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Prof. Simon Thibault, PhD, Eng.

Professor Simon Thibault is currently Director of the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics at Université Laval, and a researcher in optical design. He obtained his bachelor's degree in engineering physics in 1994, a master's degree in physics in 1995, and his doctorate in 1998 from Université Laval (Québec). Since then, he has been recognized as a Fellow of Optica (formerly OSA) (2021) and a Fellow of SPIE (2018). He is involved in several Optica and SPIE conferences, including chairing the IODC International Optical Design Conference in June 2023. In recent years, he has been associate editor of the following journals Optical Engineering and Optics Express.

Simon Thibault has held an NSERC Industrial Research Chair in Optical Design since 2008. With a budget of over $500K per year, the Chair focuses on the development of advanced optical systems and optical design techniques, as well as manufacturing and characterization methods, and is integrated with the Laboratoire de recherche en ingénierie optique (LRIO), which he has also headed since 2008. He is currently scientific manager for optical component manufacturing (diamond turning and polishing of optics).

Prof. Thibault is the author and co-author of more than 30 patents and more than 300 communication techniques in conferences and journals in optics.

Denis Brousseau, PhD
Research associate

Expertise: Lens design, metrology, astronomical instrumentation, adaptive optics

Béatrice Lessard-Hamel
Research associate

Expertise: Optical engineering, microscopy, instrumentation

Hugues Auger
Senior technician

Expertise: Fabrication, instrumentation, optical test, assembly and characterisation, thin films, microfabrication

Guillaume Allain
PhD student

Project: Development of bio-inspired optical systems

Samira Arabpou
PhD student

Project: Modeling, optimisation and fabrication of lens-less imager

Jeck Borne
PhD student

Project: Modeling the optical properties of a metasurface in the context of optical desing

Julie Buquet
PhD student

Project: Study of the influence of non-linear distortion of wide angle images on convolutional neural networks for depth estimation

Jason Guénette
PhD student

Project: Modal wavefront sensor concept using photonic crystals and nanostructures

Maria Hovakimyan
PhD student

Project: Dynamic focus and distortion correction in panoramic imaging by using liquid crystal foveal lens

Félix Lévesque-Desrosiers
PhD student

Project: Towards automatization of snow properties measurements

Paul Parant
PhD student

Project: Reduction of the design constraints of digital holographic microscopes by the numerical correction of their aberrations

Nicolas Payeur
Master's student

Projet: Characterization of Atmospheric turbulence at 40 kilometers

Sédick Rabia
PhD student

Project: Study, characterization, development, and optimization of experimental setups for 3D imaging with the support of optical design

Maxime Royer
PhD student

Project: Thermodynamic analysis of HII regions with the help of Monte-Carlo code and the SITELLE instrument

Koichi Watanabe-Brouillette
Master's student

Project: Characterization of a stratospheric balloon-borne EMCCD sensor for space debris detection