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Françoise Chavrier was born in Besançon, France, in 1959. She received the Diploma degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Technology in Compiègne, France in 1983 and the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Lille II, France in 1988.

She was recruited by INSERM, Lyon, France, in 1987. She has been working in INSERM, Units 281 and 556 directed by Dr. Cathignol, and Unit 1032 directed by Dr. Chapelon. To date she works at the Laboratory of Therapeutic Applications of Ultrasound (LabTAU, Inserm Unit 1032, Lyon, France).

She has developed various experimental devices for the characterization of transducers and different computer models to study acoustic pressure fields of new designed probes, piezo-electric transducer responses, dynamics of cavitation bubbles, propagation of shock waves in dissipative media and HIFU-induced lesions in presence of cavitation bubbles. She especially investigates novel focal/conformal treatment strategies for targeting localized cancers (brain, prostate) or other pathologies such as glaucoma, cardiac arrhythmias or endometriosis.

Since 2002, she is the quality manager of the laboratory.

  • Transrectal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound as focal therapy of posterior deep invasive endometriosis.
    Dubernard G, Gelet A, Lafon C, Guillen N, Chavrier F, Chapelon JY, Huissoud C, Philip CA.
    Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol : 17497, 2017
  • Design and evaluation of a transesophageal HIFU probe for ultrasound-guided cardiac ablation: simulation of a HIFU mini-maze procedure and preliminary ex vivo trials.
    Constanciel E, N'Djin WA, Bessière F, Chavrier F, Grinberg D, Vignot A, Chevalier P, Chapelon JY, Lafon C.
    IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control, 60 (9) : 1868-83, 2013
  • Development of a miniaturized HIFU device for glaucoma treatment with conformal coagulation of the ciliary bodies.
    Charrel T, Aptel F, Birer A, Chavrier F, Romano F, Chapelon JY, Denis P, Lafon C.
    Ultrasound Med Biol, 37 (5) : 742-54, 2011
  • Determination of the nonlinear parameter by propagating and modeling finite amplitude plane waves.
    Chavrier F, Lafon C, Birer A, Barrière C, Jacob X, Cathignol D.
    J Acoust Soc Am, 119 (5) : 2639-2644, 2006
  • Experimental evaluation of lesion prediction modelling in the presence of cavitation bubbles: intended for high-intesity focused ultrasound prostate treatment.
    Curiel L, Chavrier F, Gignoux B, Pichardo S, Chesnais S, Chapelon JY.
    Med Biol Eng Comput, 42 : 44-54, 2004
  • 1,5-D high intensity focused ultrasound array for non-invasive prostate cancer surgery.
    Curiel L, Chavrier F, Souchon R, Birer A, Chapelon JY.
    Ultrasound in Med and Biol, 49 (2) : 231-242, 2002
  • Modeling of high-intensity focused ultrasound-induced lesions in the presence of cavitation bubbles.
    Chavrier F, Chapelon JY, Gelet A, Cathignol D.
    J Acoust Soc Am, 108 (1): 432-440, 2000