Our Team

We’re dedicated to ensuring functional ultrasound achieves its full potential as an imaging technology, so we’d be delighted to hear about your needs, and help you integrate functional ultrasound into your research.

Read below to find out more about us, and please get in touch if you’d like to have a chat.

Meet our team

Meet our team – a talented and diverse group of over 30 neuroscientists, software engineers and ultrasound physicists.

Ludovic Lecointre, Pharm.D.

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer 
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Ludovic’s background is in chemistry and pharmaceutical industry, and before 2003 he held executive R&D positions at pharmaceutical companies including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Parke-Davis and Pfizer. More recently, he ran his own healthcare company (13 employees, €3.5 million in annual sales) for 12 years, and at the same time worked for the French national health agency, as an expert on drug chemistry, manufacturing and controls (CMC).
Ludovic is a proud father of two and an avid cyclist – braving the commute by bicycle come rain or shine!

Bruno Osmanski, Ph.D.

Co-founder & Chief Technical Officer
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Bruno graduated in 2010 from ESPCI Paris, and the same year obtained a Masters in fundamental acoustics. He received his Ph.D. in 2014, during which he studied ultrafast imaging for blood flow applications, including fUS imaging of the brain. Following this, he joined INSERM, where he investigated the mechanisms of neurovascular coupling using fUS, fMRI and two-photon imaging.
In his free time, Bruno cycles around Paris, and plays the trumpet and bass guitar with his band. We’ve not yet convinced him to try all three at once, although we think gaffer tape might help!

Djamel Zekri

Chief Marketing and Sales Officer
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Djamel joined us in May 2023, having had more than 25 years experience at various operational and strategic positions, introducing clinical innovations aimed at critical care environments, within major MedTechs such as Philips Healthcare and at a start-up like OxyNov. In this current role, he draws on his experience in driving marketing and sales to develop strategies that help Iconeus reach new markets and grow its business. Djamel loves sport and has a particular affinity for ‘adrenaline-pumping’ activities especially outdoor. He admits that he’s had no shortage of minor injuries as a result, but that it has never put him off coming back and asking for more!

Irma Tanon

Chief Financial Officer 
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Irma arrived at Iconeus in September 2023, having previously spent over seven years in Manchester, UK, where she had received a Masters in International Business Management and gained management experience at GE Healthcare. Outside work, Irma finds joy in drawing and in practicing yoga. She’s also a big fan of HIIT (high-intensity interval training), which she says is a great way to stay active when life is busy!

Jeremy Ferrier, Ph.D.

Head of Product Development
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Before joining us in 2018, Jeremy’s experience covered three areas very relevant to Iconeus – neuroplasticity, pharmacology, and fUS, the latter undertaken at ESPCI Paris. So it was natural that he should join our team, where he helps our customers accelerate their research using fUS.
When not in the office, Jeremy enjoys taking out-of-focus selfies, convincing his avocado plant to branch out, and debating the pros and cons of dried papaya versus chocolate chips as treats (for mice, not himself).

Soumee Bhattacharya, Ph.D.

International Sales Manager
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Soumee has an enviable research record, with topics covered in her 11 years of studies including cognitive flexibility, learning & memory, and neuropharmacology. She joined Iconeus in 2020, and currently works with Jeremy Ferrier to forge new links with neuroscience researchers.
Outside work, Soumee helps women scientists advance their careers through the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World. She’s also a keen dancer and singer, and enjoys experimenting in the kitchen too (we get to enjoy the results).

Wei Zhu

Business Development China
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Wei has a background in life sciences and material sciences, and before founding Tianyi Consulting, worked for Oxford Instruments, with positions in China, Singapore and Germany.
Wei is currently working with Iconeus to boost its success in global distribution, marketing strategy and product marketing.

Haleh Soleimanzad, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Application Specialist
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After starting off her student career in Engineering, Haleh has steadily focused more on the biomedical side of the subject, culminating in a postdoc in ultrasound imaging under the supervision of our co- founder Mickael Tanter. This places her in an excellent position in her current role, helping fellow neuroscientists to integrate fUS technology into their research.
When not busy with all that, Haleh loves travelling, with her current record being 10 countries in one year!

Hippolyte De Valmont

Scientific Application     Specialist
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Hippolyte undertook his Masters degree in neuroscience from Université Paris Cité from 2020–2022, during which he spent 6 months at IPNP and Institut de la Vision using fUS, followed by 6 months at MIT using neuronal activity probes with fMRI. As a result he was sufficiently convinced by the potential of fUS imaging to join us!
When not working, Hippolyte tries to convince his friends and colleagues that a 12-minute power-nap is actually better than a real night’s sleep. He also enjoys sports like climbing, and says that the fear of falling keeps him awake!

Pia Pelaez

Junior Scientific Application  Specialist 
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Following her degree at McGill University, where she explored the limits of working memory in rodents and analyzed electrophysiological data acquired from non-human primates, Pia carried out a Master’s degree at University College London in Clinical Neuroscience. Then, before joining us in 2023, she spent 6 months working on a virtual reality module to reduce the risk of post-traumatic stress disorder in forensic police officers. Pia claims that hobby #1 is sipping a coffee on a terrace like a true Parisian, but (apparently) she’s also been seen hiking, cycling and running through the mud on forest trails… we think she’s really a ‘country girl’ in disguise!

Sara Romanzi, Ph.D.

Junior Scientific Application Specialist 
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Sara carried out her Ph.D. studies in circuit neuroscience in Italy, during which she focused on astrocytes, neural activity in the hippocampus, and approaches to optical imaging. In 2023, wanting to try out some different imaging modalities, she joined Iconeus, where her role is now to convince other scientists to try fUS for a different perspective on brain imaging! Outside work, she challenges what she claims is her natural clumsiness by hiking, climbing, and running. She is also a hungry reader and passionate about anime and manga.

Marion Lelièvre

Marketing Communication & Sales Assistant 
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Marion joined Iconeus in September 2023, having graduated in biotechnology engineering a few months earlier, during which time she specialized in healthcare and marketing. Outside the office, Marion enjoys traveling and keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends. In fact, she has a small collection of handbags that she likes to wear for different occasions.

Daniele Trimarchi, Ph.D.

Lead Developer
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Daniele is an avid sailor, and his academic work followed this passion, with his M.Sc. and Ph.D. being on the physics and fluid dynamics of sails. He then joined Coventor in 2012, where he worked on software for simulating microelectromechanical systems, followed by Iconeus in 2019, where he leads the software development team.
More importantly, though, he’s in charge of our compost bin, ensuring the valorization of kilos of used coffee grounds every week. He’s also a bit of a daredevil amongst Iconeus cyclists. 

Marc Gesnik, Ph.D.

R&D Engineer
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Marc’s Ph.D. was on fUS imaging of the retina and visual function, and he did further ultrasound work for his postdoc. He’s been with us since 2019, and says his life is now dedicated to ultrasound and mice!
Marc is known by our closest clients as the ‘fUS wizard’, and is widely recognized for his unique ability to explain complex physics with GIFs (and the occasional pun). He’s also the original Iconeus cyclist, and was the first to have a dedicated helmet locker in the office.

Adrien Bertolo, Ph.D.

Research Engineer
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Adrien has a degree in Engineering, and and has just completed his thesis, which was a collaboration between Iconeus and Physics for Medicine Paris, focused on extending fUS towards 4D acquisitions.He is now a full-time member of the Iconeus team.
He’s also part of the Iconeus cycling team, but as his tires are often punctured, he’s also joined the walking group!

Charles Seizilles

Software Engineer
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After obtaining his degree in Computer Science for real-time systems, Charles joined Iconeus in 2018 to focus on applying his knowledge to technical challenges.
Away from work, he’s passionate about open-source software, and is an accomplished pianist and saxophonist. He also enjoys spending time with his kitten (while planning his latest tattoos!).

Luc Eglin, Ph.D.

Signal Processing Engineer
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With his M.Sc. in Applied Physics, a Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, and post-doc in signal processing for radiation detection, it’s fair to say that Luc is one of our software experts! He’s also recently become a certified Data Scientist, and has lots of consultancy experience in software development, data analysis and image processing (with clients including Thales, Sodern and MBDA).
Luc joined Iconeus in 2021, and can often be found playing his ukulele and unpacking his lunch from a set of meticulously-assembled Tupperware boxes.

Mohamed Nouhoum, Ph.D.

Acoustics Engineer
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Following undergraduate and Masters degrees in physics, acoustics and fluids, Mohamed studied for his Ph.D. on neuronavigation and fUS neuroimaging, as a collaboration between Iconeus and the Université PSL. Having completed this in 2021, he took a break (well sort of) by traveling across Europe by bicycle, before rejoining us on a permanent basis, where he works alongside Marc Gesnik.

Thibaud Fidel

Software Engineer 
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After obtaining his Masters degree in Ecology, Thibaud switched specialisms, and obtained a degree-equivalent qualification in software engineering, followed by lots of experience with C++. Starting at Iconeus in 2023, he works with Daniele, Jeremy and Luc to develop our IcoBatch software, as well as helping to ensure our softwares are compliant with some quality management. Thibaud’s hobbies include lyrical singing, French boxing and motorcycling (on which he’s fast becoming the Iconeus expert).

Felipe Cybis Pereira

Research Engineer
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After receiving two Masters degrees in Biotechnology and Engineering, Felipe started work in 2021 on an Iconeus-funded Ph.D. studentship, into the application of fUS imaging to investigate spatial navigation in rats.
But out of the lab, tennis is his main passion, and he’s played in major international junior championships, including the Prince Cup, Orange Bowl, Banana Bowl and COSAT circuit.

Guillaume Badin

Software Engineer
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After studying for a Masters in the Physics and Engineering of Living Matter, Guillaume took an internship where he developed algorithms for analyzing and processing electroencephalograms from patients with signs of transient neurological disorders. Having joined us in 2023, he works alongside our software team and our fUS wizard Marc Gesnik on continual improvements for our IcoScan software. Outside work, Guillaume is trying to develop ‘green fingers’, albeit so far with limited success, having lost count of the number of cacti that have perished under his care!

Samuel Diebolt

Research Engineer
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Samuel has Masters degrees in Biotechnology and Engineering, and is currently funded by Iconeus to carry out Ph.D. research into the use of 3D fUS imaging for pharmacological fingerprinting of functional connectivity.
Outside work, Samuel is keen on techno music and loves climbing.

Aurélia Lefevre, Pharm. D.

Quality Assurance & Regulatory Affairs
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Aurélia joined us in late 2022, and is focused on working towards the application of our technologies in the clinical area. This includes developing our regulatory strategy, optimizing our quality management system, and dealing with all regulatory compliance and certification issues.
We wouldn’t say that Aurélia is completely obsessed by regulatory issues, but having said that, the other week she did ask if her birthday cake was standard-compliant. We’re not sure there’s an ISO standard for that, but Aurélia clearly sees a gap in the market!

Denisa Finta

Administrative Assistant
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Denisa joined Iconeus on a part-time-basis in 2022, working alongside Irma Tanon to ensure smooth day-to-day running of the Iconeus office. The rest of the time, Denisa is at college, where she’s studying towards a Higher National Diploma in Business Management.
In her spare time, she enjoys playing piano and guitar with her sisters (as she has done since she was seven!) and reading any book she can find.

Ghada Moukalled

Operations Manager
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Ghada joined Iconeus in 2021, and works with our Engineering and Industrial Design teams to ensure consistency in all Iconeus protocols. She took courses in Healthcare Sciences and Biomedical Sciences at university, and is currently studying for an MBA in Biotechnologies and Management.
But when not doing that, she picks up her saxophone, which she’s been playing since she was 9!

Nessrine Okba

Administrative Assistant
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Nessrine joined Iconeus on a part-time basis in 2023, working alongside Irma Tanon and Denisa Finta to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the Iconeus office. Nessrine spends the rest of her time at college, where she’s studying business management. When not busy with those activities, Nessrine is also learning Japanese, harpsichord and bass. She enjoys reading at cozy coffee shops, and as a confirmed foodie, she has an extensive list of restaurants and cafés to visit (just ask her if you need a recommendation!).

Scientific Advisors

Mickael Tanter, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Advisor
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Mickael is an INSERM Research Professor and a Distinguished Professor at ESPCI Paris, where he heads the ‘Physics for Medicine’ laboratory. He is an elected member of the European Academy of Science, and a co-founder of medtech companies Supersonic Imagine and Cardiawave.

Zsolt Lenkei, M.D., Ph.D.

Senior Neuroscience Advisor
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Zsolt is an INSERM Research Director and a team leader at the Institute of Psychiatry and Neurosciences of Paris. He has a research background in neuroscience, with a specialism in the neuronal cell biology of cannabinoid receptors.

Mathieu Pernot, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Advisor
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Mathieu is Deputy Director of the INSERM “Physics for Medicine” unit at ESPCI Paris. He has a research background in physics, held a position at medtech company SuperSonic Imagine and is co-founder of Cardiawave.

Thomas Deffieux, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Advisor
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Thomas is an INSERM Research Associate Professor, and has a research background in ultrafast ultrasound imaging, and the development of wave physics for biomedical imaging and therapy.

Charlie Demene, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Advisor
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Charlie Demené graduated from ESPCI and TélécomParisTech, and completed a Ph.D. under the supervision of Mickael Tanter on the development of ultrafast Doppler for vascular applications and 3D microvascular imaging, and on functional ultrasound for neonates. He is now an Associate Professor at the ESPCI, in Acoustics and Medical Imaging, and a researcher at Physics for Medicine.
On the lab side, his research currently covers super-resolved microvascular imaging of the brain by ultrasound, functional brain imaging by ultrasound in humans, and the biological effects of ultrasound.
“What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole, the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on”
- Jacques Cousteau

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