Dr. Hélène Ulmer-Tuffigo is in charge of the strategic evaluation and international relations in INAC (Institut Nanosciences et Cryogénie).


The Institute for Nanoscience and Cryogenics is a joint CEA/Physical Science Division -University Joseph Fourier (Grenoble) research Institute.

Inac main research activities are on:
-nanoscience : spintronics, photonics, nanoelectronics, nanoscience for energy, nanoscience at the interface with biology, while developing tools as nanocharacterisation (TEM, synchrotron beamlines at ESRF...) and nanosimulation
-material science, with an emphasis on basic studies of supraconductivity (including neutrons facilities at ILL)
-cryogenics, with large instruments (CERN, ITER...) and spatial applications
Inac staff amounts to approximately 460 peoples from CEA, CNRS and Grenoble University, including 120 PhDs students and 60 post docs


She is member of the Advisory Group for the Horizon 20202 part on Leadership in Industrial and Enabling Technology - Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials and Advances Manufacturing and Processing ("H202 LEIT NMP).


Dr. Ulmer-Tuffigo regularly acts as an expert evaluator for the European Commission (FP6, FP7 and H2020). During the first half of 2014, she was appointed by the European Commission as Chair of the panel review of the COST program.


She studied physics and obtained her PhD in semiconductor physics from the University of Grenoble in 1990. She received the “IBM young researcher prize” for her thesis. She subsequently joined the CEA as a research scientist, where she spent twelve years in a basic research role. She is author of over 50 publications and communications in the area of optics of semiconductor nanostructures, optical microcavities and semiconductor nanocrystallites.



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