Hannes Bleuler


Swiss, Born 19.2.1954

1973-78 ETH Zurich, M.S. in Electrical Engineering

1979-84 Teaching Assistant, Doctorate Student at ETH (Inst. of Mechanics)

1984 Ph.D. thesis in Mechatronics (magnetic bearings, Prof. G. Schweitzer)

1985-87 Research Engineer at Hitachi Ltd, Japan, Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory;

1987 Invited researcher at the Tokyo Institute of Technology (Precision Mechatronics, Prof. K. Ono)

1988-91 Lecturer and Senior Assistant at ETH ; co-foundation of MECOS-Traxler AG

1991-95 Toshiba Chair of "Intelligent Mechatronics" and then regular Associate Professor at The University of Tokyo (Institute of Industrial Science)

1995-present Full Professor at EPFL Lausanne on micro–robotics, biomedical robotics;

2000 Co-founder of xitact SA, Morges (robotic surgery instrumentation & simulators)

2002-2006 President Conference of Professors and Lecturers of EPFL, member of Assemblée de l'Ecole

2006 Chairman of ISMB10 (10th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings, Martigny, Switzerland)

2006 Nomination as member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences (SATW)

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