2022 IEEE Fellows: Prof Dominique Baillargeat elevated to Fellow of the IEEE

Dominique Baillargeat IEEE

Source: IEEE Microwave Magazine – June 2022

Congratulations to Prof Dominique Baillargeat who was awarded the level of Fellow by the MTT-S, for contributions to developments of nanomaterials for RF packaging and sensors!

Elevation to Fellow of the IEEE is an honor reserved for a select group of engineers each year. The number of Fellows elevated in any year cannot exceed one-tenth of 1% of the total voting membership.
This highest grade of membership in the IEEE is conferred by the IEEE Board of Directors in recognition of an individual’s outstanding record of accomplishments in any IEEE field of interest. This year, 13 honorees were awarded the status of Fellow of the IEEE, with the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S) as the evaluating Society.


Dominique Baillargeat IEEE

Dominique Baillargeat biography
University of Limoges
Limoges, France

for contributions to developments of nanomaterials
for RF packaging and sensors

Dominique Baillargeat is a professor of exceptional class at the University of Limoges. He is the scientific executive director of the French National Center for Scientific Research Campus for Research and Technological Enterprise framework of the National Research Foundation of Singapore. He conducts his research between Limoges (XLIM laboratory) and Singapore (Centre national de la recherche scientifique-International-NTUThales Research Alliance laboratory) where, in 2019, he initiated a research area on RF nanotechnology. Dr. Baillargeat is among the pioneers of the use of nanomaterials for the design and
packaging of innovative RF and millimeter-wave components.  This cross-disciplinary activity is based on fundamental research on nanomaterials, such as graphene, 2D materials, and carbon nanotubes, for the design of RF components by considering the constraints of integration, electromagnetic shielding, connectivity, and thermal management.

Dr. Baillargeat is among the pioneers of the use of nanomaterials for the design and packaging of innovative RF and millimeter-wave components.

Dr. Baillargeat has pioneered new technological processes and characterization methods to fabricate
and understand nanomaterials as well as full-wave modeling tools for RF component design and integration.

His main achievements are in the following areas:
Nanomaterial characterization: This contribution is crucial to well characterize 2D materials for their future use in disruptive RF nanotechnology.
Nanomaterial modeling: This work proposes the first equivalent full-wave model of nanotubes and nanowires in arrays and bundles of arbitrary shape and size. This pioneering work is crucial for the efficient design of RF components.
Nanomaterial-based RF nanopackaging: This seminal work demonstrates that carbon nanotubes can be used for RF interconnects operating at 40 GHz and can be a promising platform for interconnects at higher operating frequencies. In 2020, this work was extended to the W band.

In 2012, Dr. Baillargeat widened the scope of his RF nanotechnology research to the design and fabrication of nanomaterialbased sensors by considering the constraints of integration, flexibility, and sensitivity, helping to address needs of future smart cities that promote a human-centered approach with particular attention to safety and health. In this direction, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming essential for the large-scale deployment of sensors.

Dr. Baillargeat’s research addresses nanomaterial-based sensors for the following:
Biological and chemical applications: His work on graphene-based sensors demonstrates how nanomaterials can significantly enhance ultrasensitive plasmonic nanosensors. He reviews trends and challenges in the engineering and application of nanomaterial-enhanced surface plasmon resonance sensors for detecting ‘‘hard-to-identify’’ biological and chemical analytes, providing a platform for designing future ultrasensitive plasmonic nanosensors.
Volatile organic compound monitoring: His work proposes a differential sensor printed on a flexible substrate through low-cost technologies and based on two planar microwave transducers with and without nanomaterials, such as graphene and carbon nanotubes. The device can be integrated into real-time multiple-sensing platforms dedicated to applications requiring low power consumption for the IoT.

Dr. Baillargeat has been the advisor of 33 graduated Ph.D. students. He has coauthored 84 journal publications, 170 conference publications, three patents, and five book chapters.

Relevant Publications
• L. Hong et al., “From bulk to monolayer MoS2: Evolution of Raman scattering,” Adv. Functional Mater., vol. 22, no. 7, pp. 1385–1390, 2012.
• P. Franck, D. Baillargeat, and B. K. Tay, “Mesoscopic model for the electromagnetic properties of arrays of nanotubes and nanowires:
A bulk equivalent approach,” IEEE Trans. Nanotechnol., vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 964–974, 2012, doi: 10.1109/TNANO.2012.2209457.
• C. Brun et al., “Flip chip based on carbon nanotube-carbon nanotube interconnected bumps for high-frequency applications,” IEEE Trans. Nanotechnol., vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 609–615, 2013, doi: 10.1109/
• S. Zeng, D. Baillargeat, H. P. Ho, and K. T. Yong, “Nanomaterials enhanced surface plasmon resonance for biological and chemical sensing applications,” J. Chem. Soc. Rev., vol. 43, no. 10, pp. 3426– 3452, 2014, doi: 10.1039/c3cs60479a.
• P. Bahoumina et al., “Microwave flexible gas sensor based on polymer multi wall carbon nanotubes sensitive layer,” Sensors Actuators B, Chem., vol. 249, pp. 708–714, Oct. 2017, doi: 10.1016/j.

Dominique Baillargeat IEEE 2022