Smart Systems Integration 2013
Short biographies of Speakers and Presenters

Oliver Adams
Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering
The author studied mechanical engineering from 10/2004 to 04/2009 at RWTH Aachen University. During his studies, he worked for Siemens Transportation Systems and Rolls Royce plc. as a trainee. Since 05/2009 the author works as a research assistant in the department for product and process monitoring at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering at Aachen University.
Dr. Robert Andosca
MicroGen Systems, Inc.

Dr. Robert Andosca is the Co-founder, CEO and CTO of MicroGen Systems, Inc. in Ithaca, New York. Dr. Andosca's professional experience ranges from operational to technical management, business development, and the design and development of MEMS and semiconductor products. Dr. Andosca has held senior level positions at the Clare Corporation, Corning, IntelliSense, Lilliputian Systems, Lockheed Martin, STC MEMS, and Umicore. He completed his Ph.D. from The University of Vermont (UVM) in Materials Science, which is an interdisciplinary program with a focus in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering. His theoretical and experimental dissertation research was on MEMS-based piezoelectric vibrational sensors and energy harvesters. In addition, he holds an M.S. in Materials Science from UVM, and B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Physics from USNH, Keene State College. Dr. Andosca has been an invited panelist and speaker to conferences and trade-shows, he holds several patents, and many publications have been published.

Dr. Luc Augustin
Eindhoven University
of Technoloy
Luc Augustin received the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands. During his Ph.D. research his work consisted of the development of components for integration in a generic process for InP photonic circuits. After his graduation he switched to industry first in Photonics at Cedova, later in Photovoltaics at Solland Solar. March 2012 he started at TU Eindhoven as coordinator of the JePPIX generic integration platform on InP.
Dr. Jacek Baborowski
Jacek Baborowski - Dr. ès Sciences in Material Science and Engineering, University of Lyon, France, 1996 is Project Manager in the Microsystems Technology division at CSEM and has been with CSEM since 2004. He is experienced project manager in interdisciplinary and multinational projects combining MEMS, 3D Hybrid Integration, low power solutions, ambient intelligence. His current interests are in hybrid MEMS actuators, flexible substrates, advanced metallisation together with risk analysis.
Martin Baca
Ilmenau University of Technology
After receiving my Master’s degree in electrical engineering I worked as a hardware developer at Telegrafia s.r.o. where I was responsible for the design of key components in public warning systems. During 2008 I began working in Germany at MEODAT GmbH as a developer for impedance spectroscopy systems. In 2011 I joined the NBST group at TU Ilmenau as a PhD student where I am currently responsible for the development of analytical instruments for biological applications
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Karl-Friedrich Becker
Fraunhofer IZM
Karl F. Becker studied materials science at Technical University of Berlin with a focus on polymer physics. In 1996 he joined Fraunhofer IZM, since 2001 he is heading the group Assembly & Encapsu-lation. His field of research is process development for microelectronics integration, process qualification using both nondestructive and destructive tools and polymer encapsulant analysis using a wide variety of analysis methods, as well as assembly processes for multisensor modules / SiPs.
Dr. Erik Beckert
Fraunhofer IOF
Erik Beckert graduated with a diploma and a PhD in mechanical engineering from Ilmenau Technical University, Germany. He currently is group leader for micro assembly and system integration at Fraunhofer IOF in Jena, Germany and supervises there also the activities of printed functionalities for microoptical system integration.
Dr. Mathias Boettcher
Fraunhofer IZM
Mathias Boettcher received his PhD in electrical engineering in 1986 from the TU Dresden & worked at its Institute of Semiconductor and Microsystem in the field of wafer bumping & flip-chip assembly. In 1997 he joined AMD Dresden working on a new C4 bumping technology for microprocessors for mass production. In 2002 he joined Infineon Dresden, setting up a R&D team for memory module development. In 2009 he joined Fraunhofer IZMs center “ASSID” in Dresden as head of the team for wafer processing.
Dr. Patrick Boisseau
Patrick BOISSEAU is currently programme manager on nanomedicine at CEA-Leti, a French public non profit Research & Technology Organisation, based in Grenoble, France.
He serves as member of the executive board of teh European technology Platform on Nanomedicine since 2005.
Dr. Stefan Bosse
University of Bremen
Stefan Bosse studied physics at the University of Bremen. He received a PhD in physics in the year 2002 at the University of Bremen. In the year 2004 he joined the Department of Computer Science and the workgroup robotics. Since 2002 until today he focuses his work on parallel and distributed systems, sensorial materials, circuit design, computer aided design and robotics. Since 2008 he conducts a project in the ISIS Sensorial Materials Scientific Centre pushing interdisciplinary research.
Dr. Jamila Boudaden
Fraunhofer EMFT
Jamila Boudaden received his Ph.D. degree in condensed matter physics from Basel University for her work on experimentale studies of structural and optical properties of thin oxides for Coloured Glazed Solar Collectors. She is currently employed by Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT as a research scientist in the Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) group.
Christoph Budelmann
Christoph Budelmann received his degrees in eletrical engineering from the TU Darmstadt in Germany and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electronique et de ses Applications (ENSEA) in Cergy-Pontoise, France. During his studies, he focused on embedded systems, sensorial applications and micro-mechanics. Besides his research work as an external PhD student at the DFKI and the University of Bremen, he is the CEO of Budelmann Elektronik, developing embedded electronic solutions for various purposes.
Carlo Canziani
Agilent Technologies
Carlo Canziani joined HP/Agilent in 1985 after studies in Telecommunication. He experience in Test and Measurement with Agilent where he worked in Technical Support, RF/MW metrology standard lab and Sales. He joined marketing in 2009 in the role of EMEA Business Development Manager for advanced power measurement solution.
Tom Creutzburg
Leibniz University Hannover
Tom Creutzburg received the Dipl.-Ing. degree (M.Sc. equivalent) in mechatronics engineering from the Ilmenau University of Technology, Ilmenau, Germany, in 2007. He is currently working as a PhD student at the Institute for Micro Production Technology, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany. His main field of research includes microactuators for restoring the hearing ability in the case of hardness of hearing.
Dr. Srecko Cvetkovic
Leibniz University Hannover
Srećko Cvetković received the Dipl.-Ing. degree (M.Sc. equivalent) in mechanical engineering from the University of Nis, Nis, Serbia, in 2001, and the Dr.-Ing. degree (Ph.D. equivalent) from the Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Garbsen, Germany, in 2010. He is currently the Head of mechanical group at the Institute for Micro Production Technology. His research interests include development of ultra-precision machining technologies, assembly and packaging techniques for MEMS.
Director Renzo Dal Molin
Renzo Dal Molin is the Director of Advanced Research for SORIN CRM (Cardiac Rhythm Management) which is a business unit of SORIN GROUP. He is responsible for advanced research mainly conducted in projects with the help of EC and national authorities funding. His scope is to bring innovation in pacemakers, implantable sensors and defibrillators, active implantable medical devices communication and home monitoring systems. He is Vice Chairman for EPoSS (European Technology Platform on Smart System.
Prof. Marc Desmulliez
Heriot-Watt University
Prof. Marc Desmulliez leads the Microsystems Engineering Centre at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland , UK, the 4th largest UK research group in MEMS. He is part of the Steering Group of the ETP EPoSS and has co-authored over 330 publications in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies, microsystems and optoelectronics. He is also the Director of the Research Institute in Sensors, signals and Systems at Heriot-Watt University.
Markus Dorwarth
Robert Bosch
2011 – present: Doctoral Candidate at Robert Bosch GmbH in
Cooperation with Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
2005 – 2011: Studied Physics (Diplom) at University of Stuttgart, Germany
Tom Enderlein
Chemnitz University of Technology
Tom Enderlein received his diploma degree in electrical engineering/microelectronics in 2009. Since that time he is working in the field of microfluidic integration and system technology and laser micromachining at Chemnitz University of Technology and Fraunhofer ENAS.
Dr. Juan Pablo Esquivel
Centre Nacional de
Microelectrónica (CNM-CSIC)
Juan Pablo Esquivel received the B.Sc. degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico in 2005 and the Ph.D. degree from UAB Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona in 2010. He is currently working in the Micro Fuel Cells Group at the IMB-CNM (CSIC), in Barcelona. His research areas include micro fuel cells, organic electronics and their integration in Lab-on-a-Chip systems. He received the TR35México award from MIT’s Technology Review as one of the young innovators of 2012.
Prof. Horst Exner
Hochschule Mittweida
1976 – 1980 Study at the University of Engineering Mittweida / 1984 PhD thesis: Contributions to Laser Induced Annealing of Ion Implanted Silicon in Liquid Phase“ / since 1992 Professor for Physical Technology/Laser Applications at the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida / since 1997 Director of the Laserinstitut Mittelsachsen e.V. / 2006 -2010 Vice Rector of the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida / 2011 Awarding with the Doctor Honoris Causa degree Technical University Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Dr. Stéphane Fanget
Stéphane Fanget received his PhD in 2002 on optical properties of III-V nitrides from INSA-LYON. After a temporary lecturer position at the University of Lyon, he reached in 2003 the CEA for a postdoctoral position on MOEMS for adaptive optics. He was then integrated as a permanent researcher at CEA in charge of optical and chemical MEMS sensors developments. From 2010, he developed MEMS loudspeakers activities in the lab. Since 2011, he is the head of the MEMS-Actuator lab focused on: piezoelectric materials integration for MEMS actuation and wafer level packaging of MEMS.
Dirk Fengels
Dirk Fengels is head of Sensors and Systems at CSEM. He received his diploma in Electrical Engineering (1999) from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (ETH). After his studies, he held a key position as R&D engineer in a medical start-up company in Switzerland. From 2001 to 2005 he worked for a U.S. medical start-up company in Silicon Valley before he joined CSEM in 2005. Dirk Fengels is co-inventor of several patents in the medical field.
Dr. Stefan Finkbeiner
Bosch SensorTec

Dr. Finkbeiner joined Robert Bosch GmbH in 1995 and has been working for more than 17 years in different positions related to the research, development, manufacturing, and marketing of sensors. Senior positions at Bosch have included Director of Marketing for sensors, Director of Corporate Research in microsystems technology, and Vice President of Engineering for sensors. Before joining Bosch Sensortec GmbH end of 2012 as CEO and General Manager he was the CEO of Akustica, a Bosch Group company which develops MEMS microphones for consumer electronics applications and is located in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Dr. Luis Fonseca

Luis Fonseca received his B.S. and Ph. D. degrees in Physics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 1988 and 1992 respectively. In 1989 he joined the National Center of Microelectronics as a post-graduate student, working till 1992 on the growth and characterization of thin dielectric films for VLSI and ULSI applications. After this first research period he worked as a process engineer, leading the diffusion and deposition areas of the CNM production facilities. In 2001 he joined the Microsystems group as a full senior researcher being his actual research area focused on technological developments for gas sensing and the development of micro and nanotechnologies for thermoelectricity. He is currently vicedirector of CNM and member of the Steering Committe of EPoSS.

Dr. Thomas Frank
CiS research institute for
micro sensors and photovoltaic
1989 studied chemical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts
1992 Study Microsystems Engineering at the Technical University of Ilmenau
2003 PhD at the Technical University of Ilmenau
2000 Founding of the Little Things Factory GmbH Ilmenau
2009 Manager of the MEMS unit Bissnis CiS Research Institute for Micro Sensors and Photovoltaics GmbH
Martin Friedrichs
Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems
Martin Friedrichs is a R&D engineer at Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems in Dresden. He is developing advanced surface micromachining processes for a variety of micro-opto electromechanical systems (MOEMS) since 2002. He studied electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück.


Marta Gilaberte Basset

- Engineering practices, Monocrom; Laser industry
- Research Engineer , ICFO, 2012 – Present (less than a year)
- Master, Aerospace, Universitat Politècnica
  de Catalunya 2010 – 2011
- Bachelor, Physics, Universitat de Barcelona 2005 – 2010

Roger Grace
Roger Grace Associates
Roger Grace is president and founder of Roger Grace Associates, a high technology marketing consultancy which he founded in 1982. Based in Naples, Florida it provides market research, strategic marketing and marketing communications to clients worldwide. Mr. Grace is a MEMS industry pioneer. He has authored over 70 papers and has organized and chaired over 40 conferences worldwide. He has a BSEE and MSEE from Northeastern Univ. He was a visiting lecturer at the Univ. of California Bekeley.
Andre Gratias
Fraunhofer ENAS
André Gratias has graduated from University in 2010 with a degree in engineering for Information and Communication Technology (Dipl.-Ing.). He is currently employed as a research fellow at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nanosystems in Chemnitz, Germany. His areas of expertise are electronic and software development for sensor and actuator integration.
Dr. Charles Gritton
Hillcrest Labs
Chuck Gritton is responsible for all of Hillcrest Labs' technology development, including strategy, product architectures and research. His distinguished career includes more than 20 years of experience in signal processing, image processing, networking and videoconferencing in the telecommunications, wireless, cable, consumer electronics and personal computer markets. He has held senior management positions at some of the world's largest communications companies as well as emerging companies. Prior to joining Hillcrest, Chuck was CTO of Tellabs, Inc., following the acquisition of Coherent Communications, where he was CTO and vice president of engineering. Previously, Chuck was co-founder, president and CTO of Broadsword Technologies. He has held engineering management positions at AT&T Bell Labs and AT&T Network Systems. Chuck also spent ten years as head of one of the International Telecommunication Union's DSP working groups and has been an active standards participant throughout his career. Chuck has designed or managed the creation of many signal processing ASICs, leading to the deployment of millions of devices. Chuck has also designed or managed the creation of numerous DSP-based communications systems including a video conferencing system that was deployed in the space shuttle. Chuck holds dozens of domestic and foreign patents. He currently serves as an advisor for Colibria and is a member of CTAM, SCTE, and IDIA. Chuck earned a bachelor's in electrical engineering with highest Distinction, a master's in electrical engineering, and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia
Arnaud Grivon
Thales Global Services
Mr. Arnaud Grivon graduated in Electronics from ENSERB in Bordeaux, France. He then achieved engineering activities in PCB manufacturing at various places before joining THALES in 2002. His activities cover mainly hardware technology reliability characterization programs in PCB/PCA domains with a special focus on high-density and lead-free technologies.
Sven Haas
Chemnitz University of Technology
Sven Haas received the Dipl.-Ing. degree from the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg, Gemany in 2011. He joined the Center for Microtechnologies of the Chemnitz University of Technology in 2011. His research interests are design and fabrication of high aspect ratio microstructures as well as CMOS based transducers.
Jens Hammerschmidt
Chemnitz University of Technology
Jens Hammerschmidt has received his Master of Arts in German and Media Production in 2008 at Chemnitz University of Technology. Since then he is Ph. D. Student at the Institute for Print and Media Technology in Chemnitz in the department of Digital Printing and his scientific interests are focused on digital fabrication based on inkjet printing technology.
Marco Haubold
Fraunhofer ENAS
Marco Haubold finished his studies of Micro technique / Mechatronics with the Dipl.-Ing. degree from Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany, in 2010. Since March 2010 he has been working at Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems, department System Packaging. His current research focuses on the fabrication of micro and nano systems and wafer level packaging processes at low temperatures as well as the hermeticity characterization.
Mike Hayes
Tyndall National Institute
Mike Hayes is a senior program manager at Tyndall since 2008 focusing on on ICT technologies enabling energy efficiency in buildings and microgrids. Prior to this he held several roles in the power electronics industry including 10 years as a custom design engineering manager for Artesyn technologies.
His industry focus has secured over €2.5M in funding in the past 4 years for several national and EU funded projects and is work package leader on EU projects ME3Gas, MOSYCOUSIS and GreenCom.
Dr. Dieter Hayn
AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
Dieter Hayn received the Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering from the Health and Life Science University Hall/Tyrol, Hall, Austria.
He is currently a Scientist at the Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Graz, Austria. His research interests include cardiac rhythm management, teledermatology, biosignal processing, and mobile-phone based home monitoring. Dr. Hayn is a Co-Editor of the Proceedings of the International Annual eHealth Conference in Vienna, Austria (eHealth 2007–2011).
Lutz Hofmann
Fraunhofer ENAS
The author got his diploma degree in Microtechnology from Chemnitz University of Technology in 2006. Afterwards he worked at the universities Center for Microtechnology in the group of Prof. Schulz. Research fields were On Chip Interconnects and process integration for 3D MEMS integration. From 2009 until 2012 he was part of the IRTG 1215 as a PhD student. Since 2012 he is part of the Fraunhofer ENAS, dept. BEOL with focus on 3D integration processes to complete his PhD thesis.
Prof. Yvonne Joseph
Technical University
Bergakademie Freiberg
2011 - present: TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Professor for Electronic and Sensor Materials and Director of the “Institute for Electronic and Sensor Materials”
2001 - 2011: Materials Science Laboratory, Sony Deutschland GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany,
1998 - 2001: PhD, Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Fritz Haber Institute of the MPG, Berlin, Germany
1991 - 1998: Degree, Free University Berlin: Chemistry (focus on Crystallography and Mineralogy), Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dae-Hyeong Kim
Seoul National University
Dae-Hyeong Kim obtained B.S. and M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea, in 2000 and 2002, respectively. He received Ph. D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, in 2009. From 2009 to 2011, he was a post-doctoral research associate at University of Illinois. He is currently an assistant professor in the School of Chemical and Biological Engineering of Seoul National University. He has published more than 40 papers (including Science, Nature Materials, Nature Neuroscience and PNAS), 23 international and domestic patents and 2 book chapter. He has been recognized with several awards including George Smith Award (2009) from the IEEE Electron Device Society, MRS Graduate Student Award (Gold Medal, 2009), Green Photonics Award from SPIE (2011) and the TR 35 award from MIT’s Technology Review magazine (2011).
Jin-U Kim
Fraunhofer IZM
Jin-U Kim studied computer engineering at the Technische Universität of Berlin. During his field of study, he worked at the German Heart Institute Berlin (DHZB) and the Fraunhofer institute for reliability and microintegration IZM. After his degree as Dipl.-Ing. in 2008, he worked at the Technische Universität of Berlin/ Fraunhofer IZM. His main work is the system design & integration of wireless application, preferred in the medical area.
Uwe Knoechel
Fraunhofer IIS
Uwe Knöchel is head of the working group Analog Design and System Integration at the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits. His working area is modeling and computer aided design of integrated circuits. His research interest includes 3D-integration and advanced packaging of electronic systems. He represents his institute at the Open3D project of Si2. He has an MS in electrical engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) from Dresden University of Technology.
Dr. Vladimir Kolchuzhin
Chemnitz University
of Technology
Vladimir A. Kolchuzhin is received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Novosibirsk State Technical University, Russia, in 1999. In Nov. 2003, he joined the Department of Microsystems and Precision Engineering at TU Chemnitz in Germany, where he worked in the field of development of the advanced modeling methods for MEMS, and received his doctorate degree (Dr.-Ing.) in 2010. His research interests are numerical methods for nano- and microsystems design.
Thomas Köhler
Thomas Koehler, Senior Manager, joined VDI/VDE-IT in April 1990. He received his degree in electronics from the Technical University of Dresden. His special subject was the electronics of information processing. From 1979 to 1989 he worked as a Design-Engineer in the field of very large scale integration (VLSI) and in the design and manufacturing of Systems-on-Chip (SoC). He was involved in RTD projects concerned with applications of hardware systems for applications in the communication and information sector. He was also involved in activities of definition, promotion, management and evaluation of technology projects with a special focus on embedded systems. Since 2004, he coordinates the Innovation Relay Centre network and gained experience in European cross-border technology transfer between SMEs. He is one of the co-founders of EPoSS.
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Dr. Philippe Laurent
University of Liege
Dr. Philippe Laurent, Ph.D. in Engineering sciences has 10 years experience in Electronic systems (Teaching assistant at ULg, Engineer at Techspace Aero). Currently he is a Senior Scientist at the Microsys Lab, the University of Liege, Belgium. His present interests are in the field of Energy Harvesting as well as in Instrumentation and Electrical Measurements. He holds 4 patents and author/co-author 7 publications in various fields such as superconductivity, composite materials or electronics.
Karen Lightman
MEMS Industry Group

Karen Lightman (Executive Director, MEMS Industry Group) became MEMS Industry Group (MIG) managing director in 2007 and promoted to Executive Director in 2013. Formerly director of special projects, Karen played a pivotal role in launching MIG in January 2001. Karen is active on the worldwide MEMS conference circuit as a keynote speaker and panelist promoting MIG’s role as the leading trade association advancing MEMS across global markets. Karen manages the operations of MIG; spearheads strategic growth; and oversees sales, public relations, marketing and outreach. Karen plays a critical role in creating the content for all MIG and MIG-partner conferences, events and programming. She is instrumental in establishing and maintaining partnerships with other international organizations to advance the MEMS industry. Karen joined MIG from Carnegie Mellon University's Center for Economic Development where she was senior policy analyst. Prior to Carnegie Mellon, Karen was senior associate at Cleveland Tomorrow, a public-private partnership, and before that, she was a program associate with the Ford Foundation. Karen has a BA from the University of Vermont (UVM) and a MS in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Karen is a board member and chair of the Board Development Committee of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Pittsburgh and in 2012 received the NCJW National Award for Emerging Leaders. Karen is secretary for her UVM alumni class; mentor at UVM’s Honors College; and volunteers at the Environmental Charter School at Frick Park.


Dr. Yu-Ching Lin
Tohoku University
Yu-Ching Lin received her master’s degree at Taiwan University in 2002. After that she started a PhD study at Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan and got her PhD degree in 2006. Then she became assistant professor at Tohoku University. From 2007 till 2008 she joined the MEMS packaging research group of Fraunhofer ENAS in Chemnitz, Germany working in the field of wafer bonding. Actual she is working as assistant professor at WPI-AIMR Tohoku University.
Mathias Lipowski
Fraunhofer ENAS
Mathias Lipowski has graduated from Chemnitz University of Technology in 2010 with a degree in engineering for microtechnolgy / mechatronics (Dipl.-Ing.) He is currently employed as a research assistant at the Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nanosystems ENAS in Chemnitz, Germany. His areas of expertise are microfluidics and actuators for active flow control.
Dr. Marco Lisker
IHP - Leibniz-Institut für
innovative Mikroelektronik
After the study of physics at the Otto-von-Guericke University at Magdeburg I was a PhD-stipendiary of Saxony-Anhalt and received my PhD in 2001 for my thesis UV detection characteristics of GaN and AlGaN. From 2001-2009 I worked at the Department of Electrical Engineering on Si semiconductor devices. Since 2009 I work at the Leibniz Institute or High Performance Microelectronics (IHP) at Frankfurt (Oder).
Jinji Luo
Chemnitz University
of Technology
10.2010-Present Doctor Student,TU Chemnitz, Germany,
10.2008-10.2010 Master of Polymer Science, Joint Master Program by FU Berlin, HU Berlin, TU Berlin and University of Potsdam, Germany,
09.2004-07.2008 Bachelor of Materials Science, Xiamen University, China
Dr. Markus Lützelschwab
Markus Lützelschwab finished his BSc in 2001 at FHBB in Switzerland. He then worked for 2.5 years as an electronic developer at Ascom (Switzerland). He finished his MSc in 2004 and his PhD in 2008, both at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh in Scotland. Since 2009 he has been working as an engineer in optics and packaging at CSEM Alpnach in Switzerland.