Eric Chappel joined Debiotech in 2003 as an R&D Engineer and was appointed as an R&D Project Manager in 2004. Prior to Debiotech, Dr Chappel developed and industrialised the backend process of optical MEMS at Memscap. His research interests are innovative medical devices, including insulin micropumps, hydrocephalus shunts, implantable pumps and wearable injectors. He received an MSc in Physics in 1996 from the Université Grenoble Alpes (Grenoble, France) and achieved his PhD in Condensed Matter Physics at the French National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (Grenoble, France) in 2000.