Fields of expertise
Complex system optimization
Invasive blood pump
Piezo electric motors
Smart material (EAP, SMA)
MissionResearch at the Integrated Actuators Laboratory (LAI) is dealing with transducers, electric drives, motor design, transportation, contactless energy transmission, medical applications.
BiographyYves Perriard was born in Lausanne in 1965. He received the M. Sc. in Microengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology - Lausanne (EPFL) in 1989 and the Ph D. degree in 1992. Co-founder of Micro-Beam SA, he was CEO of this company involved in high precision electric drive. Senior lecturer from 1998 and professor since 2003, he is currently director of Laboratory of Integrated Actuators. His research interests are in the field of new actuator design and associated electronic devices. In 2009, he is appointed Vice-Director of the Microengineering Institute in Neuchâtel until 2011. In 2013 the Federal Council has named him the the CTI commission in Bern. In 2014 he is appointed guest professor at Zhejiang University in China. In 2017, the lab is granted by the Werner Siemens Foundation of an amount of 12 millions CHF in order to set up a new Center for Artificial Muscules. Since 2018, he is Expert with Innosuisse, the new Swiss Innovation Agency.
Master Projects2001 2014
87 graduated Master projects at LAI (in 3 sections SMT, SEL, SME)
Invited PapersY. Perriard, Small actuators: a multi-disciplinary approach and a strong link with industry, keynote speach at ICEMS Conference, Hangzhou, China, 2014
Y. Perriard, Advanced mechatronics: A multi-disciplinary approach and a strong link with industry, Seminar at Besançon University, 2013
Y. Perriard, Advanced mechatronics: A multi-disciplinary approach and a strong link with industry, MAM Meeting, Villars-sur-Ollons, 2013
Y. Perriard, "Very small brushless motor for watch application", Zhejiang University, April 2010, Hangzhou, Chine
Y. Perriard, "Very High speed motor design", Zhejiang University, April 2010, Hangzhou, Chine
Y. Perriard, O. Scaglione, M. Markovic, "Self-Sensing Methods from MEMs to Solar Aircraft Motors", ICEMS 2008, Wuhan, China, October 17-20, 2008.
Y. Perriard, "Le futur de lInstitut de Microtechnique à Neuchâtel", Micro08, Neuchâtel, 11-12 septembre 2008.
Y. Perriard, "Self-sensing methods to drive micro-machines", invited speaker, 14th Int. Workshop IWPSD 2007, Session Sensors and MEM, Mumbai, India, December 16-20, 2007.
Y. Perriard, "System optimization based on the example of the solar plane SolarImpulse", EPE 2007- 12th European conf. on Power Electronics and Applications, Aalborg, September 2-5, 2007.
Y. Perriard, "Complex energy system optimization : from the solar aircraft to the artificial heart pump, Workshop on Electric Drives, University of Padova, Italy, June 8, 2007.
Y. Perriard, "Optimisation de systèmes énergétiques complexes : de l'avion solaire à la pompe cardiaque implantable", UCL - Université Catholique de Louvain, 8 novembre 2006.
Y. Perriard, "Solar Impulse : une aventure humaine, scientifique, écologique et mécatronique", 3èmes rencontres européennes de mécatronique", Annecy, 28-29 juin 2005.
Y. Perriard, "Integrated Actuators for Micro Systems", First EPFL-IIS Joint Workshop on Micro/Nano Mechatronics, Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, 2002.
PatentsY. Perriard, Z. Pataky, D. Grivon and Y. Civet. Système de régulation de pression agissant localement sur la peau et le tissu sous-cutané, 1460869, 2014.
R. Besuchet, Y. Perriard and B.-P. Legrand. Injection device, 14174633.9-1662, 2014.
D. Ladas, Y. Perriard, C. Auvigne and P. Germano. Système de conversion d'énergie, 13181857.7-1809, 2013.
F. Bonvin, L. Cardoletti, Y. Perriard, "Procédé de détermination de la position du rotor d'un moteur électromagnétique sans collecteur et dispositif pour sa mise en oeuvre", EU. Patent No 00810479.6-1522, August 1, 2000.
L. Cardoletti, Y. Perriard, "Procédé et dispositif de commande dun moteur synchrone à aimant permanent", Europe Patent No EP 98944947.5, Monde PCT/CH98/00421, France FR 9712575.
L. Cardoletti, Y. Perriard, "Method and Device for Controlling a Synchronous Motor with Permanent Magnet", Japon JP G7P004Y, USA US 09/529,039.
V. Mosimann, L. Cardoletti, Y. Perriard, "Pièce à main dentaire motorisée munie d'un accessoire électrique tel qu'un éclairage", Brevet européen EP 0 688 539 B1, 25.08.99.
J. Persson, M. Markovic, Y. Perriard, "A Method and Device to Estimate the Position of a Rotor in a Permanent Magnet Synchronous Machine" European patent pending.
HonorsBest paper award IEEE Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems "A novel electronically-controlled linear escapement mechanism" 2014
Best paper award IEEE Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems "Modeling and characterization of a MEMS synchronous generator" 2014
Best paper award IEEE Conference on Electrical Machines and Systems "Comparison of FPCB windings of BLDC machines with paralelly and radially magnetized rotor poles" 2014
Student awards of best teacher of the STI Faculty - 2005
Elected to Senior Grade of the IEEE Society 2005
Student awards of best teacher of the STI Faculty - 2006
Board MemberAssociate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
Associate Editor IEE Journal of Electrical Engineering
Member of the Executive Council of the EPE Association, European Power Electronics, Brussels
Past-President of the EPFL School Council (Assemblée d'Ecole)
Expert RTﬂ evaluator To the European Commission under 5th and 6th Program
Expert for the Government of the Region Wallone in Belgium
Member of the Steering committee of the IEMDC-IEEE Conference
Member of the Steering committee of the ELECTRIMACS-TC1 Conference
Member of the Steering committee of EPE
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Teaching & PhD
Doctoral Program in Electrical Engineering
Doctoral program in robotics, control, and intelligent systems
Doctoral program in advanced manufacturing
Doctoral Program in Microsystems and Microelectronics