Francois Gautier is a full professor at the University of Le Mans (France) since 2008. He holds a PhD in Acoustics from the University of Le Mans obtained in 1997. He is also an aeronautical engineer (ENSAE, Sup Aero, Toulouse, 1993) and has obtained a master’s degree in Astrophysics (Univ. P. Sabatier, Toulouse, France, 1993) and a master’s degree in music technology (ATIAM, Paris, 1994). He has been teaching acoustics and vibrations at the ENSIM engineering school (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs du Mans, France) since 1997; he was responsible for the Vibrations/Acoustics option at Ensim between 2005 and 2020. He is currently in charge of the engineering students’ projects. His main research areas are vibroacoustics, passive vibration control, acoustic black hole effect, physics of periodic architectural panels and application of vibroacoustics to the study of musical instruments.

He is involved as a coordinator or key person in many academic and industrial research projects related to vibroacoustics at LAUM (Laboratoire d’Acoustique de l’Université du Mans, UMR CNRS 6613). He also built collaborations in Vibroacoustics with numerous foreign institute. He was guest editor of a special issue of the Journal of Sound and Vibration devoted to recent advances in the field of acoustic black holes.