Aurelian Crunteanu (B.Sc. 1995, M.Sc. 1996 at University of Bucharest, Romania) has received his PhD in Physics from University of Bucharest in 2000 and the PhD in Material Science in 2001, from the University Claude Bernard- Lyon in France.
In 2001, he was a post-doctoral fellow in the Applied Optics Laboratory at the Ecole Polythechique de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland and since 2003 he joined the National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in France as a full-time CNRS researcher at the XLIM Research Institute in Limoges (joint research unit between CNRS and the University of Limoges, France). In 2014 he obtained his Habilitatio Diploma (HDR) from the University of Limoges, on “Design and development of innovative devices and materials for microelectronics and optics”. Since 2019 he is a CNRS Research Director at XLIM with a research focus on the design, development and characterisation of novel materials with new properties and functionalities (dielectrics, ferroelectrics, phase transition and phase change materials) as well as their integration into devices for applications in the optical and high frequencies domains.
He is currently coordinating and conducting research projects (fundamental and applicative) on smart materials fabrication and integration in advanced devices for high-frequency electronics and optics, focussing on development of innovative processes and devices for the design and realisation of complex systems allowing the dynamic control, in real time, of the propagation of electromagnetic waves (microwaves, millimetre waves, THz). He has introduced PCM materials in frequency agile, polarisation diversity antennas systems, and THz metamaterials with polarisation and directivity control following their electrical and optical excitation.
His research is also focused on developing emerging nanoscale components (memristors, Mott-FET transistors, resistive memories…) based on oxide materials (multi-composites, 2D, nanowires) with low energy switching following electrical and/or optical excitations for new paradigms of neuromorphic computing.
He was member of the Technical Program Committee of the European Microwave Week (EuMW), of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Workshop Series on Advanced Materials and Processes for RF and THz Applications (IMWS-AMP), of the International Conference on Antenna Measurement and Applications (IEEE CAMA), of the International Conference on Advanced Materials (ROCAM) and is currently serving as TPC General Chair of the EuMW 2024 in Paris.
He has published more than 100 research articles in international peer-reviewed journals and over 300 contributions to international and national peer-reviewed conferences (>30 invited lectures), he holds 4 patents.