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.

Team Iconeus
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Meet our team

Meet our team – a talented and diverse group of over 20 neuroscientists, software engineers and ultrasound physicists.

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Ludovic Lecointre, Pharm.D.

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!
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Bruno Osmanski, Ph.D.

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!
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Jeremy Ferrier, Ph.D.

Senior Scientific Application Specialist
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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).
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Soumee Bhattacharya, Ph.D.

Scientific Application Specialist
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Gabin Tekou

Industrial Designer 
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Gabin is a qualified industrial designer, with two years’ experience as a consultant at Arkance Systems. He joined Iconeus in 2020 where he works alongside Marc Gesnik to design and assemble our Iconeus One platform.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing and watching basketball, reading post-modern literature, and updating his extensive wardrobe.
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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. 
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Salima Laamrani

Software Engineer 
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Salima is passionate about medtech, and has a Masters on image interaction and virtual reality, followed by a position at the Institute of Image-Guided Surgery, working on real-time software for tracking radiation doses.
Salima joined the Software Development team at Iconeus in 2018, and aspires to commuting by bicycle… once she’s mastered the delicate balance of high heels, Parisian cycle paths, and the weight of a developer’s laptop!
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Renaud Mouronval

Software Engineer
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Renaud joined Iconeus in 2018 after graduating with an M.Sc. in computer science, specializing in software development.
Renaud spends his free time repairing his sustainably-sourced fairphone and his bicycle.
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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!).
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Mohamed-Nadji Arezki

Junior Software Developer
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Mohamed-Nadji has a degree in Web and Mobile Development, and is continuing to study computer science (and AI) with funding from Iconeus, where, as well as helping with software development, he looks after our user database.
Mohamed-Nadji loved looking at maps and learning about countries as a young child, a theme that continues today with his deep interest in geopolitics.
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Phoebe Hertzog

Office Manager 
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After obtaining a Bachelors in Law and a Masters in Finance, Accounting and Taxation, Phoebe worked at MS&L Publicis Healthcare, before moving to private equity. After a brief detour via investment management, she joined Iconeus in 2021. Phoebe works alongside the whole Iconeus team, and is the point of contact for legal, financial and regulatory issues.
She enjoys conversing in Franglais/Frenglish, reading The Guardian, and wearing ridiculous shoes.
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Ghada Moukalled

Junior Project 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!
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Léa Kianpour

Junior Communication Project Manager
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Léa joined Iconeus after having studied Economics, followed by Marketing, Communication and Business Development. She works closely with the rest of the Iconeus team on various aspects of marketing and communication, including our website and social media presence.
Léa is a big music afficionado – whether waking up to Jacques Brel, listening to Taylor Swift on the commute to work, or winding-down to Cesária Évora at the end of the day, she’s never far from a playlist!
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Adrien Bertolo

Research Engineer
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Adrien has a degree in Engineering, and is currently working on his Ph.D., which is a collaboration between Iconeus and Physics for Medicine Paris, focused on extending fUS towards 4D acquisitions.
He’s also part of the Iconeus cycling team, but as his tires are often punctured, he’s also joined the walking group!
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Silvia Cazzanelli

Research Engineer
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After receiving her Master’s degree in Neurobiology, in 2021 Silvia started a Ph.D. studentship funded by Iconeus, with a focus on studying the ‘pain connectome’ by combining fUS imaging with chemogenetics and optogenetics manipulations.
Silvia grew up in the Alps, and takes every chance to escape to the mountains (alternatively, she goes climbing in Fontainebleau, which in Paris is the next best thing!).
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Matthieu Blons

Research Engineer
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Matthieu comes to Iconeus with a wide range of experience in brain imaging and ultrasound, and is currently working towards a Ph.D. (supervised by Iconeus) titled ‘Machine learning applied to ultrafast ultrasound imaging for vascular and functional brain characterization’.
Out of the lab, Matthieu enjoys hiking, and every year he completes one of France’s ‘Grande Randonnée’ long-distance trails.
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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.
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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.
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Mathis Vert

Research Engineer
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Following a degree in Engineering and a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering & Bioimaging, Mathis has taken up a Ph.D. studentship, funded by Iconeus, on using high-resolution fUS imaging to extract parameters for diagnosing cerebrovascular diseases.
Mathis is passionate about theater – both in the audience and on the stage – and the same is true for rugby!
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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.

Scientific Advisors

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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