Mathias Fink

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Mathias Fink
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Mathias Fink at the IEMN in 2012
Born (1945-10-18) October 18, 1945 (age 73)
Alma mater
Known forTime reversal signal processing
Scientific career

Mathias Fink, born in 1945 in Grenoble, is a French physicist, professor at the École supérieure de physique et de chimie industrielles de la ville de Paris, member of the French Academy of Sciences[1] and professor at the Collège de France.[2]

Mathias Fink received a M.S. degree in mathematics from Paris University, and the Ph.D. degree in solid state physics. Then he moved to medical imaging and received the Doctorat es-Sciences degree from Paris University in the area of ultrasonic focusing for real-time medical imaging.

Mathias Fink is a professor of physics at the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI) where he founded in 1990 the Laboratory Ondes et Acoustique.[3] He pioneered the development of time-reversal mirrors[4] and Time Reversal Signal Processing. He developed many applications of this concept from ultrasound therapy, medical imaging, non-destructive testing, underwater acoustics, seismic imaging, tactile objects, to electromagnetic telecommunications. He also pioneered innovative medical imaging methods: transient elastography, supersonic shear imaging and multi-wave imaging that are now implemented by several companies. Four companies with close to 170 employees have been created from his research (Echosens,[5] Sensitive Object,[6] Supersonic Imagine[7] and Time Reversal Communications)