French. Ph.D. in Chemical Physics.

Jean SusiniJean Susini holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from the University Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France. He joined the ESRF in 1989 to work on innovative X-ray mirrors for synchrotron beamlines. In 1994 he led the design and construction of the X-ray microscopy beamline, ID21, and later was responsible for its user operation. In 2000, Jean extended the ESRF’s microscopy facilities with the development of a hard X-ray microprobe (ID22) and an infrared microscopy facility at beamline ID21. His main fields of interest are X-ray optics and X-ray imaging techniques and applications, with particular focus on environmental applications and cultural heritage.

In 2009, Jean was appointed Head of the Instrumentation Services and Development Division with the mission to strengthen the global leadership of the ESRF in X-ray instrumentation by the creation of an interdisciplinary centre of excellence with 130 staff working on detectors and electronics, X-ray optics, mechanical engineering, data analysis and beamline control. In 2015, Jean was appointed Director of Research for Life Sciences.

Jean serves on various advisory boards and review committees at an international level. These appointments have included the synchrotron facilities ALBA (Spain), Diamond (UK), IPANEMA – SOLEIL (France), NSRRC (Taiwan) and for American facilities APS, ALS and NSLS-II. Currently, he is also chairman of the Instrumentation Working Group of Eiroforum and he is a regular lecturer at the University Joseph Fourier (Grenoble) and at the University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris).