- PhD in plasma physics from the CEA (French nuclear research institute)
- CTO and Director of R&D of Air Liquide Advanced Materials,
- 20 years of Semiconductor Industry background, with in depth experience in advanced semiconductor materials (gases, precursors, chemicals)
Jean-Marc Girard graduated from the Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon in 1992 and holds a PhD in plasma physics from the CEA (French nuclear research institute). Joining Air Liquide in 1995, he held different R&D management positions in Europe and Japan, all related to semiconductor materials and applications. In 2002 he became Marketing Manager for Advanced Semiconductor Materials, and founded in 2005 the ALOHA™ ALD/CVD precursor product line, which he managed until 2010. Today, as CTO of the Electronics World Business Line and Air Liquide Fellow, Jean-Marc defines this activity’s technology roadmap and IP strategy, and oversees partnerships with key customers and OEMs globally.