Jürgen Brugger

BM 3107 (Bâtiment BM)
Station 17
CH-1015 Lausanne

Unit: IMX-GE



Unit: CMI-CD

Administrative data

Fields of expertise

MEMS & Nanotechnology
Inkjet printing
Implantable MEMS
Scanning Probe Systems

Professional course

Full Professor EPFL-STI-IMT-LMIS1 EPFL 2016 to date
Associate Professor EPFL-STI-IMT-LMIS1 EPFL 2009-2015
Assistant Professor EPFL-STI-IMT-LMIS1 EPFL 2001-2009
Research Program Coordinator "NanoLink" MESA+ Research Institute (Mentors: Jan Fluitman and David Reinhoudt) University of Twente, The Netherlands 1998-2001
Postdoc and Research staff member IBM Zuerich Research Laboratory (Mentor: Peter Vettiger) 1995-1998
Hitachi Research Fellow Hitachi Central Research Laboratory Tokyo (Mentor: Ryo Imura) 1993-1994


PhD Physical-Electronics Neuchatel 1995
Diplome (M.Sc.) Electronique-Physique Neuchatel 1990


Teaching & PhD


  • Microengineering,

PhD Programs

  • Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics
  • Doctoral Program in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Doctoral program in advanced manufacturing

PhD Students


Advanced additive manufacturing technologies

Advanced 3D forming techniques for high throughput and high resolution (nanometric) for large scale production. Digital manufacturing of functional layers, microsystems and smart systems. goto

Advanced micro- and nanomanufacturing: top-down meets bottom-up

This course introduces advanced fabrication methods enabling the manufacturing of novel and micro- and nanoscale systems. Both top-down (stenciling, scanning probes, additive techniques) and bottom-up approaches (self-assembly) are presented, which comple... goto

Clean room practical work (Autumn)(in groups)

In groups of 4 students and accompanied by an assistant, each student will learn basic procedures and manipulations, as practiced in a clean room. For each group, the TP consists of 3 sessions of 4 hours each. goto

Introduction to additive manufacturing

The state of the art in the domain of additive production processes (the part is built by material addition without use of a shape tool) will be presented. The main application/benefits/shortcomings of the common additive processes as well as technolog... goto

MEMS practicals I

Objective of this practical is to apply in specific experimental settings the knowledge acquired in various MEMS related class goto

MEMS practicals II

Objective of this practical is to apply in specific experimental settings the knowledge acquired in various MEMS related class goto

Microstructure fabrication technologies I

The student will learn process techniques and applications of modern micro- and nanofabrication technologies, as practiced in a standard clean room, with focus on silicon mainstream and microsystems technologies. goto

MOOC: Micro and Nanofabrication (MEMS)

Micro- and nanofabrication can be taught to students and professionals by textbooks and ex-cathedra lectures, but the real learning comes from seeing the manufacturing steps as they happen. This MOOC will not only explain the basics of microfabrication bu... goto


This course gives the basics for understanding nanotechnology from an engineer's perspective: physical background, materials aspects and scaling laws, fabrication and imaging of nanoscale devices. goto

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