|Management and Advisory Team|
Frank Niklaus, Ph.D. (VD, co-founder)
Frank has been working since 1998 with development of 3D IC integrated MEMS for IR bolometer arrays, micro-mirror arrays and capacitive MEMS sensors at the KTH - Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden. During this time, Frank also has been working as consultant for FLIR Systems and as Visiting Scholar at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY, USA. Frank received his Ph.D. from KTH in Stockholm, Sweden. He is also holding a M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical Universityof Munich (TUM), Germany. Frank has published more than 40 scientific journal and conference papers and has several pending and granted patents.
Göran Stemme, Prof. (co-founder)
Göran was born in 1958 in Stockholm, Sweden. He received the M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering in 1981 and the Ph. D. degree in solid state electronics in 1987, both from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. In 1981, he joined the Department of Solid State Electronics, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. There, in 1990, he became an associate professor (docent) heading the silicon sensor research group. In 1991, Göran was appointed professor at The Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, where he heads the Microsystem Technology group at the School of Electrical Engineering. His research is devoted to microsystemtechnology based on micromachining of silicon. The works spans over a broad range of technological andapplication fields such as medical technology, biochemistry, biotechnology, microfluidics, optical applications, wafer-level packaging and device integration. Some of the results have successfully been commercialized. Göran Stemme is a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and he is an IEEE Fellow.
As a serial entrepreneur, Jan has been involed into 35 start-up businesses. He started his first company Hobby Data in 1975. Jan is well connected into Swedish and Danish reasearch structures. He also has a valuable network in the technology sector in the USA and brings in a top-down approach in research, development and market access.
Stefan Rapp, Ph.D.
Stefan has been working several years with high-tech start-ups mainly focusing on business development activities. From 2001 to 2005, Stefan has been building the organization and business of VC funded high-tech start-up IPAG. As COO, he was responsible for financing, strategy, business set up, legal, and HR, leading the company through three rounds of financing and one acquisition. Prior to this, Stefan headed the Venture Consulting Group of Deutsche Bank. The unit provided strategy and technology consulting to high-tech investors as well as to the top management. Stefan hold a Ph.D in semiconductor physics of KTH Stockholm, where he focussed on vertical cavity lasers for long wavelength.
Edvard Kälvesten, Ph.D. (co-founder)
Edvard has more than 15 years experience of the MEMS industry. He was Research Manager at Acreo. He also held an R&D position at RADIMedical. He holds a doctorate in MEMS from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) and has invented some 10 patents and patent-pending applications. In 2000, Edvard founded Silex Microsystems, located in Järfälla with four fellow MEMS Ph.D’s from KTH and Acreo, where he is CTO. Silexis a contract manufacturer of MEMS components, including pressure sensors, flow sensors, solid and hollow microneedles, micro mirroarrays, industrial printer nozzles, and substrates for mobile telephones.