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Dr. Lukas Lichtensteiger

Dr. Lukas Lichtensteiger
ZHAW School of Engineering
Forschungsschwerpunkt Applied Complex Systems Science
Technikumstrasse 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 47 88
lukas.lichtensteiger@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the School of Engineering

http://www.zhaw.ch/de/engineering/institute-zentren/iamp/forschung-und-entwicklung/applied-complex-systems-sciences.html

Professional development teaching

CAS Big Data Analytics, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger

Blockchain für Geschäftsanwendungen

Expertise and research interests

Robotics, Energy Technology

Educational background

2006-2008 Postdoc in Mikrotechnology and Material Sciences, Harvard University, USA (Prof. George M. Whitesides)
1997-2004 PhD in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, University of Zurich (Prof. Rolf Pfeifer)
1990-1996 M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, University of Zurich (Diploma thesis in theoretical Astrophysics with Prof. Ruth Durrer)

Professional milestones

2010-2014 CTO and Founder, Siltectra GmbH, Dresden, DE
2008-2013 President and Founder, Enexra Inc., USA
2005-2008 Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Zurich
2004-2004 Senior Scientist, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
2000-2001 Senior Software Engineer, Starseed Enterprises Inc., Zurich
1999-2001 Electrical Engineer, Neuronics AG, Zurich
1997-2005 Assistant / Senior Assistant in Computer Science, University of Zurich
1990-1993 Software Engineer, Martignoni Electronics AG, Zurich

Projects

Publications and conference contributions

Publications before appointment at the ZHAW

“Verfahren zur Herstellung von dünnen monokristallinen Scheiben aus
Einkristallen” [Patent]
“Verfahren zur Herstellung von dünnen Platten aus Werkstoffen geringer Duktilität
mittels temperaturinduzierter mechanischer Spannung” [Patent]
“Method for producing thin, free-standing layers of solid state materials with structured
surfaces” [Patent]

“Method for producing thin, free-standing layers of solid state materials using low-cost
consumable materials” [Patent Application]
“Method for producing thin, free-standing layers of solid state materials with surface
structures” [Patent Application]
“Verfahren zur Herstellung von dünnen Platten aus Werkstoffen geringer Duktilität
mittels temperaturinduzierter mechanischer Spannung unter Verwendung von
vorgefertigten Polymer-Folien” [Patent Application]
“Verfahren zur Herstellung von Wafern mit Oberflächenstrukturen” [Patent Application]
“Verfahren zur Herstellung eines Wafers mit Trägereinheit” [Patent Application]
“Verfahren zur Herstellung von Wafern mittels einer vordefinierten
Spannungsverteilung” [Patent Application]
“Verfahren und Vorrichtung zur Waferherstellung mit vordefinierter
Bruchauslösestelle” [Patent Application]
“Vorrichtung und Verfahren zum Erzeugen von Schichtanordnungnen mittels fluidischer
Fließbarriere” [Patent Application]
“Vorrichtung und Verfahren zur Herstellung eines Wafers mit einer
Rissverlaufsbeeinflussung” [Patent Application]
“Verfahren zur Herstellung eines Wafers mit selektiver Positionierung in
Trägersystem” [Patent Application]

Lichtensteiger, L. and Durrer, R. (1999), Are there static textures? Physical Review D.
vol.59, no.12; 15 June 1999; p.125007/1-6.
Lichtensteiger, L. and Eggenberger, P. (1999). Evolving the morphology of a compound
eye on a robot. In Proceedings of the 3rd European Workshop on Advanced Mobile
Robots Eurobot’99, pages 127–134. IEEE Press, Piscataway, NJ.
Lichtensteiger, L. and Salomon, R. (2000). The evolution of an artificial compound eye
by using adaptive hardware. In Proceedings of the 2000 Congress on Evolutionary
Computation (CEC2000), pages 1144–1151. IEEE Computer Society Press, San Diego,
CA.
Salomon, R. and Lichtensteiger, L. (2000). Exploring different coding schemes for the
evolution of an artificial insect eye. In Proceedings of The First IEEE Symposium on
Combinations of Evolutionary Computation and Neural Networks, pages 10–16. IEEE
Press, Piscataway, NJ.
Lichtensteiger, L. and Pfeifer, R. (2002). An optimal sensor morphology improves
adaptability of neural network controllers. In J. R. Dorronsoro, editor, Proceedings of the
International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks (ICANN 2002), Lecture Notes in
Computer Science LNCS 2415, pages 850–855. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.
Lichtensteiger, L. (2003). Evolving task specific optimal morphologies for an artificial
insect eye. In F. Hara and R. Pfeifer, editors, Morpho-functional machines: the new
species; designing embodied intelligence, pages 41–57. Springer, Tokyo, Japan.
Lichtensteiger, L. (2004a). Bodies That Think Quickly and Learn Fast: On the
Interdependence of Morphology and Control for Intelligent Behavior. PhD Thesis,
University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Lichtensteiger, L. (2004b). The need to adapt and its implications for embodiment. In
Proceedings of the Dagstuhl Seminary on Embodied Artificial Intelligence, Lecture
Notes in Computer Science LNCS 3139, pages 98-106. Springer, Heidelberg, Germany.
Lichtensteiger, L. (2006). Towards programmable self-assembly of microrobot
ensembles. In Proceedings of the 50th Anniversary Summit of Artificial Intelligence,
Monte Verita, Switzerland, 9-14 July 2006.
Lichtensteiger, L (2013). Kerf-free Wafer Slicing and Thinning for Semiconductor
Applications (accepted)