Isabelle Dufour graduated from the École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, Cachan, France, in 1990, and earned the Ph.D. and H.D.R. degrees in engineering science from the University of Paris-Sud, Orsay, France, in 1993 and 2000, respectively. She was a CNRS Research Fellow from 1994 to 2007, first in Cachan, working on the modeling of electrostatic actuators (micromotors and micropumps) and then, after 2000, in Bordeaux, working on microcantilever-based chemical sensors. She is currently a Professor of Electrical Engineering with the University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France. Her research interests are in the areas of microcantilever-based sensors for chemical detection, rheological measurements, and material characterization.