The company

Technology guidance

Argolight is a company at the frontiers of Photonics and Material sciences and a spin-off out of the LOMA and ICMCB laboratories at the University of Bordeaux, France, Europe. We specialize in the modification of transparent materials by photonics processing for biosciences applications.

Ecological responsibility

Argolight policy is to propose robust products at the counter-current of planned obsolescence. We work to create products that last, relying on innovation and development to insure sustainability. At Argolight, our employees have incentives to use public transportations to come at work. We also try to minimize and recycle all our waste.

Social responsibility

We believe that properly treated people lead to better committed employees. Our employees have the option for various new trainings and have many opportunities for growth inside the company.

We believe that innovative material processing comes from the expertise of both the material and the means of modification. That is why we have our own industry grade material production facility and why we develop the best materials to integrate in our products.

Argolight is a high-tech company that prides itself on being ecological and socially responsible.

Executive management

Gautier Papon, Ph.D.

Gautier Papon, Ph.D.

CEO & Co-Founder

Gautier Papon is the President of the Executive Board, Business Director & co-founder of Argolight. He has a Ph.D. in “Lasers, Materials and Nanosciences” and a Master in “Business of Instrumentation in Physics”, both from the University of Bordeaux. He developed the core concept and business model of Argolight.

He is now currently in charge of executive and business management.

Arnaud Royon, Ph.D.

Arnaud Royon, Ph.D.

CTO & Co-Founder

Arnaud Royon is the CTO and co-founder of Argolight. He graduated from the University of Bordeaux with a Ph.D. in “Lasers, Materials and Nanosciences”, and from the University of Central Florida (CREOL) with a Ph.D. in “Optics”. He transfered Argolight’s technology from the laboratories to the company.

In 2015 Dr. Royon was awarded the Jean Jerphagnon Prize for “Excellence in the field of Optics with industrial applications”

He is currently in charge of the production and the R&D programs inside the company.

Advisory board

Name Function
François Salin General Manager at MORIALASE, Former Vice-President and CTO at Eolite Systems – President of the board
Lionel Canioni Professor of physics at the University of Bordeaux, head of LAPHIA Cluster of excellence in Laser & Photonics
Patrice Daste President of Alsymex, part of the ALCEN industrial Group
Philippe Legros Microscopy Research Engineer at the University of Bordeaux
Rysvan Maleck Independent consultant, former Vice President Engineering & Quality at Amplitude Systèmes, former COO at Kwele
Philippe du Mesnil Former CEO of the CEVA Santé Animale Group
Jean Rivenc Director of ADERA – Representing Pertinence Invest