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Dr. Bertrand Mennesson received his Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Space Techniques from Paris Diderot University in 1999, and then joined JPL as a technical staff in March 2001. His expertise is in the design, assembly and scientific exploitation of infrared interferometers and optical coronagraphs used for high contrast, high resolution astronomical imaging (IOTA, PTI, Keck, Palomar, CHARA, LBT). His main scientific interests lie in the direct detection of extrasolar planets and debris disks, stellar physics (observations / modeling of evolved stars atmospheres and dust shells), and wavefront correction / achromatization techniques. Dr Mennesson is the author or co-author of over 200 publications in specialized refereed journals and at professional conferences.
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology (2001 – Present)
Leiden Observatory / ESTEC, Netherlands, Research Associate (2000)
Gaudi, S., Seager, S., Mennesson, B. et al. 2019, The Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEx) Mission Concept Study Final report