Dr. Luc Van den hove
President & CEO IMEC Belgium
Dr. Luc Van den hove was till June 30, 2009 executive vice president and chief operating officer at imec (Leuven, Belgium). He became chief executive officer (CEO) on July 1, 2009. He joined imec in 1984, starting his research career in the field of silicide and interconnect technologies. In 1988, he became manager of imecís micro-patterning group (lithography, dry etching); in 1996, department director of unit process step R&D; and in 1998, vice-president of the silicon process and device technology division. In January 2007, he was appointed as imec's EVP & COO. Luc Van den hove received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven (K.U.Leuven), Belgium. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and conference contributions.