Gilbert J. Declerck was born in Oostende, Belgium in 1946. He received the Ph.D. degree in
Electrical Engineering from the University of Leuven in 1972. From 1973 to 1974 he spent one year
at the IC Laboratories of the Stanford University. He then joined the Leuven University in 1974,
where he became Professor in 1983. In 1984 he moved to IMEC, the Interuniversity
Microelectronics Center in Leuven - Belgium, as Vice President of the Advanced Semiconductor
Processing Division. He authored and co-authored over 200 papers and conference contributions.
In 1993 Dr. Declerck was elected fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers for
leadership and contributions to Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor device physics, Charge Coupled
Device technology and Very Large Scale Integration processing techniques. In 1998 Dr. Declerck
was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of IMEC and since June 1999 he is President and CEO of
IMEC. Dr. Declerck is Chairman of the Scientific Committee of MEDEA+ and member of the
MEDEA+ Board. He is member of several advisory boards of scientific institutes and companies.