About the Author
Francis Balestra received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electronics from the Institut Polytechnique, Grenoble, France, in 1982 and 1985, respectively. F. Balestra has been Director of IMEP (Institute of Microelectronics, Electromagnetism and Photonics) and previously from LPCS for a total of 10 years. He is now Director of the Sinano Institute (22 members from 12 European countries) devoted to the coordination of the research activities of the European academic community in the nanoelectronic field. He has coordinated European, National and Regional projects. Within FP6 and FP7, he coordinated the Sinano and Nanosil Networks of Excellence (NoE) that have represented unprecedented collaborations in Europe in the field of nanoelectronics, and is presently coordinating a European NoE of the 7th Framework Programme dealing with the study of innovative nanostructures for adding functionalities to CMOS for future nanosystems. He is a member of the European Academy of Sciences, of the Advisory Committee of the Chinese Journal of Semiconductors and Chinese Physics B and received the Blondel Medal (French SEE) in 2001. He is also member of the European ENIAC Scientific Community Council and several ENIAC/AENEAS Working Groups. Francis Balestra has coauthored over 130 publications in international scientific journals, 240 communications at international conferences (more than 70 invited papers and review articles), and 20 books or chapters.