Following the appointment in March 2018 of Jens Kreisel, incumbent Director of the Materials Research and Technology (MRT) Department of the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), as vice-rector of the University of Luxembourg, LIST initiated the search for his successor.
A few months later, the choice fell on Damien Lenoble, current Deputy Director of the department. A PhD in Materials and Semiconductors Physics, Damien Lenoble joined LIST in April 2009 as Head of Research Unit before becoming Deputy Director of the MRT Department a few years later, where he contributed significantly to its development in recent years.
With 175 employees and currently composed of two research units, several technology platforms and a technology line, the department's activities focus on the key enabling technologies of nanomaterials, nanotechnologies and composite materials.
To establish MRT department's vision – consisting of transforming upstream research on materials and processes research into both practical applications and advanced technologies to support the innovation of national industrial players and attract new partners to the Grand Duchy – and to further strengthen and consolidate its RTO positioning, Damien Lenoble will initially work to structure the department. He will assume his new duties on 1st September 2018.
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