Francois Marquier obtained a PhD in Physics in 2004 at Ecole Centrale Paris in France. His PhD dealt with interaction between surface plasmons and periodic microstructures to study thermal emission and extraordinary transmission. After a one-year postdoctoral position in non-linear optics, he became an assistant professor at Ecole Centrale Paris in 2005, where he kept working on thermal emission in Jean-Jacques Greffet's group. In 2008, the group left Ecole Centrale Paris to join Institut d'Optique, where Francois obtained an associate professor position. At Institut d'Optique, his research activities widened to include nanoantennas and quantum plasmonics. In his research group, he was in charge of the experimental activities. He obtained his habilitation in july 2014. From august 2014 to july 2015, he was invited for a year by Igal Brener at CINT (Sandia National Labs). Francois obtained a full professor position at Ecole Normale Supérieure de Paris-Saclay in 2017. He joined the Biophotonics team, led by François Treussart at Laboratoire Aimé Cotton to develop new hybrid metal-semiconductor nanoparticles for bio-imaging applications into neurons.