Christophe Delerue

Energy Research Initiative

Christophe Delerue

“Carrier-Multiplication in Semiconductor Nanocrystals: a Long Controversy”

Christophe Delerue is head of the physics department at the Institute for Electronics, Microelectronics and Nanotechnology (IEMN) in Lille, France. He is CNRS Research Director and professor at ISEN (Institut Supérieur d’Electronique et du Numérique). Christophe completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at ISEN and Lille University specializing in condensed matter physics. After defending his Ph.D. thesis in 1989, he joined the CNRS as a Research Assistant. He defended his Habilitation in 1998 and became Research Director in 2002. Initially, Christophe’s work focused on deep defects in semiconductors. In 2000, he contributed to new efforts in theoretical studies of semiconductor nanocrystals (Si, III-V, II-VI). He was early involved in the development of atomistic methods to study the spectroscopic and transport properties of these nano-objects. More recently, he also worked on the electronic and transport properties in semiconductor nanowires. Christophe received the Ancel Prize of the French Society of Physics (SFP) in 2007.