Jo De Boeck, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, IMEC, Belgium

Short biography: Jo De Boeck received his engineering degree in 1986 and his PhD degree in 1991 from the University of Leuven. Since 1991 he is a staff member of imec (Leuven). He has been a NATO Science Fellow at Bellcore (USA, 1991-92) and AST-fellow in the Joint Research Center for Atom Technology (Japan, 1998). In his research career, he has been leading activities on integration of novel materials at device level and new functionalities at systems level. In 2003 he became Associate Vice President at IMEC for the Microsystems division and in 2005 started Holst Centre (Eindhoven) and became CEO of IMEC-Netherlands. From 2009 to 2011 he headed imec’s unit Smart Systems and Energy Technology as Senior Vice President in the imec group. In 2011 he was appointed CTO of imec corporate. He is part-time professor at the KU Leuven and visiting professor at the TU Delft.