Dr. Mathias Bonmarin

Dr. Mathias Bonmarin

Dr. Mathias Bonmarin
ZHAW School of Engineering
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 75 16

Persönliches Profil

Tätigkeit an der ZHAW als

Senior Lecturer, Institute of Computational Physics.


Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte, Spezialkenntnisse

Medical devices, thermal imaging, infrared sensors, dermatology.

Aus- und Fortbildung

- CAS in University Didactics, University of Fribourg, Switzerland (2014).
- PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Zurich, Switzerland (2010).
- Master in Economics, University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium (2005).
- Master in Optics, Optoelectronics and Microwaves, Grenoble Institute of Technology, France (2003).
- Master in Biomedical Engineering, Polytech Marseilles University, France (2002).

Beruflicher Werdegang

Mathias Bonmarin was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1979. He studied at the graduate school of science and engineering POLYTECH Marseille part of Aix-Marseille University and obtained his master’s degree in biomedical engineering in 2002. His thesis was devoted to optical coherence tomography in dermatology and was performed in the group of Prof. Podoleanu at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He moved to the Grenoble Institute of Technology INP to gain an additional master in optics, optoelectronics and microwave. After a year at the Fresnel institute in Marseille, he decided to broaden his perspective and studied economics at the University of Louvain-La-Neuve in Belgium where he graduated “summa cum laude.” Mathias went back to Switzerland in 2006 to do his PhD in physical chemistry at the University of Zurich in the group of Prof. Hamm. He joined the Zurich University of Applied Science as research associate in 2010 before being appointed senior lecturer at the Institute of Computational Physics in 2014. Between 2016 and 2017 he served as scientific collaborator at the Adolphe Merkle Institute of the university of Fribourg. He was also invited lecturer in the Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering of the University of Bern between 2015 and 2016. Starting in August 2018, Mathias will be a Fulbright visiting scholar at the University of Cincinnati in the US in the group of Prof. Jason Heikenfeld at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

Mathias is the co-founder of the startup companies Dermolockin, opus néoi and Nanolockin.
His research interests focus on the development of thermal imaging methods for the medicine and biology.

- 2018 / Present: Co-founder & Scientific Advisor, Nanolockin GmbH.
- 2014 / Present: Senior Lecturer, Institute of Computational Physics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
- 2016 / Present: Co-founder & Scientific Advisor, opus néoi GmbH.
- 2014 / Present: Co-founder & CTO, Dermolockin GmbH.
- 2016 / 2017: Scientific Collaborator, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg.
- 2015 / 2016: Invited Lecturer, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering, University of Bern.
- 2010 / 2013: Research Associate, Institute of Computational Physics, Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
- 2006 / 2010: Teaching Assistant, Institute of Physical Chemistry, University of Zurich.
- 2004 / 2005: Postgraduate Research Assistant, Fresnel Institute, University of Marseilles.

Mitglied in Netzwerken


Beiträge, nicht peer-reviewed

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    Method for characterizing particles producing heat when exposed to light and device for carrying out the method


    U.S. Patent Application No. 62.512.300

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    Measurement system and method for characterizing tissue


    International Patent Application No. 2016.00099

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    Measurement system and method for characterizing tissue


    International Patent Application No. 2016.00099

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    Sample holder and lock-in thermography system with such


    U.S. Patent Application No. 62.331.017

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    Device and method for characterisation of tissue


    European Patent Application No. 13771041.4

Übrige Publikationen


Bonmarin, M. Investigating the thermal properties of the human skin for the development of new diagnostic methods in dermatology, Progress in Biomedical Photonics, The yearly meeting of the Biomedical Photonics Network, 11 December 2017 Bern, Switzerland. (Talk).

Bonmarin, M; Fahrni, S; Von Schultess, P; Kirsch, C; Reinke, N. A small and connected device to measure human skin properties using transient temperature measurement, Forum Cosmeticum, 10-12 May 2017 Basel, Switzerland. (Keynote speaker).

Bonmarin, M; Holzer, L; Schmid, B. Aktive Thermographie für Hautkrebs Diagnose, 25. Deutscher Hautkrebskongress der Arbeitsgemeinnschaft Dermatologische Onkologie (ADO), 10-12 September 2015 Munich, Germany. (Poster).

Lanz, T; Bonmarin, M; Offermans, T; Ruhstaller, B. Failure modes in all-plastic encapsulated flexible organic solar modules: experimental and computational analysis. 6th International Conference on Hybrid Inorganic-Organic Photovoltaic, 11-14 May 2014 Lausanne, Switzerland. (Poster).

Bonmarin, M. Bildgebende Oberflächenprüfung mit Lock-In Thermographie, WOT-2011 Winterthur Oberflächen Tag, 15 Septembre 2011 Winterthur, Suisse. (Talk).


Der Landbote, 06.07.2018. «High-Tech für Hautprobleme».

ZHAW News, 31.05.2018. «Kranke Haut mit Hightech-Verfahren aufspüren».

ZHAW News, 27.03.2018. "Studierende entwickeln Gerät gegen Leishmaniose".

ZHAW IMPACT Magazine, March 2018. «Studierende entwickeln Gerät gegen Leishmaniose».

UNIFR News, 07.03.2018. «NanoLockin - das Start-Up, das Nanopartikel stimuliert ».

Startupticker.ch, 05.03.2018. «NanoLockin receives coaching and cash boost».

La Liberté, 05.03.2018. «Un outil de mesure fait maison».

ZHAW IMPACT Magazine, June 2017. «Hautzustand per App prüfen».

Adolphe Merkle Institute Annual Report, 2016. «NanoLockin - Optimizing magnetic nanoparticles to beat cancer».

ZHAW News, 25.11.206. «Tumorzellen gezielt abtöten dank massgeschneiderten Nanopartikeln».

ZHAW IMPACT Magazine, November 2016. «Massgeschneiderte Nanopartikel gegen Krebs».

ZHAW IMPACT Magazine, December 2015. «Hautkrankheiten mit Hightech-Verfahren aufspüren».

SFR1 Tagesschau, 17.07.2013. «Hautkrebs check mit high-tech statt lupe».

RTS: Interview on RTS info, 19.07.2013. «Une camera infrarouge pour detecter les cancers de la peau».

20 Minuten, 17.07.2013. «Neues Gerät erkennt Hautkrebs innert Minuten».

RTS: Info, 17.07.2014. «Une camera infrarouge pour detecter les cancers de la peau».

Der Landbote, 18.09.2015. «Ein Apparat der ZHAW stellt in nur100 Sekunden eine Hautkrebsdiagnose».

Startupticker.ch, 26.09.2013. «Venture Kick zweiter Meilensteine für Dermolockin und Linksert».

Startupticker.ch, 27.09.2013. «Foundations new opportunities for startups».

Startupticker.ch, 03.12.2014. «Pionierpreis 2015: die top 15 stehen fest».

Startupticker.ch, 04.09.2015. «Finalisten für Heubergerwinterthur Jungunternehmerpreis bestimmt».

Startupticker.ch, 10.11.2015. «Je 150’000 Franken für drei life sciences startups».

Startupticker.ch, 17.12.2015. «Interest-free loans granted to four technology startups».

Blick am Abend, 17.07.2013. «Ein Apparat der ZHAW stellt in nur100 Sekunden eine Hautkrebsdiagnose».

Publikationen vor Tätigkeit an der ZHAW

Peer-reviewed publications:

Helbing, J.; Bonmarin, M. Vibrational circular dichroism signal enhancement using self-heterodyning with elliptically polarized laser pulses. Journal of Chemical Physics, 131(17):174507 (2009).

Helbing, J; Bonmarin, M. Time-Resolved Chiral Vibrational Spectroscopy. CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry, 63(3):128-133 (2009).

Bonmarin, M; Helbing, J. Polarization control of ultrashort mid-IR laser pulses for transient vibrational circular dichroism measurements. Chirality, 21:298-306 (2009).

Bonmarin, M; Helbing, J. A picosecond time-resolved vibrational circular dichroism spectrometer. Optics Letters, 33(18):2086–2088 (2008).

Bibas, A; Podoleanu, A; Cucu, R; Bonmarin, M; Dobre, G; Ward, V; Odell, E; Boxer, A; Gleeson, M; Jackson, D. 3-D optical coherence tomography of the laryngeal mucosa. Clinical Otolaryngology, 29(6):713–720 (2005).

Peer-reviewed proceedings:

Bonmarin, M; Helbing, J. Time-Resolved Vibrational Circular Dichroism and Optical Rotation with Femtosecond Laser Pulses. In Ultrafast Phenomena XVII, 862-864 (2010).

Bibas, A; Podoleanu, A; Cucu, R; Bonmarin, M; Dobre, G; Ward, V; Odell, E; Boxer, A; Gleeson, M; Jackson, D. OCT imaging of the larynx: a feasibility study. Coherence Domain Optical Methods and Optical Coherence Tomography in Biomedicine VII. Proceedings of the SPIE, 4956:95-100 (2003).


Bonmarin, M; Helbing, J. Transient vibrational circular dichroism spectrometer: technical development. API'09 - First NanoCharM Workshop on Advanced Polarimetric Instrumentation, 7-9 Decembre 2009 Palaiseau, France. (Poster).

Bonmarin, M; Helbing, J. Picosecond Time-Resolved Vibrational Circular Dichroism Spectroscopy. Ultrafast Phenomena XVI, 9-13 June 2008, Stresa, Italie. (Poster).