innovation for industry
Sebastien Dauvé was named Director of CEA-Leti effective on July 1, 2021, after more than twenty years of experience in microelectrics technologies and their applications, including clean mobility, medicine in the future, cyberecurity, and power electronics.
Sebastien Dauvé started his career at the French Armament Electronics Center, where he worked on developing synthetic-aperture radar. In 2003, he joined CEA-Leti as an industrial transfer manager and supervised several joint research laboratories, in particular with the multinational Michelin.
in 2007, Sebastien Dauvé became a laboratory manager, then head of an R&D department in the area of sensors applied to the Internet of things and electric mobility. During this time, he supported the dissemination of new technologies in industry, including the automotive industry (Renault), aeronautics, national defense (SAFRAN), and microchips with the industry leader Intel. He played an active role in the creation of start-ups in application fields ranging from health to infrastructure security, leading to dozens of new jobs. In 2016, he became Director of the CEA-Leti Systems Division.
From sensors to wireless communication, Sebastien Dauvé has played an active role in the digital transformation, focused on coupling energy frugality and performance. He has made cross-disciplinary approaches central to innovation by harnessing the expertise of talented teams with diverse backgrounds. Their goal is to provide technological tools for meeting the major societal challenges of the future.
Sebastien Dauvé is a graduate of the prestigious French Ecole Polytechnique and the National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE-SUPAERO)
Dr. Babak Sabi is a Senior Vice President and the General Manager of Assembly & Test Technology Development (ATTD) at Intel Corporation. Since 2009, he has been responsible for the company's packaging, assembly, and test process technology development.
Babak joined Intel in 1984. Prior to leading ATTD, he oversaw Intel's Corporate Quality Network from 2002 to 2009 where he led product reliability, customer satisfaction and quality business practices.
Babak received his Ph.D. in solid state electronics from Ohio State University in 1984. He has authored ten papers on reliability physics and has received five Intel Achievement Awards. He currently holds two patents.
Dr. Arnaud joined CEA-Leti in 2002 as a researcher working on breakthrough technologies for infrared imagers. Over the next 18 years, she held a variety of positions including process engineer and laboratory manager. In 2016, she was promoted to lead the imaging division, which gathers all the institute's skills in design, technology, characterization and modeling for the development of imagers with spectral sensitivity ranging from visible light to THz. These works are carried out in close collaboration with industrial partners such as STMicroelectronics and LYNRED.
She was promoted to head the Optics and Photonics Department in January 2020, where she is guiding more than 300 researchers involved in the conception and production of photonic devices and integrated systems in the fields of imagers, displays, communication systems and sensors. With a portfolio of 700 patents and more than €70 million annual external resources used to maintain a world-class infrastructure, the department is committed to ensuring that its teams offer their industrial partners excellence in research and collaboration.
During Dr. Arnaud's career she also worked closely with CEA-Leti startup ULIS, now LYNRED, which merged with SOFRADIR in 2019. She earned a Ph.D. degree in optics, optoelectronics and microwaves from PhD from University Grenoble Alpes.
François Templier is Display Program Manager at CEA-LETI. He holds the Master's Degree in Physics, and Ph. D. degree in microelectronics all from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France. From 1993 to 1999, he was with Thomson LCD (now Thales Avionics LCD) where he developed new a-Si TFT processes for active-matrix liquid crystal displays. Since 1999, he has been with CEA-LETI, Minatec Campus in Grenoble, France, where his research activity is focused on advanced displays, more particularly emissive devices such as GaN microLED displays. Since 2021, he is Director of IRT Nanoelec's
Dr Templier is Fellow of the Society for Information Display (SID), and currently Director of SID's French Chapter.
Bertrand Bourlon is the Head Manager of the Optical Sensors Laboratory since February 2020. He joined CEA LETI in 2012, as a scientist and project leader on MEMS sensors and Lab-on-a-chip systems, in particular for gas analysis. He coordinated as well the LETI part of the CEA CBRN-E R&D program (2015-2019). He previously worked as scientist at Schlumberger (2007-2011, France) and California Institute of Technology (2005-2007, US). He holds a Master degree in Engineering from ESPCI Paris (2002) and a Ph.D. degree in Solid States Physics from ENS Paris-UPMC (2005).
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.