Full Name
Mr. Michel Lequime
Job Title
Emeritus Professor
Institut Fresnel
Speaker Bio
Michel LEQUIME received his Master's in Engineering from the Institut d'Optique Graduate School in 1974 and his PhD degree from Paris-Sud University in 1977. His doctoral research was devoted to the study of third-order non-linear optical processes at the picosecond scale, especially in one-dimensional conjugated polymers (Ecole Polytechnique, Laboratoire d'Optique Quantique).

In 1979, he joined BERTIN, a French Contract Research Organization, to participate in the creation of an optical group at the company: he was initially appointed as Study Engineer, then as Head of Department, and finally as Head of Division. The Division's activities dealt mainly with Space Optics (Multicolour Camera for the observation of Halley's Comet - ESA Giotto probe, Optical Beacon for the ESA Semi-Conductor Inter Satellite Link Experiment - SILEX) and Optical Fiber Sensors (inline color measurement of refined fuels, pressure and temperature measurements for down-hole applications).

In 2000, he joined the Ecole Centrale Marseille as Professor of Optics and Project Management and the Institut Fresnel as Senior Scientist. From 2002 to 2014, he was in charge of the Optical Thin Films Group at the Institut Fresnel. He is currently Emeritus Professor at Centrale Marseille and continues to pursue his research activities at the Institut Fresnel on the use of metamaterials in optical thin film coatings and on the development of instrumentation for the comprehensive characterization of the scattering properties of multilayers components.

Michel LEQUIME has served as Secretary to the French Optical Society from 2009 to 2012 and is the author of more than 280 publications and communications in the field of Optics.
Michel Lequime