Véronique Michaud heads the Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites and is the Associate Dean of Engineering for Education, at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, in Switzerland. She graduated in 1987 from Ecole des Mines in Paris with an engineering degree, in 1991 from MIT with a PhD in Materials Engineering, and obtained a Research Habilitation from INPG in France in 1994. After a post-doctoral research stay at MIT, she spent 3 years at Ecole Centrale in Paris in the Laboratory for Materials, Structures and Soils Mechanics, before joining EPFL in 1997. Her fields of research address fundamental aspects of composite materials processing, as well as the development of smart materials and structures. She joined the Remask task force during the Covid crisis in 2020, to contribute her background knowledge in polymers and fibers.