Jonathan Belisle

Ph. D.

Jonathan Bélisle holds a bachelor’s degree in physics engineering from École Polytechnique de Montréal, a master’s degree in physics from McGill University, a Ph. D. in biomedical engineering from Université de Montréal and postdoctoral training in biophotonics from Université Laval. During his graduate studies, he developed an expertise in scientific instrument design. He worked on the development of a nonlinear laser scanning microscope and a printer for the micro-fabrication of protein distributions. He also has extensive experience in computer vision and its many applications, including agrophotonics. Mr. Belisle has been teaching physical engineering technology at Cégep de La Pocatière since 2013. He specializes in teaching optics, data acquisition and computer vision. Over the years, he has also participated in several research projects with three other CCTTs: Solutions Novika, Optech and Biopterre.

Main accomplishments:

  • The discovery that malarial hemozoin generates an important signal when imaged in third harmonic generation microscopy. This discovery paved the way for new malaria detection methods.
  • The development of a photonic method to create substrate-bound protein gradients. This method is now used in several laboratories and has been the subject of a book chapter.
  • The design of a low-cost optical profilometer to assess the profile of microcavities made by laser ablation.
  • The development of a method for creating microstructures by protein photopolymerization using a visible laser.

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