Dr. Bernard Dieny
Dr B Dieny has been conducting research in magnetism and spin electronics for 34 years. He played a key role in the pioneering work on giant magnetoresistance spin-valves which were introduced in hard disk in 1998. In 2001, he co-founded "SPINTEC" (Spintronics and Technology of components) in Grenoble, a government laboratory devoted to spin-electronics. He is co-inventor of 68 patents and signed more than 430 scientific publications. His team was awarded the European Descartes Prize for Research for his work on thermally assisted Magnetic Random Access Memories (TA-MRAM) in 2006. This work yielded the creation of a start-up company (Crocus Technology) in 2006. He received two Advanced Research grants from the European Research Council in 2009 and in 2014. He was nominated IEEE Fellow in 2010. In 2014, he became co-founder of another start-up for the design of hybrid CMOS/magnetic digital circuits (EVADERIS).