TeraHertz Waves (THz): Origin and Applications

Graduate Studies Evenings

The Substance team invites you to its next Graduate Studies Evening. The conference is open to all and will be preceded by a light snack. After the conference, a networking session will take place.


This conference will introduce the scientific community and industry to the interesting and unique properties of TeraHertz waves, and present some of the short- and medium-term perspectives that will be deployed in our laboratories at ÉTS.

Our colleagues at Nagoya University in Japan will also share the significant progress made in the development of powerful tunable THz sources that will further pave the way to industrial applications. For example, it will be possible to read some of the mail in Japan via TeraHertz waves—without opening the letters! To succeed in this challenge, intense THz sources are essential.



Professor François Blanchard, a former student in Electrical Engineering at ÉTS, joined the ÉTS faculty in 2015 and recently obtained an ÉTS Research Chair on Terahertz Optoelectronic (THz). In 2000, he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at ÉTS, a Master’s degree in Industrial Environment, in 2002 (collaborating with Tecnar, NRC-IMI and INRS-EMT), and a PhD at INRS-EMT, in 2009. He was a postdoctoral student at Kyoto University, in 2010–2012, and McGill, in 2013–2014. Among his greatest achievements, he is internationally renowned for his research work on intense THz pulse generation and the development of a new type of video-rate THz microscope, in collaboration with Olympus Corporation. Before starting his PhD dissertation, Professor Blanchard also worked for ten years in the industrial field, specializing in non-destructive material control. (Tecnar, Sonatest, Pharma Laser, NRC-IMI).

Kousuke Murate, received his B.S and M.S degree in Electronic Engineering from Nagoya University, Japan in 2013 and 2015, respectively. From 2015 to present, his Ph.D. researches are focusing on injection-seeded Terahertz waves Parametric Generator (is-TPG) and its applications, in Nagoya University (he will officially receive his Ph.D. in March 2018). He is currently studying Terahertz Time Domain Spectroscopic system controlled by MEMS mirror as a Research Fellow of the Japan Society of Promotion of Science (JSPS) with prof. Blanchard at ÉTS until February 2018. After his return to Nagoya University, he will become assistant professor in the electrical engineering department.


Please note that Mr. Murate’s part of the conference will be held in English. Although, questions can be asked in both languages.

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