The team

Mostafa Emam
Founder and CEO

Mostafa Emam, PhD

Sergej Makovejev
Senior Engineer

Sergej Makovejev, PhD

Enrique Ekoga
RF Characterization Engineer

Enrique Ekoga

Ferran Ureña
Senior Research Scientist

Ferran Ureña i Begara, PhD

Yifei Yang
Business Developer Asia Pacific

Yifei Yang

Gilles Scheen
Senior Engineer

Gilles Scheen, PhD

Virginie Berthels
Executive Assistant

Virginie Berthels

Khaled Aouadi
RF Characterization Engineer

Khaled Aouadi

Senior Engineer

Romain Tuyaerts, PhD

R&D Process Engineer

Benjamin Huet, PhD

Founder and CEO

Mostafa Emam, PhD

Mostafa Emam (IEEE M’10, IEEE SM’16) received the B.Sc. degree in electronics and communication engineering from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, in 2001, the Diplôme d’Ingénieur degree in electronics and signal processing, and the M.Sc. degree in design of microelectronics circuits and systems, both from the Institute National Polytechnique (INP), Toulouse, France, in 2005. He received the Ph.D. degree in engineering sciences in the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM), Electrical Engineering, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain- la-Neuve, Belgium, in 2010. From 2006 to 2010, he was a researcher at UCL where he worked on wideband characterization and modeling of MOSFETs.

His research interests include the characterization and modeling of SOI devices in dc, RF, large-signal, and high- frequency noise, for harsh-environment applications and under mechanical-stress conditions as well as the design and simulation of RF SOI circuits.

Dr Emam is IEEE Senior member, the author and co-author of more than 40 scientific articles and book chapters, a reviewer for several IEEE journals. From 2015 till 2018 he served as the technical chair (SubVt track) and in 2019 as the general chair of the IEEE International S3S Conference.

Since 2011, he is the founder of Incize, a spin-off from UCL, providing an innovative characterization and modeling service for devices and materials in all fields of operation.

Senior Engineer

Sergej Makovejev, PhD

Sergej Makovejev received his degree in Physics from Vilnius University, Lithuania in 2007. In 2008 he graduated from Newcastle University, UK with MSc in Microelectronics. In 2012 he received PhD from School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Newcastle University, UK. Later that year Sergej Makovejev joined the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics ICTEAM at Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium.

His research interests are within characterisation, simulation and modelling of advanced silicon technologies.

Sergej Makovejev co-authored a number of works published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at international conferences.

In July 2015, he joined Incize as Senior Engineer.

RF Characterization Engineer

Enrique Ekoga

Enrique Ekoga received his BSc in Electronics and automatic in 2012 and he graduated with MSc in Radio Frequency communication systems in 2014 from Science and technology University in Lille, France.

From April 2014 to September 2014 he was intern at STMicrolectronics in Tours, France. He worked on the development of a tunable RF filter based on STMicroelectronics IPD technology.

From October 2014 to March 2016 he worked as an RF Test & Characterization Engineer at DelfMEMS in Villeneuve d’Ascq, France. He was in charge of the DC and RF characterization of RF MEMS. From June 2016 to October 2016 he worked at Skense where he contributed to the development of self-powered wireless sensor.

In January 2017, he joined Incize as Junior Engineer.

Senior Research Scientist

Ferran Ureña i Begara, PhD

Ferran Ureña i Begara received the degree of Technical Engineering in Industrial Electronics from the Escola Universitària d’Enginyeria Tècnica Industrial de Barcelona, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, 1992. From 1993 till 2007, he joined the Institut Pere Barnils de Centelles, Barcelona, Spain, where he taught computing and electronics technology and he was also the manager of the computers and network system. In 2008 he received the M.Sc. degree in Microelectronics from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, and the M.Sc. degree in Micro and Nanoelectronics from the Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain, 2009. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2013 from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.  During his Ph.D. he worked on the modelling and characterization of strain in silicon nanostructures by Raman spectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM).

In 2013, Dr. Ureña joined as a post-doc at the Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics at the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium where he was involved in the fabrication, analysis and characterization of phase transition materials and 2D materials by Raman spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS).

His research interests include the modelling and characterization of intrinsic material properties at the micro and nanoscale by using optical and atomic spectroscopy techniques.

In January 2017, he joined Incize as Senior Research Scientist.

Business Developer Asia Pacific

Yifei Yang

Yifei Yang received her first Master degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages at Yunnan University in China in 2015. From 2015 to 2017, she worked in a cosmetics company as general manger’s assistant in Kunming, China. In 2017, she went to France to pursue her second Master degree, majored in European Integration and Global Studies at Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) in Nice. After her graduation, she worked at a start-up education company as a Marketing Manager in Changzhou, China, for a year. In January 2020, Yifei went to Paris to improve her knowledge of French at Alliance Française.

In April 2020, Yifei Yang joined Incize as business developer for Asia Pacific.

Senior Engineer

Gilles Scheen, PhD

Gilles Scheen received the MSc degree in physicist-Engineering (opto-electronics orientation) from Université de Liège (Belgium). In 2015 he received his PhD in microtechnology from the UClouvain, Belgium. His PhD focused on post-process integration of porous silicon for sensing applications. During this time he published papers in different scientific journals and participated to numerous conferences.

His research interests include the porous silicon integration for various applications with a focus on RF microelectronic, innovative techniques for (porous) semiconductor characterization.

In September 2019, he joined Incize as senior engineer.

Executive Assistant

Virginie Berthels

Virginie joined Incize in December 2019 as executive assistant. She is responsible for administrative tasks and accounting tasks.

RF Characterization Engineer

Khaled Aouadi

Khaled Aouadi received his Master’s degree in semiconductor components in 2003 From ENSERG-INPG, Grenoble, France and he graduated with MSc in Sciences and Materials Engineering in 2005 from University Joseph Fourier in Grenoble, FRANCE. From April 2004 to September 2004 he was intern at STMicrolectronics in Crolles, France. He worked at R&D Process Metal Team: Develop and Test Process for a New Low-resistivity Tungsten Film for Contact Metallization.
From October 2005 to March 2010 he worked as a Physical Design Kit Project Engineer at STMicrolectronics in Tunis, Tunisia. As Project Management and Quality Responsible, he was in charge of developing design kit and layout validation for a wide range of technologies (BiCMOS / HCMOS / SIGE / SOI) and ensuring final product quality. From April 2010 to July 2013 he worked as research engineer at ICTEAM Institute in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. He was in charge of design and process of a new silicon sensor for proton therapy beam monitoring. He was in charge of characterization: On Wafers Electrical measurements and Test under proton beam. Since August 2018 he worked as Freelance Electrical engineer.

In December 2019, he joined Incize as RF Engineer.

Senior Engineer

Romain Tuyaerts, PhD

Romain Tuyaerts received his master degree in physical engineering, with an orientation in nanotechnologies. He continued with a PhD in materials science at UCLouvain, obtained in 2018, focused on the coupling between micro-structure, mechanical, optical, and electrical properties of transparent conductive oxides deposited by reactive sputtering.

His current research interests include micro-fabrication techniques, and the integration of porous silicon in various applications such as RF microelectronics.

In October 2020 he joined Incize as a senior engineer.

R&D Process Engineer

Benjamin Huet, PhD

Benjamin Huet received his M.Sc. degree in Material Science and Engineering from the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in 2013. He pursued a Ph.D. in the department of electrical engineering of UCL from 2013 to 2017. His Ph.D. research focused on the synthesis, transfer and integration of graphene, a two-dimensional (2D) conducting material. He stayed for another 8 months at UCL as a post-doctoral researcher to develop tools to produce hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), a 2D insulating material which shows great promises for next generation (opto)electronics. 

In 2018, he joined the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) to gain more expertise in the production and processing of graphene and h-BN. In 2019, he joined the Materials Research Institute (MRI) at PSU to carry out another post-doctoral program where he was involved in the production of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (2D semiconductors) and developed a tool to perform Raman spectroscopy and photoluminescence under a controlled atmosphere. In May 2020, he was promoted Assistant Research Professor at PSU. He published multiple papers in peer-reviewed international journals and presented his research in >10 international conferences.

His research interests include the production and characterization of novel materials in order to facilitate their integration in future electronic technologies. 

In April 2021, he came back to Belgium to join Incize as a R&D Process Engineer.

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