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Leti Photonics Workshop 2023 Speakers

Published on 24 November 2022

Frédéric Jung
Consul General of France in San Francisco

Originally from the Alsace region of France, he is a graduate of the Institute of Political Studies in Strasbourg.
He joined the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs in 2004.

The various positions he held in Paris and abroad led him to develop a particular interest in the United Nations and the European Union.

In Paris, he dealt with disarmament and non-proliferation issues, and then negotiations at the UN Security Council regarding the Middle East.

In New York, from 2009 on, he was a negotiator on African issues at the French Mission to the United Nations, before becoming the Mission’s spokesperson until 2014.

He then moved to Brussels to become the spokesperson for the Permanent Representation of France to the European Union, dealing in particular with the Eurozone, migration and security issues at the European level.

From May 2017 to August 2020, he was seconded to the French Ministry of Interior as the diplomatic advisor to the Minister.

Frédéric Jung was appointed Consul General of France in San Francisco on August 28, 2020.


Sébastien Dauvé

Sebastien Dauvé was named Director of CEA-Leti effective on July 1, 2021, after more than twenty years of experience in microelectrics technologies and their applications, including clean mobility, medicine in the future, cyberecurity, and power electronics. 

Sebastien Dauvé started his career at the French Armament Electronics Center, where he worked on developing synthetic-aperture radar. In 2003, he joined CEA-Leti as an industrial transfer manager and supervised several joint research laboratories, in particular with the multinational Michelin.

in 2007, Sebastien Dauvé became a laboratory manager, then head of an R&D department in the area of sensors applied to the Internet of things and electric mobility.  During this time, he supported the dissemination of new technologies in industry, including the automotive industry (Renault), aeronautics, national defense (SAFRAN), and microchips with the industry leader Intel. He played an active role in the creation of start-ups in application fields ranging from health to infrastructure security, leading to dozens of new jobs. In 2016, he became Director of the CEA-Leti Systems Division.

From sensors to wireless communication, Sebastien Dauvé has played an active role in the digital transformation, focused on coupling energy frugality and performance. He has made cross-disciplinary approaches central to innovation by harnessing the expertise of talented teams with diverse backgrounds. Their goal is to provide technological tools for meeting the major societal challenges of the future.

Sebastien Dauvé is a graduate of the prestigious French Ecole Polytechnique and the National Higher French Institute of Aeronautics and Space (ISAE-SUPAERO)


Babak Sabi
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Assembly/Test Development, Intel Corporation

Dr. Babak Sabi is a Senior Vice President and the General Manager of Assembly & Test Technology Development (ATTD) at Intel Corporation. Since 2009, he has been responsible for the company's packaging, assembly, and test process technology development.

Babak joined Intel in 1984. Prior to leading ATTD, he oversaw Intel's Corporate Quality Network from 2002 to 2009 where he led product reliability, customer satisfaction and quality business practices.

Babak received his Ph.D. in solid state electronics from Ohio State University in 1984. He has authored ten papers on reliability physics and has received five Intel Achievement Awards. He currently holds two patents.


Agnès Arnaud
Head of Optics and Photonics Division, CEA-Leti 

Dr. Arnaud joined CEA-Leti in 2002 as a researcher working on breakthrough technologies for infrared imagers. Over the next 18 years, she held a variety of positions including process engineer and laboratory manager. In 2016, she was promoted to lead the imaging division, which gathers all the institute's skills in design, technology, characterization and modeling for the development of imagers with spectral sensitivity ranging from visible light to THz. These works are carried out in close collaboration with industrial partners such as STMicroelectronics and LYNRED.

She was promoted to head the Optics and Photonics Department in January 2020, where she is guiding more than 300 researchers involved in the conception and production of photonic devices and integrated systems in the fields of imagers, displays, communication systems and sensors. With a portfolio of 700 patents and more than €70 million annual external resources used to maintain a world-class infrastructure, the department is committed to ensuring that its teams offer their industrial partners excellence in research and collaboration.

During Dr. Arnaud's career she also worked closely with CEA-Leti startup ULIS, now LYNRED, which merged with SOFRADIR in 2019. She earned a Ph.D. degree in optics, optoelectronics and microwaves from PhD from University Grenoble Alpes.


François Templier
Display Program Manager, CEA-Leti

François Templier is Display Program Manager at CEA-LETI. He holds the Master's Degree in Physics, and Ph. D. degree in microelectronics all from the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble, France. From 1993 to 1999, he was with Thomson LCD (now Thales Avionics LCD) where he developed new a-Si TFT processes for active-matrix liquid crystal displays. Since 1999, he has been with CEA-LETI, Minatec Campus in Grenoble, France, where his research activity is focused on advanced displays, more particularly emissive devices such as GaN microLED displays. Since 2021, he is Director of IRT Nanoelec's Displed Program.

Dr Templier is Fellow of the Society for Information Display (SID), and currently Director of SID's French Chapter.


Bertrand Szelag
Integrated Photonics Program Manager, CEA-Leti

Bertrand SZELAG is the Integrated Photonics R&D program manager in the optical division.
He started his career in 1999 at STMicroelectronics, working on BiCMOS platform development for Analog/RF & RF power applications. He spent 3 years in Physical Design Kit development team and 2 years working as a project manager for process transfer to external foundries.
He joined CEA-LETI in 2013 as a Project Manager and senior process integration researcher in the field of silicon photonic devices. His research activities included high-speed silicon modulator, germanium photodetectors and hybrid III-V laser integration in silicon. He has been the head of the silicon photonics lab between 2018 and 2022.
He holds a Master degree in Physics from the University of Lille and a PhD degree in Microelectronics from the University of Grenoble in 1999. He has been a visiting researcher in Tohoku University in 1997.


Bertrand Bourlon
Head of the Optical Sensors Laboratory, CEA-Leti Linkedin 

Bertrand Bourlon is the Head Manager of the Optical Sensors Laboratory since February 2020. He joined CEA LETI in 2012, as a scientist and project leader on MEMS sensors and Lab-on-a-chip systems, in particular for gas analysis. He coordinated as well the LETI part of the CEA CBRN-E R&D program (2015-2019). He previously worked as scientist at Schlumberger (2007-2011, France) and California Institute of Technology (2005-2007, US). He holds a Master degree in Engineering from ESPCI Paris (2002) and a Ph.D. degree in Solid States Physics from ENS Paris-UPMC (2005).


Arnaud Verdant
Research Engineer, CEA-Leti

Arnaud Verdant joined CEA-LETI in 2008 as a Research Engineer in IC for Image Sensors. He works in several projects related to different aspects of the imaging chain: optics and sensing (pixel design) for active imaging, smart pixel readout (signal conditioning and analog to digital conversion), image processing (system architecture, embedded machine learning), for medical and industrial applications. He received the Ph.D. in microelectronics from the Paris Sud University in 2008.

Michael Tchagaspanian
EVP strategic Partnership

Michaël Tchagaspanian is now EVP Sales & Marketing at CEA Leti since 2017. During his last 12 years at CEA-LETI, he launched collaborative programs with industrial partners in the field of smart sensing and imaging , embedded systems and integrated circuits.

He manages several strategic developments with US Silicon Valley. Previously, he held the position of Business Development Manager for the Integrated Circuits and Embedded Systems Division, where he was previously head of  the Image Sensor Design Laboratory, dedicated to intelligent integrated circuits for imaging applications and display. 

Advanced algorithms have been created and integrated into the circuit architecture for several applications (defense and security, smart home and building, medical). Prior to CEA, during the previous 11 years in the semiconductor industry, as ASIC design manager for ST Microelectronics and On Semiconductor, he built on-chip integrated circuits for radio frequency and management applications Energy. He has led strategic projects for automotive and mobile phone applications.