Micromachine Summit European Delegations
Chief Delegate, Benelux: Albert van den Burg
Biography not yet available
Delegate, Benelux: Kees (C.J.M.) Eijkel
Dr. Kees Eijkel holds the position of technical-commercial director at
the MESA+ research institute at the University of Twente. Together with
the CEO of MESA+ he is responsible for this Dutch institute in micro/nanotechnology
with over 450 people and an integral turnover of over 50 Meuro. He has
special attention for commercialization, which has resulted in a well-developed
strategy and network which supported the formation of over 25 start-ups
over the past 15 years.
Kees is currently serving as the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialization Education Foundation (MANCEF) President. Kees has been active with MANCEF for many years.
He is board member of two non-profit foundations supporting commercialization
and education in micro/nano in the Twente region, and of the Dutch Association
of Micro/Nano Companies MINACNed. He is CEO of MTF Ltd, which develops
offices and labs, focussed on further development of the regional commercialization
He is co-initiator and co-architect of the 250 Meuro Dutch Nanotechnology
Initiative. He is responsible for the nano-chapter in the Dutch Foreign
Trade Minister's trade mission to Silicon Valley in January 2004 and Boston
in June 2005. He was speaker, keynote and/or session chair in a large number
of international conferences, with emphasis on conferences addressing the
commercialization issues around scientific research.
Delegate, Benelux: Chris van Hoof
Integrated Systems Department Director, IMEC, Leuven, Flanders, Belgium
EDUCATION: University of Leuven, Belgium PhD/1992 Electrical Engineering
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Integrated Systems, MEMS, Sensors,
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: 2
Chris Van Hoof received a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the Unversity
of Leuven in collaboration with IMEC in 1992. His research concentrated
on quantum-effect components. He became a laureate of the Belgian Royal
Academy of Sciences based on his postdoctoral research.
He became successively head of the detector systems group (in 1998), Director
of the Microsystems Department (in 2002) and Director of the Integrated
Systems Department (in 2004).
The work of his department has contributed to two spinoff companies and
is contributing to industrial technology transfer. His work has also contributed
to two cornerstone European Space Agency flight missions (Rosetta, launched
in 2003 and Herschel, to be launched in 2007).
As Director of the Integrated Systems Department (100 staff), he is responsible
for the Microsystems activities, the RF systems activities, and the above-IC
and 3D integration and packaging activities at IMEC.
Since 2000 he is also a guest professor at the University of Leuven. He
is currently the promotor of eight doctoral theses.
He has authored more than 100 publications (over 80 based on peer review)
and he has given 20 invited presentations.
Delegate, Benelux: Huub (H.W.M.) Salemink
Chairman of the Dept. of NanoScience, TU Delft
Salemink was professor of Semiconductor Nanophotonics at the Eindhoven
University of Technology since 2001. In Delft, professor Salemink succeeds
professor Hans Mooij as Chairman of the department of NanoScience (Faculty
of Applied Sciences).
Salemink was a part-time professor from 1996 to 2001 in the Delft groups
that went on to form the department of NanoScience.
After obtaining his PhD in Nijmegen, Salemink worked at Philips Research,
the Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (National Institute for
Public Health & Environment) and spent 15 years at IBM Research in
Zürich on the subject of scanning-probe applications. His activities
fall within the area where fundamental and applied sciences meet. In addition
to his scientific work he is actively involved in the management of science
and is a member of the Board of the large-scale, national programme "NanoNed".
Chief Delegate, European: Dirk Beernaert
Head of Unit "Micro and Nanosystems" in Directorate General "Information
Society and Media", European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
EDUCATION: University Gent (Belgium), 1976: Engineer in physics, in nuclear
Head of Unit "Micro and Nanosystems" in Directorate General Information
Society and Media, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Dirk is an engineer in physics, in nuclear and in material science (University
Ghent -Belgium - 1976). Before joining the European Commission, he worked
in statistics and was involved as engineering and technology manager in
setting up a laboratory and subsequently a manufacturing site in micro-electronics
where he was responsible for 20 engineers and for organising technology
He has joined the European Commission in 1990 where he has been responsible
for research initiatives in micro-electronics under different European
Frameworks for Research in cooperation with the Eureka program. He was
also responsible for setting up the workplan for research in in e-work,
e-business, e-commerce and for starting up the Microsystems' activities
Dirk Beernaert (B) is now the Head of Unit G2 - Micro- and Nanosystems
in the Information Society and Media Directorate-General of the European
Commission, were he is responsible for running the Unit of "Integrated
Micro and Nanosystems", dealing with the implementation of Framework
6 activities on Micro/Nanosystems; interfaces and displays, and large area
integration and with planning the future 7th Framework activities in this
Owner of 2 patents and close to 100 articles on diverse research topics,
on commercialisation, on innovation and research strategies in the field
of micro-nano-technologies and miniaturisation.
Delegate: Stefan Dimov
Operation Directors of MEC, Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC), Cardiff
University, Cardiff , United Kingdom
- Moscow Technological University, 1984: Dipl. Eng., Mechanical Engineering
- Moscow Technological University, 1989: PhD, Manufacturing Engineering
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Micro-Engineering, Mechanical Micro-Manufacture,
Micro-EDM, Micro-Milling, Laser Ablation
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: 2
Delegate, European: Hans Hartmann Pedersen
Programme Officer, EC Official, European Commission – RTD Directorate
General, Brussels, Belgium
EDUCATION: University of Aalborg, Denmark, 1979: Engineer, Mechanical Engineering
Scientific or Professional Field: Programme Management, Micromanufacturing
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: 1 (2004)
Programme officer in the unit on "Nanotechnologies, Materials and
Joined the European Commission in 1992 and has since worked as project
and programme in the field of production technologies, the last 2 years
in the field of micromanufacturing.
Before joining the EC 13 years of industrial experience from mechanical,
ship and offshore construction projects, including international project
management experience from Norway, UK and Finland
Chief Delegate, France: Emmanuel Bigler
Emmanuel Bigler, Professor, Optics and microtechnology at FEMTO-ST CNRS
and ENSMM, Besançon, France
PAST AFFILIATIONS: LPMO-CNRS
- ENSET-CACHAN (FRANCE), 1989: Agrégation in physics
- Université Paris Sud Orsay, 1982: PhD. thesis in optical engineering
Scientific or Professional Fields:
• X-ray microscopy and micro analysis (Ph.D)
• Piezoelectric devices, bulk and surface wave resonators and sensors
• Precision Time and Frequency Control (research)
• Optical engineering and microtechnology (teaching)
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Time and frequency control, piezoelectric
resonators and sensors
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: Freiburg 2001, Maastricht
2002, Grenoble 2004
Delegate, France: Jean Christophe Eloy
Directeur Général/General Manager, Yole Développment
Since 1992, Jean-Christophe Eloy has been involved in Mems and compound
semiconductor market analysis, developing markets and applications for
capital equipment, and materials for developing and manufacturing devices.
He was a marketing department manager at LETI (France) for 6 years, and
subsequently established Ernst & Young's European semiconductor division.
In 1998 Jean-Christophe Eloy founded YOLE Développement, which has
become a worldwide leader of market research and strategic consultation
in the fields of Mems, nanotechnologies, compound semiconductor and biology
He is board member of Semi's International Mems Steering Committee, overseeing
worldwide industry statistics, and is on the boards of several European
and American companies.
Delegate, France: David Holden
Biography not yet available
Delegate, France: Gaetan Menozzi
V.P. Corporate R&D, MEMSCAP, Aix-les Bains, France
- Member of the "politburo" of ISHM France
- 10 years in managing R&D programs for VHP MEMS: very High Performance
MEMS for avionics & defense
- Crouzet-Sextant Avionique - Thomson-CSF Sextant (now Thales Avionics)
20 years background in interconnects & packaging: PCBs, MLBs, Hybrids
MCMs for aerospace applications
- 31 years in Aerospace & defense
- Director, Major Programs, MEMSCAP
Education: 1967, Graduated Engineer in Physics and Electronics of I.C.P.I
Chief Delegate, Germany: Roland Zengerle
Head of Microfluidics Laboratory at IMTEK, University of Freiburg, and
Director of Microfluidics Department of HSG-IMIT, Villingen-Schwenningen,
PAST AFFILIATIONS: Head of Microfluidics Department at HSG-IMIT
- Technical University Munich, 1990: Diploma in Physics
- Universität d. Bundeswehr Munich, 1994: Dr.-Ing. Engineering
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip, biochips
& microarrays, nL & pL dispensers, nanofluidics, (implantable)
drug delivery systems
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: 2
Prof. Dr. Roland Zengerle was born in 1965 and studied physics at the Technical
University of Munich, Germany. From 1990 till 1995 he was a research engineer
in the microactuator group at the Fraunhofer-Institute of Solid State Technology
in Munich (today: FhG-IZM).
Dr. Zengerle received his PhD degree from the "Universität der
Bundeswehr" in Munich with the development of an electrostatically
From 1995 till 1999 he was the head of the Microfluidics Department at
Hahn-Schickard-Society (HSG-IMIT) in Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany.
Since 1999 Dr. Zengerle has been a professor at the University of Freiburg,
Germany. Currently, he heads the IMTEK laboratory for MEMS-Applications.
This laboratory is a foundation of industry in order to stimulate the cooperation
between industry and university. The laboratory of MEMS applications currently
employs 30 research engineers and 10 master students.
Since May 2005 Dr. Zengerle has also been a director of HSG-IMIT in Villingen-Schwenningen.
This institute currently employs 70 research engineers.
Dr. Zengerle's research focuses on the field of microfluidics and incorporates
highly parallel sub-microliter dispensing techniques, miniaturized autonomous
liquid handling systems, miniaturized and implantable drug delivery systems,
lab-on-a-chip systems, and micro- and nanofluidic simulation.
Dr. Zengerle is a member of the International Steering Committee of the
IEEE-MEMS Conference and will be the general Co-Chair of the MEMS 2006
conference taking place in Istanbul. He also serves on the programme committees
of various international conferences like the IEEE-Transducers conference,
the International Conference on the Commercialization of Micro and Nano
Systems (COMS), or the Actuator Conference. Dr. Zengerle is also the European
Editor of the new Springer journal "Microfluidics and Nanofluidics".
Delegate, Germany: JEgen Berger
Microsystems Technology Business Manager, VDI/VDE Innovation + Technik
GmbH, Berlin – Teltow, Germany
EDUCATION: Humboldt University, 1982: Diploma, Physics
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: 4
Jürgen Berger received his diploma in physics at Humboldt University
Berlin in 1982. Subsequently he joined the fiberoptic division of Werk
für Fernsehelektronik in Berlin. He worked as a development engineer
and group leader in the field of semiconductor lasers for fiber optic communication
Since 1990 Jürgen Berger has been working with VDI/VDE-IT, at first
as a scientific consultant. In 1994 he became the head of the department
sensors and actuators, and since 2000 he has been responsible for the microsystems
activities of VDI/VDE-IT as a business manager. For more than ten years
he has been involved in the conception and implementation of national funding
schemes for microsystems technologies.
VDI/VDE-IT (VDI/VDE Innovation + Technology GmbH) is a non-profit organization
founded in 1978 by the two largest German professional associations VDI
(Association of German Engineers) and VDE (Association for Electrical,
Electronic & Information Technology). It has a staff of approximately
100 and achieved a turnover of about 12 Mio € in 2004.
VDI/VDE-IT consults and supports technology-based enterprises, credit institutions
and investment companies in technical, economical and sozio-economical
items. For the Federal Government, the Federal German states and the European
Union VDI/VDE-IT designs and manages technology oriented funding programs.
Up to now VDI/VDE-IT has supported more than 6000 innovation projects and
more than 500 start-ups with a total volume over 1 Billion €.
A technical focus of VDI/VDE-IT is microsystem technology. In this field
VDI/VDE-IT manages the German funding program on Microsystem Technologies
on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research since 1990.
Further innovation supporting measures accompany the funding program e.g.
the initiation of educational activities and the organization of international
visits of companies and research institutes.
Delegate, Germany: Theodor Doll
Managing Director, Institut für Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, 55129 Mainz,
- Director of ZMN 2002 - 2004
- Deputy Professorate - Since Sept., 2000
- Humboldt Fellowship - 1998-2000 Caltech, U.S.A.
- Habilitation in Micro Systems - July 1999
- Assistant Professor - since 1998, Bundeswehr University, Munich
- Head of R&D - 1989-1991 KWS Ltd., Germany
PAST AFFILIATIONS: Director of Micro- and Nanotechnologies Center, ZMN,
Technical University Ilmenau
- Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, München, 1989: Diploma Physics
- Universität d. Bundeswehr, München, 1995: Dr.-Ing. El. Engineering
- Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile, 9/96- 3/97: Post doc Appl. Physics
- Universität d. Bundeswehr, München, 1999: Habilitation Micro
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- Chemosensors - Metal Oxide Gas Sensors, Solid State Sensor
- MEMS - MID, Micro Electron Sources
- Nanofabrication - Photonic Bandgap Devices - Low-Cost Nanofluides, porous
- Electronics - Polymer Transistors
- Integrated Passive Components - MEMS Inductors
On February 1, 2004, Prof. Dr. Theodor Doll took over the responsibilities
of the Scientific Head of Institut of Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH.
In his previous position, Prof. Doll was the director of the Centre for
Micro- and Nanotechnologies at the Technical University of Ilmenau. Acting
as the deputy of Prof. Dagmar Schipanski, he also held the chair for Solid
After his physics diploma from the University of Munich, he spent two years
working for the management of a medium-sized industrial enterprise. Following
his Ph.D. from Bundeswehr University, Munich, Professor Doll received his
habilitation in Micro Systems in 1999. He then worked as Visiting Associate
at the California Institute of Technology (CALTECH, USA)
His main fields of research are sensors, nanofabrication and micro electro
chemical systems (MEMS). Various publications and patents prove him to
be an excellent scientist with international experience and a strong focus
on market-oriented solutions to applied problems Contact: http://www.imm-mainz.de
Delegate, Germany: Norbert Fabricius
Nano- and Microsystems Physicist and Program Director, Forschungszentrum,
PAST AFFILIATIONS: JDS Uniphase Photonics (Germany), IOT – Integrated
Optical Technology (Germany)
- University of Essen (Germany): Diploma Physics, Plasma Physics, Laser Physics
- University of Essen (Germany): PhD, ps-Laser Spectroscopy
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Microsystems Technologies, Nanotechnology,
Micro-Nanofabrication, Commercialisation Aspects
Christine Neuy received her PhD in metal-organic chemistry with a supplementary
degree in economics and diploma work in biotechnology.
Since 2001 she has been the managing director of IVAM, a European MEMS,
microsystems and microstructures industrial trade association. IVAM supports
its members with high-tech marketing, business contacts, events and trade
fairs, and public relations. The website at www.ivam.de contains over 130 microsystems technology companies and institutes in
its directory. Company profiles in the "Members" section can
be printed out just like index cards with all relevant information. The
search engine spiders more than 30,000 microtechnology company documents.
Chief Delegate, Mediterranean: Paolo Dario
Paolo Dario received his "Dr. Eng." degree in mechanical engineering
from the University of Pisa, Italy in 1977. Since 1986 he has been an Associate
Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in
Pisa. Since 1992 he is also an Adjunct Professor of Mechatronics at the
School of Engineering of the University of Pisa.
At the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna Prof. Dario established in 1989 the Advanced
Robotics Technology and Systems (ARTS) Laboratory, presently staffed with
more than 60 investigators, and in 1991 the Microfabrication Technologies
(MiTech) Laboratory, presently staffed with 25 investigators. He is currently
the Director of both laboratories.
He currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Medical
Robotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna, and has developed, beginning
in 1992, a new undergraduate course in Mechatronics at the School of Engineering
of the University of Pisa.
Prof. Dario's current research interests include microengineering, sensing
and artificial perception in robotics, and medical applications of robotics,
mechatronics and microengineering (especially to computer-assisted surgery,
rehabilitation and space). In particular, he has been the scientific coordinator
of two different studies on the application of micromechatronics to the
space sector for ESA, and of a research project on micromanipulation of
biological samples in space for the Italian Space Agency (ESA).
Prof. Dario is very active in the definition and scientific coordination
of large national and international research projects (especially with
support from the European Commission), which aim at the development of
complex robotic and micro-mechatronic systems with the contribution of
many different research teams from universities and industries. At the
moment, he is the Coordinator of 5 European projects.
Prof. Dario has published over 60 journal papers and 150 conference papers,
is the editor and co-editor of two books on sensors and robotics and holds
3 patents in the U.S., 1 patent in the Netherlands, and 4 patents in Italy.
Delegate, Mediterranean: Mario Zen
Division Head, Istituto Trentino Di Cultura-IRST Microsystem Division
Delegate, Mediterranean: Carles Cané
Prof. Carles Cané is a National Coordinator for the Technologies
for Communications and Electronics Program of the National Plan for Research,
Development and Innovation (Plan Nacional de I+D+i) promoted by the Ministry
of Education and Science of the Government of Spain and is associated with
the Centro Nacional de Microelectrónica (Spain)
Chief Delegate, Nordic: Henrik Jakobsen
Institute Leader, Institute for Microsystem Technology, Vestfold University College, Horten, Norway
PAST AFFILIATIONS: SensoNor AS
EDUCATION: University of Oslo, 1969: C and.real, Semiconductor Physics
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Silicon process technology, MEMS,
Interconnection and Packaging, MEMS Applications
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: 1
Delegate, Nordic: Peter Enoksson
Biography not yet available
Delegate, Nordic: Jorgen Hoeg
Director of Business Development for HymiteA/S and Chief Technology Officer
for Olicom A/S
Hymite A/S develops and markets silicon based technology for packaging
of MEMS devices and photonic components. Olicom A/S is a Danish venture
capital firm investing in Scandinavian high technology start-up companies.
Prior to his current responsibilities he held positions as vice president
of product marketing and vice president of business development for Olicom,
then a leading manufacturer of LAN products. He joined Olicom in 1994 from
a position as president and CEO of CR Systems, a Danish data communications
company which he co-founded in 1989.
Before starting CR Systems he worked for BBN Communications and Christian
Rovsing A/S in various R&D management positions.
He holds a master's degree in electronic engineering and a PhD in physics
from the Technical University of Denmark.
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: MEMS packaging, OE packaging
Delegate, Nordic: Hannu P. Kattelus
Research Professor, Group Manager, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland,
- Helsinki Univ. Technology 1980: MSEE
- Helsinki Univ. Technology 1984: Lic.Tech.
- Helsinki Univ. Technology 1988: Dr.Tech.
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST
MEMS Fabrication Technology, Thin-Film Technology-
H. Kattelus has been investigating various aspects of thin-film technology
at VTT since 1980, including solar selective coatings, III-V epitaxy, EL
display technology, and silicon IC and passive integration technology.
He made his thesis on diffusion barriers mostly based on his work at the
California Institute if Technology. He is presently the leader of the MEMS
Technology group at VTT Information Technology as well as a Research Professor
in Microsystems Technology.
Chief Delegate, Switzerland: Nico de Rooij
Director, Institute of Microtechnology, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
PAST AFFILIATIONS: University of Twente, Cordis Corporation.
OCCUPATION: Full Professor
- State University of Utrecht, 1974: MSc, Chemistry
- Twente University, 1978: PhD, MEMS
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: MEMS
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: 10 times
Delegate, Switzerland: Philippe Fischer
Deputy Director, FSRM Swiss Foundation for Research in Microtechnology,
PAST AFFILIATIONS: Mettler-Toledo
EDUCATION: EPFL, 1985: Master, Microtechnology
HONORS: President of the Swiss Society for Sensor Technology
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: All
Delegate, Switzerland: Sean Neylon
Sean Neylon obtained a Physics degree from the Imperial College of Science
& Technology in London, in 1977.
He joined GEC where he was responsible for establishing new design, development
and production facilities for SAW crystal filters. Subsequently posts within
GEC included Microwave Technology Research & Development, RF Component
Production lines, and Microwave Sales & Marketing within GEC.
In 1994 he led a new automotive business group supplying innovative RF
electronic subsystems to first tier manufacturers. In January 1999, he
joined CSEM as Executive Vice-President responsible for the Microsystems
Manufacturing Division with the specific mission of preparing it as a spin-off.
He is currently CEO of Colibrys SA.
Sean is a member of the steering committee of NEXUS and member of the management
board of EURIMUS.
Chief Delegate, UK: Geoff Beardmore
CEO and Principal Consultant, Myriad Technology (Consultants in Emerging
Technologies), Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, UK
PAST AFFILIATIONS: Smiths Industries Aerospace & Defence Systems
- UMIST (Manchester University), 1964: BSc.Tech. (hons.), Mechanical Engineering
- University of Aston, 1974: PhD, Fluid Mechanics/Gyro Gas Bearings
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Recent involvement in major MNT programmes
relating to packaging, bio detection systems, Design for micro-manufacture
(DFMM), and deep space astronomy.
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: Ten
Dr. Geoff Beardmore is currently CEO and Principal Consultant of Myriad
Technology UK. Dr. Beardmore founded Myriad Technology in 1981. Myriad
and its Associates currently provide consultancy and support services to
emerging technologies, and in the fields of Mezzo, Micro and Nano Technology
in particular. Clients include Regional Development Agencies, the UK Government,
large companies and SME’s. Dr. Beardmore has been closely involved
in the establishment of a National Microsystems Packaging Centre in the
UK, and is on the Industrial Advisory Board for a specialist optical MEMS
packaging centre based in Scotland.
Prior to this, he worked in the aerospace and defence industries for 41
years, with much of this time spent researching and developing micro-engineered
products and their associated manufacturing technologies. This resulted
in some 20 patents and over 45 papers. Subsequent roles included production
process development, marketing, programme management and internal consultancy/problem
He obtained his first honours degree in Mechanical Engineering at UMIST
(Manchester University) in 1964, and was awarded his doctorate for work
on micro-engineered self-acting gas lubricated bearings by the University
of Aston in 1974. A Fellow of both the IMech E and the IEE, he also held
a post as Visiting Professor in Microtechnology at the Nottingham Trent
University for 13 years, together with various positions as external examiner,
industrial supervisor and funding assessor for both University and industrial
based research programmes. He is currently Chief UK Delegate for the World
Micromachine Summit and assists the UK Government’s DTI in assessing
funding applications for MNT Capital Infrastructure projects.
Current interests include the implementation of wearable whole-cell bioassay
techniques using micro-nano technologies. Myriad Technology is part of
a recently formed UK consortium established to exploit these emerging biotechnologies
and develop a range of products and detection systems based upon them.
In addition, he is closely involved in two other major UK MNT programmes:
a University led programme to develop `Dfmm’ (design for micro-manufacture)
packaging techniques and a deep space astronomy project using adaptive
optics to control the mirror of a 100m-diameter reflector telescope scheduled
for final completion in 2020.
Delegate, UK: Malcolm Gower
Chairman, Exitech Ltd. Oxford, England, UK
- University of Hull, 1967: BSc, Physics & Pure Maths
- University of Western Ontario, 1970: MSc, Physics
- York University, Toronto, 1973: PhD, Physics
HONORS: Member of the Order of the British Empire; Fellow of Institute
of Physics & IEE
PAST AFFILIATIONS: NASA-Ames Research Center, Univ California Berkeley,
Oxford University; Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Laser micromachining, micro &
nanofabrication, semiconductor photolithography, displays, nano-metrology
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: 3
Delegate, UK: Ron Lawes
Research Engineer, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
PAST AFFILIATIONS: Director Engineering, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
EDUCATION: Imperial College, London, 1961, Bsc. Eng, Electrical Engineering
HONORS: Fellow, Royal Academy of Engineering (also Fellow of the Institution
of Electrical Engineers, Institute of Physics and the City and Guilds of
MAJOR PROFESSIONAL AREAS OF INTEREST: Microsystems Technology
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: Last 9 meetings
Ron Lawes recently retired as Director of Engineering at the Rutherford
Appleton and Daresbury Laboratories, CCLRC. A key responsibility was Head
of the Central Microstructure Facility, which he founded in 1977 and developed
into a major centre of excellence for new microtechnology and nanoscience.
He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, a Fellow of
the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
While principally involved with the UK academic community, he has a long
track record of working closely with industry. He was Director of a $40m
programme funded by UK industry and government to develop industrial microfabrication
techniques and Chairman of the Research Board for the $4B JESSI project
(now MEDEA) to develop Europe's industrial technology for semiconductors.
Ron was a founding member of NEXUS, Europe's main industrial-academic organisation
for microsystems technology and recently worked on the NEXUS Market Analysis
and the NEXUS Product-technology Roadmap. He held the contract for Europractice,
a pan-European programme to provide microsystems manufacturing services
for European industry and academia. He is a director of a start-up microsystems
company MINIFAB, based in Melbourne, Australia.
He is currently a member of an Executive Panel set up by Government to
recommend projects to develop the UK's manufacturing infrastructure for
industry and academia.
Ron is continuing his scientific career as a Visiting Professor at Imperial
College, London and Birmingham University. His research interests are mainly
in the fields of microfabrication technology, including electron beam and
laser lithography and UV and X-ray LIGA for high aspect ratio microstructures.
He is Chairman of the Microtechnology and Nanotechnology Professional Network
of the UK Institution of Electrical Engineers and is keen to develop MANCEF's
international contribution to the commercialization of microsytems technology.
Delegate, UK: David Tolfree
Executive Director, Technopreneur Ltd
David Tolfree is a Chartered Physicist, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics
and one of the founders and Executive Directors of Technopreneur Ltd, an
independent micro and nanotechnology consultancy company. He has over 40
years experience in research, project management and the marketing of research
facilities which, before 1998 were obtained working at the CCLRC’s
Daresbury Laboratory. Being the author of over 100 scientific and technology
papers, articles and many conference reports, he has been interviewed on
TV and radio programmes on MNT issues. He is an internationally recognised
authority in the applications and market exploitation of micro-nanotechnology,
co-authoring chapters in the MANCEF Microsystems and Nanotechnology Roadmap
and in a number of books.
David is the Vice-President of the Micro and Nanotechnology Commercialisation Education Foundation (MANCEF), which organises annual international conferences on the commercialisation
of micro and nanotechnology (COMS), and a founder and Fellow of the Advisory
Board of the UK Institute of Nanotechnology. He has extensive contacts
among both academics and industrialists in the UK, Germany and the US.
Currently he is a consultant for the UK Government Programme for the exploitation
NUMBER OF TIMES ATTENDING THE MICROMACHINE SUMMIT: 3