Etienne Pierson is Scientific Director and Director of Human Resources and Operational Support at Laborelec, a technical competence and research center in energy processes and energy use, with 230 highly skilled experts and technicians performing innovative research and providing operational assistance for electrical power generation, transmission, distribution and energy end-use.

He holds a M.Sc. degree in Physics Engineering from the University of Louvain in Belgium, where he started his R&D career in the field of solar cells and surface analysis techniques.

He joined Laborelec in 1989 to work in the department of Materials Technology, where he specialized in nickel based alloys for nuclear power plants. Thereafter he was responsible for several multidisciplinary projects and held different operational management positions in various technical domains ranging from lighting to electrical insulating materials.