Who I am (briefly)
My name is Matthieu Lagouge. I am French, 28 years old.
I've studied electronics at the Institut Supérieur d'Électronique et du Numérique - ISEN (Lille, France) and at the Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille - USTL(Villeneuve d'Ascq, France) where i received both a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering specialized in Micro-electronics and a Master of Science in Microtechnology in 2001.
From 2001 to january 2006, I've worked to get a PhD degree in Microtechnology in the Institut d'Électronique, de Micro-Électronique et de Nanotechnologie - IEMN (Villeneuve d'Ascq, France), in the Silicon Microsystem Group. I've worked on design, fabrication and characterization of MEMS devices for micro-objects manipulation in wet and dry environment, under the direction of Pr. Dominique Collard (University of Tokyo) and Dr. Lionel Buchaillot (CNRS).
In 2006, I've moved to Shanghai to learn Chinese and then find a job.
I am currently working as R&D Senior Engineer at Memsic Semiconductors in Wuxi (2 hours away from Shanghai), which is a semi-fabless MEMS company.
I'm in charge of the development of new products, from preliminary research to manufacturing solutions.
My motivations for this site
There are several reasons that have leaded me to develop this website.
In France, PhD thesis must be written in french, and this is not helpful to show non french speaking people what you have worked on. Rather than simply translate my thesis (that is a boring task), I've prefered beginning a website.
This site had to have a goal. Describing my research project is not so interesting for internet community, so I decided to write contents about MEMS, microtechnology, etc. that would be useful for students, curious people, or anybody who would be interested in MEMS field while not being initiated. I hope people who visit these pages have found them useful too!
Another reason, is that I think people working in Electronics (in a large sense, including microelectronics and MEMS) should know at least the basics of website design. This was the opportunity to learn a lot about modern technology and standards (though it is not perfect yet, see mathml page...
Anyway, I've taken pleasure to write these pages (most of time!). I've tried to make things as clear as possible, please let me know how I did!!