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Marcel C. Remillieux

Staff Scientist


Research Interests

  • Numerical Methods for Elastodynamics and Acoustics
  • Linear and Nonlinear Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy
  • Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation
  • Nonlinear Acoustics
  • Environmental Acoustics



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  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2010
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2007
  • Diplome d'Ingénieur (B.S.+M.S.), Université de Technologie de Compiègne, 2007
  • Exchange Student, University of Pennsylvania, 2003-2005


Research Experience

  • 2013-Present - Los Alamos National Laboratory, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Geophysics Group, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
  • 2012-2013 - Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Research Scientist
  • 2010-2012 - Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
  • 2005-2010 - Virginia Tech, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate Research Assistant
  • 2004-2005 - University of Pennsylvania, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, Undergraduate Research Assistant


Professional Affiliations

  • ASA (Acoustical Society of America)
  • AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics)


Publications in Archival Journals

  • MC Remillieux, RA Guyer, C Payan, TJ Ulrich. Decoupling Nonclassical Nonlinear Behavior of Elastic Wave Types. Physical Review Letters, 116, 115501 (5 pp.), 2016.
  • M Lott, C Payan, V Garnier, QA Vu, JN Eiras, MC Remillieux, P-Y Le Bas, TJ Ulrich. Three-Dimensional Treatment of Non-Equilibrium Dynamics and Higher Order Elasticity. Applied Physics Letters, 108, 141907 (5 pp.), 2016.
  • PY Le Bas, MC Remillieux, L Pieczonka, JA Ten Cate, BE Anderson, TJ Ulrich. Damage Imaging in a Laminated Composite Plate Using an Air-Coupled Time Reversal Mirror. Applied Physics Letters, 107, 184102 (4 pp.), 2015.
  • BE Anderson, MC Remillieux, P-Y Le Bas, TJ Ulrich, L Pieczonka. Ultrasonic Radiation from Wedges of Cubic Profile: Experimental Results. Ultrasonics, 63, pp. 141-146, 2015.
  • MC Remillieux, TJ Ulrich, J Riviere, CR Lake, P-Y Le Bas. Resonant Ultrasound Spectroscopy for Materials with High Damping and Samples of Arbitrary Geometry. Journal of Geophysical Research - Solid Earth, 120, pp. 4898-4916, 2015.
  • MC Remillieux, BE Anderson, TJ Ulrich, P-Y Le Bas, C Payan. Depth Profile of a Time-Reversal Focus in an Elastic Solid. Ultrasonics, 58, pp. 60-66, 2015.
  • C Payan, TJ Ulrich, P-Y Le Bas, M Griffa, P Schuetz, MC Remillieux, TA Saleh. Probing Material Nonlinearity at Various Depths by Time Reversal Mirrors. Applied Physics Letters, 104, 144102 (3 pp.), 2014.
  • MC Remillieux, P-Y Le Bas, BE Anderson, TJ Ulrich. Improving the Air Coupling of Bulk Piezoelectric Transducers with Wedges of Power-Law Profiles: A Numerical Study. Ultrasonics, 54, pp. 1409-1416, 2014.
  • J Riviere, MC Remillieux, Y Ohara, S Haupert, BE Anderson, TJ Ulrich, PA Johnson. Dynamic Acousto-Elasticity in a Closed Fatigue Cracked Sample. Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation, 33, pp. 216-225, 2014.
  • MC Remillieux, SM Pasareanu, UP Svensson. Numerical Modeling of the Exterior-to-Interior Transmission of Impulsive Sound through Three-Dimensional, Thin-Walled Elastic Structures. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 332, pp. 6725-6742, 2013.
  • SM Pasareanu, MC Remillieux, RA Burdisso. Energy-Based Method for Near-Real Time Modeling of Sound Field in Complex Urban Environment. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 132, pp. 3647-3658, 2012.
  • MC Remillieux, RA Burdisso. Vibro-Acoustic Response of an Infinite, Rib-Stiffened, Thick-Plate Assembly Using Finite-Element Analysis. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America - Express Letters, 132, pp. 36-42, 2012.
  • M.C. Remillieux. External Pressure Loading, Vibration, and Acoustic Responses at Low Frequencies of Building Components Exposed to Impulsive Sound. Applied Acoustics, 73, pp. 1059-1075, 2012.
  • MC Remillieux, JM Corcoran, TR Haac, RA Burdisso, UP Svensson. Experimental and Numerical Study on the Propagation of Impulsive Sound around Buildings. Applied Acoustics, 73, pp. 1029-1044, 2012.
  • RL Harne, C Blanc, MC Remillieux, RA Burdisso, 2012. Structural-Acoustic Aspects in the Modeling of Sandwich Structures and Computation of Equivalent Elasticity Parameters. Thin-Walled Structures, 56, pp. 1-8, 2012.
  • C Blanc, MC Remillieux, JM Corcoran, RA Burdisso. Generation of Impulsive Sound with Speakers, Noise Control Engineering Journal, 60, pp. 148-157, 2012.
  • MC Remillieux, RA Burdisso, G Reichard. Transmission of Sonic Booms into a Rectangular Room with a Plaster-Wood Wall Using a Modal-Interaction Model. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 327, pp. 529-556, 2009.
  • MC Remillieux, HE Camargo, PA Ravetta, RA Burdisso, WF Ng. A Novel Kevlar-Walled Wind Tunnel for Aeroacoustic Testing of a Landing Gear. AIAA Journal, 46, pp. 1631-1639, 2008.
  • MC Remillieux, H Zhao, HH Bau. Suppression of Rayleigh-Bénard Convection with Proportional-Derivative Controller. Physics of Fluids, 19, 017102 (10 pp.), 2007.


Publications in Professional Magazines

  • MC Remillieux, BE Anderson, TJ Ulrich, P-Y Le Bas, MR Haberman, J Zhu. Review of Air-Coupled Transduction for Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation. Acoustics Today, Summer Issue, pp. 36-45, 2014
  • MC Remillieux, SM Pasareanu. Interaction of Sonic Booms with Isolated and Multiple Buildings. Noise & Vibration Worldwide, 44, pp. 9-17, 2013



  • Young Scientist Conference Attendance Grant (YS Grant), Board of the International Institute of Noise Control Engineering (I-INCE), 2012.
  • ICTAS Doctoral Fellowship, Institute of Critical Technology and Applied Science (ICTAS), 2007-2010.
  • 3rd place at the Young Engineer Paper (YEP) contest, ASME Fluids Division, 2006.
  • Waived tuitions, University of Pennsylvania - School of Engineering and Applied Science, academic year 2003-2004.




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