Paddy Paddy French Ph.D.

Position Department / Business Unit
Project Leader Electronic Instrumentation Laboratory
Institution Disciplines
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands Nanostructures Electronics
City State / Provence
Country Website
The Netherlands

Paddy French was born in Rochford, England, in 1960.

He then spent 18 months at Delft University, on the Royal Society European Exchange Programme, investigating new flip-flop sensor structures.

In 1988 he moved to Japan and worked for 3 years in the Central Engineering Laboratories of Nissan Motor Company on sensors for automotive applications.

He returned to Delft University to begin a three year FOM sponsored fellowship at the Laboratory for Electronic Instrumentation to study micromachining. Since 1994, he is one of the project leaders of this laboratory. His main research interests are silicon technology, mechanical sensors and actuators, MOS-based sensors and process optimisation related to sensors.

In 1999 he was awarded the Antoni van Leeuwenhoek chair. In 2002 he became head of the Electronic Instrumentation laboratory.


He received his B.Sc. in mathematics and M.Sc. in electronics from Southampton University, UK, in 1981 and 1982, respectively. In 1986 he obtained his Ph.D., also from Southampton University.

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