The Scatterer ID Project staff


Presentation

The ERC ScattererID project team is made of the principal investigator, 4 associate professors, several postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, 1 administrative assistant and several interns.

Associated with the team from LCIS - Grenoble Institute of Technology are researchers from :

  • IES (Université Montpellier 2)
  • LTM (Université Grenoble Alpes - CNRS-CEA),

Principal investigator

Etienne Perret

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000 Valence, France
Institut Universitaire de France (IUF)

Etienne Perret (S’02–M’06–SM’13) received the Eng. Dipl. degree in electrical engineering from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electronique, d’Electrotechnique, d’Informatique, d’Hydraulique, et des Télécommunications, Toulouse, France, 2002, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Toulouse Institute of Technology, Toulouse, in 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2005 to 2006, he held a post-doctoral position with the Institute of Fundamental Electronics, Orsay, France. Since 2006, he has been an Associate Professor of electrical engineering with the Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, France. Since 2014, he has been a Junior Member with the Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France, an institution that distinguishes professors for their research excellence, as evidenced by their international recognition. Since 2015, he has been an Appointed Member of the French National Council of Universities. He has authored or co-authored over 180 technical conferences, letters and journal papers, and books and book chapters.

He holds several patents. His works have generated about 2000 citations. His current research interests include electromagnetic modeling of passive devices for millimeter and submillimeter-wave applications, and wireless communications, especially RFID and Chipless RFID, and also include advanced computer-aided design techniques based on the development of an automated codesign synthesis computational approach. Dr. Perret is a Technical Program Committee member of the IEEE International Conference on RFID. He was a recipient of the French Innovative Techniques for the Environment Award in 2013, the SEE/IEEE Leon Brillouin Award for his outstanding achievement in the identification of an object in an unknown environment using a chipless label or tag in 2016 and the IEEE MTT-S 2019 Outstanding Young Engineer Award. He was a Keynote Speaker and the Chairman of several international symposiums. He was named one of the MIT Technology Review’s French Innovators under 35 for his work on Chipless RFID in 2013.

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Researchers

Nicolas Barbot

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000 Valence, France


Nicolas Barbot received the M.Sc. degree and Ph.D. degree from the Université de Limoges, France. His Ph.D. work in Xlim laboratory was focused on error-correcting codes for the optical wireless channel. He also realized a post-doctoral work in joint source-channel decoding at the LSS laboratory, in Gif-sur-Yvette, France. Since September 2014, he has been an Assistant Professor at the Université Grenoble Alpes - Grenoble Institute of Technology, in Valence, France. His research interest at LCIS laboratory includes backscattering communications, RFID and Chipless RFID. More recently, he investigates the use of chipless tag as low-cost, batteryless and robust sensors.

Romain Siragusa

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000 Valence, France


Romain Siragusa was born in Paris, France. After completing the Engineer degree and the M.Sc. degree in optical and radiofrequency from the Grenoble Institute of Technology in 2006, he received the Ph.D. degree from the Université Grenoble Alpes - Grenoble Institute of Technology at the LCIS laboratory (Laboratoire de Conception et d'Intégration des Systèmes) in Valence, France, under the supervision of Smail Tedjini and Pierre Lemaitre-Auger. From September 2007 to March 2008, he held a visiting Ph.D. student position with professor Caloz's group at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal. In 2009/2010, he joined the CEA (Commissariat à l'énergie atomique - French Atomic Energy Commission) as a post-doctoral fellow, where he studied the high impedance surface for integrated antenna on silicon. Since 2011, he has been an Associate Professor at the Université Grenoble Alpes - Grenoble Institute of Technology in Valence, France. His current scientific interests include leaky-wave structures, automated design of CRLH structures and metamaterials applied to RFID.

Darine Kaddour

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000 Valence, France


Darine Kaddour was born in Mechmech, Lebanon, in February 1982. She received the B.S. degree in physics from the Faculty of Sciences, Lebanese University, Tripoli, Lebanon, in 2003 and the M.Sc. degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Grenoble, France, in 2004. In 2007, she received the Ph.D. degree from the Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble. Her PHD work includes the design and measurements of miniaturized RF passive filters. Since September 2009, she has been an Assistant Professor at the Université Grenoble Alpes - Grenoble Institute of Technology in Valence, France. She is also currently involved in research with the LCIS laboratory (Laboratoire national de Conception et d’Intégration des Systèmes), where her research includes design, modeling and characterization of radio frequency (RF) circuits, especially transmission lines and passive filters in order to tackle the recent needs in miniaturization of RF functions in front-end radios. Her current scientific interests include microwave circuits and RFID antennas and sensors.

Arnaud Vena

Université Montpellier 2, IES, Institut d'Electronique et des systèmes, France


Arnaud Vena received the Eng. Dipl. degree in electrical engineering from the Université Grenoble Alpes - Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble, France, in 2005, and the Ph.D. degree from the Université Grenoble Alpes in 2012. In 2005, he joined ACS Solution France SAS and was responsible for the development of RFID contactless card readers. In October 2009, he started his research within Grenoble Institute of Technology, mainly focused on the design of chipless RFID systems. From 2012-2013 he held a postdoctoral position at the Tampere University of Technology in Finland, in the field of conventional and chipless RFID sensors. Since September 2013, he is an Associate Professor in electrical engineering at Université Montpellier 2 within the IES lab. His current research interests are in the field of wireless sensors, RFID systems and printed electronics.

Post-Doc & Ph.D. and administrative staff

Zeshan Ali

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000 Valence, France
Postdoctoral researcher


Zeshan Ali received the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and the Ph.D. degree in optics and radiofrequency from the University Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble, France, in 2015 and 2019, respectively. From 2011 to 2016, he was a Researcher with the Department of Electrical Engineering, KSU. In 2016, he started his research in the Laboratoire de Conception et d’Intégration des Systèmes (LCIS), Grenoble-INP and focused on the development of chipless RFID systems for product authentication applications. Since 2019, he has been a post-doctoral fellow with the LCIS, Valence, France. His current research interests include chipless RFID and multi-band filters.

Sergio Lopez Soriano

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000 Valence, France
Postdoctoral researcher


Sergio Lopez-Soriano was born in Barcelona, Spain. He received the degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Bellaterra, Spain, in 2012, with a thesis on the implementation of a testbed for hydrogen fuel cells, as a part of the European project LoLiPEM. He received the M.Sc. degree in Micro and Nanoelectronics Engineering and the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB), Bellaterra, Spain, in 2013 and 2018. In 2015, he joined the University of Rome Tor Vergata as a visiting researcher. He was involved in the study, design, manufacturing and evaluation of a passive wireless sensor network for temperature mapping inside a shielded enclosure, as a part of the CARM project carried out in ENEA. He is currently working with the LCIS laboratory - Grenoble Institute of Technology as a post-doctoral researcher. His present work is part of the ERC ScattereID project.

Jayakrishnan Methapettyparambu Purushothama

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000 Valence, France
Université Montpellier 2, IES, Institut d'Electronique et des systèmes, France
Ph.D. student


Jayakrishnan Methapettyparambu Purushothama received B.Sc. degree in Electronics from the Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, India, and M.Sc. degree in Electronics Science from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India, in 2012 and 2014, respectively. From 2014 to 2016, he worked as a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Electromagnetics and Antennas, Department of Electronics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India. There he worked on Implantable Sensor Antenna Systems for Medical Applications. Since 2016, he is working towards Ph.D. degree in Microwave Electronics with the Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000 Valence, France. His research interests include Chipless RFID, Solid State RF-Switches, Microwave based Bio-Sensors, Implantable Antennas, RCS studies, Dielectric Characterization.

Rahul Unnikrishnan

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000 Valence, France
Ph.D. student


Rahul Unnikrishnan was born in Kerala, India. He received his Bachelor degree in Electronics from Calicut University in 2016 and M.Sc. degree in Electronics science from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi in 2018. He was a project intern at Cambium networks, Bangalore from January 2018 to July 2018, where he studied and developed the antennas for Mobile and Wi-Fi standards. Currently he is pursuing his Ph.D. degree at LCIS laboratory - Grenoble Institute of Technology in Valence, France, under the supervision of Etienne Perret and Nicolas Barbot.

Romain Doleux

Univ. Grenoble Alpes, Grenoble INP, LCIS, 26000 Valence, France
Administrative assistant


Romain Doleux was born in Montluçon, France. After completing a Bachelor degree in foreign languages from the Université Grenoble Alpes, he received a M.A. Degree in Latin American studies from the Grenoble Institute of Political studies in 2010. He was involved in the 2011 report on the Economics of climate change in Central America, as an intern at the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Mexico city. In 2011/2012, he worked as an administrative and communications assistant of the Mesoamerican reef leadership program at the Mexican Fund for the Conservation of Nature. Between 2012 and 2017, he served as a parliamentary assistant for the Ardèche Member of Parliament. In 2017 and 2018, he worked as a communications advisor for the Chauvet cave’s (World Heritage site) public joint union. He currently holds the position of Administrative assistant at the LCIS Laboratory - Grenoble INP, as part of the ScattererID project.