Professor Pierre Gentil dies at 70

Categorie(s) : Education, Life @ MINATEC, News

Published : 1 April 2016

Although some of MINATEC’s younger researchers may not know who he was, Professor Pierre Gentil, who died in early March at age 70, played a major role in the development of microelectronics in Grenoble, elsewhere in France, and further afield. A graduate of ENSERG, he conducted research in the area of transistor reliability and electronic noise. He taught at Grenoble Institute of Technology until 2013 and supervised a number of Ph.D. dissertations. He was also the visionary behind CIME Nanotech, an organization home to resources that include Europe’s largest teaching cleanroom. He headed CIME Nanotech from 1981 to 1994. He also founded CNFM*, a public-interest group made up of manufacturing companies and academic researchers. Professor Gentil will be remembered for the force of his convictions as much as for his generous spirit. He was loved by everyone who knew him.

*Coordination nationale de la formation en microélectronique et nanotechnologies



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