Studies in Electronics and Physics, Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland; PhD studies, IBM Zurich Research Lab, Switzerland and Univ. of Neuchatel; postdoctoral research, IBM Zurich Research Lab and ETH Zurich. Former: Canada Research Chair in Micro and Nano Bioengineering; Fellow, Swiss Academy of Engineering Science; Visiting Scientist, Nat'l Laboratory for Metrology, Japan. 1999-2002, Researcher on Microtech and Nanotech for protein profiling for cancer research and early disease diagnosis; self-powered lab-on-a-chip for diagnostics at the point-of-care and low-cost thread-based devices for use in global health applications; Microfluidic systems for single cell manipulation and nanogradients to study cell navigation.