Philippe Dollfus received the Ph. D. degree in sciences from Université Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, in 1989. He was recruited as CNRS Researcher at the Institute of Fundamental Electronics (IEF) in 1989. He is now CNRS Research Director at the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (C2N), Orsay, France.

Administrative service & research management

At IEF, he has been head of the research group « physics of ultimate microelectronic devices » (1994-2003), head of the department « devices for microelectronics and optoelectronics » (2002-2011) and vice-head of the department « nanoelectronics » (2012-2016).

He is currently an Advisor for the HDR degree (Authorisation to Supervise Research) of Université Paris-Sud (2015-)

Scientific activities

He has been involved in the development of the Monte Carlo technique for transport and device simulation. Initially, his research interests were focused on transport physics in III-V and IV-IV transistors, transient radiation effects and spintronics in semiconductor structures. By using different transport formalisms, e.g. Boltzmann, Wigner and Green approaches, his research activity currently includes the physics and modelling of quantum transport, thermal transport and thermoelectric effects in advanced nanodevices, including nano-transistors, quantum dots, resonant tunnelling diodes, quantum wires, carbon nanotubes and graphene/2D material devices.


Among other collaborative projects he has been involved in 8 European projects and 9 French ANR projects, as coordinator or scientific partner.

Achievements, publications

He is the author/co-author of about 120 scientific publications in peer-review journals, 2 books, 14 book chapters and 118 conference proceedings papers. He is author of 30 invited talks in international conferences and summer schools.

He has supervised or co-supervised 25 PhD students.

Editorship, Conference committees

He currently serves as Editorial Board member for the Journal of Computational Electronics and has been member or organizer of several international conference committees, including SISPAD, IWCE, ISGD, IWCN, CECAM Workshop.