Prof. Dafiné Ravelosona is a research doctor at CNRS with 15 years of experience in spintronics and magnetic materials. He is presently the head of the Nanoelectronics department at Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale within University Paris Sud in Orsay. He has co-authored over 100 papers and filed 4 patents. He has worked in academic as well as industrial environments (visiting scientist at Hitachi GST in 2004-2005). He is presently coordinator of a collaborative European FP7 project (MAGWIRE) in charge of developing with 2 major companies ultra high density solid state memories based on magnetic domain walls. He also coordinates two US-French projects on emerging spintronics devices with a strong emphasis on education and training activities. He was recently awarded the prize 2010 of innovation at the University of Paris Sud, the prize 2011 and 2012 from the french ministry of research (OSEO) to launch the startup company SILTENE.