Hugo Defienne


Dr. Hugo Defienne is a Lecturer at the University of Glasgow. He is also currently a visiting researcher at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel at the Ecole Normal Supérieure of Paris. He is leading the ‘Quantum Imaging Little Team’, an experimental research team that is part of the Extreme Light lab of Prof. D. Faccio. He is an expert in the fields of quantum optics, optical imaging and complex optical media. His research aims to harness quantum properties of light to develop new imaging applications.

Hugo Defienne started his career by a PhD in the Kastler-Brossel laboratory in France (2012-2015) during which he pioneered the use of quantum optical states in scattering and complex media. He then extended his research scope to quantum imaging as a postdoc at Princeton University in the USA (2016-2018). There, he initiated a new research direction by merging quantum imaging with structured illumination approaches. In 2019, he was awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowship and took up a post-doctoral researcher post at the University of Glasgow (UK) to develop quantum communication approaches with single-photon sensitive cameras. In the same year, he secured a Lecturer position at the University of Glasgow.



University of Glasgow, UK


Invited speaker, 2022