Instructor profile Jean-Pierre Raskin

Professor Jean-Pierre Raskin

Full Professor at Institute of Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM), Electrical Engineering Department (ELEN), Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium

Being convinced that changes in the industry will not come if scientists and engineers are not trained to think differently, Professor Raskin established 5 years ago, in collaboration with the NGO Louvain Cooperation, a lecture named IngénieuxSud in which a systemic approach is taught to students from the Sector of Science and Technology at UCL. The aim of this lecture is to encourage students to open their mind to complexity, to strengthen their capacity to commit themselves individually and collectively to a sustainable transition.

In order to achieve this ambitious objective, IngénieuxSud guides the students towards a better understanding of the political, social, economic, environmental and cultural stakes of our societies and stimulates changes in values, attitudes and behaviors. This lecture changes the mindset of students towards considering parameters related to sustainable development, appropriable technologies and social justice in the analysis, design and implementation of projects. Students, privileged actors of transition, must have the capability to go beyond their areas of expertise, to embrace the complexity of the world and to bring solutions that integrate parameters that go far beyond technical efficiency and economic profitability. IngénieuxSud encourages students to reflect on the meaning of their future career as scientists. Since September 2017, IngénieuxSud has been integrated in the program of Louvain School of management.

IngénieuxSud initiative recently received the European Global Education Innovation Award 2017.

It is worth mentioning that Prof. Raskin joined the committee of the Hoover Chair of economic and social ethics at UCL 4 years ago. His teaching commitments outside the Engineering School of Louvain aim to vanish the barriers between scientific disciplines. Today Prof. Raskin is invited to give the lecture abroad. Being well introduced and recognized in the microelectronics industry,

Prof. Raskin has established a European consortium grouping academics, scientists and industrials to develop together a sustainable electronic industry.

Course 038 Silicon-on-Insulator Technologies from Microelectronics to MEMS