Patrick Rougeot was a senior technician in the development and control of robotic assembly equipment before receiving the graduate from the "Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et des Microtechniques" (ENSMM), Besançon, France, in 1990. Then he is design engineer in 1996 in CNRS and is research engineer since 2000 in the department AS2M Femto-st. He works in the Micromanipulation, Micromechatronics and Microrobotic Research Group in the field of Micro/Nanoforce measurement (SPECIMeN). His objectives are developments and exploitations of measurement chains at micro- and nanoscopic scales. His research interests are articulated around an atomic force microscope (AFM) for the characterization of the effects of surfaces and by design and developments of tools and sequences of micromanipulations. The major activities of his research concern the adhesion force measurement on structured and/or functionalized surfaces and polymer films.