Dr. Yves Bellouard, from Microengineering at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, visited C-UFO on 7th October, 2015. He also gave a public talk on "Fetosecond laser processing of dielectrics: a micro-manufacturing platform for single-material mulitfunctional microsystems".
Dr. Yves Bellouard is Associate Professor in the EPFL, where he heads the Galatea lab and the Richemont Chair in micromanufacturing. Before joining EPFL in 2015, he was Associate Professor at Eindhoven University of Technologies (TU/e) in the Netherlands and prior to that, Research Scientist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York, USA. His current research interests are on new paradigms for system integration at the microscale and in particular laser-based methods to tailor material properties for achieving higher level of integration in microsystems, like for instance integrating optics, mechanics and fluidics in a single monolith. These approaches open new opportunities for direct-write methods of microsystems (3D printing).