Angelo Farina's Home Page

 Angelo Farina is full professor of Environmental Technical Physics at the University of Parma.

 In Academic Year 2013/2014 Angelo holds the following courses at the Faculties of Engineering, Medicine and Architecture:

Applied Acoustics (6 CFU, 1st term):
             Post-Graduate (Advanced) Degrees: Telecommunication Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
             Under-Graduate Degree: Civil and Environmental Engineering, Management Engineering
             Under-Graduate Degree: Techniques of Prevention in the Environment and at the Workplace (3CFU, first half of the course)

Fisica tecnica (8 CFU, II ciclo):
             Laurea in Scienze dell'Architettura

 In previous Academic Year 2012/2013 Angelo held also the following course at the Faculty of Engineering: 

● Termofluidodinamica Applicata (9 CFU, 2nd term):
             Post-Graduate (Advanced) Degrees: Mechanical EngineeringMechanical Engineering for the food industry

Click here for the complete list of courses hold during previous academic years.

Email address: farina@unipr.it

PEC:

Dipartimento Ingegneria Industriale - Via delle Scienze 181/A, 43100 PARMA, ITALY
Phone: +39 0521 905854. Fax: +39 0521 905705.   

 NOTES >>>

 The period of availability for receiving students currently is Friday, 10.30 to 12.30 - Building # 7 of Engineering, ground floor

    Have a look at my family: I have a wife, Grazia, two beautiful children, Adriano and Giacomo, five Golden Retrievers and 10+ Fantic Motor bikes


RAMSETE

  • Angelo is one of the three authors of Ramsete, a powerful computer program (based on the innovative Pyramid Tracing algorithm) for the simulation of the acoustics of closed spaces, which can be used also outdoors.

  • Angelo is the author of Aurora, a collection of plugins for measuring, filtering and convolving the Impulse Responses of theatres and other spaces.

The applications of this Virtual Acoustics technique range from subjective evaluation of the acoustic design to high quality reverberation and spatialisation of music for the broadcasting and recording industry.
A remarkable example of the results of the above research is the auralisation (virtual audio reconstruction) of ancient theatres, as the Teatro degli Intrepidi in Ferrara, the Teatro Greco-Romano in Siracusa , the Teatro Farnese in Parma or the Gran Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
 

  • Angelo is the author of DISIA, a package of  software tools aimed to simulation and mapping of environmental noise in urban areas.

This project was supported by the Italian Ministry for the Environment, and the DISIA package is now available for free usage to qualified subjects (research and no-profit institutions, public administration offices, etc.). 

 
  • A research project in which Angelo is actually involved is the improvement of car sound systems by means of the Auralization technique. This research is supported and coordinated by:

    ASK Automotive Industries, Reggio Emilia, Italy

 
  • The Casa del Suono museum and research lab is now fully operational!
 

Brief Curriculum Vitae
"Laurea" degree (5 years) in Civil Engineering at University of Bologna in 1982.
Ph.D in Technical Physics at University of Bologna in 1987.
Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna since 1 November 1986 and at the University of Parma since 1 March 1992.
Associated Professor in Technical Physics at the University of Parma since 1 November 1998.
Full Professor in Environmental Technical Physics at the University of Parma since 1 May 2005.

Full Member of the Audio Engineering Society, of the Acoustical Society of America and of the Italian Acoustics Association.

Main research activity: Acoustics.
In more details: concert halls, musical instruments, subjective preference, auralization, numerical models for large rooms (pyramid tracing), small cavities (finite elements) and outdoors (image sources). Advanced measurement techniques including sound intensity, MLS, modal analysis, digital recording. And recently also DSP implementations, Underwater Acoustics, stretched-pulse measurements.

For a more thorough curriculum, Click Here! 


Papers
Angelo Farina is the author of more than 250 scientific papers; most of them are in English. The large part of them are about various branches of Acoustics, although some are on thermal sciences and fluid dynamics. Click Here to see the complete list of publications (all have active links to the original documents in PDF format!!!).


Presentations
Angelo often produced remarkable presentations of his scientific works. Some of them are made available here as Powerpoint/PDF slide shows, including animations and sound samples. Click here for the list.


Public files
You can browse into the Public Directory of this server, where You can find some useful stuff (mainly measured or computed Impulse Responses in .WAV or .TIM format, anechoic sound samples, photos and open-source or public-domain software developed by Angelo Farina).


Copyright info & legal disclaimer. 

This web site is hosted on a computer located at the University of Parma (a public institution of the Italian Government, Ministry of Instruction, University and Research), under the direct control of Angelo Farina, who is a full-time employee of the University of Parma. The goal of this web site is mainly institutional, as a support tool for the didactical and scientific activity of Angelo Farina. You can read anything You find there, but be aware that the action of copying or reusing the contents of this server can result in copyright infringement or other violations of the law (depending on the country where you are).

From a legal point of view, the situation is the same as if I leave open the door of my room, and You walk inside and have a look at my desktop, covered by books and papers. You are allowed to read them, but You cannot make photocopies of copyrighted material. An employee of a public institution, in Italy, is not obliged to close his door: so, if someone copies anything from this server, the responsibility and legal consequences are only of who makes the copy.