Sorbonne University, France
Jean-Dominique Polack, Dr.rer.nat. (Göttingen, Germany) 1982, Dr. es Sc. 1988, is Professor of Acoustics at Sorbonne University/University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris since 1997, and was director of the Laboratoire d’Acoustique Musicale, now merged into Institut d’Alembert, from 2002 to 2006. He then headed the Doctoral Schools in mechanics, acoustics and robotics (ED391 SMAER) from 2009 to March 2011, and was elected Director of the Doctoral Education Institute at UPMC (IFD, equivalent to Dean of Doctoral Studies) from March 2011 to March 2016. His professional experience includes 18 months at the University of Auckland (New Zealand) in 1985-86, and 6 years at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) between 1991 and 2001, including 2 years as Professor of Electroacoustics. Jean-Dominique is a specialist in Room Acoustics and Environmental Acoustics, with work on the ecological validity of sound reproduction. He also was the first Editor-in-Chief of Acta Acustica between 1993 and 1998, and Vice-President of the European Acoustics Association (EAA) from 2004 to 2007. In 1997, he was awarded the Prix Chavasse from the French Acoustical Society (SFA), and he received the ID-Prisen from the Danish Design Centre in 1998 for OmniSource, a sound source designed for Brüel&Kjær A/S. He has published over a hundred papers in journals and conferences.