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Sébastien GUENNEAU, Institut Fresnel

20 septembre 2016 ( maj : 5 octobre 2016 ), par Administrateur

Research Director CNRS

Sébastien GUENNEAU graduated from Université de Provence (Aix-Marseille I) with a Master Degree (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) in Partial Differential Equations and Probabilities in 1997, and a Bachelor Degree (Licence) in Physics in 2000 from Université Paul Cézanne (Aix-Marseille III). He was awarded his PhD (co-supervised by Guy Bouchitté, professor of Mathematics at Université de Toulon et du Var, and Frédéric Zolla, professor of Physics at Aix-Marseille Université) in 2001 from Université de Provence on a topic related to numerical analysis of photonic crystal fibres and homogenization of quasi-crystals. He then worked seven years in the United Kingdom as a postdoctoral research associate at Liverpool University (2001-2003) and Imperial College London (2003-2004) and then as an applied mathematics lecturer at Liverpool University (academic years 2004-2005 and 2007-2009). He joined the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) as a research scientist (CR1) in 2006. He has been working as a CNRS research director (DR2) at the Institut Fresnel of Aix-Marseille Université since 2013 and he has held an Honorary Research Fellowship at Liverpool University since 2009. He is an editorial board member of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, of the European Physics Journal : Applied Metamaterials and co-editor in chief with Frédérique de Fornel of the book series Metamaterials of ISTE Press. He has published over 130 research papers in electromagnetics and acoustics, co-authored one book with colleagues at Aix-Marseille Université and Sydney University on Foundations of Photonic Crystal Fibres (Imperial College Press, 2005 & 2012) and co-edited one book with Richard CRASTER, professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, on Acoustic Metamaterials (Springer Verlag, 2013). He is co-owner of 1 English patent on Photo-Acoustic Switches in micro-structured fibres (with Alexander Movchan at Liverpool University), 1 International Patent on structured plates (AMU/CNRS/Centrale Marseille/Liverpool University), as well as 3 French patents on enhancement of Lamb waves in plates, water wave cloaks and morphing for numerical simulations (AMU/CNRS/Centrale Marseille). He holds a European Research Council grant on acoustic, hydrodynamic and seismic metamaterials (from 01/10/2011 to 30/09/2016). His research activities focus on models of photonic and phononic crystals (and crystal fibres) as well as on metamaterials for an enhanced control of wave and diffusion phenomena, including lensing and cloaking.