Ing. Miguel Ausejo Prieto (

He was born in Madrid (Spain) in 1978. Graduate in Telecommunication Engineering, speciality in sound and image in 1999 at UAX (Madrid). He got the certificate of “Specialist in Environmental Acoustics” at INSIA, Polytechnic University of Madrid in 2002. Bachelor in Electronic Engineering, speciality in sound and image in 2004 at URL (Barcelona).
In 2004 he started his PhD on Acoustic Engineering and received a research fellowship on Noise Mapping at Polytechnic University of Madrid. Nowadays (2007) he is carrying out his PhD at Polytechnic University of Madrid and researching at Ferrara University within the European Doctorate in Sound and Vibration Studies supported by the European Commission.
His researching areas are: Noise mapping, noise prediction equations, socio-acoustic surveys and environmental acoustics.


Dott. Giulia Smyrnova (
Giulia Smyrnova received her Ph.D. in Building Acoustics from the Institute of Fundamental Technological Research, Polish Academy of Sciences in 2005. Since that she has been working as a Research Assistant at the same Department. Her research interest has focused on computer modelling, classroom acoustics, objective and subjective aspects of sound, effect of room acoustics and noise on speech perception and intelligibility and effect of noise on human. She has had experiences in working with MLSSA, DAT, Dummy Head, SVAN 948 and SVAN 912 equipment; CoolEdit and AUDIS software and ability in programming with BORLAND PASCAL.
At the University of Ferrara she is working on the project concerning application of auralization procedure into classroom acoustics.


Dott. Laura García Sastre  (

She was born in Valladolid (Spain) in 1979. Bachelor of Chemistry in 2004 by Valladolid University (Spain). She has developed research projects in different subjects. In 2004 she carried out a research work about Electrical Steels with high silicon content for transformers in Faculteit Toegepaste Wetenachappen, Ghent University (Belgium) in collaboration with Phamacy Faculty of Paris-Sud (France) during 8 months with the highest mark. In 2005 she carried out her first pre-doctoral research work about Characterization of Si-Ge alloys using Raman Spectroscopy and Catodoluminscency in Física de la Materia Condensada, Cristalografía y Mineralogía in Valladolid University (Spain). In 2005, she starts her thesis in Building Acoustics with a National Fellowship for early researchers within the Project “Improve the Sound Insulation in Spanish dwellings and its Constructive Elements”,  taking into account Flanking Transmissions.  


Ing. Pablo Kogan  (

He was born in Buenos Aires in 1975. In 2002 he completed the fifty four courses for the BSc Acoustical Engineering at the Universidad Austral de Chile. In 2004 he got the degree of Acoustics Engineer with high honors after presenting his thesis: "Analysis of the efficiency of the A-weighting network in order to evaluate the effects of noise on people".
In addition to his strong theoretical acoustics background, he has practical experience in applications on environmental acoustics, building acoustics, psychoacoustics, bioacoustics, room acoustics and audio.
At the University of Ferrara he is working on the project "Investigation on room-acoustical properties by means of audio rendering technologies" within the European Doctorate for Sound and Vibration Studies supported by the European Commission.


Ing. Èric Torra i Fernàndez (

Born in Calaf, Catalonia in 1979. He completed his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona in 2002. He got the Licentiate Degree (half Swedish PhD) in Technical Acoustics at Kungl. Tekniska Högskolan in Stockholm in 2004. The thesis was entitled "Tyre air cavity acoustic modes and their influence on the automobile interior noise". His main research interest is the tyre-road noise and the sound absorbing material applications in automotive.
Currently, he is working on the mechanical and acoustic characterisation of aluminium foams. Measurements and models are carried out on closed and open celled metallic materials. The work is done in Ferrara within the European Doctorate Studies in Sound and Vibration for a six month period.
After the stay in Ferrara, he is going to come back at MWL/ KTH in Sweden to complete his PhD thesis this year 2006.