Mail : tarik.bourouina[at]esiee.fr



Tarik Bourouina is full Professor in Physics at ESIEE Paris School of Engineering, a founding member of Université Gustave Eiffel. Since 2020, he serves as Associate Vice-President for Research of Université Gustave Eiffel. Since 2015, he serves as the Scientific Adviser to the Chairman of ESIEE Paris after serving as Dean for Research of ESIEE Paris from 2012 to 2015. His research activity is conducted within the ESYCOM Lab (CNRS UMR 9007).

Before joining back ESIEE in 2002, Dr. Bourouina took several positions in France and in Japan, at Université Paris-Saclay (1995-1998) as Associate Professor in IEF Lab (CNRS UMR 8622), at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and at The University of Tokyo (1998-2001) as Senior Researcher in LIMMS Lab (CNRS UMI 2820). He used to serve as the Director of the ESIEE-NTU Singapore Dual-Degree Master of Engineering (2003-2006). He represents the University in International Research Networks managed by CNRS, including the GDRI Nano Micro Systems (NAMIS) and The French-SINgaporean network on renewable enERGIEs (SINERGIE). In 2017, he was the recipient of the President Fellowship of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Among his contributions to the international scientific community, Dr. Bourouina served in the Technical Program Committee of IEEE MEMS (2012-2013). He is now serving as an Editor in two journals of Nature Research: “Light: Science and Applications” and “Microsystems and Nanoengineering”. He also serves as Associate Editor in "Advanced Devices and Instrumentation" -a Science-Partner Journal and Associate Editor in "Optical Microsystems" -an SPIE Journal.

Tarik Bourouina holds M.Sc in Physics, M.Eng in Optoelectronics, PhD in MEMS (1991) and HDR (2000) from Université Paris-Saclay. He started his research career at ESIEE Paris in 1988 on acoustic MEMS. More recently, he had several contributions in optical MEMS, among which NEOSPECTRA, the smallest MEMS-based FTIR Optical Spectrometer, jointly developed with Si-Ware-System and Hamamatsu Photonics, awarded the Prism award on photonics innovation in 2014.

His current interests include micro-optofluidics, metasurfaces and nanomaterials, with applications to Sustainable Environment. He is Co-Laureate of the French Excellence Grant (EquipEx ‘Sense-City') and has many contributions in the development of several companies launched by his former students and colleagues, which include Si-Ware Systems, Fluidion, Memscap, MEMS-Schlumberger and Izonics.


  • Physical principles and material properties for sensors and actuators
  • Structural Mechanics, MEMS and Microfabrication technologies
  • Free-Space Propagation of Light & Optical MEMS
  • Electrostatics / Ray Optics (undergraduate)
  • Wave Optics (undergraduate)


  • MEMS Sensors for the Environment and Smart Cities
  • Optical MEMS and Optofluidics
  • Analytical Chemsitry On Chip
  • Metasurfaces and metamaterials
  • Functional nanomaterials