About Guy Lamouche
Guy Lamouche is the team leader of OCT activities at the Industrial Materials Institute (IMI), an institute of the National Research Council Canada. The team has been active in OCT since the late nineties and is working on both biomedical and industrial applications.
Dr. Lamouche completed an Engineering Physics degree in 1986 and a Master of Applied Science degree on guided-wave optics in 1989, both at Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal. Afterwards, he undertook doctoral studies at University of Toronto on photonic band structure calculation to finally complete a Ph.D. in Physics at University of Montreal in 1996 on the theoretical study of semiconductor impurity photoionization and of optical properties of quantum structures. As an NSERC postdoctoral fellow (1996-1998), he worked at Université Paris VII, Université Joseph Fourier (Grenoble), and Ecole Polytechnique of Montreal on optical properties of molecules and on quantum structures.
He joined IMI late 1998 initially working on laser-ultrasonic characterization of the microstructure of materials, being group leader of the activities in 2002. He successfully managed a large industrial project to measure the austenitic grain size in steel tubes on the production line using laser ultrasonics. He joined the OCT team in 2003. He has contributed since then to many aspects of the technology for both industrial and biomedical applications.
Combining OCT with a balloon deployment system provides an improved platform for angioplasty balloon development and can also be used in the development of next-generation minimally invasive devices for percutaneous -- through the skin -- coronary interventions...It's now possible to monitor balloon inflation within an artery phantom (model) or an excised artery to assess the efficiency of innovative balloon angioplasty or stent deployment procedures.In Optical Imaging Technique for Angioplasty