Guy Lemarquand was born in Paris, France, in 1959. He received an electromechanical engineer degree in 1982 and a PhD degree in 1984, both from the Grenoble University. Dr Lemarquand is a professor in the Acoustic Department at University du Maine, Le Mans, France, where his research and teaching interests include audio and electromechanical engineering. Dr Lemarquandâ€™s research has encompassed loudspeaker technology and magnetomechanical devices. He has published over 70 research articles and holds over 30 granted and pending patents in this field. He is a senior member of the IEEE Magnetics Society.