MNE Fellow Award 2018

To promote micro- and nano-engineering in Europe, the MNE Steering Committee recognizes a researcher or engineer every year who has made outstanding contributions to fields addressed by the MNE conference.


The aim is to honor a researcher or engineer who has inspired the MNE community by his/her leadership or outstanding work. This could, for example, be through leadership in the successful development and commercialization of a technology, the pioneering of a method or development of a tool with significant impact on current research or manufacturing methods, or an outstanding invention.


This year’s price will be conferred to Dr. John Randall from Zyvex Labs, a pioneer in MEMS/NEMS technology and advanced lithography. In addition, he succeeded in unique way to animate young researchers to combine science, art and fun in the yearly MNE micrograph contest.


The award ceremony will take place during a Plenary Session of the MNE Conference.

In previous years the MNE Fellow Award was bestowed to:


  • Dr. Haroon Ahmed from University of Cambridge (founder of Microengineering conference, which became the Micro & Nanoengineering conference) at MNE 2003, Cambridge
  • Dr. Peter Vettiger from IBM Research – Zurich at MNE 2005, Vienna
  • Dr. Mike Hatzakis from NCSR Demokritos Athens at MNE 2006, Barcelona
  • Dr. Bruno Murari from ST Microelectronics at MNE 2010, Genoa
  • Dr. Luc Van den Hove from IMEC at MNE 2011, Berlin
  • Dr. Hans Löschner from IMS Nanofabrication AG in Austria at MNE 2012, Toulouse
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Kern from the University of Tübingen at MNE 2014, Lausanne
  • Dr. Emile van der Drift from Technical University of Delft at MNE 2015, The Hague
  • Prof. Dr. Nico de Rooij, professor emeritus at the EPFL Lausanne and Vice-President at CSEM SA
  • Prof. Andreas Manz from Saarland University of Saarbrücken at MNE 2017, Braga


The MNE Fellow Award is gratefully sponsored by "micro resist technology GmbH", Berlin, Germany


MEE2018 Young Investigator Award

The information on the MEE2018 Young Investigator Award is online on the MEE webpage.

The winner for 2017 can be found here.

The nano- micro-graph contest

Read all about this year's contest here.

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