The Polygon Physics Team
Pascal Sortais is an internationally recognized ion source expert, co-author of ten patents, and innovation awards laureate. His approach illustrates his passion for creating bridges between basic research and industry. In parallel to a career in accelerator physics at CNRS (France), Pascal Sortais has been consultant for various companies, before becoming an entrepreneur. Polygon Physics is his second company.
Head of Operations
Philippe Paliard is a passionate manager who loves to team up to meet technical challenges. Former student at Ecole Centrale Paris, Ecole Normale Supérieure and University Grenoble Alpes, he holds a MSc in nanoscience and nanotechnologies. Before joining Polygon Physics, he co-founded another still growing, several times awarded innovative company in the nanotechnologies domain.
CFO & HR
Elisabeth Labarre embodies the backbone of Polygon Physics. Within Polygon Physics she manages everything related to finance, HR, legal, logistics.
Her slogan : « on va y arriver ! ».
R&D / Surface Physics
Interested in interactions between atoms and charged particles, but also those between people, Merijntje Bronsgeest combines product development and communication at Polygon Physics. With a PhD degree from Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) she worked as a materials scientist on the US east coast, before arriving in Grenoble. Her experience with charged particle sources & optics is at your service.
R&D / software
Grégoire Roussely, a native from the nearby Vercors Massif, obtained his PhD from Institut Néel in Grenoble. At Polygon Physics he can combine his interests in high technology products and programming, working on our Research & Development. His focus is primarily on multi beam sputtering: a new ion beam sputter deposition method based on our unique ECR technology. Polygon Physics benefits from Grégoire’s former career as mountain biker at the French national level, which has taught him to be meticulous in his work. You get nowhere without properly prepared equipment.
R&D / engineering
Robin Perret is R&D engineer. He has a professional experience in several sectors, scientific but also logistics, robotics and sports, which allows him to bring his contribution to the development of Polygon Physics. His degree and interest in physics and his experiences in IT, mechanical and testing engineering allow him to manage projects from start to finish. Curious and multifaceted, Robin likes to imagine solutions and lead them from start to finish until their final development.
Alexandre Pellerin has a Bachelor’s degree in electronics and several years of professional experience in the field. Dynamic and meticulous, his varied knowledge and his interest for high-tech products are a real asset to Polygon Physics.
Vacuum, logistics and fabrication
He was trained at the ‘Institut Universitaire de Technologie’ in Grenoble, in 2 specialties (Electrical and Thermal Engineering) and has a great experience in the semicon industry and in a technical laboratory.
Hervé contributes to source and electronic equipment assembly and testing, using his knowledge in ion implantation, vacuum, maintenance and metrology.