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mAm 2018 Final Program

Last update : January 31, 2018 -

Sunday 4 February 2018
18:00 Registration open
Welcome drink in the hotel lobby (dinner afterwards on your own)
Monday 5 February 2018
09:00 - 09:30


Danick Bionda, Secretary General, Micronarc

Prof. Dr. Volker Saile, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, President, Mancef

David Kappeler, Office for Economic Affairs, Canton of Vaud


09:30 - 10:15

Invited Keynote on the Future of Micro-manufacturing I

Chair: Philippe Fischer, FSRM

Prof. Philippe Renaud, Microsystems Laboratory 4, EPFL (Switzerland)

From the lab to the fab: how simple technologies translate into innovative products

10:15 - 10:45 Coffee & Exhibition Visit
10:45 - 12:00

Micro-manufacturing Applications I – Watchmaking

Chair: Philippe Fischer, FSRM

Keynote: Thomas Mercier, R&D Scientist / Project Manager, Tag Heuer (Switzerland)
Compliant Watch Mechanisms: Design and Manufacturing Challenges at Mesoscale

Dr. Peter Kaeuper, Innovation Director, IcoFlex SA (Switzerland)
ChronoTracker: Compact Optical Metrology Device for Mechanical and Quartz Watches

Dr.-Ing. Peter Gluche, Managing Director, GFD Gesellschaft für Diamantprodukte mbH (Germany)
Diamond micro technology: improving the heart of mechanical watches

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - Lyncée Tec

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) - NanoScribe

12:00 - 13:45 Lunch in the hotel
13:45 - 15:30

Micro-manufacturing Applications II – Medtech

Chair: Pierre-André Grandchamp, FSRM

Keynote: Prof. Dr. Ute Schepers, Institute of Toxicology and Genetics and Institute of Applied Biosciences, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Germany)
Bioprinted Organs-on-a-Chip

Prof. Dr. André Bernard, Institut für Mikro- und Nanotechnologie MNT, NTB Buchs (Switzerland)
Microfluidic device to model microvascular obstructions in heart attack patients

Dr. Marina Gonzalez Lazo, Materials Specialist, SICHH - Swiss Integrative Center for Human Health SA (Switzerland)
Next generation implants

Dr. Maria Asplund, Microsystems Engineering, Freiburg University (Germany)
Do conducting polymers outperform metals as materials for stimulating biology?

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) – Melexis

15:30 - 16:00 Coffee & Exhibition
16:00 - 17:30


Chair: Todd Christenson, HT MicroAnalytical, Inc.

Keynote: Benedetto Vigna, President, Analog, MEMS & Sensors Group, ST Microelectronics (Italy/Switzerland)
The next opportunity for MEMS: from the consumer market to high volume automotive and industrial markets

Loizeau, Frédéric, Business & Technology Development Manager, CSEM SA  (Switzerland)
Advancing MEMS technology to support SME innovation

Vincenzo Sacco, Global Functional Safety Manager, Melexis Technologies SA (Switzerland)
Functional Safety and Security in Automotive Sensors: Impact of Vehicle's Electrification and Autonomous driving

Jean-Camil Pitteloud, COO, SOPROD SA (Switzerland)
Stamping Integrated with Micro Injection for High Volume Packaging

17:30 Adjourn for the day
19:00 Conference Dinner ~ Meet in hotel lobby at 19:00
Tuesday 6 February 2018
09:00 - 09:45

Invited Keynote on the Future of Micro-manufacturing II

Chair: Prof. Volker Saile, Mancef; KIT

Prof. Dr. Harald Giessen, University of Stuttgart, 4th Physics Institute (Germany)

Complex micro-optics by femtosecond 3D Printing

09:45 - 10:15 Coffee & Exhibition
10:15 - 11:30

Energy Systems for Microproducts

Chair: David Tolfree, Mancef

Dr. Benjamin Strahm, R&D Manager, Meyer Burger Research AG (Switzerland)
Energy harvesting from the Sun: a technology status and outlook

Dr. Julien Bailat, CSEM (Switzerland)
Autonomy for wearables and IOT endpoints with photovoltaics solutions

Exhibitor elevator pitch (3 min) Radar Swiss Sàrl


11:30 - 13:30 Exhibition visit / Lunch in the hotel
13:30 - 15:00

Novel Manufacturing – Printing

Chair: Danick Bionda, Micronarc

Keynote: Bastian E. Rapp, NeptunLab, KIT (Germany)
Next generation 3D Printing: The emergence of enabling materials

Dr. Sébastien Lani CSEM (Switzerland)
Additive Manufacturing : Moving to smaller and smarter components.

Dr Andrea Lovera, Chief Science Officer, FEMTOprint (Switzerland)
FEMTOPRINT® ultrafast laser materials processing: reliable industrial 3D printing platform for glass micro- and nano-systems.


15:00 - 15:30 Coffee & Exhibition Visit
15:30 - 16:15

Invited Keynote on the Future of Micro-manufacturing III

Chair: Prof. Volker Saile, Mancef; KIT

Dr. André Kretschmann, Robert Bosch GmbH (Germany)
Sensors in the changing times

16:15 - 16:30

Final Remarks

Prof. Dr. Volker Saile, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), President, Mancef

Danick Bionda, Secretary General, Micronarc


Conference adjourns

Farewell reception in hotel lobby