Mathieu HÉBERT

After having obtained an engineering degree at CPE-Lyon and an MSc in Image Science at Jean Monnet University in 2001, Mathieu Hébert joined the Peripheral Systems Laboratory at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL, Switzerland) from 2002 to 2009, where he conducted his research on optical modelling and colour reproduction. He obtained his PhD in 2006. He is now a Professor at Jean Monnet University and the Institut d'Optique Graduate School. He has published over 100 papers on light-matter interaction in coloured materials or biological tissues and has supervised 17 PhD candidates.


  • Photometry
  • Colorimetry
  • Colour reproduction

  • L. Gevaux, C. Adnet, P. Seroul, R. Clerc, A. Treméau, J.-L. Perrot, M. Hébert, "Three-dimensional maps of human skin properties on full face with shadows using 3-D hyperspectral imaging", J. Biomed. Opt. 24(6), 066002 (2019).
  • G. Rogers, O. Corblet, T. Fournel, and M. Hébert, "Measurement of the diffusion of light within paper", J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 36, 636-640 (2019).
  • R. Deeb, J. Van de Weijer, D. Muselet, M. Hébert, and A. Tremeau, "Deep spectral reflectance and illuminant estimation from self-interreflections", J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 36, 105-114 (2019).
  • F. Pottier, M. Gerardin*, A. Michelin, M. Hébert, C. Andraud, "Simulating the composition and structuration of coloring layers in historical painting from non-invasive spectral reflectance measurements", C. R. Physique 19 (2018).
  • L. Simonot, M. Hébert, M. Gerardin*, C. Monpeurt*, and T. Fournel, "Halo and subsurface scattering in the transparentcoating on top of a diffusing material", J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 35, 1192-1203 (2018).
  • R. Deeb, D. Muselet, M. Hébert, A. Trémeau, "Spectral reflectance estimation from one RGB image using self-interreflections in a concave object", Appl. Opt. 57, 4918-4929 (2018).
  • S. Mazauric, M. Hébert, T. Fournel, "Revisited Yule–Nielsen model without fitting of the n parameter", J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 35, 244-255 (2018).

  • T. Fournel, M. Hébert, M. Camus, C. Halope, J. Machizaud, "Method for authenticating a security element by superimposing shared colour images, and security element implementing said method," Patent WO2014041298 A3, 8/05/2014.