Céline joined the Australian National University (ANU) Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics (RSAA) Adaptive Optics (AO) group in 2012 to lead Laser Guide Star (LGS) activities undertaken at the Advanced Instrumentation and Research Centre (AITC) at the Mount Stromlo Observatory in Canberra. On-going projects at the AITC include the Laser Tomography Adaptive Optics (LTAO) system design for the Giant Magellan Telescope, an AO Demonstrator to enhance the tracking of space debris by the EOS laser tracking station on Mount Stromlo, and a number of LGS AO projects for the Space Environment Management Collaborative Research Centre.
Prior to moving to Australia, Céline worked at the Gemini Observatory where she led the design, fabrication and commissioning phases of the Gemini North LGS facility in Hawaii (1999-2006), and the Gemini South LGS facility in Chile (2007-2011). The Gemini South AO system, GeMS, is the only Multi-Conjugate AO facility system in the world. It uses five sodium LGS to probe the atmosphere and restore the diffraction-limit of the Gemini South 8-meter telescope over a 2 arcminute field of view.
Céline holds two Masters degrees in Optics and Photonics from Paris XI University, and Optical Engineering with specialization in Lasers and Non-Linear Optics from the "Institut d'Optique" Graduate School (Orsay, France).