Cor Claeys


Cor Claeys received the Ph.D. degree from KU Leuven in Belgium, where he is Professor since 1990. In 1984 he joined the newly established research center imec as Head of the Silicon Processing unit, responsible for technology development in the field of CCD, bulk and SOI CMOS, non-volatile memories and infrared detectors.

Since 1985 Project Manager for a large variety of both leading European (STAR, NANOCMOS, PULLNANO, EUROSOI, SINANO, NANOSIL, SEANET, PRINS, NANOFUNCTION, etc) and bilateral research projects related to silicon technology, device physics and space applications. He was the general project leader for the technology transfer project to TMEC in Bangkok where a process facility was constructed. He was also active in several bilateral projects with industrial partners concerning process technology More recently, he was at imec Director of Advanced Semiconductor Technologies responsible for strategic relations.

His main interests are semiconductor technology, device physics, low frequency noise phenomena, radiation effects and defect engineering and material characterization. He co-edited a book on “Low Temperature Electronics” and “Germanium-Based Technologies: From Materials to Devices” and wrote monographs on “Radiation Effects in Advanced Semiconductor Materials and Devices”, “Fundamental and Technological Aspects of Extended Defects in Germanium” and recently “Random Telegraph Signals in Semiconductor Devices”. Two of these books have been translated in Chinese. He authored and coauthored 14 book chapters, over 1100 conference presentations and more than 1300 technical papers. He is also editor or co-editor of 60 Conference Proceedings. Prof. Claeys is a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society and of IEEE. He was the Founder of the IEEE Electron Devices Benelux Chapter, Chair of the IEEE Benelux Section, an elected Board of Governors Member of the Electron Devices Society and the EDS Vice President for Chapters and Regions. He was EDS President in 2008-2009. He was as Division Director on the IEEE Board of Directors in 2012-2013. He is a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal and in 2013 he received the IEEE EDS Distinguished Service Award.

Within the Electrochemical Society, he was the Chair of the Electronics & Photonics Division from 2001 to 2003. In 2004, he received the Electronics & Photonics Division Award.

In 2016 Cor Claeys received the Semi China Special Recognition Award for his outstanding involvement in the China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC).

Since 1985 Project Manager for a large variety of both leading European (STAR)