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Raúl Pagán Muñoz is part time Postdoctoral Researcher in the Building Acoustics chair of the Unit Building Physics and Services (BPS) at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and Manager of the European H2020 project Acoutect (2017-2020). Raúl’ research interests are related with numerical and experimental methods to evaluate sound propagation in the built environment. His thesis revolves on the implementation of a novel hybrid Fourier pseudospectral / discontinuous Galerkin time-domain method for computing sound propagation in domains with arbitrary boundary conditions and shapes. Additionally, he is investigating the applicability of the diffusion equation to compute sound propagation in urban environments and performing some experiments in real urban scenarios with canyon-type streets. As Project Manager, Raúl collaborates in the coordination of the initial training network Acoutect. The project marries “Acoustics” and “Architecture” and responds to the important role that Acousticians have in the design of modern buildings.

Academic background

Raúl Pagán Muñoz received his MSc degree on Sound and Vibration in 2011 from Chalmers University of Technology. In 2016, Raúl completed a three year research period at Eindhoven University of Technology as Early-Stage Researcher within a FP7 Marie Curie action of the European Union in the project “SONORUS: Urban Sound Planner”. Before starting his research career, he was working for some years at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM) in Spain, mainly as Project Manager and for the Spanish Accreditation Body (ENAC) as lead assessor and acoustic technical expert. In the last years in Spain, Raúl worked at the Centre for Applied Acoustics and Non-Destructive Evaluation, a shared institute between UPM and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) where his research ambitions awoke.

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Research Output

Hybrid Fourier pseudospectral/discontinuous Galerkin time-domain method for wave propagation

Pagán Muñoz, R. & Hornikx, M. C. J., 1 Nov 2017, In : Journal of Computational Physics. 348, 1 November 2017, p. 416-432 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    33 Downloads (Pure)

    A hybrid PSTD/DG method to solve the linearized Euler equations

    Muñoz, R. P. & Hornikx, M., 1 Jan 2020, p. 291-296. 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Applying the diffusion equation to urban scenarios: computational analysis of the diffusion coefficient

    Pagán Muñoz, R., Navarro Ruiz, J. M. & Hornikx, M., 11 Sep 2019, Proceedings of the ICA 2019 and EAA Euroregio: 23rd International Congress on Acoustics, integrating 4th EAA Euroregio 2019. Aachen: ICA/EAA, p. 3756-3763 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademic

  • Numerical modeling for urban sound propagation: developments in wave-based and energy-based methods

    Pagán Muñoz, R., 28 Jun 2019, Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven. 241 p.

    Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

    Open Access

    Room acoustics modelling in the time-domain with the nodal discontinuous Galerkin method

    Wang, H., Sihar, I., Pagan Munoz, R. & Hornikx, M., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 145, 4, p. 2650–2663 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    11 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Contributed talk

    Influence of solar panel fields on sound propagation outdoors

    Maarten C.J. Hornikx (Speaker), Raúl Pagán Muñoz (Speaker), Constant Hak (Speaker), Bircan Isik (Speaker)
    5 Nov 2010

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkProfessional


    Student theses

    Implementation of the diffusion equation model for irregularly shaped rooms using the finite difference method

    Author: van der Wilt, M., 30 Apr 2017

    Supervisor: Hornikx, M. (Supervisor 1), Pagán Muñoz, R. (Supervisor 2) & Hak, C. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master


    Road traffic noise interventions: development of a method to quantify their effects on annoyance and sleep disturbance at a small scale

    Author: Dohmen, M., 31 Aug 2018

    Supervisor: Hornikx, M. (Supervisor 1), Pagán Muñoz, R. (Supervisor 2) & van Kamp, I. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master