Born in 1963 in Toulouse, France
Professor at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC)
Director of the Laboratory of Applied Bioacoustics (LAB)
Michel André is an Engineer in Biotechnologies graduated from the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, INSA, Toulouse, France; He holds a Master degree in Bioquemistry and Animal Physiology from the Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse, France; His PhD Dissertation that he defended at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was on sperm whale acoustics and noise pollution. He was a research assistant at the San Francisco State University, California, an intern scientist at The Marine Mammal Centre, California and an associate professor at the Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, España.
His research involves the development of acoustic technologies for the control of noise pollution in the marine environment; the study of the biological and pathological impact of noise pollution on cetacean acoustic pathways; the mathematical, physical, morpho- and electro-fisiological mechanisms of the cetacean bio-sonar as well as the extraction of the information from their acoustic signals.