/MEMS World Summit

MEMS World Summit

07 - 08 September 2021 | Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel, Munich, DE

Connecting leaders within the MEMS eco-system

The world’s largest gathering of senior executives in MEMS manufacturing


Xavier Rottenberg - Wave-based sensors and actuators technologies for health

a short abstract for this presentation: Imec develops technologies to support a non-invasive bi-directional interface between humans and their environments. To that purpose, wave-based principles need to be enabled relying in particular on optical and acoustical sensors and actuators. We will present results in developing integrated photonics and acoustic platforms to support this vision. We will demonstrate novel photonic integrated circuits and ultrasound transducers technologies with applications for example in cardiovascular domain


Dr. Xavier Rottenberg obtained his MSc degree in Physics Engineering and the DEA in Theoretical Physics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1998 and 1999, respectively. In 2008, he earned his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the KU Leuven. Xavier worked at the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium in remote sensing from Space for one year and has been at imec since 2000, contributing to research in the field of RF, RF-MEMS, photonics, and microsystems modeling/integration. As an imec fellow, Xavier currently leads the Wave-based Sensing and Actuation Developments, working among other topics on integrated photonics, flat optics, acoustics, photo-acoustics, and M/NEMS. He has authored or co-authored over 150 peer-reviewed publications, has been granted various patents, and has lectured or been an invited speaker at notable events including: DTIP (‘05), EuroSimE (‘08), ESREF (‘08), ESoA (‘10/‘12/‘14), RF-MEMS summer school (‘13), FETCH 2016, NERF Neurotechnology Symposium (‘16), OpenMinds (‘17), Nanoworkshop at Beijing University (‘18) and multiple MWS events (‘19/’20/’21). In 2019, Xavier co-founded Pulsify Medical—a young company developing ultrasound imaging patches.

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