Bertrand Cambou

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Professor of Practice (Cybersecurity), SICCS

Phone: 928-523-0076

Engineering and Technology (Bldg #69)
Room #324B
2112 S Huffer Ln
Flagstaff, AZ 86011

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Professor Cambou's primary research interests are in cyber-security, and how to apply microelectronics to strengthen hardware security. This include the design of novel secure elements, Physically Unclonable Functions (PUF), True Random Generators (TRNG), and the usage of nanotechnologies such as ReRAM. He worked in the smartcard/secure microcontroller industry at Gemplus (now Gemalto), and in the POS/secure payment industry at Ingenico. He spent 15 years at Motorola Semiconductor (now NXP-Freescale) where he served in multiple capacities including CTO and was named “Distinguished Innovator” and scientific advisor of the BOD. In the last 5 years he worked as CEO in Silicon Valley in the high tech industry where his organization won a contract with IARPA with applications related to quantum cryptography. He is the author and co-author of 42 patents in microelectronics and cybersecurity.


  • Doctorate, Electronics, Paris-South (XI) University – France
  • Professional Engineering Degree, Electronics, Supelec Paris – France
  • “Maitrise” degree, Physics, Toulouse III University – France