad des Tres de Februero, Buenos Aires (14/09/2016)

- School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia (05/02/2015 -  14/02/2015)

- Excellence Center Hearing 4All - Oldenburg University (D) (01/07/2013) - South China University of Technology, State Key Laboratory of Subtropical Building Science,  Guangzhou (01/06/2011 - 24/06/2011)

- Madrid Polytechnic University (22/03/2011; 10/02/2010)

- Graduate School of Science and Technology, Kobe University (J) (25/08/2000 - 30/09/2000) - Institut fur Technische Akustik, RWTH Aachen (D) (01/10/1997 - 06/12/1997) - Acoustics Technology, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark, (01/04/1996 - 30/06/1996)


Publications and bibliometric indicators on SCOPUS

- Documents: 79

- Citations: 532

- H-index: 13


Participation to Editorial Boards of journals

- Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Rivista Italiana di Acustica” (03/07/2014  ongoing)

- Guest Editor of the Special Issue of the journal “Canadian Acoustics” entitled “Murray Hodgson’s Special Issue” (26/04/2019)

- Guest Editor of the Special Issue of the journal “Frontiers in the Built Environment” entitled  “Acoustics in the Built Environment: a challenge for improving the quality of life” (ongoing)

Invited lectures, keynotes and session organization at International Congresses - Invited lectures at International Congresses: ICA2001, ICA2004, ICA2007, Acoustics2008,  Internoise2009, Internoise2010, The Acoustics of Ancient Theatres 2011, Internoise2013,  ICSV22, Euronoise2015, Acoustics2017, Euronoise2018, ICA2019, Forum Acusticum2020; - Keynote lecture at the International Congress AIA-DAGA 2013; title: “Acoustics of Italian  historical opera houses: past, present, and future”;

- Organizer of Special Sessions at International Congresses: ISMA2001, Internoise2013, ICSV22,  Acoustics2017, Euronoise2018, ICA2019, Forum Acusticum 2020;

- Technical Chair for Room Acoustics at International Congress ISMRA2016 in La Plata,  Argentina.


Scientific advisor

- Scientific advisor for the funding institution Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek – Vlaanderen  (FWO) (Brussels, B)

- Member of the working groups ISOWG19/SC2 on room-acoustical measures;


Reviewer for International journals

- Journal of Acoustical Society of America, Acoustical Society of America, American Institute of Physics Press

- Journal of Sound and Vibration, Elsevier

- Applied Acoustics, Elsevier

- Acta Acustica united with Acustica, European Acoustical Association, Hirzel-Verlag - Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

- Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

- Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, Wiley Online Library

- Trends in Hearing, SAGE

- Journal of Communication Disorders, Elsevier

- Journal of Computing and Cultural Heritage, ACM

- Building and Environment, Elsevier

- Speech Communication, Elsevier

- Building Acoustics, SAGE

- Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Taylor and Francis Online

- Journal of Experimental Psychology, American Psychological Association - Noise and Health, Medknow Publications

- Journal of Canadian Acoustics, Canadian Acoustical Association

- International Journal of Audiology, Taylor and Francis Online


Participation to prestigious academies and centers

- Member of the Scientific Board of the Centre "I–APPROVE – International Auditory Processing  Project in Venice" of the University of Padova

- Member of the European Acoustics Association

- Associate Member dell' Acoustical Society of America

- Member of the Associazione della Fisica Tecnica Italiana

- Effective member of the Associazione Italiana di Acustica


Technology transfer and certifications

- Italian Patent n. RM99 A 000490 - "Procedures and instrumentation for the measurement of  the polarization of the acoustical intensity” (01-01-1999)

- Founder of "MATERIACUSTICA Srl", spin-off company from the University of Ferrara working  in the R&D area of acoustics and vibration (02-12-2004 ongoing)

- Certified Technician in Environmental Acoustics (Prot. N° 80892 of 19/12/2001 for Reggio  Emilia Province)

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