Philippe Renaud is Professor at EPFL. His main research area is related to micro-nano technologies in biomedical applications (BioMEMS) with emphasis on microfluidics, nanofluidics and bioelectronics. His is co-author of more than 250 scientific papers, has 21 000 citations and 30 patents and is recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Electrophoresis Society.
He received his Ph.D in Physics from the University of Lausanne and was postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley and then at the IBM Zürich Research Laboratory. He was appointed professor at EPFL in 1994. At EPFL, he was the initiator, and currently Scientific Director, of the EPFL Center of Micro-nanotechnology (CMi), a large technology platform in cleanroom for researchers using these technologies in many areas of applications.
He is Director of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Wyss Center in Geneva and member of the Innovation Council of the Swiss Innovation Agency. He is also Scientific Advisor for several companies.
He is committed to validating basic research through his involvement in high-tech start-up companies. Several startups have emerged from his labs.