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Prof. Giovanni De Micheli

Oct 23, 2016




Nano-Tera 2014

Research Activities in Electrical Engineering

Engineering Complex Systems

Giovanni De Micheli

A very successful Swiss research program

funding large collaborative multi-discipline projects

aiming at the engineering of complex systems

for applications in the domains of Health

and the Environment #2MissionResearch, Design & Engineering of complex tera-scale systems using nano-scale devices and technologies Main application domains are Health and Environment,with Energy and Security as transversal support areas Develop new markets Improve living standards Better the quality of health and environment Foster a vision of engineering with social objectives Promote related educationl programs

Foster research and crossbreeding of technologies #3Key figures 118 Projects 50 Swiss Research institutions ~1100 Researchersincluding~280 Doctoral students

~ 60 Industrial partners and end-users

124 MCHF Federal supportIncluding HES supportMatched by the institutions

#4Dissemination statistics 2008-2013~737 Papers published

~1300 Presentations37 Awards received by Nano-Tera researchers (25 best poster/paper awards + 12 for personal achievements)24 Patent applications filed

TOTAL since beginning of the programJournals, booksConf. ProceedingsTotal RTD 2009200202402 RTD 201095161256 RTD add-on246 NTF183654 SSSTC91019324413737#5Most RTD projects receive support from various industrial partners and hospital end-users

Industry & hospital involvement (2013-2016)Number of projectsNumber of industrial partnersNumber of hospital partnersRTD Call 2011696RTD Call 201212106RTD Call 20137151253413#New projects 2013-2017RTD Research, Technology, Development25 projects

18 projects over 4 years7 projects over 3 years

involving 159 research groups (~6-7 groups/project) with an average Nano-Tera funding of ~550 kCHF/project.year

NTF Nano-Tera Focused9 projects over 2 yearsTotal Nano-Tera funding: 2.5 MCHFED Education & Dissemination9 activities (and counting) from a total Nano-Tera budget of 600 kCHF

#Partner distribution by institutionProjects 2009-2013Projects 2013-2017


Partner distribution by discipline

Projects 2009-2013Projects 2013-2017#9Some Swiss institutions involvedPart of ETH-Board

Part of OPET (BBT)

Part of SUK / CUS


#10Distribution of research groups

Distribution of research groups#Taking nanotechnology from the lab into our daily livesNano-Tera has achieved outstanding results in the areas of biosensing, design of medical implants and diagnosis tools, and monitoring systems for the environment.

Success stories include:

Analysis lab under the skin: Small implant capable of detecting several metabolites and instantaneously transmitting this data to a doctor

Wearable ECG with wireless data transmission

Networked rock-displacement detectors to protect against rockslidesSmart sensor-equipped textiles, able to monitor tissue oxygenationOptical sensing platform to detect doping agents in saliva# Engineering the FutureIn its new phase, Nano-Tera will continue to explore key research areas

Challenges currently being tackled include:

Aquatic robot which can smell polluting substances, using integrated biological and chemical sensorsMonitoring of obese patients via sensors integrated into smart textilesIntegrated neuroprosthesis to facilitate motor control & recovery after spinal cord injuryHigh accuracy surgery for minimally invasive interventions of the earEffective hydrogen production system using sunlight and water

Next-generation, high-quality, mobile ultrasound imaging device#ED activitiesEducation and Dissemination of results is an integral part of ED activities typically support short courses, workshops, mini-conferences, as well as the development of new curricula.

#Korea-Switzerland Joint WorkshopFollowing this successful event, Nano-Tera participated in a joint workshop hosted by the Center for Integrated Smart Sensors (CISS) at KAIST, on October 17-18, 2013 Invited Nano-Tera delegation:G. De Micheli, M. Rajman, K. Aberer, D. Atienza, Y. Leblebici, P. Ryser (EPFL)L. Benini, Q. Huang (ETHZ) Swiss researchers and their Korean counterparts (including Byeong Guk Park, SNU, and Hoi-Jun Yoo, KAIST) gave presentations on smart healthcare, biosensing, sensing architectures Good opportunity to strengthen partnership between and CISS and hold comprehensive discussions on the future of next generation smart sensors has identified concrete examples of the technological gap is SwitzerlandA proposal is being put forward for a new collaborative framework funding research and innovation in SwitzerlandStrengthen the conversion of publicly-funded research into pre-competitive innovationCross-exposure of interconnection of personnel Junior researchers and freshly graduated PhDs

#International Exchange has welcomed two prominent international researchers to make a series of talks in various institutions involved in Nano-Tera

Prof. Krishna Palem (Rice University) Pioneering contributions to the foundations of embedded computingVisit July 2013

Prof. Rahul Sarpeshkar (MIT)Central contributions in the area of ultra energy efficient systems in biology, engineering and medicine Visit October 2013

The possibility to invite new international scientists in the framework of the Nano-Tera International Exchange Program will soon be open to all PIs and Co-PIs involved in Nano-Tera projects#Mark your calendars!Nano-Tera Annual Meeting 2015:

May 5, 2015Allegro Grand Casino Kursaal, Bern


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