Laurent A. Francis (M.Eng. 2001, Ph.D 2006) is Professor and member of the Electrical Engineering Department of the UCLouvain, Belgium. His main focus is on co-integrated, ultra-low power CMOS MEMS sensors for biomedical and environmental applications in the frame of the Internet-of-Things and for harsh environments. He was previously researcher at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium, in the field of acoustic and optical biosensors and piezoelectric RF-MEMS. In 2011, he was visiting professor at the Université de Sherbrooke, Canada. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 research papers in international journals, he is co-editor of two books, and holds five patents. He is board member of the Belgian National Committee Biomedical Engineering. He is a regular member of the IEEE and serves as Treasurer of the IEEE CPMT Benelux Chapter.