Dr. François Lagugné-Labarthet
Spectroscopy, Nanophotonics, Microscopy (optical, atomic force and electronic), Nanofabrication, Materials and Biomaterials
François Lagugné-Labarthet is the Western Nanofabrication facility since 2011. He is a Professor of Chemistry and holds a Canada Research Chair (tier 2) in Photonics and Nanoscale Science since 2008. He is also cross-appointed with the Physics and Astronomy department at Western.
Prior to starting at Western in 2007 he was a researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique at the Université Bordeaux, France for 7 years. His research themes encompass the study of the optical properties of nanoscale materials using a variety of original combinations of microscopy and optical techniques yielding nanoscale information with unprecedented sensitivity and spatial resolution. He is the author of over 90 manuscripts and has given over 70 invited seminars and lectures.
As the scientific director of the Western Nanofabrication facility, his mission is to maintain the state-of-the-art instrumentation for the fabrication and characterization of nanoscale devices, enable new fabrication techniques with better specifications and promote the open-user access to the Western Nanofabrication Facility, Ontario first open-user nanofabrication facility opened in 2004, to a variety of users from academia and industry. F.Lagugné-Labarthet is serving on the NanoOntario Board of directors since 2011, representing the interests of members from academic, government, industrial, and financial sectors in the development of nanotechnologies in Ontario.