Panelists: State of the Art Research


Dr. Nilchian Masih

Nilchian Mashi completed his undergraduate and master’s education in electircal engineering at Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.  Completed his PhD in electrical engineering at the EPFL  in 2015 under the supervison of Prof.Dr. Michael Unser.

His work focuses on the development of high performance recostruction framework for electron microscopy and single particle analysis – specifically on novel reconstruction techniques.

Dr. Serge Pfeifer

Serge Pfeifer studied Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the ETH Zurich, ETH Lausanne and at the University of Edinburgh. During his PhD at the Sensory-Motor Systems Lab at ETH Zurich, he developed a robotic leg prosthesis that mimics the stiffness of a biological knee joint.

The project involved biomechanical simulations and data mining techniques to design control algorithms and hardware. He now works for SPEAG, where he develops automated measurement systems for electromagnetic fields.



Dr. Jakob Schwiedrzik

Jakob Schwiedrzik studied Mechanical Engineering at the Vienna University of Vienna and obtained his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2014 from the Graduate School for Cellular and Biomedical Sciences of the University of Bern with a thesis on bone micromechanics. Since November 2014 he works as a Postdoc at the Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures of Empa – Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology. There, he is involved in research cooperations regarding thin films and biological materials as well as development of nanomechanical testing devices working at variable temperatures and high strain rates.


Prof. Dr. Jess Snedeker

Jess Snedeker is a double professor with chairs in the Department of Orthopedics, Medical Faculty, University of Zurich, and in the Department of Health Science and Technology, ETH Zurich.

He is the chairman of the Swiss Society of Biomedical Engineering Award Committee.