Dommann, Alex


Alex Dommann

PhD, Professor em. University of Bern, Switzerland

President of the Board





Alex Dommann is Professor Emeritus at the University of Bern and a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW). From 2013 to January 2023, he headed the "Materials meet Life" department at Empa. Before that, he was CTO of CSEM, Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique, Neuchâtel. He received his PhD in solid state physics from ETH Zurich in Switzerland in 1988 after graduating in solid state physics and crystallography at the University of Zurich.

Prof. Dommann's research focuses on medtech, surface analysis, bio-surface interactions, structuring, coating and characterization of thin films and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) structures. He is a member of several national and international committees and teaches biomaterials, crystallography and MEMS technology at several Swiss universities. He has published more than 180 papers in the fields of medtech, thin films, coatings, MEMS, reliability, and material characterization.