My research is focused on the development of technologies in support of high-contrast imaging and characterization of extra-solar planets, including new coronagraph designs, image processing algorithms, or wavefront sensing and control. I have contributed to the design and construction of ground-based coronagraphic instruments such as the Gemini Planet Imager or Palomar Project 1640. I worked on preparing operations for the the James Webb Space Telescope optical alignment and coronagraphy for almost a decade, and since 2017 I have dedicated myself full time to the Makidon Optics Laboratory.
Preferred Pronouns: He/Him/His
Linkedin: Rémi Soummer