Jean Berthier defended his PhD at the University Pierre et Marie Curie. He received a MS in mathematics from the University of Grenoble, and graduated as engineer from the Institut National Polytechnique in Grenoble. He spent four years at Sandia and Los Alamos National laboratories focusing on the interaction between liquid and gases. He then joined the CEA-Leti in Grenoble, France. He is presently involved in the development of microfluidic solutions for liquid liquid extraction, bio-encapsulation of living cells and capillary solutions for point-of-care devices. He is the first author of the book Microfluidics for Biotechnology published by Artech House (edition 2010), the author of the book Microdrops and Digital Microfluidics published by William Andrew-Elsevier (second edition 2012), and the first author of the book The physics of micro-droplets published by Scrivener-Wiley in 2012. He is the author of many journal and conferences articles and patents.