Manuel Bibes

Manuel Bibes is the recipient of the 2017 Descartes-Huygens Prize. He has been awarded the prize for his outstanding research and his contribution to Franco-Dutch relations.

The Descartes-Huygens prize will allow Bibes to spend three months conducting research at the Center for Cognitive Systems and Materials at the University Groningen. He will also visit the nanolaboratories at the University of Twente. The three organisations aim to combine their expertise to develop low-power electronics. 

About the laureate

Photo: Fabienne Issot-Sergent, Thales Research and Technology

Manuel Bibes (born 1976) works in materials science and studies metal oxides. He is a research director at Unité Mixte de Physique, a partnership between electronics firm Thales and CNRS, the French government organisation for basic research. Bibes is known for his research on oxide thin films and their use in spintronics. Although relatively young, he is already one of the top researchers in his field. He has been issued several patents, publishes regularly in top journals, and has received an ERC Consolidator grant and other awards.