The LEG research has originally been focused on CMOS analog and mixed-signal IC design. Research is performed down to the transistor level, as commonly requested for innovative analog design. Besides some fundamental research topics, a strategy of oriented research has been adopted, taking into account the lab's specific know-how as well as industrial application opportunities. Low-power low-voltage, RF circuits for telecom applications, integrated microsystems and HV-HT° are among these special research niches. In order to increase the innovation potential in circuit design, the research domain has progressively been extended to device physics, technology and modeling, as well as to advanced semiconductor technology. On the other hand, some results obtained in modeling and circuit design techniques are regularly translated into software tools as a subset of the main CAD environment of the lab. This strategy provides a fast and easy access to the expertise, and already gave rise to several industrial applications.
Michel J. Declercq received the Electrical Engineering degree and the PhD degree from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, in 1967 and 1971, respectively. In 1973, he was awarded a Senior Fulbright Fellowship, and joined Stanford University as a Research Associate in the Microelectronics Labs. From 1974 to 1978, he was Research Associate and lecturer at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium. In 1978, he joined the company Tractebel in Brussels, Belgium, where he was Group Leader of the Electronic Systems team.
In 1985, Dr. Declercq joined the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland, where he is currently Professor, Dean of the School of Engineering, and Director of the Electronics Laboratory. His research activities are related to mixed analog-digital I.C. design and design methodologies. He is more particularly involved in low-power/low-voltage circuits, high-frequency circuits for telecommunications, MEMS and RF-MEMS, SOI technology and circuits, high-voltage circuits and Nano-electronics. He is author and co-author of more than 220 scientific publications and 3 books, and holds several patents.
He is a Fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers).
Professor Declercq is expert by the European Commission for the scientific research programs in Information Technologies.