Maud Baylac got her PhD for beam-based Compton polarimetry in 2000. In 2001, she joined the accelerator division of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Virginia (USA) to develop polarized photo-injectors. In 2005, she joined CNRS at the “Laboratory of Subatomics Physics and Cosmology” (LPSC) in Grenoble. She has been working on accelerator-driven systems, from the development of a mock-up, GUINEVERE, now operating at SCK-CEN (Belgium) to R&D on the multi-megaWatt demonstrator MYRRHA. She also manages the accelerator-based neutron source GENESIS, at LPSC.
She was awarded the CNRS cristal prize (2012).
She is presently the head of the Accelerator and Ion Source division of the LPSC, Grenoble.