Dominique Thomas holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique, Palaiseau (France), and a PhD in Solid State Physics (semiconductors) from Paris XI University. He has held several R&D management positions in the industry, during his 25 year carrier. He was visiting Scholar at Stanford University where he worked on optoelectronic devices (1989-1990). He was then responsible for civilian applications optoelectronic developments in Thomson-CSF (1991-1994). He was then Vice President and R&D Director of Environment SA, a French SME and the leading European manufacturer of pollution monitoring equipment (1994-1999).
He is with STMicroelectronics since 1999 were he has been in charge of managing and coordinating R&D and innovation projects, and is now managing the cooperation between ST and 2 major European R&D institutes. Since 2009, he is the Director of the “Centre Commun de Microelectronique de Crolles” a joint venture between CEA and ST. He is a member of the technology steering group of CATRENE, a European microelectronics Industry consortium, since 2004, founder and former secretary of the “micro-nano COE” a similar committee in the Minalogic (Grenoble Area) microelectronics cluster, has been active in several national or European specific interest working groups, including chairman of the ENIAC (European Nanoelectronics Initiative Advisory Council) support group, during 2008, the founding year of the ENIAC Joint Technology Initiative. He has served in the evaluation committee of 2 CNRS laboratories, and currently is serving in the scientific committee of the Grenoble Nanoscience Foundation, and is a board member of Université Joseph Fourier, the science and technology University of Grenoble since 2012. Dr Thomas has authored or co-authored about 50 scientific papers and 2 patents.