New junior member (2015) of the Institut Universitaire de France
Jean-Sébastien Lauret is one of the new members of the Institut Universitaire de France for 2015.
Jean-Sébastien Lauret devotes his research at the Aimé Cotton Laboratory, an ENS Cachan-Université Paris Sud-CNRS joint research unit, to the study of light-matter interactions.
He focuses on the linear and non-linear optical properties of semiconductor nanomaterials, the effects of confinement and the dynamics of electronic interactions.
"My research project concerns the potential of carbon nanotubes as quantum emitters of light at telecommunication wavelengths," he explains.
Institut Universitaire de France
The mission of the Institut Universitaire de France is to foster the development of world-class research in universities and to strengthen interdisciplinarity.
Professors are appointed annually by the IUF after review of their application by an international selection panel, which assesses the quality of their research to date and of their research project. The successful IUF candidates become active members of the institution for five years.
There are two categories of core members, juniors and seniors, as well as guest members, which are specific positions for visiting foreign academics.