Lison Malo is an astronomer and leader of the instrumental development group at OMM/iREx. In addition, Lison is currently the manager of the NIRPS and SPIRou projects and coordinates efforts on instrument development for the Mont-Megantic Observatory (VROOMM). Between 2017 and 2020, Lison was a resident astronomer at the Mont-Megantic Observatory. Lison obtained her PhD in 2013 at the University of Montreal under the supervision of Professor René Doyon and collaborators Etienne Artigau and David Lafrenière. The research project was to develop a statistical method to identify and characterize young low-mass stars in the solar neighborhood.
Between 2014 and 2017, Lison worked as a resident astronomer at the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope (CFHT), located on the Big Island of Hawaii, USA where her work as a resident astronomer consisted of preparing observations made with different instruments (the WIRCam and MegaCam infrared, optical cameras and the ESPaDOnS spectrograph-polarimeter), establishing contact between the user and the observatory, and making the data taking optimal for the user’s scientific goals. Lison was also the scientific leader of the GRACES project at CFHT, a large-scale project that analyzed photons collected by the Gemini North telescope with the ESPaDOnS instrument using a 270-meter optical fiber. This project required the development of a new data reduction program, OPERA, in which Lison actively participated.
On the other hand, Lison continues to work on multiple research projects. Interested in the identification of young stars in the solar neighborhood, she participates in the development and characterization of the sample of stars that are observed by the SPIRou and NIRPS instruments. She is also interested in the characterization of the fundamental parameters of host stars, as well as in the study of binary systems.