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Zurich Research Laboratory, Zurich, Switzerland


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Bruno Michel received a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry and computer engineering from the University of Zurich and subsequently joined the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory to work on scanning probe microscopy and its applications to molecules and thin organic films. He introduced accurate large-area soft lithography and later started the Advanced Thermal Packaging group in response to the needs of the industry for improved thermal interfaces and better miniaturized convective cooling. Important research topics are microtechnology / microfluidics for nature inspired miniaturized hierarchical supply networks, 3D packaging, and reduced thermal resistance to improve efficiency in future green datacenters and in sustainable energy conversion processes. His central focus is to make computer more efficient by miniaturization and volumetric densification and to help massively reduce the carbon footprint of the Information Industry. His Research is targeted to replace Moore’s law with a biologically inspired roadmap to reach the functional density and efficiency of our brain. As part of the recently started smart system Initiative he develops data driven medical technologies based on efficient, miniaturized cognitive wearables, edge, and cloud computers.