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Since january 1st 2011, he is corporate Strategy and Programs Director at the french Atomic and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA, ~16000 employees, 4,5G€ budget www.cea.fr) after he had been appointed Programs Director in 2010 and Nanoscience Program Director in 2006. He is the secretary of the Atomic Energy Committee.
He was designated as France representative, by the Higher Education and Research Ministry, for various international missions related to nanotechnology (OECD, High Level Groups, Japan-France FOE, …). He was a contributor to the National Research and Innovation Strategy.
He acted as President of the Micro-nano sectorial scientific committee of the National Research Agency (ANR) and contributed to the development of nanotechnologies in France (steering committee member of the NanoInnov initiative, founder and member of the board of the C'nano Paris Region and national initiative, ..).
He was expert for various international funding agencies and programs (European Commission, European Research Council, European Science Foundation, USA NSF, Helmholtz Gemeinshaft, Canada, Ireland, Netherlands, Switzerland agencies, ...) and a member of various scientific committees and boards.
He was head of the CEA Molecular Electronics Laboratory (2001-2008), head of the joint CEA-Motorola Molecular Electronics Laboratory (2001-2003), deputy manager of the Service de Physique de l'Etat Condensé (2005-2006), co-Head of the CEA research programme on "Chemistry and Nanoelectronics"(2005-2006). In those different positions he coordinated various national and European projects on nanoscience.
He studied at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, was received at the Agregation of Physics (1st rank), received a Ph.D. in Physical-Chemistry at the Paris XI-Orsay University in 1991, did his post-doc with Dr H. Rohrer(Nobel Prize) and Dr B. Michel at IBM Rüshlikon in 1993-1994 and was delivered an Habilitation in solid state physics in 2001. His scientific interests include emerging nanodevices, carbon nanotubes, material sciences, self-assembly and new architectures of computation. He published more than 100 scientific publications, cited over 2700 times (H-index=30), gave more than 75 invited conferences and obtained 9 patents.
He is Knight of the Ordre National du Mérite.