Professor of Acoustic Laboratory in Le Mans
Manuel Melon was born in France in 1969. He obtained a M.Sc. degree in Le Mans (1992). In 1996, he received his Ph.D. on the ultrasonic characterization of damping materials. Afterwards, Manuel joined the National Engineering Conservatory (Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers) in Paris as an Associate Professor. In 2014, he was awarded a professorship with full tenure at the Acoustic Laboratory in Le Mans, where he co-supervises the International Master's Degree in ElectroAcoustics (IMDEA). His research emphasis lies in the fields of characterization of electroacoustic sources, near-field acoustic holography and signal processing. Manuel Melon was the treasurer of the French Acoustical Society from 2004 to 2007 and a long-time member of the SFA electroacoustical group (GTEA) board. With GTEA and the AES French Section he helped organizing conferences on several topics in electroacoustics. He was inducted as a fellow into the Audio Engineering Society in 2005. He is the recipient of the Chavasse Prize of the French Acoustical Society.