Pompoli was born in Ferrara, Italy in November 14, 1944. Graduated in
Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bologna in 1970, he was
Assistant Professor of Applied Physics from 1973 to 1983 later Associated
Professor from 1983 to 1986 at the same University of Bologna. Full
Professor in 1986, he moved first to the University of Cagliari and later
on to the University of Parma. From 1991 he is Full Professor of Applied
Physics at the University of Ferrara. He received a PhD degree in 1983 at
the Institute of Sound and Vibration (ISVR) - University of Southampton
(GB) with a thesis on “ Sound radiation prediction by scale model”.
Professor at the Graduate Program in Acoustics - State College (PA) - Penn
State University (1983), at Stanford University (1985) and at the
University of Los Angeles (UCLA) (1986).
research activity has been mainly devoted to room and building acoustics
and in the field of noise control engineering. In charge of national and
international research projects funded by the National Research Council (CNR),
and by the European Commission. Author of about 100 papers published in
national and international journals and conference proceedings.
up to now Dean of the Engineering Faculty.
From 1993 to 2001 head of the Engineering Department of the
University of Ferrara. Founder and first Director of CIARM, a research
centre on room and musical acoustics established between the Universities
of Bologna, Ferrara and Padova. Founder and Director of the School of
Acoustics: an Institution of the University of Ferrara which organises
courses of different levels on architectural acoustics, environmental
noise and noise control engineering.
1984 to 1986 secretary of the Italian Acoustic Association (AIA); since
1991 in charge of the Environmental Acoustic Group of AIA. From 2002
President of the Italian Acoustic Association (AIA).
Consultant on Education in Acoustics for the Board of European
Acoustics Association (EAA). Member of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA)
and of the Audio Engineering Society (AES).
of the Editorial Board of Applied Acoustics from 1983 to 1986 and since
1984 of the Rivista Italiana di Acustica, the Journal of the Italian
member in the Acoustic Commission of the Italian Standardisation
Institution (UNI); convenor of working group on Environmental Noise. Head
of the Italian delegation in many plenary meetings of CEN/TC 126 and ISO/TC43/SC1
and SC2; member of WG 1 of CEN/TC126 and Convenor of Ad Hoc Group 4 for
the same WG1.
consultant for the Nuovo Teatro Comunale in Cagliari: an Opera House with
1300 seats, opened in September 1993. Acoustic consultant of the
Foundation “Arena di Verona”: an Institution which organises operas
performances in the roman amphitheatre of Verona. In charge of the
acoustic measurements on the 1/16 scale models of the new Opera Houses
“La Scala 2” and “Arcimboldi” in Milano. Acoustic expert for the
Commission which judged the competition for the reconstruction of the
Opera House “La Fenice” in Venezia.