Dr. Paul C. Montgomery
Senior Research Scientist at ICube
SPIE Involvement:
Area of Expertise:
Optical instrumentation , High resolution optical microscopy , Unmarked far field optical nanoscopy , Optical metrology , Materials characterization , Scientific communication and research culture
Profile Summary

• 1995: HDR Habilitation for Supervising Doctoral Research, development of optical nanoscopy techniques, CEM2 Laboratory, Montpellier II University, France.
• 1987: Ph.D. optical instrumentation and speckle (ESPI) interferometry, Loughborough University, Loughborough, UK.
• 1983: M.Sc. in optical metrology, Loughborough.
• 1981: B.Sc. in applied physics (2.1), Loughborough.

• Present: Senior Research Scientist CNRS, ICube Laboratory, Strasbourg, France.
• 1997- 2012: Research Fellow CNRS, InESS and PHASE Laboratories, Strasbourg, France.
• 1987-1997: Research Fellow Royal Society (NATO) and CNRS, CEM2 Laboratory, Montpellier, France.

• Optical nanoscopy: general principles and new techniques for label-free far field imaging.
• Interference microscopy (PSM, CSI, WLSI) for the characterization of surface roughness of materials and biomaterials and high resolution tomography for imaging in transparent and diffuse media.
• 4D microscopy CSI with a high speed camera and FPGA processing for real time 3D characterization of surfaces (aperiodic movement).

• Group leader of Photonics instrumentation and processes (IPP) team (32 people) at the Engineering science, computer science and imaging (ICube) laboratory (600 people) since 2013.
• Participation in 14 research contracts (4 active, 9 as coordinator).

• Training of 16 PhD students, jury member for 17 PhD's and 1 HDR.
• Teaching in optical microscopy and metrology (5th year engineers).
• Training course in scientific communication and research culture since 2002 (doctoral level).

MEMBER of SPIE, Institute of Physics (IoP) and Société Française d'Optique (SFO).

• 70 articles in Int journals, 7 book ch, 2 patents.
• 90 Int confs contributions (11 inv confs).
• 30 invited Int scientific seminars.
Publications (42)

Proceedings Article | 6 April 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11368, Photonics and Plasmonics at the Mesoscale
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Microscopes, Optical microscopes, Diffraction, Optical transfer functions, Super resolution, Image processing, Microscopy, Objectives, Spectral resolution

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11352, Optics and Photonics for Advanced Dimensional Metrology
KEYWORDS: Microscopes, Optical microscopes, Diffraction, Super resolution, Microscopy, Image acquisition, Wave propagation, Super resolution microscopy, Image enhancement, Light wave propagation

Proceedings Article | 1 April 2020 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11352, Optics and Photonics for Advanced Dimensional Metrology
KEYWORDS: Signal to noise ratio, Microscopes, Mirau interferometers, Imaging systems, Interferometers, Cameras, Microscopy, Interferometry, Phase interferometry, Signal processing, 3D metrology, Objectives, Optical resolution, Optical instrument design, 3D imaging metrology

Proceedings Article | 10 March 2020 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11251, Label-free Biomedical Imaging and Sensing (LBIS) 2020
KEYWORDS: Microscopes, Refractive index, Super resolution, Optical spheres, Image processing, Microscopy, Luminescence, Dielectrics, Biology, Objectives

Proceedings Article | 22 July 2019 Presentation
Proc. SPIE. 11060, Optical Methods for Inspection, Characterization, and Imaging of Biomaterials IV
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Microscopes, Optical microscopes, Light sources, Super resolution, Visualization, Glasses, Microscopy, Objectives, Translucency

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Conference Committee Involvement (9)
SPIE Photonics Europe
3 April 2022 | Strasbourg, France
Optics and Photonics for Advanced Dimensional Metrology
6 April 2020 | Online Only, France
SPIE Photonics Europe
6 April 2020 | Online Only, France
Optical Micro- and Nanometrology
25 April 2018 | Strasbourg, France
SPIE Photonics Europe
22 April 2018 | Strasbourg, France
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