Prof. Vincent Debut
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Lisboa, Portugal

Vincent Debut is a French researcher working in Portugal for 14 years, addressing acoustic and vibration issues concerned with musical instruments. He merges pratical insights as a musician (oboe) and a physicist (MSc+PhD), and for 17 years, he has worked on characterization, modeling, optimization and sound synthesis of musical instruments. He is currently assistant researcher at the Instituto de Etnomusicologia, Centro de Estudo em Música e Dança, where he is the coordinator of the Music Acoustics research group. Since 2008, he is an invited professor at the New University of Lisbon (UNL, Portugal), lecturing a series of courses on Acoustics and being in charge of the Acoustics and Sound Studies postgraduate program. Recently, in collaboration with public partners, he has produced works of international interest in the area of Cultural Heritage, for preserving rare musical instruments. He has been the coordinator of several research projects and was recently contracted by the Portuguese government for an expert assignment in the action plan to restore the historical carillons of the Mafra National Palace. He has co-authored 1 book chapter and 60 papers international peer-reviewed journals and conference papers. His work has been awarded five prizes (Entrepreneurship award Santander-Totta, 2017; Collaborative Research Project Prize, Santander-Totta, 2016; Best Paper Award, XXI Congreso Nacional de Ingeniera Mecanica, 2016; Associação Portuguesa de Museologia, 2015; International Symposium on Musical Acoustics, 2014). He is a member of the Technical Commission of the Portuguese Acoustical Society.