Entrepreneurship Bios - Virtual

Jean-Philippe Attané

Associate Professor at the Spintec Laboratory (CEA Grenoble/Grenoble Alpes University, France), Jean-Philippe Attané leads a research team, Topological Spintronics, whose activities focus on solid-state physics and nanotechnology, and more particularly on the study of spin electronics. He is co-author of 80+ publications, mostly on domain wall propagation, and on spin-orbit effects such as the spin Hall effect or the Rashba Edelstein effect. He has several responsibilities through which he takes part in the organization and in the management of the University, and teaches Physics and Musicology at Grenoble Alpes University.

Senior Member of the "Institut Universitaire de France", former auditeur of the "Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Entreprise", Jean-Philippe Attané also graduated in Business Law, and in Economics. He is in currently involved within the laboratory in a valorization process of his research, with the aim of developing a start-up based on innovative spintronic devices.

Lucian Prejbeanu

Dr. Lucian Prejbeanu is executive director of SPINTEC Research Laboratory in Grenoble, France. He is an expert in the field of nanomagnetism and spintronics for magnetic memories and sensors. Dr. Prejbeanu holds a Physics degree from University of Cluj, Romania and a PhD in Physics from University of Strasbourg (2001). After his PhD, Dr. Prejbeanu joined Spintec, where he namely pioneered scientific work on thermally assisted MRAM. Based on this proof-of-principle demonstrated in the framework of the European project NEXT and awarded by the European Descartes Prize for Research in 2006, Dr. Prejbeanu participated at the creation of the start-up company Crocus Technology. As R&D Director of Crocus, Dr. Prejbeanu led the technological transfer and received in 2012 the joint SEE-IEEE Nicolas Brillouin prize. Dr. Prejbeanu is currently working on new concepts for highly scalable, ultrafast and sustainable MRAMs concepts (including integrated spintronic-photonic circuits), hybrid multifunctional spintronic-CMOS devices for bio-inspired low power electronics or Internet of Things, and new concepts of magnetic sensors. Dr. Prejbeanu has authored about 100 scientific publications and book chapters and is inventor of 45 international patents on magnetic memories and sensors. He is also coordinator of the memory pillar of Spintronic Factory, a European network founded in 2016, whose mission is to promote European research and innovation in spintronics and co-director of the Upstream Technological Platform PTA, one of main nanofabrication centers of RENATECH, French academic network of nanofabrication technology centers.