President and CEO, imec
Luc Van den hove is President and CEO of imec since July 2009. Prior to his current position, he was appointed as imec’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer in 2007. He joined imec in 1984, starting his research career in the field of silicide and interconnect technologies. In 1988, he became manager of imec’s micro-patterning group (lithography, dry etching). In 1996, he served as Department Director of Unit Process Step R&D and in 1998, as Vice-President of the Silicon Process and Device Technology Division. Luc Van den hove received his PhD in electrical engineering from the KU Leuven, Belgium. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 publications and conference contributions.