Benoit Guiffard graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes, France in 1995. He joined the Laboratoire de Génie Electrique et Ferroélectricité (LGEF) at the Institut National des Sciences Appliquées (INSA), Lyon, France in 1996, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in inorganic chemistry in 1999. He became an Associate Professor at INSA in 2000 at which time he started to work on the doping of piezoelectric materials (ceramics, single crystals). His research interests include the development of electroactive polymer composites exhibiting electromechanical coupling for environmental energy scavenging applications and large electric field actuation performance. In these topics, he is currently involved in the optimization of electrostrictive properties of semicrystalline elastomers filled with conductive nanoobjects and their integration in microsystems. He is also interested in the study of magnetoelectric effect in particulate and laminate composites, using the concept of product property (magnetic-elastic-electric coupling). In september 2011, he has been hired as a Professor at the University of Nantes, France, where he currently works in the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications (IETR) on magnetoelectrics for microwave applications. Since 1998, he has coauthored 50 refereed archival publications in the field of electrically functional materials, including 39 journal papers and 1 patent.
Biography Updated on 9 January 2012