Damien Querlioz

INTEGNANO’s group leader

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Damien Querlioz is a tenured CNRS Researcher at the Centre de Nanosciences et de Nanotechnologies of Université Paris-Saclay (formerly known as Université Paris-Sud) and CNRS. He was first trained at Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris as a physicist and at Ecole Supérieure d’Electricité as a microelectronics engineer. He received the Ph.D. degree from Université Paris-Sud in 2009. He was then a Postdoctoral Scholar at Stanford University and at the Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique.

Damien Querlioz develops new concepts in nanoelectronics relying on bio-inspiration. He believes that nanoelectronics can allow inventing highly energy-efficient forms of memory-centric computing. He investigates stochastic approaches, the use of spintronics devices for bioinspired systems, and the connection between bioinspired memories and Bayesian inference. His research interests have also included the physics of advanced nanodevices. He has developed the Wigner Monte Carlo approach to simulate and understand quantum transport in nanometer-scale devices.

In 2016, Damien Querlioz received the Habilitation degree (HDR). Since 2017, he is the coordinator of the interdisciplinary INTEGNANO research group, with amazing colleagues working around an integrative and multidisciplinary approach to the development of novel charge and spin based devices, as well as fantastic students and postdocs.

Damien Querlioz is a member of the bureau of GDR Biocomp, a French network to facilitate interdisciplinary exchanges around the realization of bio-inspired hardware systems, and has been a management committee member of the MEMOCIS COST action, a European-wide scientific and technology knowledge platform on memristive technology. He has coauthored 4 book chapters, more than 100 journal articles and conference proceedings and given more than 50 invited talks at national and international workshops and conferences. He has also coauthored the book “The Wigner Monte-Carlo Method for Nanoelectronic Devices” (London: ISTE; Hoboken: Wiley, 2010) with Philippe Dollfus. In 2017, he received a CNRS Bronze medal. He has also been a co-recipient of the 2017 IEEE Guillemin-Cauer Best Paper Award and of the 2018 IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Best Paper Award.

The research of Damien Querlioz has been 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, he also received funding from CNRS/Mission pour l’Interdisciplinarité and CNRS/INSIS. Starting March 2017, he has been leading 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