Francois Gautier

Vibration mitigation strategy based on the  Acoustic Black Hole Effect

Francois Gautier is full Professor at Le Mans University (Université du Mans, France) since 2008. He holds a PhD in Acoustics
from Le Mans University obtained in 1997. He is also an aeronautical engineer (ENSAE, Sup Aero, Toulouse, 1993) and has
obtained a master in Astrophysics (Univ. P. Sabatier,Toulouse, France, 1993) and a master in music technology (ATIAM, Paris,
1994). He is teaching Acoustics and Vibration in the engineering school ENSIM (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs du
Mans, France) since 1997. He has published 48 articles in international peer reviewed journals and more than 120 conference
papers. His main research areas concern Vibroacoustics, the passive control of vibrations, the Acoustic Black Hole effect, the
physics of periodically architectured panels, and the application of vibroacoustics to the study of musical instruments. He
supervised 14 PhD theses.
He is involved as coordinator or key-person in funded research projects related to Vibroacoustics at LAUM (Laboratoire
d’Acoustique de l’Université du Mans, UMR CNRS 6613): eTNAA (ANR Project 2017-2021), FullFields (Labcom ANR
project, 2018-2021), BellAccor (ANR Project 2019-2022), MetaPlaq (RFI project, 2016-2019), Vibroleg (IRT J. Verne project,
2011-2017), PAFI (ANR Project, 2008-2012), He also manages or is involved in industrial contracts related to Vibration control:
Continental (Automotive industry, 2018-2021), Sim-Engineering (Gas industry, 2016-2019), Chpolansky (Acoustic waveguides,
2019-2022), PSA (2013-2016), Tenneco (2013-2017), Mambo (2021-2024). He was guest editor in the Journal of Sound and
Vibration for the edition of a Special Issue dedicated to recent advances in acoustic Black Holes (2020).