Structure de mise en forme 2 colonnes

University of Franche-Comté

The research center of UFC involved in this project is the FEMTO-ST Institute ( which is a joint institute between the University of Franche-Comté (UFC), the French National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS), the National School of Mechanical Engineering and Microtechnology (ENSMM), and the Belfort-Montbéliard University of Technology (UTBM). FEMTO-ST hires more than 500 employees involved in different fields of engineering science: mechanics, automation, optics and telecommunications, electronics, time-frequency, energetics and fluidics.
This project will be done by the research team SAMMI (Automated Systems for Micromanipulation and Microassembly) which represents 17 permanent positions involved the microrobotics, micromechatronics and microassembly since 1995. This team represents one of the larger teams on these topics in Europe and in the world.



Role of UFC in the FAB2ASM project

UFC will work on robotic handling of ultra-thin dies and the self assembly controlled by dielectrophoresis torque, in WP3. Original packaging (breakable links) solutions will be also researched by UFC in WP2. UFC is the work package leader of WP3. UFC is also in charge of the development (WP4) and of the mechanical test (WP5) of chemical nanojoining solutions.


Key persons

Michael Gauthier is scientist researcher in the French science institute “CNRS” since 2003. He received the PhD in the field of Informatics and Automation in 2002 for a study on magnetic microactuation for micromanipulation in a liquid.  He is currently working in the field of microrobotics in the institute FEMTO‐ST in UFC as the head of the thematic group « Microhandling and Microworld modeling » in FEMTO‐ST (since 2010). His research topics are focused on the modeling and the study of automatic micromanipulation strategies especially applied on micro‐objects under 50 micrometers. He has been the leader of 2 French ANR Projects (2005‐2012) and leader of 2 Subprojects in European collaborative projects (FP6 and FP7). He is currently Member of the IEEE Technical Committee on Micro/Nano Robotics and Automation (since 2007). He is working in FAB2ASM project as the leader of the workpackage 3.
Jérôme Dejeu received his PhD degree from the Franche‐Comte University in 2007 on the polyelectrolytes film auto‐assembled build‐up. During his PhD, he took part to the European Nanopas project. After a teaching activity at UTINAM institute, he became CNRS post doctorate and researcher at the AS2M and MN2S department of FEMTO‐ST Institute of UFC. His research area concerns the adsorption, the grafted of polymers, silanes, polyelectrolytes on the surfaces and the characterization of the modified surfaces (AFM, nanotribology, SEM, XPS). He has worked in the European Hydromel project, in which he was in charge of leading a workpackage devoted to “Methodologies for self‐assembly‐assisted robots”. He is currently working in the FP7 PPP FoF FAB2ASM project as a scientist researcher.


Michaël Gauthier
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University of Franche-Comté