Sylvie Retailleau is a University Professor and Professor of Physics at Paris-Saclay University. She has been elected President of Paris-Saclay University on March 2nd, 2020
An alumnus of ENS Cachan, Sylvie Retailleau was admitted to the agrégation de physique appliquée in 1988 and obtained a PhD in science from Université Paris-Sud in 1992. Her research topics developed at the Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale (IEF, Université Paris-Sud/CNRS) focus on the theoretical study of the physics of semiconductor components for advanced electronics. Since 2001, she has held a professorship at the Université Paris-Sud, now Paris-Saclay University. She was in charge of the IST (Information, Systems, Technology) Master’s degree until 2008, as well as the research operation “Integrated Quantum Components for Nanoelectronics” at the Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale (now C2N) since its creation in January 2002 until 2011.
Vice-President of the Physics Department of the Orsay Faculty of Sciences from 2007 to 2008, then Vice-Dean in charge of training from 2008 to 2011, she was Dean of the Faculty from September 2011 to May 2016. Sylvie Retailleau was President of Université Paris-Sud from May 2016 to December 2018. Since 2008, she has been strongly involved in the setting up of the Idex Paris Saclay project, first in the training component and since 2011 more broadly in the structuring of training and research as well as governance.