Mohamed Chaker obtained a 3rd cycle thesis in gas and plasma physics at the Université d’Orsay in 1981 and a PhD in plasma physics from Université de Montréal in 1986. In 1989, he was recruited as professor by the Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) in Varennes (Québec). From 1999-2002 he was the director of the Center Energie et Matériaux of INRS, and from 2002 to 2005, director of the Center Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications. Holding a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Plasmas applied to micro and nanomanufacturing since 2003, he has published over 270 articles in peer-review journals (more than 9000 citations, h index : 52 according to Google Scholar) in various domains, including advanced plasma sources characterization (high-density plasmas and laser-induced plasmas) for applications to thin film synthesis, nanometer etching, nanoparticles production and RF and photonic device fabrication. Chaker has participated in several committees of national and international funding agencies and on various scientific committees. He is currently the co-director of the International laboratory in Plasma Science and Technology and he is chairing the scientific committee of the LABEX SEAM (Science and Engineering for Advanced Materials and Devices).