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Marie-Noëlle Semeria

Marie-Noëlle Semeria

Vice President and Group CTO, Total
During her previous 20 years at CEA, Marie-Noëlle Semeria held various senior-management and strategy-development positions, and secured numerous patents. She has also served during 4 years as a member of the National Committee of CNRS and of the Superior Council of Research & Technology under the presidency of the minister of Research & Education, as well as a member of the board of ANR, and of the coordinating committee of Allistene, the science and digital technology alliance. Before leading Leti, she was chief scientist for CEA Tech, the CEA research unit that includes Leti, Liten and List, in charge of the regional extension of CEA Tech and academic partnerships. She has been appointed to the CNRS Board, the ENSAM Research Committee and Mines ParisTech Research Committee. Semeria became CEO of Leti, Institute of CEA- Technological Research, in October 2014. Semeria was also named president of the Carnot Institutes Network, an association of more than 30 French research centers and laboratories committed to innovate with industry. Doctor of science in solid-state physics from Joseph Fourier University in Grenoble (1987), in 2011, Marie-Noëlle Semeria was awarded the Legion of Honor, and in 2015 the French Order of Merit, France’s highest professional accolades. Total is a founding member of the Strategic Energy Alliance at Stanford.