Fields of expertise
BioMEMS and Microfluidics
BiographyPhilippe Renaud is Emeritus Professor. He was previously heading the Microsystem Laboratory 4 (LMIS4). He is was the scientific director of the EPFL Center of MicroNanoTechnology (CMI). His main research area was related to micro-nano technologies in biomedical applications (BioMEMS) with emphasis on cell-chips, nanofluidics and bioelectronics. Ph. Renaud has been involved in many scientific papers in his research area.
He received his diploma in physics from the University of Neuchâtel (1983) and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Lausanne (1988). He was postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley (1988-89) and then at the IBM Zürich Research Laboratory in Switzerland (1990-91). In 1992, he joined the Sensors and Actuators group of the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM) at Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He was appointed assistant professor at EPFL in 1993 and full professor in 1997. In summer 1996, he was visiting professor at the Tohoku University, Japan. He later spend summer sabbatical visits at University College London (UCL) and at Politecnico Torino.
Ph. Renaud is still active in several scientific committee (scientific journals, international conferences, scientific advisory boards of companies, PhD thesis committee). He is also co-founder of the Nanotech-Montreux conference.
Teaching & PhD
Past EPFL PhD StudentsAlépée Christine , Anders Jens , Angeletti Massimo , Ansel Yannick , Baranek Delasoie Sophie , Bitterli Joanna Katarzyna , Bojko Alexandre Zenon Ivan , Bonzon David Vincent , Braschler Thomas Michael , Buffi Nina , Colella Ludovica , Demierre Nicolas , Desbiolles Benoît Xavier Emmanuel , Drieschner Carolin , Duchamp Margaux Catherine Marie , Durand Nicolas , Forchelet David , Gawad Shady Didier , Guerre Roland , Hasenkamp Carreira Willyan , Heuschkel Marc Olivier , Jiguet Sébastien , Joris Pierre , Kasi Raj Sri Harsha , Kobel Stefan , Kunze Anja , Lammel Gerhard , Leonardi Matteo , Leung Ki Yit-Shun , Linderholm Olof Pontus , Lipp Clémentine Sophie Sarah , Lockhart Robert Andrew , Longwitz Ralf , Lorenz Hubert , Maoddi Pietro , Mapelli Alessandro , Maïno Nicolas Grégoire , Meissner Robert , Mercanzini André , Metref Lynda , Metz Stefan , Muller Georges , Navaee Fatemeh , Petitpierre Guillaume Cédric Yves , Ren Yufei , Romanowicz Bartlomiej , Schlund Mario , Schoch Reto Bruno , Schweizer Sandra , Seger Urban , Serex Ludovic , Taghipoor Mojtaba , Taylor David Philipp , Teixidor Joan , Tornay Raphaël , Varricchio Stefano Silvio Giovanni , Weber Michel , Wildhaber Fabien Patrick , Zhou Jiande ,
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.