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Since my Master's degree in Physics and my PhD thesis in Sciences completed at the University of Namur, Belgium, I have studied the physical origins of visual effects developed by natural organisms.

Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher funded by the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS). I am carrying out my research at the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences of the University of Exeter, UK and the Department of Physics of the University of Namur, Belgium. I investigate the optical response of living organisms such as butterflies and beetles to ultraviolet light.

Beside my interest in scientific research, I also enjoy the contact with students through teaching or outreaching activities.

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Areas of expertise

  • Expertise in interferential colourations in living organisms, photonic crystals, diffusion and propagation of electromagnetic waves in a uni, bi or three-dimensional structured environments
  • Spectrophotometry, microspectrophotometry, colorimetry, ellipsometry, ellipsoporosimetry, optical, fluorescence and electron microscopies, contact angle measurements, optical modelling, fieldwork and collection of insects

External responsibilities


  • PhD thesis in Sciences (2015)
  • Master's Degree in Physics (2011)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics (2009)


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, University of Namur

1 Oct 201129 Sep 2015

Award Date: 29 Sep 2015

Master of Science, University of Namur

15 Sep 200930 Jun 2011

Award Date: 30 Jun 2011

Bachelor of Science, University of Namur

15 Sep 200630 Jun 2009

Award Date: 30 Jun 2009

External positions

Visiting Academic, Queensland Brain Institute, The University of Queensland

1 Jul 20181 Oct 2018

Scientific Consultant, TheGreatestMinds

2017 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, School of Physics

Sep 2015Sep 2020


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