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Switzerland /5 employees

Femtotools GmbH designs and manufactures micro force sensing and micro-scale object handling tools primarily for use in research. Femtotools has an international customer base who mainly work in the fields of biological research, micro- and nanorobotics, material science, and microsystems development. The company has two main product lines. The first line consists of micro force sensing probes for electro-mechanical characterization, and the second is a series of micro-grippers with integrated force sensor. These devices are fabricated by micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) technology. Data acquisition and control systems including software for data post-processing are also offered.

Role in the project: Microsystems design and fabrication, capacitive data acquisition design, development of packaging strategies for micro force sensors and micro-grippers.  


Felix Beyeler received the M.S. degree in mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich in 2004. From 2004 to 2008 he was a Ph.D. student at the Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems at ETH developing novel multi-axis micro force sensors and force sensing microgrippers, and in 2008 he received his Ph.D. degree. He is co-founder of FemtoTools GmbH, where he is the head of research and works in MEMS design and MEMS process development.

Felix.Beyeler : felix.beyeler@femtotools.com


Zoltan Nagy studied Mechanical Engineering at ETH specializing in Robotics and Microsystems and graduated in 2006. He completed his studies with a stay at the Danish Technical University (DTU) in 2005, where he focused on motion control and BioMEMS. He joined IRIS as a PhD student working in the field of BioMicroRobotics. He is co-founder of FemtoTools GmbH.

Zoltan .Nagy: zoltan.nagy@femtotools.com