Julie Grollier

Julie Grollier is a researcher director in the CNRS/Thales lab in France. Her Ph.D. was dedicated to the study of a new effect in spintronics: the spin transfer torque. After two years of post-doc, first in Groningen University (Netherlands, group of B.J. van Wees), then in Institut d’Electronique Fondamentale (France, group of C. Chappert), she joined CNRS in 2005. Her current research interests include spintronics, non-linear dynamics and neuromorphic computing.

Julie is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and of the IEEE. In 2010 she was awarded the Jacques Herbrand prize of the French Academy of Science, and in 2018 the Silver Medal of CNRS for her pioneering work on spintronics and brain-inspired computing. In 2021 she received the Irene Joliot Curie prize of the female scientist of the year. She is the recipient of three prestigious European Research Council grants, for the NanoBrain project (Memristive Artificial Synapses and their integration in Neural Networks, 2010-2015), the BioSPINSpired project (Bio-inspired Spin-Torque Computing Architectures, 2016-2021) and the Grenadyn project (Neural Gradient Evaluation through Nanodevice Dynamics, ongoing).