Patrick Flandrin graduated in 1978 from the Institute of Industrial Chemistry and Physics in Lyon, but he chose not to enter into the engineering profession in a classical way. Instead, he defended a thesis on signal processing at the Institut Polytechnique in Grenoble.
He started working at the CNRS in 1982, and gradually steered his research towards the methodological aspect of this discipline. His goal? To provide reliable analytical tools in areas such as physics and medicine.
Since 1991, Patrick Flandrin has worked in the team known as Sisyphus (Signals, Systems and Physics) in the Physics Laboratory of the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon.
In 2009, he was promoted to Fellow of the European Signal Processing company and images for his work on time-frequency analysis of Non-Stationary Signals.
In 2010, he received the silver medal from the CNRS and became a member of the Academy of Sciences.