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Lamberto Tronchin

Lamberto Tronchin

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Audio Fields:

  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Musical Acoustics
  • Educational Institutions - Educator

Job Duties:

  • Educator
  • Acoustic Consultant
  • Acoustician
  • Engineer
  • Musician/Talent
  • Other: Tronchin and Partners


Dr Lamberto Tronchin is Associate Professor in Environmental Physics from the University of Bologna.

A pianist himself, with a diploma in piano from the Conservatory of Reggio Emilia, Dr Tronchin's principal area of research has been musical acoustics and room acoustics. He is the author of more than 190 papers and was Chair of the Musical Acoustics Group of the Italian Association of Acoustics from 2000 to 2008.

Dr Tronchin is Associate Editor of the Journal of the Audio Engineering Society; has chaired sessions of architectural and musical acoustics during several international symposiums, been a referee for a number of International journals and is Chair of Organising and Scientific Committees of IACMA (International Advanced Course on Musical Acoustics).

He was a visiting researcher at the University of Kobe in Japan, a visiting professor at the University of Graz in Austria and Special honoured International Guest at the International Workshop, 'Analysis, Synthesis and Perception of Music Signals', at Jadavpur University of Kolkata, India in 2005. He has chaired the International Advanced Course on Musical Acoustics (IACMA), organised with the European Association of Acoustics, which was held in Bologna, in 2005. In 2008 and 2009 he gave plenary lectures at International Congresses on Acoustics in Cambridge (UK), Paris, Vancouver, Prague, Bucharest, Santander, Kos, Malta, Rodi, as well as at WIELS in Bruxelles.
He designed theatres and other buildings, as acoustic consultant, in collaboration with several Architects, among them Richard Meier and Paolo Portoghesi.

He is inventor of an international patent with Alma Mater Studiorum: "Method for artificially reproducing an output signal of a non-linear time invariant system"

Education Background

Dr Tronchin holds a Masters Degree in Building Engineering and a PhD in Applied Physics (Architectural Acoustics) from the University of Bologna. He has completed advanced courses on the Mechanics of Musical Instruments at CISM, Udine, Italy and on Noise and Vibration at the University of Southampton in the UK where he has also worked as a visiting researcher. He has held a post Doctoral Scholarship in Room Acoustics.

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