Executive Officers and Advisor
CEO/Sales and co-founder
Prior to founding Power Design Technologies, Nicolas was a Ph.D student in Electrical Engineering at the Laplace laboratory, then a post-doctoral fellow at LAAS-CNRS and Laplace laboratories. His research interests included multi-cell DC-DC converters, module packaging, integration in power electronics and wide band gap semiconductors.
Nicolas received the M.Sc from EPFL, graduated from INSA and received his Ph.D degree from INP Toulouse, all in Electrical Engineering. He graduated from IAE Toulouse in Innovation Management and he participated to HEC Challenge + entrepreneurship program.
CTO and co-founder
Guillaume worked for 2 years in a company specialized in high power electrical systems. He then started a PhD funded by the CNES (French space agency) and Thales Alenia Space, investigating the use of GaN transistors in DC/DC converters aboard satellites. This led him to the LAPLACE laboratory, where he met the other co-founders of Power Design Technologies. His skills include semiconductor devices, power electronics, software engineering and information security.
Guillaume graduated from INSA Toulouse in Applied Physics Engineering in 2010. He received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from INP Toulouse.
CSO and co-founder
Guillaume has been an associate Professor at the Polytechnic National Institute of Toulouse and at the LAPLACE lab since 2006. He studied electrochemical storage of electric energy and now focuses on methods and tools for the design of power converters. He co-developed a power converter design software prototype in 2013, which is now owned by Power Design Technologies.
Guillaume received the M.Sc from INP-ENSEEIHT in 2001, graduated from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan in 2003 and received his PhD from the National Polytechnic of Toulouse in 2005.
Scientific advisor and co-founder
Thierry Meynard graduated from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Electrotechnique, d’Electronique, d’Hydraulique de Toulouse in 1985, became a Doctor of the Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, France, in 1988 and was then an invited researcher at the Université du Québec à Trois Rivières, Canada, in 1989. He joined the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) as a full-time researcher in 1990, was Head of the Static Converter Group from 1994 to 2001, and has been a part-time consultant with Cirtem from 2000 to 2016. He is now Directeur de Recherches CNRS at the LAPLACE(*) laboratory, associate director of the national program 3DPHI (3-Dimensional Power Hybrid Integration) and co-founder and part time consultant of the start-up Power Design Technologies.
His main research interests are related to series and parallel multicell converters, magnetic components and the development of design tools for power electronics.
He is the co-inventor of several topologies of multilevel converter used by ABB, Alstom, Cirtem, General Electric, Schneider Electric : ‘Flying capacitor’, ‘Stacked MultiCell’, ‘5LANPC’, ‘AC/AC chopper’,….
(*) Laboratoire Plasma et Conversion d’Energie, UMR CNRS n° 5213, B.P. 7122, 2, rue Camichel, 31071 Toulouse Cedex 7 FRANCE