Dr Guillaume Matras

Dr. Guillaume Matras

Senior Director Laser, Photonics, Optoelectronics

Dr. Guillaume Matras is Senior Director of the department of High Power Lasers and Applications at the Directed Energy Research Center (DERC), a cutting-edge UAE-based scientific research center. In this role, he leads a large research team across four divisions investigating different areas of interest: high-power laser sources, beam control systems, laser-matter interaction, and laser system engineering.

Prior to joining TII, Dr. Matras worked as a Laser Expert and Project Manager at THALES LAS France, a world-leading organization in aerospace and defense, in designing high-energy nanosecond lasers and high-peak-power Ti:Sa femtosecond laser systems. In this position, he developed and managed leading-edge powerful laser systems installed worldwide in prestigious international research institutes. As a technical leadership achievement, he supervised the construction of the most powerful laser system in the world at the Extreme Light Infrastructure - Nuclear Physics (ELI-NP) Research Institute in Romania, which has been fully operational since 2019.

Dr. Guillaume Matras completed a PhD thesis in Optics, Photonics, and Microwaves from the Hubert Curien laboratory at Saint-Étienne, France, in collaboration with THALES Laser. He holds a Master’s Degree in the same field from Jean Monnet University and earned an Engineering Diploma from Telecom Saint-Étienne.