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Vicent Romero-García

PhD Applied Physics, Acoustics

CNRS Researcher

Laboratoire d’Acoustique de l’Université du Mans (LAUM)

UMR-CNRS 6613 - Le Mans Université 

Avenue O. Messiaen

72085 Le Mans Cedex 9, FRANCE

tel.: +33 (0)2 43 83 36 67

vicente.romero@univ-lemans.fr

Born in Xàtiva, València, Spain. January, 18th, 1981

ORCID: 0000-0002-3798-6454

Researcher ID: P-5811-2016

Positions and responsabilties

2014- present: Researcher at CNRS/Chargé de Recherche CNRS, Laboratoire d’Acoustique de l’Université du Mans (LAUM), UMR 6613 CNRS, France. Leader of the transversal axis "Metamaterials"


2020- present: Editorial Board of New Journal of Physics


2020-present: Editorial Board of Acoustics


2014 - present:       Leader of the Transversal Research Axis of Metamaterials at LAUM.


2018- present: PI HYPERMETA Project.


2019- present: Key personne (Co-PI) in a TRP project with the European Space Agency.


2019 Training project leader. Metagenierie 2019

(Funded by CNRS)


2017 Training project leader. Metagenierie 2017

(Funded by CNRS)


2016 - Present: Leader of the working group of Acoustic Metamaterials for audible sound in the GdR Meta. Member of the committee of the GdR.


2016-Present: Leader of the Working Group of the Insolation Research Group of the Work Package 1: Theoretical and Modelling of Acoustic Metamaterials, Sonic Crystals and Porous Materials in the COST Denorms.

My research is transversal and lies in the frontiers between different topics as Metamaterials, Crystalline structures, Acoustic materials and disordered systems.

My interest is focused on the wave propagation in complex media paying special attention to several wave phenomena as perfect absorption, diffusion of waves, transparency, cloaking, band gap engineering, waveguiding, filtering, surface waves, and diffraction among others.

My interest is both theoretical and experimental trying always to combine both in each work.

More details...

Fundamentals and Applications of Acoustic Metamaterials: From Seismic to Radio Frequency.

ISTE Ltd 2019


Vicent Romero-García

Anne-Christine Hladky Hennion


This is a training book composed of nine chapters written by experts in the field, giving a broad overview of acoustic metamaterials and their uses. The book is divided into three parts, covering the state-of-the-art, the fundamentals and the real-life applications of acoustic metamaterials.

V. Romero-García, N. Jiménez, J.-P. Groby, A. Merkel, V. Tournat, G. Theocharis, O. Richoux, V. Pagneux.

Perfect absorption in mirror symmetric metascreens. Phys. Rev. Applied 14, 054055, (2020) (PDF) (Bibtex)

10/2010 PhD Applied Physics

European mention.

Extraordinary award of Polytechnic University of Valencia


On the control of propagating acoustic waves in sonic crystals: analytical, numerical and optimization techniques

M. Malléjac, A. Merkel, J. Sánchez-Dehesa, J. Christensen, V. Tournat, J.-P. Groby, and V. Romero-García,


Zero-phase propagation in realistic plate-type acoustic metamaterials, Applied Physics Letters, 115 (13), 134101, (2019). (PDF) (Bibtex)


Editor's Pick of APL

PhD Thesis

Full CV

I have participated in the exhibition Acoustics and Beyond, launched at the final event of the DENORMS Action. This event was organised in Coimbra (PT) to celebrate the end of the funding of the Action by the COST Association. The exhibition Acoustics and Beyond is shown from 21st February until 31st October in the Science Museum of Coimbra. It shows objects and interactive installations made in universities all over the world, straight out of the laboratory. You will discover how sound can travel, and how science helps to keep the noise around us low.


Visit the exhibition by clicking in this link. Enjoy it!

Acoustics and Beyond

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