Scientific Committee

Prof. 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.

His research interests are on new paradigms for system integration at the microscale and in particular laser-based methods to tailor material properties.

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.

Rémi Jomard


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.

Frédéric Oulevey

Richemont Research and Innovation

Frédéric Oulevey is in charge of the Performance and Reliability teams for Richemont central Research and Innovation Group since June 2019. Before that, he has a 20 years long experience in Research and Development in several brands. Frederic is Engineer in Physics and Doctor in Science, both degree being obtained from EPFL.