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Vice president for European affairs, CEA Liten, France
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 in Japan, studying 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 Liten in 2008, to develop new materials for photovoltaics. He had a key role in several public-private, collaborative research projects. Since September 2016, he is the vice president for European affairs at CEA Liten, in charge of European programs in the field of new energy technologies and advanced materials. He is also vice chairman at EMIRI (Energy Materials Industrial Research Initiative), an industry-driven association which represents more than 60 organizations active in Europe in the field of advanced materials for low-carbon energy technologies. Simon is author or co-author of more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed international journals, and has filed more than 30 patents.