Nicolas Grandjean, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Efficiency of Nitride LEDs—Impact of Point and Extended Defects
Nicolas Grandjean received a PhD degree in physics from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in 1994, and shortly thereafter joined the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) as a permanent staff member. In 2004, he was appointed tenure-track assistant professor at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), and promoted to full professor in 2009. After heading the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics from 2012 to 2015, Grandjean spent 2016 as a visiting professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was awarded the Sandoz Family Foundation Grant for Academic Promotion, received the “Nakamura Lecturer” Award in 2010, and the "Quantum Devices Award” at the 2017 Compound Semiconductor Week. His research interests are the physics and technology of III-V nitride semiconductors.