Roger Van Overstraeten

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Roger Joseph, Baron Van Overstraeten (7 December 1937, Vlezenbeek – 29 April 1999, Leuven) was a professor at the Catholic University of Leuven and later the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, an IEEE Fellow and the founder of the micro- and nanoelectronics research center IMEC.[1][2]

Van Overstraeten earned a PhD from Stanford University in 1963.

Honors and awards[edit]

In 1989 he was awarded the first Becquerel Prize by the European Commission.[3]

In 1990 Van Overstraeten was elevated to Baron[4] and he received the IEEE Frederik Philips Award (1999).[5]


  1. ^ Claeys, Cor L. (July 1999). "In Memory of Roger J. Van Overstraeten". IEEE. Archived from the original on March 11, 2002. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "Obituary - Baron Professor Roger Van Overstraeten". Microelectronics International. 16 (3). Emerald Group Publishing. 1999. Retrieved September 24, 2012.
  3. ^ Palz, Wolfgang. Power for the World: The Emergence of Electricity from the Sun. p. 7.
  4. ^ "Stanford Magazine - Obituaries". Stanford University. September–October 1999. Retrieved July 10, 2013.
  5. ^ "IEEE Frederik Philips Award Recipients" (PDF). IEEE. Retrieved September 24, 2012.