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Sébastien MOUCHET



Since my Master's degree in Physics and my PhD thesis in Sciences completed at the University of Namur, Belgium, I have studied the physical origins of visual effects developed by natural organisms.

Currently, I am a Postdoctoral Researcher funded by the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS). I am carrying out my research at the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences of the University of Exeter, UK and the Department of Physics of the University of Namur, Belgium. I investigate the optical response of living organisms such as butterflies and beetles to ultraviolet light.

Beside my interest in scientific research, I also enjoy the contact with students through teaching or outreaching activities.

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Domaines d'expertises

  • Expertise in interferential colourations in living organisms, photonic crystals, diffusion and propagation of electromagnetic waves in a uni, bi or three-dimensional structured environments
  • Spectrophotometry, microspectrophotometry, colorimetry, ellipsometry, ellipsoporosimetry, optical, fluorescence and electron microscopies, contact angle measurements, optical modelling, fieldwork and collection of insects

Responsabilités externes


  • PhD thesis in Sciences (2015)
  • Master's Degree in Physics (2011)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Physics (2009)