Research Interests

My research interests include metamaterials, Transformation Optics, homogenization techniques, topology optimization, resonant phenomena in Electromagnetics, light-matter interaction, Numerical modelling (FEM, FDTD, RCWA) and modal analysis, for applications in Optics, Photonics and microwave engineering.


I received the Master’s degree in Engineering from Centrale Marseille (Marseille, France) and the Master’s degree in Physics from Aix Marseille University (Marseille, France) in 2009.

I then joined Fresnel Institute, CNRS (Marseille, France) where I pursued a PhD in collaboration with the company Silios Technologies (Peynier, France). This joint project dealt with the theoretical, numerical and experimental study of electromagnetic metamaterials using a modal approach and their application to infrared multispectral filtering. I received my PhD for this work from Centrale Marseille in April 2013.

I continued as a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Fresnel Institute working on the development of simulation tools for ray tracing in complex media and the study of resonant antennas for the control of their emission properties.

I then joined the Antennas and Electromagnetics research group at Queen Mary, University of London (London, UK) in July 2014, as part of the QUEST project. My current work focuses on topology optimization techniques for the design of invisibility cloaks and novel metamaterial based devices with specific electromagnetic properties.

Curriculum Vitae


PhD in Physics

Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France

April 2013

Optics, Photonics and image processing

Master's degree in Physics

Centrale Marseille / Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique, CNRS, Marseille, France

Oct. 2009

Mechanics, Physics and Engineering, specialization in Acoustics

Master's degree in Engineering

Centrale Marseille, Marseille, France

Oct. 2009

High level scientific and technical training

Research activities

Postdoctoral research assistant

Queen Mary, University of London, Antennas & Electromagnetics research group, London, United Kingdom

July 2014 -- Present

Project Quest for Ultimate Electromagnetics Using Spatial Transformations (QUEST). Transformation Optics applied to the design, fabrication and characterization of novel electromagnetic devices using metamaterials. Development of simulation tools and optimization techniques to design artificial material with enhanced characteristics and exotic properties.

Postdoctoral research assistant

Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France

Nov. 2013 -- Jan. 2014

Resonant antennas. Numerical study of the coupling of light to subwavelength particles. Modal analysis of electric and magnetic resonances to shape the emission pattern and control the local density of states.

Postdoctoral research assistant

Institut Fresnel, Marseille, France

May 2013 -- Oct. 2014

Development of simulation tools for ray tracing in complex media, inverse problem of finding index distribution to make light follow a prescribed path, deshomogenization technique with graded index photonic crystals.

PhD in Physics

Institut Fresnel – Silios Technologies, Marseille, France

Oct. 2009 -- Apr. 2013

Study of open electromagnetic resonators by modal approach. Application to infrared multispectral filtering.(CIFRE PhD scholarship: this French grant allowed me to work simultaneously in academia and industry). Numerical modelling based on the Finite Element Method to find eigenmodes of bi-periodic diffractive structures. Spectral representation of the diffracted field, giving a pertinent reduced order model and highlighting the conditions of resonant excitation of leaky modes. Application to the design of infrared filters for multispectral imaging devices. Fabrication and characterization of metamaterial based reflexion bandcut and transmission bandpass filters.

MS Research Internship

Laboratoire de Mécanique et d’Acoustique, CNRS, Marseille, France

Apr. 2009 -- Sept. 2013

Model order reduction of reed instruments for sound synthesis: a proper orthogonal modes approach. Numerical study and validation of proper orthogonal decomposition of the pressure field, optimal in the meaning of energy distribution.

Teaching / supervising experience

Internship supervisor

Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Marseille, France


Optimization of diffractive spectral infrared filters (1 engineer student, 3 months).

Internship supervisor

Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Centrale Marseille, Marseille, France


Optimization of absorption in solar cells (4 engineer students, 1 month).

Awards and honours

Best PhD thesis in 2013

Doctoral School 352, Physics and Condensed Matter Science


Best PhD thesis in 2013

CNano PACA, synergy cluster on nanosciences and nanotechnologies


Finalized research category


French: mother tongue English: fluent Spanish: basic


Operating systems
  • Linux
  • Windows
Languages and scripts
  • Matlab
  • Python
  • C, C++
  • Mathematica
  • Labview
  • Latex
  • Comsol Multiphysics
  • Gmsh
  • GetDP
  • Gsolver
  • Gimp
  • LibreOffice


  • Optics
  • Photonics
  • microwave engineering
  • Transformation Optics
  • invisibility cloaking
  • resonant processes
  • light-matter interraction
  • plasmonics
  • photovoltaics
  • computational EM
  • numerical modelling
  • optimization techniques
  • finite element method
  • Fourier modal method
  • FDTD
  • modal analysis
  • wave physics
  • fabrication
  • characterization
  • music
  • guitar
  • football
  • snowboard
  • hiking
  • traveling
  • cooking

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