Deputy Head of Unit, DGConnect, European Commission
Francisco J. Ibanez holds university degrees in Engineering and Solid-State Physics (Autonoma University, Madrid) and Masters in Communication Networks and Signal Processing (Polytechnic University, Madrid), Business Administration (Catholic University of Leuven) and Information Society and Knowledge (Open University of Catalonia).
Prior to joining the European Commission, he was active in semiconductors research (Bell Labs in Pennsylvania, US) and had a number of industrial assignments, including process and product engineering in microelectronics design and fabrication (AT&T Microelectronics and Lucent Technologies, in United States and Spain).
At the European Commission he had responsibilities in different R&D areas, including Networks and Communications and Future and Emerging Technologies. He is currently Deputy Head of the Components unit in the ICT Research Programme of the European Commission with main interest on micro-nano electronics and integrated microsystems.