Dr. Moretto is a Senior Scientist at CNRS/France and expert in the R&D for novel astronomical instrumentation development. He has contributed to the projects development and now under construction: DKIST a 4m off-axis mirror solar telescope and the GMT 6x8.4m off-axis mirrors telescope. Currently working on novel telescope optimised for the exoplanets and biosignatures detection: ELF (Exo-Life Finder) Telescope (https://www.planets.life/telescopes). Dr. Moretto is also the PI for the French/ANR funded Live-Mirror project: Hybrid Dynamic Structures for Optical-Quality Surfaces Shape Control. An interdisciplinary (CRAL/CNRS/Lyon, INSA/Lyon, ATRC/IFA/UHawaii) technology for creating extremely lightweight diffraction-limited 3D printable meta-material-based optical mirrors with exceptional optical quality spectacularly lower cost and production time. He is also one of co founders of PLANETS Foundation (https://www.planets.life).
Advanced 3D-printed EAP actuator applied to high precision large optical-quality surface fabrication: first results
The Exo-Life Finder (ELF) telescope: New strategies for direct detection of exoplanet biosignatures and technosignatures
The ExoLife Finder (ELF) Telescope: new adaptive optics and hybrid dynamic live-optical surfaces strategies
Partially filled aperture interferometric telescopes: achieving large aperture and coronagraphic performance
New strategies for an extremely large telescope dedicated to extremely high contrast: the Colossus project
Reviewing off-axis telescope concepts: a quest for highest possible dynamic range for photometry and angular resolution
Three-dimensional high-order wavefront sensing, anisoplanatism, and evaluation of the feasibility of solar MCAO