Niels Quack

EPFL STI IMT GR-QUA
BM 5142 (Bâtiment BM)
Station 17
CH-1015 Lausanne

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Fields of expertise

Integrated Transducers
Photonic Micro- & Nanosystems
Micro- and Nanofabrication
Photonic MEMS 
Integrated Photonics 
Diamond Photonics 
Photonic Switches
Silicon Photonics 
Optical MEMS
Heterogeneous Integration 
Tunable Optical Microsystems 
Microspectrometers 
Mid-Infrared Photonics 
MicroLIDAR 

Professional course

Senior MEMS Engineer

sercalo Microtechnology ltd.

2014-2015

Postdoctoral Researcher

Integrated Photonics Laboratory, Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center

University of California, Berkeley

2011-2015


Education

Doctor of Sciences

ETH Zürich

2005-2010

Master of Science

EPF Lausanne

2000-2005

Publications

Infoscience publications

Other publications

Teaching & PhD

Teaching

Microengineering

PhD Programs

Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics

Doctoral Program in Photonics

Courses

Scaling laws & simulations in micro & nanosystems

This class combines an analytical and finite elements modeling (FEM) simulations approach to scaling laws in MEMS/NEMS. The dominant physical effects and scaling effects when downsizing sensors and actuators in microsystems are discussed, across a broad range of actuation principles.

Photonic micro- and nanosystems

This course aims at providing engineering and design guidelines for selected Photonic Micro- and Nanosystems. In particular, Optical MEMS and Integrated Photonics are reviewed. Standard fabrication processes and related design approaches are introduced and product aspects are discussed.

Advanced MEMS & microsystems

In depth analysis of the operation principles and technology of advanced micro- and nanosystems. Familiarisation to their implementation into products and their applications.

Introduction to Finite Element Modelling in Microsystems

Introduction to Finite Element Modelling with hands-on examples of typical microsystems.