Université Clermont Auvergne
4 avenue Blaise Pascal
63178 Aubière Cedex
Téléphone : 04 73 40 72 12
You will find on this webpage a rather detailled presention
of my professionnal activities.
I'm currently Associate Professor, part of the Electromagnetism and Nanophotonics
team of the Pascal Institute,
and my favorite subjects are photonic crystals, surface plasmons,
extraordinary enhanced transmission or metamaterials.
a whole year at the Center
for Metamaterials and Integrated Plasmonics in 2011-2012 as a visiting scholar in David Smith's group.
I am holding a chair "Académie CAP 20-25", awarded by the University fundation for the project "Building blocks for Futuristic Features" (BFF). Here is a short movie about it.
A complete list of my publications can be found
and my most interesting/recent publications are :
- Evolutionary algorithms converge towards evolved biological photonic structures: naturally occurring photonic structures are actually optimal and this can be used to evaluate the force of optimization algorithms !
- Influence of spatial dispersion on surface
plasmons, nanoparticles, and grating couplers: it is necessary to take the repulsion between electrons into account for the most emblematic structures in plasmonics, and thus to go beyond Drude's model !
- The energy point of view in plasmonics: essentially all the exotic properties of metallic structures can be related to the fact that the energy is propagating backward in metals.
- Leveraging beam deformation to improve the detection of resonances - a new and more precise way to detect resonances...
- Long live Open Science : Moosh: A numerical swiss army knife for the optics of multilayers in Octave/Matlab and make sure to check the associated webpage !
- Nonlocality in metallo-dielectric multilayers: numerical tools and physical analysis
- Impact of nonlocal response on metallodielectric multilayers and optical patch antennas
- Controlled reflectance surfaces with film-coupled colloidal nanoantennas in Nature.
- Optically optimal wavelength-scale patterned ITO/ZnO composite coatings
for thin film solar cells, Journal of Applied Physics
- Large negative lateral shifts due to negative refraction, Optics Letters
- Simulation and analysis of exotic non specular phenomena, JEOS:RP
- Leaky modes of a left-handed slab
- ,Localization of light in a lamellar structure with left-handed medium : the Light Wheel, Optics Express
- Enhanced transmission of slit arrays in an extremely thin metallic film, Journal of Optics
- Optimal Estimation for large
eddy simulation of turbulence and application to the analysis of
subgrid models, Phys. Fluids
I had, in the past, some interests outside of electromagnetism : in
fluid mechanics and in the physics of cold agregates.
Why don't you go and watch my Youtube channel ? A short list of what I teach each year is here:
- Electrostatics (1st year)
- Ondulatory Optics (3rd year)
- Fourier Optics (1st year, Master)
- Plasmonics (2nd year, Master)
- Lectures for students who are preparing themselves for the Agrégation. I've been teaching Fourier Optics, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Physics and Semiconductors.
Popularizing physics is one of my favorite activites.
- I have a
website explaining physics to the largest possible audience.
- Every year, I'm part of the "Fête de la Science".
- I'm often giving popular science lectures on energy, environnemental concerns,
nanophotonics, light, nanotechnologies
or even quantum mechanics - see there
- I have been interviewed for television sometimes and for radio quite often. I have written texts
for newspapers and magazines.
- I once gave a hand to write a book with colleagues here in Clermont
"La physique du quotidien", so that
I'm among the authors.
There are many things to organize here and there :
- I have been ask to be referee for more than a dozen different journals including Optics Express, Optics Letters, Thin Solid Films, Optics Communications...