Laboratory for Advanced Fabrication Technologies
Introduction to laboratory
The Laboratory for Advanced Fabrication Technologies (LAFT) focuses on several highly interdisciplinary research thrusts. The first being the development and application of advanced additive fabrication techniques for realizing precision microelectronic and electromechanical systems. The second explores manufacturing for space and energy generation applications, combining additive manufacturing and nanoscale technology to produce novel chemical, electrochemical, and photoelectrochemical devices. Lastly, we focus on manufacturing for medical devices and biosystems to generate novel knowledge for non-invasive nanoscale solutions.
Through each of these thrusts, we develop new materials, tools, and processes, with a focus on a deep physical understanding. We then apply these capabilities to realize a range of systems in microelectronics, medical devices, precision electromechanical systems, wearables, and sensing and actuation.
The laboratory is led by Prof. Vivek Subramanian, who joined EPFL in 2018 after spending almost 20 years as a professor at the University of California, Berkeley. The lab is in the process of migrating to EPFL, with the team currently split across the two institutions. The lab is growing rapidly at EPFL and is always looking for talented PhD students and postdocs. We are not hiring any new personnel at Berkeley at this time.