Laurent Mugnier
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  • Location : Châtillon, France
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Laurent Mugnier Senior Research Scientist

Course and current status


Since 1994: Research scientist at ONERA.  In charge of the coordination of inverse problems and data processing activities in the High Angular Resolution team.

  • Development and application of image restoration and reconstruction methods for High Angular Resolution imaging: retinal imaging, adaptive optics (AO) corrected imaging for astronomy and satellite observation, imaging by wave-front sensing, coronagraphic AO-corrected imaging for exoplanet detection, interferometric imaging (from the ground and from Space), nulling interferometry, active synthetic aperture optics, space-borne imaging.
  • Development of wave-front sensing and co-phasing techniques (phase diversity, Hartmann-Shack).
  • Main advisor of nine PhD students, co-advisor of twelve additional students.
  • Teacher of Master-level courses on high angular resolution and data processing at Institut d’Optique Graduate School (Orsay), at the two Astronomy and Astrophysics Master’s degrees of the Paris area (Meudon), and at the Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité (Metz).



2011: Professorial thesis ("Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches"), Paris Diderot - Paris 7 University, entitled "Inverse problems in high angular resolution".

1992: PhD in Physics summa cum laude from ENST, Paris, with specialty `Signal and Image Processing’.

1989: Master’s degree from ENST (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications), Paris.

1988: Graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, France.

Scientific summary


Eight contributions to reference books.

Four patents.

More than 50 publications in peer-reviewed international journals.

More than 100 communications in conference proceedings.

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