Professor Yves Bellouard
Institute of Microengineering, EPFL, Switzerland
Dr. Yves Bellouard is Associate Professor in Microengineering at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, where he heads the Galatea lab and the Richemont Chair in micromanufacturing.
Since January 2012, he is the editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Optomechatronics, edited by Taylor & Francis Ltd. In 2013, he received a prestigious ERC Starting Grant (Consolidator-2012) from the European Research Council and a JSPS Fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
Professor Haixia (Alice) Zhang
Institute of Microelectronics, Peking University, Beijing, China
Dr Alice Zhang is Professor of Peking University, an expert in Microelectronics and microenergy system. She was the general chair of IEEE NEMS2013 and other 10+ international conferences. Alice is the founder and general chair of the iCAN Contest (International Contest of innovation) and iCAN Association since 2007. She is the associate editor of JMEMS, MNE, TNano, IET MNL.
Professor Joost Vlassak
John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA
Professor Vlassak studies the thermo-mechanical behavior of a broad range of engineering materials. He has developed experimental methods for the characterization of phase transitions and solid-state reactions in thin films, plastic deformation in coatings, elastic anisotropy in indentation, and fracture. Current projects focus on the mechanical behavior of hydrogels and the use of hydrogels as ionic conductors in 3D printed devices. Professor Vlassak has pioneered the use of combinatorial nanocalorimetry for the analysis of complex materials systems, including metallic glasses, ultra-high temperature ceramics, and shape memory alloys. He has authored more than 140 journal publications.
Edouard Mignon is the Group Research and Innovation director for the Richemont Group since November 2016. Prior to this, he has spent 20 years with Cartier and has been in charge of product development and innovation.
Rémi Jomard is in charge of the Innovation and Development departments for Piaget since May 2016. He has spent 15 years on product developments for luxury goods, ten of which for Piaget. He has lead the development of the world’s thinnest mechanical watch: Altiplano 900P launched for the 140th Piaget anniversary.