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Prof. Dr. Mathias Bonmarin

Prof. Dr. Mathias Bonmarin

Prof. Dr. Mathias Bonmarin

ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Optical Measuring Systems
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 75 16

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Senior lecturer and group leader

Professional development teaching

CAS Swiss Biodesign for MedTech Innovators

Expertise and research interests

Sensors and measurement methods for biomedical applications. Digital dermatology.

Educational background

Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in University Didactic, February 2015, University of Fribourg, Fribourg Switzerland.

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, 4th of October 2010, Graduate School of Chemical Molecular Sciences CMSZH, Zurich University, Zurich Switzerland. Thesis: “Development of Ultrafast Time-Resolved Chiral Infrared Spectroscopy”. PhD advisor: Dr. Jan Helbing.

Master in Economics, July 2005 (summa cum laude), Catholic University of Louvain-La-Neuve, Louvain-La-Neuve Belgium.

Master in Optics, Optoelectronics and Microwaves, April 2004, Grenoble Institute of Technology, Grenoble France.

Master in Biomedical Engineering, October 2002, Aix-Marseilles University, Marseille France.

Professional milestones

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. Between July 2018 and July 2019, Mathias was 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. Since July 2019 he is leading the Sensors and Measurement Systems group and Professor ZFH.

Mathias is the co-founder of the startup companies Dermolockin, opus néoi and Nanolockin. He works as consultant for various companies. His research interests focus on the development of innovative sensors for the medicine and biology. He is particularly interested in promoting innovation in the medical field.

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts

Patents and patent applications