Invited Research Lecture on Product Innovation Enabled by Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

Date: 01 Mar 2013 - 01 Mar 2013

Venue: SIMTech Auditorium, Level 3

Invited Research Lecture on Product Innovation enabled by Microelectromechanical Systems (MEMS)

An overview will be given of current R&D activities at the Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Laboratory (SAMLAB) of the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)  and at Centre Suisse d'Electronique et Microtechnique SA (CSEM) focusing on product innovation exploiting MEMS as key technology.

In particular examples will be presented from a variety of applications dealing with life sciences, communication technology, advanced instrumentation, space, environmental monitoring and luxury goods. These examples include Optical MEMS components for optical fiber switches networks, a space bioreactor leading to advanced dosing systems for ultra-high throughput screening, an atomic force microscopy (AFM) system for Mars exploration resulting in novel type of Scanning Probe Microscopes and Silicon based micromechanical components such as gears, hairsprings and anchors, used in high end mechanical watches.

This lecture aims to demonstrates that MEMS has enhanced successful product innovations.

About the Speaker
Professor Nico de Rooij is Professor and Director of EPFL Institute of Microengineering and Head of the Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Laboratory SAMLAB. He is also the Vice President of the CSEM SA where he is Head of the Microsystems of Technology Division. His research activities include the design, microfabrication and application of miniaturised silicon based sensors, actuators, and microsystems. He is the author and co-author of more than 300 published journal papers.


2pm        Introduction

2.10pm    Professor Nico de Rooij's Presentation

3.00pm    Q&A

3.15pm    End 


This complimentary lecture is free of charge. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, please register online.

Contact Us
For more details, please contact Dr Wang Zhenfeng, Email:; Tel: 6793 8596