Professor Jean-Michel Ménard is Assistant Professor and principal investigator of the ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy lab at the University of Ottawa. He completed his PhD in 2010 under the guidance of Henry van Driel at the University of Toronto. He was then awarded the Humboldt Fellowship to investigate ultrafast dynamics with terahertz spectroscopy in the group of Rupert Huber at the University of Regensburg. In 2014, he joined the Russell Division at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of light in Erlangen as a postdoctoral researcher and moved back to Canada in 2016 to start his own research program combining his expertise in optics and materials physics. His research interests include time-resolved terahertz spectroscopy of quantum materials and the development of photonics tools based on nonlinear optical propagation in hollow-core photonic crystal fibres.