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Serge Dos Santos was born in Valenciennes, France, in 1971. In 1995, he received the Master Degree of Physics with the mention Molecular Spectroscopy and Nonlinear Physics from the University of Dijon, France. His research interests are in the broad area of signal processing for Non Destructive Testing (NDT) and biomedical applications, with a special focus on nonlinear ultrasonics instrumentation, nonlinear sources localization, and multimodal imaging involving nonlinear time reversal methods. He worked at the FEMTO Institute (LPMO CNRS), Besançon, France, on the study of the origin of low-frequency fluctuations in ultra-stable oscillators. He obtained a PhD degree in Engineering Science in 1998 for his contribution to understanding the link between low-frequency noise in oscillators and nonlinearity in synchronized systems. Then he joined the Ultrasonic Group ‘GIP Ultrasons’, created by Professor Léandre Pourcelot at Tours, France, working on the development of new medical and NDT applications of nonlinear acoustics for ultrasound imaging. In 1999, he obtained an Associate Professor position at the LUSSI-CNRS Laboratory, directed by Professor Frédéric Patat, also devoted to fundamental research on nonlinear acoustics and signal processing. In 2005, he was an invited researcher at Artann Laboratories Inc (Princeton, USA) working on the development of nonlinear time reversal acoustics methods. At 37 years old, he received his “Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches” from the University of Tours, France. Currently, Serge Dos Santos is Associate Professor at the Department of Industrial Systems of the INSA Centre Val de Loire (INSA-CVL), Blois, France. His responsibilities include Administrative Council strategic development, relationships with local companies, universities and research institutions worldwide. Since 2009, he has conducted his research at the Inserm U930 and U1253 Units, directed by Professor Denis Guilloteau and Professor Catherine Belzung, working on biomedical applications of the advanced signal processing methods developed for the nonlinear NDT of complex materials. Since 2000, his research projects are granted and devoted to ultrasonic characterization of complex medium using nonlinear acoustics (AERONEWS FP6 European project ) for the aeronautic industry, advanced nonlinear signal processing using Lie groups, and nonlinear analysis of ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) for complex imaging, therapy applications and drug delivery applications with ultrasound and microbubbles. In 2013, he started a study, granted by the Région Centre Val de Loire and labelized by the International Cosmetic Valley cluster, working on the multiscale memory properties of the human skin extracted with TR-NEWS methods cited above. During the last 20 years, Serge Dos Santos conducted experimental research within invited stays at Artann Laboratories (2005 and 2007, Princeton, NJ, USA), Nottingham University (2005, UK), Exeter University (2007, UK) , VZLU Center (2006 and 2007, Prague), IT Nardoni (2018 and 2021, Italy) in order to test and validate nonlinear time reversal based NDT systems. His bibliography contains 249 references (H-index 2022 : 14) with 126 co-authors, including 1 book, 3 book chapters, 21 reviewed contributions, 175 international conferences (30 invited) and 50 seminars or lectures. For his outstanding contribution to the growth and dissemination of Non Destructive Testing knowledge to the worldwide community, he was awarded by Academia NDT International as a Full Member (ECNDT 2010, Moscow), responsible of the Signal Processing Chapter, Member of the Council since 2014 and Vice-President since 2021. In 2013, he received the Prime d'Excellence Scientifique (PES) and the RIPEC C3 in 2022 from the French National Council of University. He has been participating on the program committees for multiple years, as well as many other conferences and workshops. He was elected in the IIAV Board of Directors during the period 2018-2022, and coopted in the Panel “IIAV Distinguished Fellowship and Fellowship Committee for IIAV non-members” in 2020. As IEEE Senior Member since 2016, he is also active in the IEEE France Section as member of the EMB Chapter and Action for Industry (AfI) within the IEEE R8 Region. Since May 2020, he contributes to the NDE4.0 Global Ambassadors Panel. He was chosen as a member of the Organization or Scientific Committee (TPC) of international conferences and workshops: NDT in Progress since 2011, ICNDT2013, ICNDT2017; ECNDT 2014; IEEE BEC2014, IEEE BEC2016, ICSV22, IEEE IUS2016, WCNDT2016, ICSV23, ICSV24, FCAC2018, IEEE BEC 2018, ICFCTA 2019; ICSV25, ICSV26, FA2020, ICSV27, NDE4.0 2021, IEEE RTSI2021, IEEE ICBME2021, ICSV28, IEEE RTSI2022 and IEEE BEC 2022.
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Application of Quaternion Neural Network to Time Reversal Based Nonlinear Elastic Wave Spectroscopy

Sadataka Furui , Serge dos Santos
Transactions Of The Indian National Academy Of Engineering/INAE, 2023, 8 (1), pp.183-199. ⟨10.1007/s41403-023-00388-w⟩
Journal articles inserm-04183234v1
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Acousto-mechanical behaviour of ex-vivo skin: Nonlinear and viscoelastic properties

Halima Ghorbel-Feki , Ali Masood , Michael Caliez , Michel Gratton , Jean Christophe Pittet
Comptes Rendus Mécanique, 2019, 347 (3), pp.218-227. ⟨10.1016/j.crme.2018.12.005⟩
Journal articles hal-02009152v1
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Wenhui Li , Ling Bai , Yiming Chen , Serge Dos Santos , Baofeng Li
International Journal of Innovative Computing and Applications, 2018, 14, pp.211 - 226
Journal articles hal-02879626v1
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The effects of cyclic tensile and stress-relaxation tests on porcine skin

Djamel Remache , Michael Caliez , Michel Gratton , Serge dos Santos
Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 2018, 77, pp.242-249. ⟨10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.09.009⟩
Journal articles hal-01687525v1

Nonlinear time reversal signal processing techniques applied to acousto-mechanical imaging of complex materials

Serge dos Santos , Zuzana Dvorakova , Michael Caliez , Zdenek Prevorovsky
Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2015, 138 (3), pp.1835 - 1835. ⟨10.1121/1.4933840⟩
Journal articles hal-01740528v1

Ultrasonic Imaging of Human Tooth using Chirp-Coded Nonlinear Time Reversal Acoustics

dos Santos Serge , Mathieu Domenjoud , Zdenek Prevorovsky
Physics Procedia, 2010, 3 (1), pp.913-918. ⟨10.1016/j.phpro.2010.01.117⟩
Journal articles hal-01235640v1
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Excitation Symmetry Analysis Method (ESAM) for calculation of higher order nonlinearities

Serge Dos Santos , Camille Plag
International Journal of Non-Linear Mechanics, 2008, 43 (3), pp.164. ⟨10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2007.12.014⟩
Journal articles hal-00501773v1
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Strategy for NDTE education at universities in France

Philippe Duvauchelle , Rachid El Guerjouma , Serge Dos Santos
13th ECNDT 2023, Academia NDT International research day, Jul 2023, Lisbonne, Portugal
Conference papers hal-04347132v1

The physical interpretation of the signal processing cross-correlation using TR-NEWS : an acoustic point of view

Serge Dos Santos , Zdenek Prevorovsky
Forum Acusticum, Dec 2020, Lyon, France. pp.2753-2753, ⟨10.48465/fa.2020.1143⟩
Conference papers hal-03242485v1

Multiscale memristive properties of skin induced by memory effects of cyclic stress-relaxation loadings: data fusion from ground truth nonlinear acousto-mechanical testing.

Serge dos Santos , Ali Masood , Martin Lints , A. Salupere , Colette Kozena
25th International Congress on Sound and Vibration (ICSV25), Jul 2018, Hiroshima, Japan
Conference papers hal-01885003v1

Acousto-mechanical instrumentation of multiscale hysteretic memristive properties of the skin with nonlinear time reversal imaging

Serge dos Santos , Martin Lints , Jean-Christophe Pittet , Michael Caliez , Michel Gratton
COMET, Jun 2017, Cergy-Pontoise, France
Conference papers hal-01740718v1

Memory effects in the biomechanical behavior of ex-vivo skin under acousto-mechanical testings : a multiscale Preisach modeling of aging

Serge dos Santos , Colette Kozena , Vaclav Kus , Djamel Remache , Jean-Christophe Pittet
23rd International Congress on Sound & Vibration ICSV23, Jul 2016, Athens, Greece
Conference papers hal-01740735v1

Non linear time reversal signal processing techniques applied to acousto-mechanical imaging of complex materials

Serge dos Santos , Zuzana Dvorakova , Michael Caliez , Zdenek Prevorovsky
170th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Nov 2015, Jacksonville, United States
Conference papers hal-01741427v1

Nonlinear Time Reversal for Non Destructive Testing of complex medium : a review based on multi-physics experiments and signal processing strategies

Serge dos Santos , Martin Lints , Nathalie Poirot , Z. Farova , A. Salupere
VIIIth International Workshop NDT in Progress NDTP2015, Sep 2015, Prague, Czech Republic
Conference papers hal-01741434v1

Skin hysteretic behavior using acousto-mechanical imaging and nonlinear time reversal signal processing

Serge dos Santos , Djamel Remache , Michel Gratton , Michael Caliez
22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration ICSV22, Jul 2015, Florence, Italy
Conference papers hal-01741441v1

Viscoelastic and/or hysteretic properties of the skin: acousto-mechanical evaluation using nonlinear time reversal imaging in symbiosis with uniaxial loading

Serge dos Santos , Djamel Remache , Daniel Tokar , Michel Gratton , Jean-Christophe Pittet
28th congress of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists IFSCC, Oct 2014, Paris, France
Conference papers hal-01741447v1
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Analyse des symétries pour un traitement du signal systémique : Application à l'imagerie non linéaire des milieux complexes

Serge dos Santos
10ème Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Apr 2010, Lyon, France
Conference papers hal-00546844v1
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Nonlinear ultrasonic spectroscopy using ESAM and DORT symbiosis

Sarka Vejvodova , Zdenek Prevorovsky , Serge dos Santos
10ème Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Apr 2010, Lyon, France
Conference papers hal-00550530v1
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Ultrasonographie dentaire par techniques TR-NEWS

Serge dos Santos , Zdenek Prevorovsky
10ème Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Apr 2010, Lyon, France
Conference papers hal-00551160v1
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Acousto-ultrasonics for nondestructive evaluation of epoxy adhesive joint integrity in complex structures

Souhail Amami , Serge dos Santos , Adriana Savin , W. J. Jeong , J.H. Bae
10ème Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Apr 2010, Lyon, France
Conference papers hal-00554466v1
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Nonlinear wave modulation and time reversal tomography of structural defects

Zdenek Prevorovsky , Sarka Vejvodova , Serge dos Santos
10ème Congrès Français d'Acoustique, Apr 2010, Lyon, France
Conference papers hal-00550531v1

Symmetry analysis applied to nonlinear acoustics: Principle and application for acoustic signal processing

dos Santos Serge , Mathieu Domenjoud , Camille Plag
International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics, Jul 2008, Stockholm, Sweden. pp.46-49, ⟨10.1063/1.2956261⟩
Conference papers hal-01235577v1
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Time-frequency analysis for surface roughness characterization using backscatter ultrasound

Serge Dos Santos , Pierre Marechal , François Vander Meulen , Marc Lethiecq
QUANTITATIVE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION, Jul 2001, Brunswick, Maine, United States. pp.752-758, ⟨10.1063/1.1472873⟩
Conference papers hal-03840911v1

Recent Advances in Mathematics and Technology

Serge dos Santos , Mostafa Maslouhi , Kasso Okoudjou
Springer International Publishing, 2020, Applied and Numerical Harmonic Analysis, ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-35202-8⟩
Books hal-03943424v1
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dos Santos Serge
Mécanique []. Université François Rabelais - Tours, 2008
Habilitation à diriger des recherches tel-00344955v1