María Machimbarrena is a Senior Lecturer at the Applied Physics Department of the University of Valladolid where she started researching in 1992 in the field of Building Acoustics. Her docent activities since 1992 have been in the field of Physics and Mechanics for Architects and Engineers. Besides, between 2006 and 2016 she has been teaching Building and Room Acoustics. She has been the Secretary of the Spanish committee CTN/74/SC2 Building Acoustics since October 2003. Besides, she participates as a Spanish expert in various working groups of the corresponding ISO and CEN mirror committees. She was the Vice Chair of the European project COST TU0901: “Integrating and Harmonizing Sound Insulation Aspects in Sustainable Urban Housing Constructions” developed between 2009-2013. She has been an active member of the Management Board of the Spanish Acoustics Society (SEA) since 2011 and since March 2020 she has been one of the Vice presidents of the Society.

Principles of revision and conception of new technical standards


Standardization is much more than what you think: National/international official standardization bodies, private standardization organizations, private company standards, and research procedures. The lecture will address different issues such as pros/cons, structures, and procedures, the impact of standardization, and fields of use. Besides, a few cases of study will be presented. Students will be invited to participate during the lecture.