UACE2023: REMEMBERING JEAN-PIERRE HERMAND AS A SCIENTIFIC COLLEAGUE AND ACADEMIC ADVISOR



  • Session: 01. Memorial Session for Jean-Pierre Hermand
    Organiser(s): Chapman Ross
  • Lecture: REMEMBERING JEAN-PIERRE HERMAND AS A SCIENTIFIC COLLEAGUE AND ACADEMIC ADVISOR [invited]
    Paper ID: 838
    Author(s): Johnson Jay R., Wilson Preston S.
    Presenter: Johnson Jay R.
    Presentation type: oral
    Abstract: Professor Jean-Pierre Hermand was a colleague, mentor, and dear friend to many in the acoustics community, which was why his unexpected passing last September was such an immense loss. Professor Hermand was involved in many facets of acoustics research and outreach and I had the pleasure of having him as my Ph.D. co-supervisor for the last four years of his life. As an advisor, Professor Hermand always gave thoughtful advice and was devoted to the highest quality work. As an experimenter and colleague, his energy and enthusiasm were contagious. And as a friend, he was fiercely loyal and always knew the right time to relax. We worked closely on seagrass acoustics, one of the many subjects about which he was passionate. He first began in-situ experiments on acoustic propagation in seagrass meadows to measure oxygen production over two decades ago. Since then, he worked on numerous ex-situ studies aimed at acoustically characterizing seagrass and macroalgae. These past and current experiments will be reviewed using anecdotes about his mentorship.
  • Corresponding author: Mr Johnson Jay R.
    Affiliation: The University of Texas at Austin
    Country: United States
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