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3D-Oxides was already selected in 2013. We will present further novetlies with our 3D-printing approach of multi-functional nanomaterials and a first product.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Nanotechnology
  • Location Saint-Genis-Pouilly, RA, France
  • Currency EUR
  • Founded December 2008
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

3D-Oxides has developed a unique additive thin film deposition technique. The main strengths are single step deposition of complex (multi-functional, smart, 3D-shaped, multi-element) oxide thin films on large substrates with a direct in-situ patterning during the film growth. We are today targeting to launch our first product consisting in a multitask tag for the internet of things with traceability, anti-forgery, authentication and cryptography.


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    Christian Petit
    CEO, scientific and mangement advisory board

    Christian Petit is co-founder and Director of 3D-Oxides and of a further company (Socrate Industrie Sàrl). He is a specialist in industrial equipment manufacturing. He has been previously in charge of thin film equipment manufacturing for Adamant Technologies (2007-2008) and Vacotec (2004-2007). He owns a good experiience in CVD and CBE, magnetron sputtering, or other PVD equipments, both for production and R&D.

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    Paul Muralt
    Professor, Scientific advisory board

    Prof. P. Muralt received a diploma in experimental physics in 1978 at the ETH in Zurich, where he also accomplished his Ph.D. After several post-doc positions, he managed the Balzers group departement for PVD processes (1987-93). In 1993, he joined the Ceramics Laboratory of EPFL, where he started activities in ferroelectric thin films and MEMS devices. As a teacher, he gives lectures in thin film deposition, micro patterning, and ceramics.

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    Cristoforo Benvenuti
    Scientific and management advisory board

    C. Benvenuti graduated in Physics in 1963 in Milan (Italy). He joined CERN in 1966 to work in the field of Vacuum Technology where he carried out various studies on different topics, such as condensation cryo-pumping, UHV and XHV pressure measurements, getter pumping. In the early 70s he developed an interest for Solar and developed thermal panels that are under commercialisation by the company SRB he founded where he acts as CTO (2005).

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    PhD, Project leader, scientific advisory board

    E. Wagner achieved a diploma in engineering (ENSCM in Montpellier) in physics/chemistry (1994). She then achieved a Master in material sciences (Kent University) in 1997. She achieved a PhD in EPFL in 2002 and carried out a post doc in the same institute. She has been working working since 2006 for first ABCD Technology and then 3D-Oxides as a group leader.

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    Gian Carlo Torre
    Professor, scientific and management advisory board

    Prof Torre has been full surgery professor in Genova University since 1992 (teaching General Surgery, Pediatric and Gynecological surgery, Endocrine-surgery, among others). He has been for 2008-2013 the president of the Medecine faculty in Genova and was previously vice-president between (1994-2008). He has also been director of the teaching boards of Medecine and surgery departments since 2002. He is today in charge of a simulation department.

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    Gilles Lindecker
    First CEO, management advisory board

    Gilles Lindecker is the founder of GPS Ingenierie and Artemisia Perspectives SA and PDG of these companies (2005). He has also been member of the administration counsel and CTO of
    Systema SA (2007-2008). Previously Gilles has been PDG of Polysoft Consulting SA (1984-2006) while being the strategic director at CERN (1978-2005). With diploma in Statistics and mathematics, Gilles Lindecker has been involved also in teaching.

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    CTO, scientific advisor, management advisor

    Dr Benvenuti achieved a Diploma in Physics at the University of Milano with his diploma work carried out at CERN (1996). He then acted as a consultant for industry and undergone a PhD in EPFL (2003). A consultant activity followed in parallel to a post-doc in EPFL and ABCD Technology Sarl (2006) was incorporated. In 2008, he co-founded Socrate Industrie, a company involved in manufacturing of customized equipments. In 2010 he cofounded 3D-Oxides.

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    Angela Testi
    Professor, management advisory board

    Angela Testi is full professor at the Genova University of Economy since 2003. She was previously holding of position of researcher since 1980 within the same faculty. Main Current Teaching Activity is held in the University of Genova, where Prof Testi holds classes of microeconomics, Health, Social Policies, Health Economics to Medical Doctors, Nurses and other Technical Professions (radiology, physiotherapy, etc).

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    Silviu Cosmin Sandu
    PhD, Project leader and Scientific advisor

    Silviu Cosmin SANDU has a PhD in materials science. After finishing his graduate studies in Physics he obtained the master degree in Optical Techniques and Technologies with Lasers and Plasmas at University of Bucharest in 1997. In 2003 he obtained PhD degree in condensed matter at University Lyon1 in France. Since 2003 he has worked as researcher in the Thin Films Laboratory and in the Ceramics Laboratory at EPFL.


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    Nicholas Fauck
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    Laurent Forstmann