Team Members


Cellulose & Wood Materials Laboratory


Gustav Nyström

  • Gustav Nyström, Head of Lab, Cellulose & Wood Materials
  • Gustav received his Ph.D. in engineering physics from Uppsala University in 2012. Following postdoctoral work at KTH Stockholm and ETH Zurich he joined Empa in 2018. His expertise is in nanocellulose, biopolymers and cellulose biohybrid materials for electronic applications.
  • Gustav's role in GREENsPACK is to coordinate the project and to lead the activities on green substrate and ink materials for the biodegradable tag.



Gilberto Siqueira

  • Gilberto Siqueira, Scientist at Cellulose & wood Materials Laboratory – Empa

  • Gilberto received his master’s degree in degree in Materials Engineering from the Federal University of Ouro Preto, Brazil. He carried out his PhD in Materials Science at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP-PAGORA), France, investigating the production of nanocellulose materials and their application as reinforcing phase in polymer composites. He is expert in the production and chemical functionalization of cellulose and 3D printing. 

  • Gilberto's tasks in GREENsPACK are related to the development of cellulose-based materials for inks and substrates used in the biodegradable tag.



Alexandre Poulin

  • Alexandre Poulin, Scientist | Cellulose & Wood Materials Laboratory
  • Alexandre received his Ph.D. in Microsystems and Microelectronics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). Prior to that, he obtained his M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Engineering Physics from Polytechnique Montreal. His expertise lies in the fields of miniaturized transducers, dielectric elastomers and advanced manufacturing.
  • Alexandre's tasks in GREENsPACK are associated with the development materials and manufacturing processes for the biodegradable tag.



Xavier Aeby

  • Xavier Aeby, PhD candidate | Cellulose & Wood Materials Laboratory.
  • Xavier received his BSc and MSc in Microtechnology from EPFL in 2019. After completing his master thesis on biodegradable energy storage in the Cellulose & Wood Materials Laboratory, he is pursuing with a PhD within the same group, with interest on developing biodegradable materials and processes for electronics applications.
  • Xavier's tasks in GREENsPACK are associated with the development materials and manufacturing processes for the biodegradable tag.



MEMS and Printed Microsystems at the Soft Transducers Laboratory (LMTS)


Danick Briand

  • Danick Biand, Team leader | Soft Transducers Laboratory (LMTS), EPFL, Neuchâtel
  • Dr. Danick Briand received the PhD degree in Microtechnology from the University of Neuchâtel in 2001. His now leading the MEMS and Printed Microsystems group at EPFL-LMTS. His research interests include MEMS, digital manufacturing of smart sensing system, soft microsystems technologies, and green electronics.
  • Danick’s task in GREENsPACK is the supervision of the design and processing via additive manufacturing of the biodegradable sensing RF tags



James Bourely

  • James Bourely, PhD candidate | Soft Transducers Laboratory (LMTS), EPFL, Neuchâtel.
  • James Bourely received his BSc in Microtechnology from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2016 and his MSc in Microtechnology specialized in Micro/Nano Systems from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in 2019. He worked for a year as a process engineer at Hylomorph AG, a biomedical start-up in Zurich.
  • He is now pursuing a PhD in the Soft Transducers Laboratory LMTS at EPFL under the supervision of Dr. Danick Briand. His research interests include green electronics, bioelectronics, additive manufacturing of soft systems and RF technologies.
  • James’ task in GREENsPACK is to develop biodegradable sensors for environmental monitoring on paper using printing technologies.


Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique


Oleksandr Vorobyov

  • Alexander Vorobyov, Senior R&D Engineer | Smart Connected Systems
  • Dr. Alexander Vorobyov received the PhD degree in electrical engineering in 2008 at TU Delft. In 2012, he joined CSEM, where he is working in the “Smart Connected Systems” group as an RF expert. He is a specialist in applied electrical engineering, in particularly in antenna (MHz - GHz range), RF propagation, wireless powering and RF sensing.
  • Alexander’s tasks in GREENsPACK are design, optimization and characterization of a biodegradable identification, temperature and humidity tags.



Cédric Hennemann

  • Cédric Hennemann, Project Manager | Smart Connected Systems
  • Cédric Hennemann received a M.Sc. degree in electrical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in 2001. His interests are focused on small and miniature antennas, RF systems and propagation, RF sensing. He has also experience as a system architect for ultra-low power and smart wireless communication systems such IOT devices.
  • Cédric's tasks in GREENsPACK are mainly related to the reader development & characterization



David Schmid

  • David Schmid, Project Manager | System Engineering
  • David is a microengineer by training (EPFL) and an expert for systems engineering. He has 13+ years' experience in applied research on sensors development for life sciences, environmental and medtech applications and coordinates interdisciplinary projects with a focus on system architecture and integration
  • David's tasks in GREENsPACK are sensors development, system integration & characterization as well as exploitation and tech transfer.