President & CEO, Marie-Eve Ducharme
Co-founder Marie-Eve Ducharme is Nüvü Camēras’ Chief executive officer. Surrounded by experts in intellectual property law, corporate finance, and high-tech international marketing, Marie-Eve Ducharme ensures Nüvü Camēras’ strategic growth.
With a bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Montreal, a graduate diploma in Management from Hautes Études Commerciales, HEC Montreal, and a Specialization in Innovation Management from the École de Technologie Supérieur, Marie-Eve Ducharme has over 10 years of experience in the project management of new solutions at the cutting edge of technology in the domains of academia and industry.
Her expertise involves the seamless integration of efficient management with the dynamic properties of innovative projects. With solid management experience with academic and private institutions, Ducharme successfully launches her 2nd high technology start-up company. Initially a manager of various projects at the University of Montreal, she was then physicist and project manager at Photon etc., an innovative company specialized in hyperspectral imaging and spectroscopy instruments, where she quickly became the Chief Operations Officer.
In addition to leading the development of EMCCD products since 2008, she has successfully led more than 10 major development projects in advanced optical instrumentation while respecting budgets accorded by the National Council of Research of Canada and the Canadian Space Agency, amongst others, totalling more than $5 million of Canadian taxpayers entrusted to her. Her success led to giving back to the next generation of entrepreneurs by co-chairing the fundraising campaign of the Fondation Montréal Inc.
Vice-president & CTO, Olivier Daigle
Co-founder Olivier Daigle is Nüvü Camēras’ Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer. He is the inventor behind the core technology of the company and ensures the technological development of Nüvü Caméras’ products.
After completing a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the École de Technologie Supérieure, Daigle worked in a start-up company as an electrical engineer. In less than a year, motivated by his passion for the stars, Olivier returned to school to pursue graduate studies in astronomy. Daigle then graduated with a Master’s degree in physics, with a concentration in Astrophysics, from the University of Montreal.
In terms of precision, CCDs, or charge-coupled devices, have limited performances for scientific purposes: their clocking voltages hinder their speed and accuracy. This is exactly what Olivier Daigle studied during his Master’s degree.
Following his graduate studies, Daigle was employed by Photon etc., a company that required ultra sensitive cameras for their instruments, which inspired Olivier Daigle to return once again to school. It was during his industrial Ph.D. in Astrophysics that he developed the CCCP (CCD Controller for Counting Photons), the ingenious sensitive imaging technology upon which Nüvü Camēras is built.
Olivier Daigle was voted Science and Technology Personality of the Year 2010 by La Presse and Radio-Canada for his significant contribution to science. His conferences and publications on the EMCCD technology had made him a reference in the scientific community today.