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Work experience

Permanent positions

logo_ulb2014, Université libre de Bruxelles, Associate Professor

logo_cnrs     2009, CNRS, Senior Research Fellow (CR1)

logo_ulb2007, Université libre de Bruxelles, Assistant Professor


Invited positions

logo_okayama   2015, Okayama (Japan), Integration Systems Lab., Prof. T. Kanda (Erasmus Mundus EASED)

logo_aalto 2013, Aalto U (Finland), Prof. Q. Zhou

logo_todai 2011, Tokyo U (Japan), LIMMS, IIS, Prof. H. Fujita

logo_femto-st 2009, Besançon (France), FEMTO-ST, Prof. N. Chaillet

logo_epfl 2008, EPFL (Switzerland), Laboratoire de Production Microtechnique, Prof. J. Jacot




logo_ufc, 2010, Habilitation “Surface tension effects in microrobotics

logo_ulb2004, hD thesis “Capillary forces in microassembly

logo_ulb 2000, Pedagogical degree towards physics teaching (secundary school)

logo_ulb1998, MD in Electromechanical Engineering


Invitations and Awards

  • MARRS2016 Big on Small award (2016)
  • Invited Speaker at MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix Arizona 28th March – 1st April 2016
  • Coordination of the Belgian thematic network on Microfluidics and Micromanipulation MicroMAST (2012)
  • Paper on acoustic levitation highlighted in Physics Today (2011)
  • Invitation by the Dutch Acoustic Society NAG – Topical session on acoustics frontiers (2011)
  • Invitation in International Conference on Robotics and Automation – Workshop in the conference, Shangai (2011)
  • Invited speaker at the Summer School in Microrobotics, Besançon (2010)
  • Invitation in Robotics Science and Systems – Workshop in the conference, Philadelphia (2006)
  • Best paper award in Assembly Automation for my research on capillary forces (2005)