The team comprises highly qualified consultants involved in the fields of Optics, Photonics, Sensor, material engineering, Instrumentation. They offer both a high level of scientific knowledge and solid experience of marketing and project management.

Benoît d’Humières
, Partner, Strategy consulting, Administrative Management

Tel: +33 6 74 64 52 21 – Email: bdhumieres(at)


Benoît d’Humières graduated in Physics and Chemistry from the ESPCI Paris – PSL and the Sorbonne University. He is an expert in Optics, Electronics and Instrumentation for industrial and research applications.

In 1991, after some years of research at the University of Florida, he became an innovation consultant. He has run many marketing and technological studies for companies of any size and Research institutions.
Benoît has also taught the marketing of photonic technologies at the Institut d’optique-Graduate School (Palaiseau, France).

Dr. Thierry Robin
, PhD, Partner, Product features definition

Tel: +33 6 48 08 63 32 – Email: trobin(at)

Dr. Thierry Robin has over 20 years’ experience in both technology innovation and marketing in the optics and photonics industry, running many projects with prominent players in defense and security, biomedical optics, and industry.

As founder of TEMATYS, he is an expert in optical devices, components and systems (instrumentation, optronics, lasers, sensors …) for various applications.

Thierry graduated from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris (France). He holds a master’s degree from Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris (France) and a PhD from the Physics Center of Ecole Polytechnique.


Jacques Cochard
, Partner, Technology transfer & Research valorization

Tel: +33 6 89 37 57 88 – Email: jcochard(at)


After a degree received from the Ecole des Mines of Nancy (France), he started his career as a consultant for the European Commission.
In 2000, he joined OPTICSVALLEY, the photonics cluster of Paris as Project Manager. In 2004, he became Senior consultant at TYKYA before being one of the founder of TEMATYS.

Jacques has run more than 70 marketing and technological studies for photonics companies (Cilas, Genoptics / JobinYvon Horiba…), photonics clusters and R&D laboratories (CEA, CNRS, Paris VI Pierre & Maris Curie, GeorgiaTech, Institute of telecom Paris…). Jacques has published more than 20 articles in business press dedicated to laser and photonics (laser focus world, Biophotonics, Optik & Photonik…).

Dr. Susmita Sridhar, PhD, Analyst, Head of European Projects

Tel: +33 6 16 17 12 91  – Email: ssridhar(at)

She graduated with a PhD in Optics, Photonics and Image processing from Institut Fresnel, Aix-Marseille Univeristy (AMU), Marseille and The Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), Polytechnic University of Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona. 

Her research career revolved around developing and optimizing optical imaging techniques such as Microscopy and Nanoscopy (SIM, SPT, PALM/STORM), Wide-Field Diffuse Optical systems (Polarization-gated optics), Hyperspectral Imaging etc. for various biomedical applications.


Reda Berrada, Analyst

Tel: +33 6 66 67 11 32 – Email: rberrada(at)

After earning his engineering degree in Photonics and Optronics Systems from the University of Paris Saclay’s engineering school, he gained experience working on various bio-imaging projects partly as analyst and as technical engineer in R&D. He then went on to obtain an MD in Medical Imaging in the same university and is an analytical engineer in Tematys.