Alexis De Vos obtained his
electrical engineering degree at the Universiteit Gent in 1973, physics degree at the Centrale Examem Commissie in 1976, applied sciences Ph. D. degree at the Universiteit Gent in 1979, and habilitation at the Universiteit Gent in 1981.
Since 1 September 2015, Alexis De Vos is emeritus professor (ere buitengewoon hoogleraar) at the Universiteit Gent.
His research is concerned with material science (polymers, semiconductors, metals, liquid crystals), microelectronics (thin films, chips, neural networks, quantum computers) and energy sciences (thermodynamics, solar energy, endoreversible engines, reversible computers).
He is author of the books `` Thermodynamics of solar energy conversion '' (Wiley-VCH, 2008, ISBN 978 - 3 - 527 - 40841 - 2) and `` Reversible computing '' (Wiley-VCH, 2010, ISBN 978 - 3 - 527 - 40992 - 1) and co-author of the book `` Synthesis of quantum circuits versus synthesis of classical reversible circuits '' (Morgan and Claypool, 2017, ISBN 978 - 1681733791).
The journal papers and conference papers, he published, can be found here. In July 2011, he was chairman of the 3 rd International Workshop on Reversible Computation.
He has studied the fundamental thermodynamic limits of solar energy conversion. He applied endoreversible thermodynamics, not only to solar energy conversion, but also to other energy systems, partly in the framework of the pan-European Carnet Network. He applied thermodynamics to computing. He currently explores the border between classical reversible computing and quantum computing:
He disigned, in full-custom, both analog c-MOS circuits and digital c-MOS circuits. The processing of the chips happened within the Invomec division of Imec and the Europractice consortium.
Here is a 1,548-transistor integrated circuit : a 20-channel audio filter bank for speech processing.
He lectured three courses:
Finally, he is the proud discoverer of an error in equation 3.454.1 of the Gradshteyn and Ryzhik ``Tables of integrals, series, and products''. See errata for 6th edition by Alan Jeffrey and Daniel Zwillinger, pages 1 and 19. The error is now corrected in the 7th edition page 363 (with acknowledgement in page xxvi).
prof. dr. ir. lic. Alexis De Vos
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