Curriculum Vitae


Professor for Micro and Nanosystem Technology, University of Liege

From Jan. 2015:
Professor for Micro and Nanosystemtechnology, University of Liege, Montefiore Institute
Research Projects:
  • Coupled resonators as a new sensing paradigm for ultrasensitive bio- and physical sensors
  • Genetic Algorithm for sensor and actuator design optimization
  • High precision inertial sensors
  • Sensors for medical implants
Teaching:
  • Digital Electronics (Bachelor Programme)
  • Microelectronics and IC Design (Master Programme)
  • Microsystems (Master Programme)
  • Bioelectronics (Master Programme)

Professor for Integrated Micro and Nanosystems, University of Duisburg-Essen
Oct. '12 -Dec. '14: Head of Department Micro- & Nanosystems, Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems (FhG-IMS), Duisburg
and
W3 Professor Integrated Micro- and Nanosystems, University Duisburg-Essen, (UDE)
Responsibilities
FhG-IMS
  • Leading two business fields: Bio-hybrid Systems and Pressure Sensors
  • Acquisition of industrial and public projects
  • Management of nine industrial and publicly funded projects with a budget of 4.5 Mio EUR
  • Strategic planning of business fields
  • Supervision/management of 2 group leaders, 9 researchers, 10 PhD students
  • Recruitment of new researchers and PhD students
R&D Projects/Topics
FhG-IMS
  • Fully integrated micromachined pressure sensors for medical implants
  • Wireless transponder for communication and energy supply of medical devices
  • System integration of sensors and actuators, mainly for medical applications 
Research Projects/
Topics, UDE
  • Coupled resonators for ultrasensitive biosensors and physical sensors 
  • Sensitive wound-dressing 
  • System integration of sensors and actuators, mainly for medical applications 
Teaching
  • Microelectronics, Introduction to Micro- and Nanotechnology, System on Chip 

Professorial Chair, University of Southampton, UK
Sept. '08 -
Sept. '12

Professor of Microsystemtechnology (Personal Chair), in the Nano Group, Scho0l of Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton University, UK
and


March '11 -
Sept. '12

Director of the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre
Research Projects/
Topics
  • Design and optimization of micromachined sensors and actuators 
  • Digital control systems for MEMS sensors
  • Electrostatically levitated micro/nano particles
  • Mechanical amplification of nanomotion for sensors and actuators
  • Lab-on-a-chip microsystemtechnology for water quality measurements
Research Projects/
Topics, UDE
  • Coupled resonators for ultrasensitive biosensors and physical sensors 
  • Sensitive wound-dressing 
  • System integration of sensors and actuators, mainly for medical applications
  • Atom/Ion Chips for magneto-optical nano-manipulation of cold atoms/ions
  • 3D interconnect technology for multi-domain nano/microsystems
  • Thermoelectric microgenerators employing solar concentrators
  • MEMS DC-DC voltage converter
Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Units taught: Analogue Electronics, Nanoelectronics, Introduction to MST, Research Methods, Sensors and Actuators
  • Supervision of 20 PhD students, 5 postdoctoral researchers, 5 visiting researchers, ~40 Master student projects, ~35 Bachelor student projects
Administrative Responsibilities
  • Management of the Southampton Nanofabrication Centre; line management of a team of 1 lab manager and 8 process engineers
  • Cleanroom planning and responsible for key equipment (DRIE, ion beam miller, HF vapour phase etcher, critical point dryer, MEMS dynamic probe station, XeF2 etcher, wire bonder)
  • Departmental Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Officer (2003-12)

Previous Employment History
Sept. '05 -
Aug. '08
Senior Lecturer, School of Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton University, UK

Sept. '99 -
Aug. '05
Lecturer, School of Electronics and Computer Science, Southampton University, UK
Jan. '98 - Aug. '99: Postdoctoral Research Engineer, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Sensors and Actuator Center, USA

Tasks and Responsibilities:
  • Development and system integration of micromachined inertial sensors (accelerometers and gyroscopes) as part of a DARPA programme with Analog Devices Inc. and Sandia National Laboratories  
  • Design and monolithic integration of interface and control electronics  
  • Project management: Modular Monolithic MEMS Systems Technology

University Education
May '93: Graduation, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
Degree: Diplomingenieur (Univ.)
Oct. '86 - May '93: Bachelor and Master Programme in Electronic Engineering