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Nicolas Cavassilas

Professor at IM2NP

Deputy-responsible of the NQS-group

Birthdate: 3th of May 1972

Nationality: French




  • 2008: HDR. Accreditation to supervise research, University of Provence, Marseille, France

  • 2000: Ph.D. in physics and electronic, University of Orsay – France

  • 1995: Master. Fundamental physics, University of Orsay – France

Employment history

  • 2016 – today:    Associate professor (over class), IM2NP, Aix Marseilles University, France

  • 2001 – 2003:    Post-Doctoral position at Aix Marseille Uiniversity – France

Institutional Responsibilities

  • From 2012 to now : Co-founder and leader of the “NQS” team (IM2NP), Aix Marseille University, France.

  • From 2012 to now : Member of the scientific committee (IM2NP), Aix Marseille University, France.

Approved research projects

  • ANR Memoire, Quantum dot memories, 2005-2008.

  • ANR Modern, Transistor multiscale modeling, 2005-2008.

  • ANR QuantaMonde, Ultimate transistor modeling, 2007-2010.

  • ANR Quasanova, Electronic quantum transport, 2010-2014.

  • ANR Noodles, Electron-phonon scattering, 2013-2016.

  • ANR Platofil, InGaN-GaN nanowire LED, 2014-2018.

  • ANR Iceman, Hot carrier solar cells, 2019-2023.

Supervision of junior researcher

  • Marc Bescond from 2001 to 2004, researcher at CNRS (LIIMS, Tokyo).

  • Fabrice Payet de 2002 à 2005, Characterisation and modelling Engineer at STMicroelectronics (Crolles).

  • Karim Nehari de 2004 à 2007, BNP Paribas.

  • Mélanie Szczap de 2006 à 2010, Characterisation and modelling Engineer at STMicroelectronics (Crolles).

  • Nicolas Pons de 2007 à 2011, TCAD Modelling Engineer at Altis Semiconductor.

  • Elias Dib de 2010 à 2013, Senior Software Engineer at Criteo.

  • Manel Moussavou de 2013 à 2017, Consultant E&D at Scalian.

  • Katawoura Beltako de 2015 à 2018, post-doc at Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (Japan).

  • Benoit Galvani de 2016 à 2019.

Teaching activities

  • From 2004 to 2013 Coordinator of the teaching unit “Master Micro and Nano Electronic” at Aix-Marseille university.

  • From 2003 to now Aix-Marseille University (France) 192h/year. Basic physics (L1), Quantum physics (L3), Condensed mater and Semiconductor physcis (M1), Quantum electronic devices (M2).

Member of panel boards and individual scientific reviewing activities

  • 9 Nominations as jury member for PhD defences (France, Germany, Canada)

  • 2 Nominations as expert in committees for recruitment (assistant professor).

  • Scientific committee of HPERO Summer School 2020 (

  • Reviewer for ACS Nano Letter, ACS Applied Material & interfaces, Advanced Science…

Organisation of international scientific meetings

  • Funder and member of the organization of the Theory and Modeling for PV (TMPV) conference in 2014 (occurring at Marseille in 2014 and Saclay in 2016).

Fellowships and awards

  • 2017    JSPS Invitational Fellowship for Research in Japan (Tokyo University).

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