Nadia Butterlin is born in Argenteuil, France, in 1963. She obtained her electronic engineering graduate from the school ENSI Caen in 1986. She then joined the Optics Lab in BesanÃ§on at the University of Franche-ComtÃ© for a PhD Thesis on parallel optical computing. She received her PhD degree in optoelectronic engineering in 1989. She worked 4 years as a CNRS engineer. She is associate professor at the University of Franche-ComtÃ© since 1993 and she obtained her â€œfull professor habilitationâ€ in 2004. She is director of the university biomedical engineering school ISIFC since 2005. She is working on innovative medical devices adapted to diagnosis, therapeutics and medical monitoring. Niche sectors are also addressed: disabled people equipment and home care.