Guillaume Baffou

Institut Fresnel, CNRS, Aix Marseille Université
Faculté des sciences de St Jérôme
Marseille, France

Guillaume Baffou (born April 28, 1980 in La Rochelle (France)), is a CNRS researcher working at the Institut Fresnel, Marseille (France). He is a graduate of the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENS Cachan, recently renamed ENS Paris-Saclay). He passed the 'agrégation' in physics in 2004 and received his master's degree in solid states physics, from Université Paris XI. After a Ph.D. degree in Nanoscience at the Université Paris XI in 2007, he moved to the ICFO, Castelldefels (Barcelona) for a 3-year long postdoc on plasmonics and associated photothermal effects, under the supervision or Prof.Romain Quidant. In 2010, he was appointed CNRS researcher at the Institut Fresnel, Marseille (France) in the Mosaic group.

Guillaume Baffou was awarded the Bronze Medal of the CNRS in 2015. In 2018, he obtained an ERC Consolidator grant to lead research activities at the interface between physics and biology at small scales.