Arianna Astolfi
Arianna Astolfi

Classroom Acoustics: past, present and future perspectives

Arianna Astolfi graduated with honors in Architecture from the Politecnico di Torino and obtained her PhD in Technical Physics from the University of Genova. She is associate professor of building physics at the Department of Energy of the Politecnico di Torino since 2015, where she teaches building physics and applied acoustics and is responsible for the Applied Acoustics Laboratory. She is a member of the academic council of the PhD course in „Management, production and design“ of the Politecnico di Torino and of the National council of the Italian Acoustic Association. She is co-chair of the technical committee of Room and Building Acoustics of the European Acoustical Association and is a member of the UK Institute of Acoustics and of the Acoustical Society of America. She created two start-ups incubated in the I3P incubator of the Politecnico di Torino. In 2017 she obtained the national scientific qualification for the role of full professor in Italian universities. She is author of more than 50 peer-reviewed articles published in international journals on the themes of classroom acoustics, voice monitoring, concert-hall acoustics, acoustic materials, soundscape and sound insulation.


Nelly Moensens
Nelly Moensens

Daylight and artificial light in education of architects

Nelly Moenssens holds a M. degree in Architecture from KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture (campus Sint-Lucas, Ghent). Since 2000 she has been participating in research concerning indoor climate and building physics and collaboration of multidisciplinary building teams in education. Now she is part of the research group ACE (Architecture, Comfort and Energy) of the Faculty of Architecture. The main research interests of Nelly Moenssens are related to perception of light, in particular human perception of daylight. Since 2010 she has been teaching daylight and artificial lighting in the curriculum of architects and interior architects at the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture in Ghent and Brussels.