Yves has a much-diversified background which includes multi-disciplinary expertise in the fields of life sciences, nanotechnology, systems engineering, pharmaceutical and biotechnology strategic product research and development, leadership, organizational performance, strategic program and project management. He is Program Manager for Education and Outreach Programs at the UC San Diego-based Qualcomm Institute (QI). At QI, he develops and implements educational programs focused on convergence education at the vertex of science, technology, and society. He also develops and teaches courses involving highly integrated multidisciplinary science and engineering program and project management, leadership in the science and technology environments, and nanotechnology convergence and its multiple distributive applications.
Yves is also President of The California Institute for Performance Management (CALIPM) founded in 2009. The non-for-profit company offers continuing educational services to students and professionals performing in academic and commercial organizations. CALIPM has also established a tutoring division, The California Institute for Academic Excellence, which offers tutoring services to students attending California schools (K-12 and College) recognizing that individual performance starts early in life. He also serves as Executive Director of Education and Outreach for the San Diego Nanotechnology Infrastructure (UC San Diego-based), one of the 16 NSF funded National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure centers of excellence in nanotechnology.
Yves is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) and an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and of the International Council on System Engineering (INCOSE). He has also been instructor at UC San Diego Extension since 2007. He holds a doctorate degree in Chemistry from University of Montreal, a Certificate in Project Management and a Certificate in Systems Engineering from UC San Diego, and a PMP certificate from the Project Management Institute (PMI).