Simon Deleonibus retired from CEA-LETI on January 1, 2016, as chief scientist after 30 years of research on the architecture of micro- and nanoelectronic devices. Before joining CEA-LETI, he was with Thomson Semiconductors (1981–1986), where he developed and transferred to production advanced microelectronic devices and products. He obtained his PhD in applied physics from Paris University (1982). A recipient of several awards and honors, he is a visiting professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo, Japan) since 2014, National Chiao Tung University (Hsinchu, Taiwan) since 2015, and Chinese Academy of Science (Beijing, PRC) since 2016.
He is distinguished CEA Research Director(2002), IEEE Distinguished Lecturer(2004), Fellow of the IEEE (2006), Fellow of the Electrochemical Society (2015).
He was awarded the titles of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite(2004) and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques(2011), the 2005 Grand Prix de l’Académie des Technologies. He is member of the ITRS since1998, the European Research Council Panel(2007), the Nanosciences Foundation Board of Trustees( 2007).
He was Associate Editor of IEEE Trans. on Elect. Dev.(2008-2014) and Member of the IEEE Electron Devices Society Board of Governors(01/2009-12/2014) and reelected(2016-2018) ; Chair of IEEE EDS Region 8 SRC (2015-2016) ; Secretary of IEEE Electron Devices Society (2016-2017).