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Dominique Lesselier — Short vitae (refer for a list of publications, in French, to the attached file, notice that the "HAL-generated list of publications" at L2S, for the years before 2003, does only include journal papers and book chapters, while the linked personal webpage needs some updating ...)

Born in Lons-le-Saunier (Jura), France, on August 16, 1953, D. Lesselier received the diplôme d'ingénieur de l'Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (a French “Grande Ecole”, then known as Supélec), Paris, in June 1975, and thereafter he was successively awarded the Doctorat en Sciences and the Doctorat d’Etat es Sciences Physiques degrees both by Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, both under the close direction of Professor Elie Roubine, in February 1978 and in March 1982, respectively --- he also holds a Maîtrise in Mathématiques et Applications Fondamentales (mostly run as an academic complement when student engineer), and a Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in Optics, the latter under Professor Serge Lowenthal,  DEA that was a prerequisite also for starting a PhD at that time, both degrees being awarded by the same Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, in June 1976.

He became Research Engineer at Supélec in October 1978, working and teaching on a range of electromagnetic and acoustic issues within Professor Jean-Charles Bolomey’s team, and he was selected as Chargé de recherche (tenured junior scientist) by the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in October 1981, with a position within the Laboratoire des Signaux et Systèmes, acronymed as L2S, a joint laboratory of CNRS, Supélec, now having become CentraleSupélec, and Université Paris-Sud located in Gif-sur-Yvette, now also within University Paris-Saclay. In this laboratory, he was with the Département de Recherche en Electromagnétisme since its creation, and is now with the Groupe Problèmes Inverses of the Pôle Signaux et Statistiques. He was promoted as Directeur de Recherche (Director of research)  at CNRS, seconde classe (known as DR2), in October 1988, and he was advanced in October 2006 to the première classe (known as DR1).

He spent one year (1982-1983) as a Visiting Scholar within the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles, at the invitation of/and with/ Professor Cavour Yeh, in tight co-operation with Professor Akira Ishimaru, University of Washington. 

From January 2006 to December 2009, as Director of the Groupement de Recherche CNRS known as GDR ONDES, he has been managing a broad network of French laboratories and scientists involved in the science of waves (electromagnetics, acoustics, photonics) under many guises.

His main research activity nowadays pertains to the development of solution methods of wave-field imaging and inverse problems, from sound mathematical theory to effective numerical solutions (computational modeling) to pertinent applications, and vice-versa. Since the end of the 1970’s to now, he has authored/co-authored more than 120 journal papers, 10 invited book chapters, close to 60 contributions to edited proceedings, and given (himself or co-workers) more than 260 conference papers and 45 seminars either in French institutions or, in effect for the most part, abroad. 

He has been advisor/co-advisor of 28 PhD since 1986, 3 of those on-going as of now (+ the co-supervision of a PhD at UESTC Chengdu, China), 2 more being started this Fall 2017, presently within the Doctoral School Sciences and Technologies of Information and Communication (STIC) of Université Paris-Saclay,and  in charge/co-charge/ of 26 post-doctoral scientists during their work at L2S for up to two years each one --- about half of the aforementioned PhD and post-doc fellows (save those still on their way) holds permanent positions at CNRS and higher-education French and foreign institutions, and the other half works in industrial R&D.

He has also been jury member (and additionally half of the time referee or “rapporteur” of the manuscript) of 80 PhD defenses at a number of French universities as well as at those of Delaware, Gent, Leuven, Singapore (NUS) and Tel Aviv, and 9 Habilitations à Diriger des Recherches (in France), while he has carried out quite more than 250 reviews of journal papers, plus an ever-growing number of reviews of conference papers. 

Overall, he so far edited/co-edited/ 4 proceedings of international conferences, 2 collective books, and (no one achieved more in that journal ...) 4 special sections of the journal Inverse Problems since 2000 (those were with Tarek Habashy, 2000, John Bowler, 2002, Weng-Chow Chew, 2004, and Oliver Dorn, 2010) while with Radio Science he was in charge of three invited reviews that have been published in 2011. 

He has been acting/is acting/ within an array of industry-related projects as well as academic ones, both bilateral and multi-lateral ones, those very often involving foreign (non-French) partners also. The same holds true regarding his role as expert on the behalf of a host of evaluation committees of regulating bodies, funding agencies, schools and universities in France and several other countries in Europe and beyond. (None of the related information is input here.)

D. Lesselier received the R. W. P. King Award in October 1982 from the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society. Fellow of the Institute of Physics (elected in 1999) and Fellow of the Electromagnetics Academy, Senior Member of the SEE (Société de l’Electricité, de l’Electronique et des Technologies de l’Information et de la Communication) as well as of the IEEE, he is also active since many years within the International Union of Radio Science, Commission B. 

Since 2003, per successively renewed terms of 3 years, he is Associate Editor of Radio Science (AGU). Between 2005 and 2016, he had been belonging to the International Advisory Panel of Inverse Problems (IOP Science) after having served on its Editorial Board from 1997 to 2004 with “exceptional renewal for good service” in 2002. Since 2003, he is Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, and of the Editorial Board of the PIER Progress in Electromagnetic Research.

Also, since 1998, he belongs to the Standing Committee of the Electromagnetic Non-Destructive Evaluation Workshop Series (ENDE) and to the International Steering Committee of the International Symposia on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (ISEM), from which he received the ISEM Chairpersonship Award in 2005, whilst he has been actively engaged into the organization of very many international conferences throughout the world, beyond those two specialized series, and obviously chairing a number of scientific events, with strong international flavor for most of them, as the noveliest example a forthcoming one being ENDE 2017 in Saclay which he is co-chairing with Christophe Reboud at LIST CEATech, with in particular the backing of DIGITEO.