Fields of expertise
BiographyJuergen Brugger is 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 his Master in Physical-Electronics and his PhD degree from Neuchatel University, Switzerland.
Research in Juergen Brugger’s laboratory focuses on various aspects of MEMS and Nanotechnology. The group has made several important contributions 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 research, key competences are in micro/nanofabrication, additive micro-manufacturing, new materials for MEMS, increasingly for biomedical applications. He published over 200 peer-refereed papers and supervised 20 PhD students. Former students and postdocs have been successful in receiving awards and starting their own scientific careers (6 professors so far). Juergen Brugger has been appointed in 2016 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.
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)
Recent journal papers
Teaching & PhD