IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Franck Sgard / Senior professional researcher

M.Sc. Mechanical Engineering; Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering


Franck Sgard has worked at the IRSST since 2006. He is a senior researcher, whose work focuses mainly on the prevention of occupational hearing loss and accidents related to workplace noise. He holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Université de Sherbrooke and the Institut national des sciences appliquées in Lyon, France. Franck has published more than 325 scientific documents: articles for academic journals, conference papers, popular articles, a book and research reports. He has been Associate Editor of the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America since 2010. In addition, he has supervised some 50 graduate students in mechanical engineering and participated in the evaluation of around 30 master’s projects and Ph.D. theses.


  • Noise control in the workplace
  • Comfort of personal hearing protectors – modelling and measurement
  • Measurement of properties of acoustic materials and biomaterials
  • Location of noise sources (acoustic antennas)
  • Development of test benches to characterize sound emissions from tools

Professional orders and other affiliations

  • Associate Editor, J.A.S.A (Structural Acoustics and Vibration)
  • Adjunct professor, Université de Sherbrooke
  • Adjunct professor, École de technologie supérieure