Below you will find more information about the members of our consortium

The E2SWITCH consortium has been constituted with the ambition to realise a productive synergy between partners’ expertise and an exhaustive coverage of the competences needed to deliver an advanced energy efficient switching device.

It gathers nine organisations from a total of six different countries. Together they form a unique multidisciplinary network of universities, one large industrial partner, two research centres and one research-intensive SME, supported by a dedicated management SME.
Partner 1 - EPFL (Coordinator)
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Laboratory of Micro and Nano-Electronic Devices (Nanolab)
Adrian Mihai Ionescu (Coordinator),
Antonios Bazigos
Lausanne, Switzerland
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EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne or the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne) is one of the two national engineering schools in Switzerland. It delivers Masters and Ph.D. degrees in 12 engineering fields. The school has a staff of about 2,400 people including professors, scientists and administrative personnel and an annual budget of around 500 MCHF. There are more than 6,000 engineering students, while Ph.D. students count for more than 900.
The Nanoelectronic Devices Laboratory (NANOLAB) research activities are centered on silicon micro/nano!electronics with emphasis on the technology, design and modeling of new device concepts; steep slope transistors (tunnel FETs and ferroelectric FETs), MEMS and NEMS devices with main emphasis on low power resonator concepts (vibrating body transistors), and new materials to achieve novel analog and radio frequency functions and low power sensing, when integrated on silicon platforms.
Partner 2 - IBM
IBM Research GmbH
Heike Riel,
Kirsten Moselund,
Heinz Schmid
Zürich, Switzerland
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IBM Research – Zurich (IBM) is the European branch of the IBM Research Division. The scientific and industrial research activities are conducted with about 350 employees in five departments. The Science & Technology Department is well known for their research accomplishments including 2 Noble Prizes. The new Binnig-and-Rohrer Nanotechnology Center provides a state-of-the-art infrastructure with a variety of facilities to tackle projects in Nanoscience and Technology.
Partner 3 - JUELICH
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Siegfried Mantl
Qing-Tai Zhao
Jülich, Germany
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Forschungszentrum Jülich (JUELICH), as a large Helmholtz research center, develops technologies in the areas of health, energy, climate, and information technology. JUELICH has formed a research alliance, named “JARA”– Juelich Aachen Research alliance, with the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH Aachen).
Within JUELICH the Peter Grünberg Institute 9 (PGI 9) and JARA perform application oriented basic research in the domains of information technology. For material synthesis ALD for oxides, AVD for metal- gates and CVD for SiGe on 200 and 300 mm wafers are available. Thin films can be characterized with numerous methods, e.g. RBS/channelling, TEM, Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence, AFM and STM. Implanters for 200/300 mm wafers at energies ranging with 200 eV to 250 keV are available for ion implantation. The institute has a fully equipped clean room of 1000m2 for the fabrication of microelectronic devices, including electron beam lithography. PGI has broad experience and competence in template self- assembly of regimented arrays of semiconductor nanowires and quantum dots, epitaxy and analysis of SiGe, GeSn, III/V and group III-nitrides nanostructures and their implementation in electronic devices, fabrication of hybrid-nanostructures containing semiconductor / magnetic / superconductor / metal materials.
Partner 4 - LUND
University of Lund
Lars-Erik Wernersson
Claes Thelander
Lund, Sweden
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Lund University has currently approximately 250 projects running within FP6 and FP7. The Nanometer Structure Consortium (nmC) at LUND is the major Swedish center for Nanoscience, primarily in materials technology, physics and for applications of nanostructures in electronics, photonics and in life sciences. LUND is a world leader in growth of epitaxial, heterostructure-based nanowires.
Partner 5 - ETHZ
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich
Andreas Schenk
Mathieu Luisier
Zürich, Switzerland
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The Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETHZ, is one of the leading international universities for technology and natural sciences (17,000 students including 3,700 doctoral candidates, 400 professors, 21 former Nobel Laureates). ETHZ is represented by the research group Nano- TCAD (1 Professor, 1 Assistant Professor, 1 postdoc, and 8 Ph.D. students) of the Integrated Systems Laboratory (ISL). Research at ISL covers the relevant aspects in TCAD of nanoelectronics. The Nano- TCAD group has access to world-class supercomputers at the Swiss National Supercomputing Centre.
Partner 6 - IMEC
IMEC Belgium
Dehan Morin
Julien Ryckaert
Leuven, Belgium
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IMEC is a world-leading independent research centre in nano-electronics and nanotechnology. Its research focuses on the next generations of chips and systems, Energy, Electronics for healthcare and life sciences, Sustainable wireless communication, Imaging and future 3D visualization, Sensor sys-tems for industrial applications. IMEC’s research bridges the gap between fundamental research at universities and technology development in industry. Its unique balance of processing and system know-how, intellectual property portfolio, state-of-the-art infrastructure with fully equipped 300 and 200 mm process lines and its strong network worldwide position IMEC as a key partner for shaping technologies for future systems. The processing at IMEC is fully ISO qualified and is running 24 hours a day during 7 days per week.
IMEC is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, and has offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and Japan. Its staff of about 2,000 people includes more than 600 industrial residents and guest researchers.
Partner 7 - AMS
AMS Sensors UK Ltd.
Syed Zeeshan Ali
Florin Udrea
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge CMOS Sensors Ltd (CCS) is a spin off from the University of Cambridge to commercialize novel micro-hotplate technology for use in micro-sensors such as gas, flow and temperature sensors. The technology has been developed over 20 years at the University of Cambridge and University of Warwick and offers a radical step change in performance in terms of power consumption (at least one order of magnitude lower than state-of-the-art), integration (fully CMOS compatible), ultra-fast response time, smartness (embedded intelligent design), and allows high volume production at low cost. CCS was founded in 2008 by Professor Florin Udrea, Professor Julian Gardner and Professor Bill Milne, and has continued to grow ever since. CCS made its first sales in 2010. In 2011 CCS won the “Start up of the Year” award, and in 2012 CCS launched its micro-hotplates as IR sources, in addition to its range of gas sensor devices. At present CCS has 12 employees.
Partner 8 - SCIPROM
Kirsten Leufgen
Peter Ulrich
Filippo Gander
Dominique Stücker
St-Sulpice, Switzerland
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Founded in 2005, SCIPROM is an SME specialised in the management of large collaborative research projects. SCIPROM supports scientific coordinators from the first project idea to the final report, in project set-up, submission, negotiation, and management.
Partner 9 - IUNET
Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per la Nanoelettronica
Luca Selmi
Giorgio Baccarani
Elena Gnani
Udine and Bologna, Italy
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The “Consorzio Nazionale Interuniversitario per la Nanoelettronica” (IUNET, Italian Universities Nano- Electronics Team), is a non-profit organization, aimed to lead and coordinate the effort of the major Italian university teams in the field of silicon-based nanoelectronic device modelling and characterization. Current members of IUNET are the Universities of Bologna, Calabria, Ferrara, Modena e Reggio Emilia, Padova, Pisa, Roma “La Sapienza”, Udine, and the Politecnico of Milano. They offer re-known and complementary expertise in the fields of modelling, simulation, design and optimization of CMOS-based nanoscale devices.
Only the Udine and Bologna units of IUNET participate to the E2SWITCH project.