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Interview - Wuraola Akande – Ordinary Board member, Chair of the Communication Working Group, African Chapter

1. Dr Akande, you were elected ordinary Board member on 23 November 2013. How would you describe your first year? Dealing with different groups of people from different cultural backgrounds with varying levels of experience, and taking decisions from distant locations, has made my first year on...

Category: MCAA Date: FEBRUARY 2015

The Silent Air Flows in transport, buildings and power generation (FlowAirS) project is an Initial Training Network (ITN) in the field of duct acoustics aiming to reduce noise pollution. Francesco Sanna (from Italy), an ordinary Board Member of the MCAA, is one of the Fellows working on this...

Category: PROJECTS Date: FEBRUARY 2015

When scientists and researchers diversify their sources of funding, they preserve their independence. Here is the story of Ferran Macia, who combined support from the EU’s COFUND and the Beatriu de Pinós Programme for a research project in Barcelona I wanted to go to Barcelona for three...

Category: FUNDING Date: FEBRUARY 2015

An interview with Francesco Sanna – Marie Curie Fellow working on the FlowAirS project

1. Could you describe your project? The project I work for is based at the department of Heat Transfer and Fluid Dynamics of TNO, the Dutch research centre, in Delft. Its main goal is understanding and evaluating the effects of multiphase flows on acoustics in different configurations of pipes...

Category: PROJECTS Date: FEBRUARY 2015

You probably already know, but last December, a former Marie Curie Fellow and a Marie Curie project coordinator were awarded Nobel Prizes. Stefan W. Hell (Germany) received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry, whereas Edvard I. Moser (Norway) was given the Nobel Prize for Medicine. Let’s take a...

Category: ALUMNI Date: FEBRUARY 2015

2014 – A happening year for the MCAA

Dear MCAA Members around the world, On behalf of the MCAA Executive Committee and the Board, I wish you all a very happy and prosperous new year! 2014 has been a busy and exciting year for the MCAA. Thanks to your enthusiasm, our membership grew from a few hundred to over 5 600, thereby...

Category: MCAA Date: FEBRUARY 2015

An interview with Dr. Joachim Golliard – Francesco Sanna’s supervisor

1. Mr Golliard, could you tell us about your role within the FlowAirS project? I am the scientist in charge at TNO, supervisor of Francesco and I support him in performing his research at TNO 2. You represent the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research TNO. What is the role...

Category: PROJECTS Date: FEBRUARY 2015

Interview - Riccardo Biondi – Chair of the MCAA Austrian Chapter

1. Mr Biondi, you attended last year’s MCAA General Assembly, where the Association’s Board was elected. How satisfied are you with the Association’s activities over the first year? Some steps agreed at the first meeting have already been implemented and I feel the Working Groups and Chapters...

Category: MCAA Date: FEBRUARY 2015

When the history of climate change negotiations is written, the recent United Nations conference in Lima will not be the headline. While the big decisions are due to be made in Paris at the end of the year, Lima was considered a key step on the road to a globally binding treaty on reducing...

Category: EVENTS Date: FEBRUARY 2015

Interview - Axelle Viré – Vice-Chair of the MCAA, Chair of the BeNeLux Chapter

1- Ms Viré, you were elected Vice-Chair of the Association on 23 November 2013. How would you describe your first year? The first year of an association is always a challenge because we need to set the ground for a lot of new things. It is also difficult to assess how the members will engage...

Category: MCAA Date: FEBRUARY 2015