Herbert Shea

EPFL STI IMT LMTS
MC B4 157 (Microcity)
Rue de la Maladière 71b, CP 526
CH-2002 Neuchâtel 2

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

Dielectric elastomer actuators, polymer actuators, soft robotics, haptics, shape memory polymers


Professional course

Postdoctoral Fellow IBM TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA 1997-1999
Member of Technical Staff Bell Labs Lucent Technologies 1999-2001
Technical Manager MEMS Reliability Group Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies 2001-2004
Assistant Professor, Tenure Track LMTS EPFL 2004 - 2011
Associate Professor EPFL 2011 - 2017
Full Professor Soft Transducers Lab (EPFL-LMTS) 2017 - present

Education

PhD Physics Harvard University 1997
MA Physics Harvard University 1993
BSc Physics McGill University 1991

Publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

  • Microengineering,

PhD Programs

  • Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics
  • Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering
  • Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems

PhD Students

Courses

IMT Distinguished Lecture Series

A series of seminars on selected current and emerging topics in Microengineering will be presented by distinguished lecturers. goto

Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics, 2018-2019, language : english

Reliability of MEMS (EDOC)

This doctoral class addresses the reliability of silicon and metal MEMS, covering i) Reliability Statistics, ii) Electrical Reliability of MEMS, iii) Mechanical Reliability of MEMS, and iv) Design for Reliability Paradigm. goto

Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics, 2018-2019, language : english
Doctoral program in advanced manufacturing, 2018-2019, language : english

Scaling in MEMS

This doctoral class covers the scaling of MEMS devices, including mechanical, thermal, electrostatic, electromagnetic, and microfluidic aspects. goto

Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics, 2018-2019, language : english
Doctoral program in advanced manufacturing, 2018-2019, language : english

Scaling laws & simulations in micro & nanosystems

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Section of Electrical and Electronical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 1, language : english
Section of Electrical and Electronical Engineering, 2018-2019, Master semester 3, language : english
Section of Microtechnics, 2018-2019, Master semester 1, language : english
Section of Microtechnics, 2018-2019, Master semester 3, language : english

Soft Microsystems Processing and Devices

Amongst others, following topics will be covered during the course: - Soft Microsystems and Electronics - Electroactive polymers - Printed electronics and microsystems - Inkjet printing of polymers - Stretchable electronics - Mechanical reliability goto

Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics, 2018-2019, language : english
Doctoral program in advanced manufacturing, 2018-2019, language : english