Professor at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
16:15 – 17:00
Yves Perriard obtained his master in micro engineering from École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in 1989 and his PhD form the Electrical Department in 1992. He became cofounder of the company Micro-Beam and had the lead of the company until 1998 doing special electric drives. In 1999 he joined EPFL as senior lecturer and in 2003 was appointed titular professor and leader of the Integrated Actuators Laboratory. In 2009 he was also appointed vice-director of the Microengineering Institute EPFL Neuchâtel. Senior member IEEE and Member EPE, he is also vice-president of the EPE (European Power Electronics) society board in Brussels.
Perriard is interested in innovating, analysing and creating new actuators associated with their electronic devices. The multi-disciplinary work of his research makes him strongly in contact with industries in Switzerland and abroad. Perriard has published over 180 papers, 5 patents and is co-author of one book. He is associate editor of several journals. Teacher at the Bachelor and Master level, he received the best teacher award of the Engineering Faculty twice, in 2005 and 2007. http://lai.epfl.ch.
In 2018, he launched a brand new centre at EPFL on artificial muscles thanks to a donation of the Werner Siemens Foundation