Massimo Garai

Prof. Massimo Garai

Department of Industrial Engineering (DIN)

University of Bologna, Italy

Full professor



Ph.D., Technical Physics, University of Bologna, Italy

M.Sc., Physics (“Laurea” degree), University of Bologna, Italy


  1. M. Garai, E. Schoen, G. Behler, B. Bragado, M. Chudalla, M. Conter, J. Defrance, P. Demizieux, C. Glorieux, P. Guidorzi (2014), 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, DOI: 10.3813/AAA.918797
  2. P. Guidorzi, M. Garai (2013), Advancements in sound reflection and airborne sound insulation measurement on noise barriers, Open Journal of Acoustics, 3(2A), 25-38, DOI: 10.4236/oja.2013.32A004
  3. D. D’Orazio, S. De Cesaris, M. Garai (2011), A comparison of methods to compute the ‘effective duration’ of the autocorrelation function and an alternative proposal, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130(4), 1954-1961. DOI: 10.1121/1.3624818
  4. M. Garai (2010), Recent advances in noise barriers testing, qualifying and standardisation (plenary lecture), Proc. Joint IoA–ABAV meeting “Noise in the built environment”, Gent, Belgium, and Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics 32(3), 132-139
  5. M. Garai, P. Guidorzi (2008), In situ measurements of the intrinsic characteristics of the acoustic barriers installed along a new high speed railway line, Noise Control Engineering Journal, 56(5), 342-355
  6. M. Garai, F. Pompoli, (2005), A simple empirical model of polyester fibre materials for acoustical applications, Applied Acoustics, 66, 1383-1398
  7. A. Cocchi, M. Garai, C. Tavernelli (2000), Boxes and sound quality in an Italian opera house, Journal of Sound & Vibration, 232(1), 171-191
  8. M. Garai, P. Guidorzi (2000), European methodology for testing the airborne sound insulation characteristics of noise barriers in situ: experimental verification and comparison with laboratory data, Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 108(3), 1054-1067