He is external profesor of Masters of Acustic of la Universidad Ramón Llull (La Salle) de Barcelona, UEM Europea Universidad Madrid, UN Navarra Universidad, Universitat Internacinal de Catalunya UIC, etc, and regularly performed master classes in several Universities and Tecnological Centers of Spain.
RESEARCH AND DESIGN AWARDS
- Obtained the Accésit of ResearchJUAN VIGON del “Patronado del Instituto Nacional de Técnicas Aerospaciales "Esteban Terradas” "(1980 / 1981).
- Award Rehabitec 1996 por el Teatro Metropol.
- Award of Architecture FAD 2000. Especial Mention.
- Award Construmat 2001 by “Instituto del Teatro”.
- Silver Certificate of the Acoustical Society of America, ASA.
-Diploma of “du Reconhecimiento de Sociedad Portugesa de Acústica”.
- Award "Auszeichnung gutes Bauen 2006-2010", Suiza, por el Tonhalle de St. Gallen.
MAIN SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES
PhD.Higini Arau throughout his long scientific career, on a personal basis without help from any government agency, has conducted a series of research papers published in technical journals and national and international, presented in the Journals of maximum international profile.
MAIN SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS, ARTICLES AND BOOKS
1.An improved Reverberation Formula (#)(1988). Acustica (Hirzel Verlag)Vol 65 nº4, 163-180.
(Veure NOTA) (*)
2.Variation of the Reverberation Time of places of public assembly with audience size (1997). Building Acoustics, Volume 4 nº 2.
3.General theory of the energy relations in halls with asymmetrical absorption (1999). Building Acoustics vol 5 nº3.
4.Increasing the Acoustic Volume of Performance Spaces without Altering the Internal Dimensions. Acta Acustica united Acustica, Vol 98 (2012) 309-316.
5.The Refurbishment of Orchestra of Rehearsal Room of Great Theater of Liceu, Journal Building Acoustics, Vol 19, number 1, 2012.
6.The Refurbishment of Tonhalle St.Gallen. Journal Building Acoustics, Vol 19, number 3, 2012.
7.Sound Pressure Levels in Rooms: A Study of Steady State Intensity, Total Sound Level, Reverberation Distance, New Discussion of Steady Intensity, and the other Experimental Formulae. Journal Building Acoustics, Vol 19, number 3, 2012.
NOTE: The theory of calculation of reverberation time, indicated before, has been winner in several international Round Robin, where have competed with the best theories of XX centuy since it was born. Also the simulation softwares PC calculation more used have introduced this calculaton method with Sabine, Eyring theories. (*) For example in ODEON de la Technical Danmark University http://www.odeon.dk/, and also in WinRT of Norwegian,http://www.nvo.com/winmls/winrt60/
This scientific publication has been and is actually cited in numerous scientific publications and books of the highest level. It is a theory used for the acoustic design, implemented on master, doctoral thesis and academic courses in the universities of the five continents. To see it in Related Publications in www.arauacustica.com
In certain Dutch and German publications Nagalmtijd in ruimten met ongelijkmatig verdeelde absorptie is proposed the use of that theory in ISO 12354-6 Annex D, and so on.
ABC de la acústica arquitectónica (1999). Book published by Ceac.
NOTA: This scientific publication has been and is actually cited in numerous scientific publications and books of the highest level.
It is a theory used for the acoustic design, implemented on master , doctoral thesis and academic courses in the universities of the five continents.
In certain Dutch and German publications Nagalmtijd in ruimten met ongelijkmatig verdeelde absorptie is proposed the use of that theory in ISO 12354-6 Annex D.
CHAIRMAN AND PROFESSOR INVITED
He has been Chairman and co-Chairman in many national and international congresses and invited professor in most of the congresses since 2000, like INTERNOISE, FIA, SEA, Acoustics Institute ICA and ISRA.