Sebastian Gautsch is a Research and Teaching Associate at
since 2012 and coordinates the
Industrial Internships Program
for Master students at the
School of Engineering
. He was intrumental in setting up coordinated
master thesis in industry
, and organized the first
, an event that fosters industry-academic collaborations.
Since 2018, he is also managing outreach initiatives like the
E3 research internship program
Engineering PhD Summit
Sebastian Gautsch received his M.A.Sc. Degree in Electronical physics from the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 1998. He did his Ph.D. degree in the field of micro-mechanical systems at the Institute of Microtechnology (IMT), University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2001. His
was done in collaboration with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena and led to the successful operation of an Atomic Force Microscope on the
to the Planet Mars in 2008. This achievement had a broad impact
in the media.
In parallel to his research activities he pursued an international swimming career until 2003. He then acquired the Federal Certificate in Sport Coaching in 2007 delivered by the Swiss Olympic Federation and coached the Elite Swimming Team of
between 2004 and 2009. He was instrumental in initiating and coordinating the Cantonal Olympic Project in 2005 to support potential olympians. He was part of the coaching delegation at several international events for the Swiss Swimming National Team and qualified more than 20 swimmers for European, World Championships and the Olympic Games of Beijing in 2008.
Between 2004 and 2013 he successfully led the research activities in the field of
Tools for Nanoscience
at the Institute of Microengineering of EPFL at the Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Laboratory (
) of Prof. Nico de Rooij. During 2011, he also led R&D activities in Electron Beam Lithography for the Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique (
). He was instrumental in creating the
in 2011 and is currently Vice President. The same year he started lecturing at the
Bern University of Applied Science
in the field of Micro and Medical Technology.