Damien Querlioz

INTEGNANO’s group leader

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I received the Predoctoral Training from the Ecole Normale Superieure Paris, and the Ph.D. degree from University Paris-Sud in 2009. I was adoctoral Scholar at Stanford University and at the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique, France, and then joined the University of Paris-Sud as a tenured CNRS Researcher. I develop new concepts in nanoelectronics relying on bio-inspiration. I focus especially on stochastic approaches, on the use of spintronics devices for bioinspired systems, and on the connection between bioinspiration and Bayesian inference.
My research interests have also included the physics of advanced nanodevices. I have developed the Wigner Monte Carlo approach to simulate and understand quantum transport in nanometer-scale devices. I received my Habilitation degree (HDR) in 2016.
I am part of the NANOARCHI group of the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies (formerly known as Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale).

I have coauthored the book “The Wigner Monte-Carlo Method for Nanoelectronic Devices” (London: ISTE; Hoboken: Wiley, 2010) with Philippe Dollfus. I am a member of the bureau of GDR Biocomp, a French network to facilitate interdisciplinary exchanges around the realization of bio-inspired hardware systems. I have coauthored 4 book chapters, 45 journal articles, 45 conference proceedings and given 29 invited talks at national and international workshops and conferences.

My research is funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Union (FETOPEN BAMBI), Agence Nationale de la Recherche, Région Ile-de-France/DIM NANO-K and Ministère de l’écologie, du développement durable et de l’énergie. In recent years, I also received funding from CNRS/Mission pour l’Interdisciplinarité and CNRS/INSIS. Starting 2017, I will lead the NANOINFER project, funded by  a European Research Council Starting Grant for a duration of 5 years.


Phone: (+33) 1 69 15 33 58

Email: damien.querlioz@c2n.upsaclay.fr