Fields of expertise
BiographyJuergen Brugger is a Professor of Microengineering and co-affiliated to Materials Science. Before joining EPFL he was at the MESA Research Institute of Nanotechnology at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, and at the Hitachi Central Research Laboratory, in Tokyo, Japan. He received a Master in Physical-Electronics and a PhD degree from Neuchâtel University, Switzerland.
Research in his laboratory focuses on various aspects of MEMS and Nanotechnology. His group contributes to the field at the fundamental level as well as in technological development, as demonstrated by the start-ups that spun off from the lab. In his lab's research, key competences are in micro/nanofabrication, additive micro-manufacturing, new materials for MEMS, increasingly for wearable and biomedical applications. Together with his students and colleagues he published over 200 peer-refereed papers and supervised over 25 PhD students. Former students and postdocs have been successful in receiving awards and starting their own scientific careers. Juergen Brugger was appointed in 2016 as Fellow of the IEEE “For contributions to micro and nano manufacturing technology”. In 2017 he was awarded an ERC AdvG in the field of advanced micro-manufacturing. In 2022 he became MNE Fellow for the development of innovative micro/nano manufacturing strategies for MEMS and Nanotechnology.
2016 to date
Research Program Coordinator "NanoLink"
MESA Research Institute (Mentors: Jan Fluitman and David Reinhoudt)
University of Twente, The Netherlands
Postdoc and Research staff member
IBM Zuerich Research Laboratory (Mentor: Peter Vettiger)
Hitachi Research Fellow
Hitachi Central Research Laboratory Tokyo (Mentor: Ryo Imura)
MEMS 4.0: Additive Micro-Manufacturing for Plastic Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems
"for contributions to micro and nano manufacturing technology"
"in recognition of his contribution to the advancement of the field of MNE, in particular the development of innovative micro/nano manufacturing strategies for MEMS and Nanotechnology
Teaching & PhD