Stéphane Kéna-Cohen is an Associate Professor of Engineering Physics at Polytechnique Montréal and the Canadian Research Chair in Hybrid and Molecular Photonics. He received his BEng from McGill (2004) and PhD from Princeton University (2010), both in Electrical Engineering. He then moved to the Physics Department at Imperial College London, where he spent 4 years as a post-doctoral researcher and Junior Research Fellow. He is well known for his work on strong light-matter coupling in organic microcavities. In addition to studying quantum effects in molecular and hybrid semiconductors, his group actively works on gaining a deep understanding of the inner workings of new materials and using this knowledge to develop state-of-the-art optoelectronic devices.