After completing a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, Alain Schuhl specialized in spintronics, first at Thales and later at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy. In 2006, he joined the Université Grenoble-Alpes as a professor.
Alain Schuhl took part in the creation of the CNRS-Thales joint research unit in 1995. In Grenoble, he directed the Spintec laboratory, at the interface with industry, from 2007 to 2010, before becoming head of the Institut Néel (a CNRS intramural unit). He has been the director of the INP since February 2015.
Understand the fundamental laws of nature and meet the challenges facing society today by developing novel concepts, ways of thinking and instrumentation.