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Raúl Pagán Muñoz
I was born and raised in small historic town, San Lorenzo de El Escorial, situated in the north west of Madrid province in Spain.
My background studies are electrical engineering and I have been working for many years in Technical University of Madrid (UPM) at I2A2 acoustic research group. In the beginning, I took part in the establishment of an acoustic calibration laboratory (LACAINAC) and afterwards I spent most of the time working on environmental, building and room acoustics. At the same time, I worked for the Spanish Accreditation Body (ENAC) as lead assessor and acoustic technical expert. Last years of my work in Spain were at Centre for Applied Acoustics and Non-Destructive Evaluation (CAEND), a share center between the Technical University of Madrid and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
As you can see, my professional life has always been linked to the university and research centers, but my work was normally more related with consultancy than with research. I took the decision to continue my education to get closer to the research field. In 2009, I started a Master on Sound and Vibration at Chalmers University of Technology in Goteborg, Sweden, and my Masteręs thesis project was related with the investigation of the wave content in wooden floors. My favourite research areas in acoustics are structure-borne sound, outdoor sound propagation and modelling of acoustic problems. Nowadays, I am joining the SONORUS project at TU/e where, additionally, I am working towards my PhD degree.
About my personal life, I would say that I am mainly interested on human and social sciences such as politics and philosophy. My favourite sport is scuba diving, I like the sensations of being in another world when I am under water. But since I cannot practice scuba diving as often as I would like, I practice swimming and biking. Travelling is another one of my passions, meeting people from other cultures is part of my learning and inspiration for life. Last thing I want to mention is that as an acoustician I cannot forgive myself for not playing any instrument, but I will keep it as a challenge for the future.
Eindhoven University of Technology,
Department of the Built Environment
Building Physics and Services
P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Internal address: VRT 6.16
TEL.: +31-(0)40-247 5043