Professor Brad Nelson at the Institue of Robotics and Intelligent Systems operates an Octomag - an instrument whose eight electromagnetic coils permit maneuvering micro-robots through the eye to deliver drugs to the retina.

Andreas Hierlemann

Andreas Hierlemann is Professor at the Dept. of Biosystems Science and Engineering (BSSE)

Professor Hierlemann and his team's research is rooted in physics and in the engineering disciplines and is targeted at developing microtechnological and microelectronics-based technologies and tools (e.g., Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor, CMOS technology) to address questions and problems in biology and systems biology. The focus is currently on three areas: bioelectronics, integrated biosensor microsystems, and microtechnology for cell handling and analysis.

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Background

  • Full professor of Biosystems Engineering at the Dept. of Biosystems Science and Engineering (BSSE) of ETH Zurich in Basel 2008-present
  • Research group leader and associate professor at the Dept. of Physics of ETH Zurich 1999-2007
  • Postdoc position at the Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 1997-1998
  • Postdoc position at the Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas, USA 1997
  • PhD degree in physical chemistry at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany 1996
  • Diploma in chemistry at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Germany 1992
Achievements

Major Awards

  • Dechema Award 2011
  • ERC Advanced Grant 2010
  • Eurosensors Fellow Award 2008

Significant Publications

Key Memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2004-present