Aidin Delnavaz

Mechanical Design of In-Ear Wearables for EERS-ÉTS Industrial Research Chair in In-Ear Technologies

Meritas | - Selected paper based on novelty and scientific impact for the "Highlights of 2014" in the Journal of Smart Materials and Structures (2014). - The Best Industry-oriented PhD Dissertation Award, Ministry of Industries and Mines, Iran (2010). - Intelligent Graduate Student Fellowship, Sharif University of Technology, Iran (2008).

Biography | Aidin Delnavaz received B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees, all in Mechanical Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Iran in 2002, 2004 and 2010 respectively. In 2010, he joined Sonomax-ÉTS Industrial Research Chair in In-ear Technologies where he now holds a post of an Associate Researcher. His professional (scientific) interests are in the area of vibrations, dynamics and Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS). He is currently working on energy harvesting from the human body movement to power wearable or portable electronic devices. Since 2014 he has been also a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS) and École polytechnique de Montréal.

Cécile Le Cocq

Associée de recherche CRITIAS 2.0 Assistante technique et administrative pour CRITIAS

Biography | Cécile Le Cocq, Ing. graduated from ESME-Sudria (École spéciale de mécanique et d’électricité, France) in Electronics, Signal Processing and Telecommunications in 2001. She obtained her Master’s degree in Acoustics at Université de la Méditerranée (France) in 2002 and a Ph.D. at École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS), Université du Québec in 2010. She was a research associate in a collaborative research project on hearing protection devices between IRSST (Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail) and ÉTS. She is now acting as a professional acoustics engineer consultant and she is also a research associate within the NSERC-EERS Industrial Research Chair in In-Ear Technology (CRITIAS). Her research interests include audio signal processing and Acoustics as well as the application of signal processing in Acoustics.

Elliot Drees

Protection auditive pour musiciens : implémentation et la caractérisation d’un système de gestion de l’effet d’occlusion

Guilhem Viallet

Conception par fabrication additive d’un dispositif intra-auriculaire multifonctions: l'oreille «bionique»;

Meritas | - MITACS elevate postdoctoral fellowship for the research project: Research & Development to contribute to the conception by additive manufacturing of a multi-function intra-auricular device, the «bionic ear»; 2015-2017. - Ph.D thesis: Excellent grade, recommendation from the jury to participate in the ÉTS thesis award competition, 2015; - Eckel Student Prize in Noise Control, Canadian Acoustical Association, 2012; - Student presentation award, Direction of public health annual meeting of Montreal, 2012 - Internal scholarship from ÉTS, Montréal, 2012; - Travel grant, Acoustical society of America congress, San Diego, 2011; - Student presentation award, Canadian acoustical association congress in Quebec city, 2011; - Poster award (2nd prize), EREST-RRSSTQ, 2011 & 2012

Biography | Guilhem Viallet has been passionate about acoustics for more than ten years now. He is currently in charge of the questions relative to the development and conception of the «bionic ear» by additive manufacturing. This project is an industrial-academic partnership between the company eers and the research chair CRITIAS at ÉTS for which Guilhem obtained a MITACS Elevate fellowship. With a master’s degree in transport and environmental acoustics, from the University of Maine (LAUM, France), he acquired several professional experiences as acoustic consultant for the firms Tysseire & Associés (Toulouse, France) and Orféa (Brive, France). After an internship at the “Noise unit” of the health protection and environmental service of the city of Le Mans (France), he joined the ÉTS (Montreal) to continue with a Ph.D. in modeling of hearing protectors. The models developed during the project contributed to better understand the physics of the sound transmission problem through the earplug coupled to the auditory canal and to quantify the impact on the attenuation of the variation of the earplug’s material properties. Three scientific papers (1st author) and a dozen of proceedings (first or co-author) emerged from this research. At CRITIAS, he first pursued his research on hearing protection before moving to its actual project concerning the implementation of a 3D printing and a modulation facility to contribute to the conception of the «bionic ear».

Hami Monsarrat-Chanon

Technical Lead (ARP) et Ingénieur R2D

Meritas | Team awards: - AHR Expo 2012 Innovation Awards, Honorable mention Plumbing: CAN2GO DA2 Intelligent Wireless Valve Actuator - AHR Expo 2011 Innovation Awards, Winner Software: CAN2GO embedded BAS IP Web Interface - AHR Expo 2010 Innovation Awards, Honorable mention Building Automation: CAN2GO for Building Automation - Prix Innovation, Concours Entrepreneurs en Actions, CDEC Rosemont-Petite-Patrie 2008 Personal awards : - Best end of studies project - 2000 - College Diploma in Computerized Systems Technology, Cégèp de Sherbrooke

Biography | Hami has a solid background in electrical engineering. He cumulates over 15 years of professional experience within R&D teams of small companies. He worked on various projects ranging from medical apparatus to utility instrumentation systems. His primary field of action is embedded software development. He is also active in the areas of electronic development as well as system architecture and has experience in mechanical design. In a recent startup project, he led the embedded software development team and acted as a Software Development Director toward the release of the award-winning CAN2go building control solutions. After a multinational had acquired the company, Hami looked for different types of challenges and went back to school where he completed a graduate diploma under Professor Jérémie Voix. He is now acting as a Research Associate within the CRITIAS. Hami enjoys being involved into creative and dynamic teams. Currently working on audio and bio-signal applications, he hopes to learn more on how nature accomplishes its engineering tasks.

Romain Dumoulin

Assistant de recherche au laboratoire d'acoustique industrielle du département de génie mécanique

Valentin Pintat

Systèmes électriques et électroniques embarqués

Vera Ganicheva

Assistante de recherche à la Chaire de recherche industrielle CRSNG-EERS en technologies intra-auriculaire (CRITIAS)