Perriard was born in Lausanne in 1965. He received the M.Sc. in Microengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – Lausanne (EPFL) in 1989 and the PhD degree in 1992. Co-founder of Micro-Beam SA, he was CEO of this company involved in high precision electric drive. Senior lecturer from 1998 and professor since 2003, he is currently director of the EPFL Laboratory of Integrated Actuators. His research interests are in the field of new actuator design and associated electronic devices. In 2009, Perriard was appointed vice-director of the Microengineering Institute in Neuchâtel until 2011. In 2013 the Federal Council has named him the CTI commission in Bern. In 2014 he was appointed guest professor at Zhejiang University in China. Find his biography and current work here.