Jean-Michel Ménard is Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Toronto before completing postdoctoral research positions at the University of Regensburg, Germany, and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Germany. He is an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, a member of the Joint Centre for Extreme Photonics, and a fellow of the Max Planck-uOttawa Centre for Extreme and Quantum Photonics. His research lies at the crossroads of THz photonics, experimental condensed-matter physics, and nonlinear optics. Projects in his group focus on time-resolved spectroscopy and optical properties of 2D systems.