Cyril C. Renaud was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He received the degree of engineering from the Ecole Supérieure d’Optique, Orsay, France, and the Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A.) in Optics and Photonics from the University Paris XI, Orsay, France, in 1996. He spent one year as a project engineer with Sfim-ODS, working on the development of microchips lasers. He, then, worked within Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton, on diode pumped high-power ytterbium-doped fibre-lasers, with particular interest on Q-switched system and 980-nm generation. This work led to the award of a PhD in 2001.
He is currently working on optoelectronic devices and systems in the Ultra-Fast Photonics Laboratory, University College London, UK. His current research includes works on uncooled WDM sources, agile tuneable laser diode and monolithic optical frequency comb generator using Quantum Confined Stark Effect, high frequency photodetectors (UTC, travelling wave) and optical frequency generation systems in the optical and millimetre wave domains (DWDM, THZ).