Pierre Galarneau received his Ph.D. in physics from Laval University in 1986. He joined INO (Institut national d’optique) in 1989 and is currently Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer.
Dr Galarneau is a Board of Director's member of CPIC (Canadian Photonics Industry Consortium) and Innoventures Canada (I-CAN). He is also member of various committees for organizations such as COPL (Center for Optics, Photonics and Lasers that regroups researchers in Optics and Photonics from Laval, Sherbrooke, McGill, Polytechnique and INRS Universities) and Sherbrooke University 3IT (Institute for Interdisciplinary Innovations in Technology). He is also member of the Council for Innovation and Commercialization of the Conference Board of Canada.
An internationally renowned researcher, Mr. Galarneau has taken part in the organization of many specialized conferences and has to his credit over 75 publications, 90 lectures at specialized conferences and 10 patents or patents pending.