Deputy director at CEA Liten
Simon Perraud holds a M.Sc. from ESPCI Paris (2004), a Ph.D. in Physics from the Université Pierre et Marie Curie (2007), and a Habilitation degree from the Université Grenoble Alpes (2013). From 2004 to 2007, he was a doctoral researcher at the Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (Atsugi, Japan), investigating electronic properties of semiconductor hetero-structures. He was a recipient of the Award of the Japan Society of Applied Physics in 2008. Simon joined CEA (Grenoble, France) in 2008. He is currently deputy director in charge of research funding programmes at Liten, an institute of CEA with about 1,000 staff focused on the development of innovative technologies for the energy transition. He is also vice chairman at EMIRI (Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative), an industry-driven association which represents more than 60 European organizations active in the field of materials for clean energy and clean mobility technologies. He coordinates NAMEC, a cluster set up by the European Commission to gather EU funded research projects on materials for renewable energy, energy storage and energy efficiency technologies. Simon is author or co-author of more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, and has filed more than 30 patents.