Eric Belhaire received his PhD Diploma in electrical engineering from the university of Paris-Sud in 1992 after graduating in applied physics from the “Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan” with a diploma of master and an “agrégation de Physique”. He was a research scientist at CNRS (French Research Agency) between 1992 and 2007. During this period, he was leading a research group in the Institute of Fundamental Electronics (IEF) at the University Paris Sud. He was working in the field of analog and mixed-signal integrated circuit design with a special interest for vision circuits (image sensors; silicon retinas), Microsystems and new technologies in Systems-on-chip.

Between 1998 and 1999 at Thales Company, Eric’s goal was to transfer the laboratory innovations in advanced infrared detectors. After 2000 he was scientific advisor for Thales for the development of QWIP and InGaAs detectors and their associated readout integrated circuits (ROIC) in CMOS technology. In 2008, he left the CNRS to join Thales. After several years of R&D group management, he became senior expert in Electro-Optical technologies within the technical directorate.