Our team

We are Dracula Technologies, a deep tech start-up experts in digital printed OPV modules and Inventor of LAYER® technology. For years, our development engineers and professors have worked closely with our scientific and strategic committees that include Academics and Industrialists. Dracula Technologies is supported by Dassault Systems and Airbus. Our technology has led to several patents and we have been awarded during the last Hello Tomorrow Challenge in Paris.

Brice Cruchon - Founder and CEO

When I met Pascal in 2011, he was starting to work on the feasibility of using inkjet to print photovoltaic cells. As a trained chemist, I dreamt of developing a technology that could tackle a wide range of energy issues. That's why at the end of 2011, I decided to launch Dracula Technologies. The development of LAYER® required immense efforts but we have achieved considerable technical feats. Today I am very happy to see the team we have been able to build around this project with the ambition that Dracula Technologies will become one of the major players in the energy transition. This adventure is a reflection of my previous sporting career: for me, a team approach is a driving force behind the success

Marie Chabrolle - OPV Technician

I studied materials chemistry and discovered the world of inkjet thanks to my internship at the end of my studies. After Dracula Technologies was created, I joined the team to use my experience in the inkjet sector to develop the LAYER ® technology. I enjoy working in the R&D field, which I find exciting, and combined with the start-up ethos, it pushes me to go even further.

Jérôme Vernet - VP Sales

In 1992, I joined an innovative SME as part of my work-study program, and I devoted 25 years to turn it into a group with a global reach. At the end of 2016, I was looking for a new challenge. When Brice offered me the opportunity to join Dracula Technologies and contribute to the development of new and promising technology, I jumped at the chance and joined the adventure as an operational investor. Developing and internationalizing our business is a project that really appeals to me. Working in a start-up environment with such different and complementary profiles really is an everyday thrill. What I love doing is taking my "pilgrim's staff" and going to spread the word about our techno to early adopters!

Sadok Ben Dkhil, PhD - CTO

I have always wanted to use the results of my fundamental research activities carried out as part of my doctoral thesis and post-doctoral internships in the field of organic photovoltaics for an actual application. I joined the team as Development Engineer to contribute to the development of LAYER® technology. Today, I am proud to continue this adventure as a CTO and lead, with my team, this technology towards industrialization.

Hugo Poudrel - Marketing Manager

At the end of my studies, I was preparing to continue in the start-up I had co-founded, but then I had the opportunity to join the Dracula Technologies adventure in 2017, at the same time as Jérôme. The project immediately impressed me. The technology was already revolutionary and the marketing initiatives called for more promotion… Today LAYER® has a naming system and Dracula Technologies' reputation has increased considerably thanks to Hello Tomorrow, the ENEDIS competition, and the Fundtruck. I am really happy to be working in this technology start-up environment. I loved books by Thiel and Rudelle or the series “The Family”. At the same time, I do a lot of sports, particularly cycling, because I like pushing myself to new limits.

Hugo Leone - Industrial Engineering

With a keen interest in new technologies, when Dracula Technologies offered me the opportunity to work for them as part of my work-study program, I jumped at the chance. The challenge of industrializing a totally innovative technology, in a start-up, is a very enriching and motivating challenge for a first experience in the professional world.

Rahisse Mamod Ramjy - Digital Marketing

Fascinated by the internet and new technology, I am in charge of the digital marketing side at Dracula Technologies. Everything from website management and social networks to graphic design and other equally rewarding projects!

Elena Barulina - OPV PhD

After my Master in material science, I wanted to put my knowledge into action through a thesis. Dracula Technologies is a startup tremendously innovative where I’m working on OPV cell development and stability.

Cyril Vergnon - Process Manager

With 20 years' experience in special machines, I would like to help Dracula technologies in its industrialization process. The LAYER® project is a project that is really close to my heart due to its Deep tech and very challenging aspects.

Marie-Pierre Reymond - Executive Assistant

I like organizing things to make everyone's job easier, acting as a link between people and co-ordinating everything for greater efficiency. I find it exciting to be part of Dracula Technologies' development and growth. And I love the start-up atmosphere in the company.

Enora Arche - Project Manager

I joined Dracula Technologies for my last internship as a material engineering student specialized in microelectronic and photovoltaic. I wanted to get experience in an innovative start-up where I could use both my engineering and entrepreneurship skills.

Daniel Esteoulle - COO

After 28 years spent in a worldwide leader inkjet manufacturing company as an R&D manager, I was looking for new professional challenges. I had the opportunity to meet the Dracula team and their projects beginning of 2019. After some exciting discussions with the team, I decided to join the company and to add my competencies and my enthusiasm for the LAYER® project. I’m proud now to belong to this promising startup and to share my personal values as a challenge, team spirit, and trust with the values of Dracula Technologies.

Florence Archet, PhD - Development Engineer

After four years of experience in R&D in organic photovoltaics, I joined Dracula Technologies as a development engineer. I firmly believe that organic electronics will play an important role in many areas in the coming years. Organic photovoltaics in particular is an important field for me and I’m glad to take part in the development of this technology.

Marie Parmentier - NanoChemistry Intern

During my master 1 in nanochemistry, I discovered Dracula Technologies and their impressive technology, which is, for me, a promising solution for all the IoT already present in our homes. They offered me an opportunity to be a part of this adventure through at first an internship and then a work-study program. I'm glad to be able to learn a lot of useful skills with an excellent team from Dracula Technologies.

Ambre Vivier - OPV Technician

Hasan Alkhatib, PhD - Characterization Engineer

I have been following the remarkable evolution of Dracula Technologies adventure since 2018 and I am very fascinated by the great progress of the LAYER® project. I joined the challenge of Dracula Technologies with complete confidence that the LAYER® brand will be soon a brand of reference in the Indoor Photovoltaic field.
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