Team
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Mostafa Emam, PhD (Founder and CEO)

  • Mostafa Emam (IEEE M’10, IEEE SM’16) received the B.Sc. degree in electronics and communication engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2001, the Diplôme d’Ingénieur degree in electronics and signal processing, and the M.Sc. degree in design of microelectronics circuits and systems, both from the Institute National Polytechnique (INP), Toulouse, France, in 2005. He received the Ph.D. degree in engineering sciences in the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM), Electrical Engineering, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain- la-Neuve, Belgium, in 2010. From 2006 to 2010, he was a researcher at UCL where he worked on wideband characterization and modeling of MOSFETs.
  • His research interests include the characterization and modeling of SOI devices in dc, RF, large-signal, and high- frequency noise, for harsh-environment applications and under mechanical-stress conditions as well as the design and simulation of RF SOI circuits.
  • Dr. Emam is IEEE Senior member, the author and co-author of more than 35 scientific articles and book chapters, a reviewer for several IEEE journals and since 2019 he is the general chair of the IEEE International S3S Conference.
  • Since 2011, he is the founder of Incize, a spin-off from UCL, providing an innovative characterization and modeling service for devices and materials in all fields of operation.

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Sergej Makovejev, PhD (Senior Engineer)

  • Sergej Makovejev received his BSc degree in Computing Physics from Vilnius University, Lithuania in 2007. In 2008 he graduated from Newcastle University, UK with MSc in Microelectronics. In 2012 he received PhD from School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University, UK.
   
  • Since July 2012 Sergej Makovejev has been with the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics ICTEAM at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.
   
  • His research interests are within experimental characterisation, simulation as well as modelling of advanced silicon devices. His scientific research focuses on wideband and thermal characterisation in silicon-on-insulator, FinFET and nanowire technologies.
   
  • Sergej Makovejev authored and co-authored a number of works published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.
   
  • In July 2015, he joined Incize as Senior Engineer. 
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Ferran Ureña i Begara, PhD (Senior Research Scientist)

  • Ferran Ureña i Begara received the degree of Technical Engineering in Industrial Electronics from the Escola Universitària d’Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 1992. From 1993 till 2007, he joined the Institut Pere Barnils de Centelles, Barcelona, Spain, where he taught computing and electronics technology and he was also the manager of the computers and network system. In 2008 he received the M.Sc. degree in Microelectronics from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and the M.Sc. degree in Micro and Nanoelectronics from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain, 2009. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2013 from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.  During his Ph.D. he worked on the modelling and characterization of strain in silicon nanostructures by Raman spectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).
  • In 2013, Dr. Ureña joined as a post-doc at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics at the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium where he was involved in the fabrication, analysis and characterization of phase transition materials and 2D materials by Raman spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).
  • His research interests include the modelling and characterization of intrinsic material properties at the micro and nanoscale by using optical and atomic spectroscopy techniques.
  • In January 2017, he joined Incize as Senior Research Scientist.

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Raphaël Valentin, PhD (Device Modeling Expert consultant)

  • Raphaël Valentin received the Ph.D. degree in micro and nanotechnologies from the Institute of Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN), Villeneuve d’Ascq, France, in 2008. His Ph.D. degree research was on the device simulation/modeling and measurement of the nano-scale Metallic Source/Drain Fully Depleted SOI transistors dedicated to high-frequency applications.
  • In 2008, he worked as R&D Engineer (Post Doc/CEA-LETI) at ST-Microelectronics in the Modeling Group. His main research interest concerned advanced radio frequency (up to 100 GHz) Compact Modeling of sub-65-nm SOI CMOS devices (CMOS065-SOI) dedicated to high speed/low power communications.
  • In 2011, to open up new horizons for his personal and professional development, he worked for 3 years as a Senior Device Engineer at Montage Technology in Shanghai, China.
  • In 2015, he founded XYTECH Consulting, a start-up company located at HongKong to provide passive oriented semiconductor device IPs and consulting services for the semiconductor and IC design industries.
  • He is (co) author of 14 international publications, a book chapter on nanoscale CMOS and 7 scientific reports for the European Commission. Based on these experiences, he acquired a broad and extensive expertise covering compact device models, electrical characterization, CAD, TCAD and programming areas. In 2017, he is the first inventor of 3 patents on high-performance and high area efficient passice devices.
  • Since 2015, he also works with Incize as an independent consultant on modeling techniques dedicated to active and passive devices.
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Enrique Ekoga (Junior Engineer)

  • Enrique Ekoga received his BSc in Electronics and automatic in 2012 and he graduated with MSc in Radio Frequency communication systems in 2014 from Science and technology University in Lille, France.
   
  • From April 2014 to September 2014 he was intern at STMicrolectronics in Tours, France. He worked on the development of a tunable RF filter based on STMicroelectronics IPD technology.
 
  • From October 2014 to March 2016 he worked as an RF Test & Characterization Engineer at DelfMEMS in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France. He was in charge of the DC and RF characterization of RF MEMS. From June 2016 to October 2016 he worked at Skense where he contributed to the development of self-powered wireless sensor.
   
  • In January 2017, he joined Incize as Junior Engineer.
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Alexandre Pottrain, PhD (Senior Engineer)

  • Alexandre Pottrain received the MSc degree in Microelectronic, Radiofrequency and Microwave Engineering from Université des Sciences et Technologies from Lille, France. In 2012 he received his PhD in microelectronics from the university of Lille, France, in partnership with STMicroelectronics, France. His PhD focused on nonlinear characterization of advanced BiCMOS and CMOS technologies from STMicroelectronics. During this time he published papers in IEEE journals and participated to numerous conferences.
   
  • Since 2012, he worked for international industrial companies such as Thales, Crocus Technology and NEWTEC. His work focused on characterization, modelling and design of various components and systems such as magnetic sensors and high frequency transceiver.
 
  • Alexandre has participated in the develoment of various inductrial products.
   
  • In February 2019, he joined Incize as senior engineer.
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Bingxue Liu (Business Developer)

  • Bingxue Liu received her Bachelor degree in Japanese (for International Business) from Tianjin Foreign Studies University, Tianjin, China in 2011.
  • In 2009, she received full scholarship to finish her second bachelor, specialized in Business at Aichi Shukutoku University, Nagoya, Japan.
  • She received the Master degree in International Business Economics and Management from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) in 2017.
  • In January 2018, she joined Incize as Business developer focusing on China and Asia Pacific.
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Elisabeth della Faille (Business Developer)

  • Elisabeth received her Bachelor in Economical sciences and Business at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) in 2017.
  • She did her master’s degree in business economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL, Belgium), specializing in Entrepreneurship and Marketing and graduated in 2018
  • In February 2019, she joined Incize as business developer.
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Advisory board
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Prof. Jean-Pierre Raskin (Chief Scientific Advisor)

  • Jean-Pierre RASKIN (IEEE M’97, IEEE SM’06, IEEE F’14) received the Industrial Engineer degree from the Institut Supérieur Industriel d’Arlon, Belgium, in 1993, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Applied Sciences from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, in 1994 and 1997, respectively. From 1994 to 1997, he was a Research Engineer at the Microwave Laboratory, UCL, Belgium. He worked on the modeling, characterization and fabrication of MMIC’s in Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) technology for low-power, low-voltage applications. In 1998, he joined the EECS Department of The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He has been involved in the development and characterization of micromachining fabrication techniques for microwave and millimeter-wave circuits and microelectromechanical transducers/amplifiers working in harsh environments. In 2000, he joined the Microwave Laboratory of UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, as Associate Professor, and he has been a Full Professor since 2007. From September 2009 to September 2010, he was visiting professor at Newcastle University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK. Since 2014 he has been the head of the Electrical Engineering Department of UCL.
  • His research interests are the modeling, wideband characterization and fabrication of advanced SOI MOSFETs as well as micro and nanofabrication of MEMS / NEMS sensors and actuators, including the extraction of intrinsic material properties at nanometer scale.
  • He is IEEE Fellow, EuMA Associate Member, Société de l’électricité, de l’électronique et des technologies de l’information et de la communication (SEE) Member, and Material Research Society (MRS) Member. He was the recipient of the Médaille BLONDEL 2015, famous French reward that each year honors a researcher for outstanding advances in science which have demonstrated a major impact in the electrical and electronics industry. He received the SOI Consortium Award 2016 and the European SEMI Award 2017 in recognition of his vision and pioneering work on RF SOI. In 2017, he received with the NGO Louvain Cooperation the prestigious European Global Education Innovation Award. He is author or co-author of more than 300 scientific journal articles.
 

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