Martin was born in Nancy (France) in 1987. He got his master of engineering with a major in Photonics from the french "Grande Ecole" Supélec (now CentraleSupélec) in 2011, and received the same year his master of science in Physics from Supélec and the Université de Lorraine. From 2011 till 2014, Martin worked toward the PhD degree in a joint PhD framework between B-Phot and Supélec. As a result, he received in 2014, his PhD diploma from both the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Supélec.
Since 2014, he is a post-doctoral researcher at B-Phot. In 2015, he was awarded an Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO).
Since 2016, he is also lecturer for the European Master of Science in Photonics - the joint master program between VUB and the university of Ghent -, in charge of the 1st year compulsory course "Mathematics for Photonics".
His work focuses on optical chaos and nonlinear dynamics in various laser structures (VCELS, quantum dot lasers), and their potential application such as chaos communication or random number generation. He performs both theoretical and experimental investigations on these topics.
Martin is currently supervising two talented PhD students: Robert Pawlus and Thiago Raddo (joint PhD with the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil).
So far, Martin published 12 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, including one in nature photonics, and made several contributions to national and international conferences. In 2014, he received the Graduate Student Award from the IEEE Photonics Society, and the "Prix de la publication" from the Supélec Foundation. Martin also acts as a reviewer for several journals including: Journal of lightwave technology, optics express, optics communication and IEEE Journal of quantum electronics.
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