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Christophe BOURLIER

Directeur de Recherche au CNRS

Coordonnées

Laboratoire IETR Equipe SHINE LUNAM UBL - Université de Nantes, Polytech Nantes Rue Christian Pauc, La Chantrerie, BP 50609 44306 Nantes Cedex 3, France email :christophe.bourlier@univ-nantes.fr

Bureau
Bâtiment Ireste, bureau B110
Tél
0240683225 (483225)
Fax
02 40 68 32 33
Mail
Christophe.Bourlier@univ-nantes.fr

Activités / CV

Christophe Bourlier was born in La Flèche, France on July 6, 1971. He received the M. S. degree and the Ph. D. degree in Electronics from the University of Rennes (France) and in 1999 from the SEI (Système Electronique et Informatique) Laboratory, respectively.

From 1999 to 2002, he was a Research Engineer at the IRCCyN (Institut de Recherche en Communications et Cybernétique de Nantes, France) Laboratory in the Radar team at Polytech'Nantes (University of Nantes, France).

In 2002, he becomes an Assistant Researcher (Chargé de Recherche) of National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, French academic institution) and a full Researcher (Directeur de Recherche) of CNRS in 2012. He defended its HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches) on August 2008.

Currently, He works at IETR (Institute of Electronics and of Telecommunications of Rennes, France) Laboratory, Site of Nantes, with the "Télédétection" team, on electromagnetic wave scattering from random rough surfaces and objects for remote sensing applications. More pricisely, its researches interest the following topics:

  • Radar scattering from rough surfacces: This research topic is devoted to the modelling of the HF (3-30 MHz) and microwave (1-20 GHz) Radar Cross Sections of random rough sea surfaces. The models are based on rigorous approaches, like the method of moments with accelerations, and on asymptotic theories, especially developed for a sea surface. This research also includes the scattering from oil slicks on sea surfaces.
  • Infrared scattering of the sea surfaces: This research topic is devoted to the modelling of the infrared emissivity and of reflectivity of randomly rough sea surfaces. The purpose being to model the infrared radiation of the sea surface. The models are based on the geometric optics approximation, in which the shadowing effect is taken into account. This research also includes the reflection from oil slicks.
  • Scattering from sea surfaces: This research topic is devoted to the scattering from randomly rough surfaces by developing asymptotic models.
  • Scattering from several scatterers: This research topic is devoted to the scattering from rough layers (two random rough surfaces separated by homogenous media) and from an object near a random rough surface. The models are based on rigorous approaches, like the method of moments with accelerations, and on asymptotic theories.
  • Shadowing function from rough surfaces: This research topic is devoted to the derivation of the shadowing function (part of the surface viewed both by the emitter and receiver) from random rough surfaces.
  • Related topics: This research topic is devoted to the calculation of the Radar propagation over a rough sea surface in presence of a duct, to the calculation of the Radar Cross Section from opened waveguides and polyhedral reflectors, and to the scattered field from canonical objects in near field.

Corps

Directeur de Recherche au CNRS (DR2)