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The W. G. Cady Prize awarded to Serge GALLIOU at the IEEE IFCS 2019

This award recognizes Serge Galliou's exceptional and pioneering contributions in the development of cryogenic acoustic resonators with extremely high quality factors (very low mechanical losses) for sensor, oscillator or fundamental physics applications.

Awarded annually since 1983, the Cady Prize is an international scientific recognition of the  "IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics & Frequency Control Society" which, this year, honours Professor Galliou's innovative research on the behaviour of quartz resonators at very low temperatures. His work has made it possible to experimentally determine the ultimate limits of oscillators based on volume acoustic wave resonators. They have improved knowledge of limitations due to mechanical losses and thermal noise thanks to an original tool (cryogener) and more fundamental means of investigation (analysis of acoustic wave/thermal photon interactions, measurement of elastic coefficients).

This work is of great interest to many researchers involved in astronomy programs on gravitational waves, whose detection uses materials with very low losses, and quantum measurements.

  • National Days on Emerging Technologies in Micro-Nanofabrication

    These scientific days, which take place from November 30 to December 2 in Besançon, France, bring together the major French players in micro-nanotechnologies, process engineering, physics and modeling of manufacturing processes.

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  • 16th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems

    Nearly a hundred scientists from all over the world will meet under the auspices of FEMTO-ST, in Montbéliard from November 28 to 30 to exchange on an interdisciplinary field in full expansion.

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  • Fei Gao wins the "Sustainable Future Visionary Award"

    Full professor at UTBM and researcher at FEMTO-ST institute, Fei Gao is today one of the world's leading specialists in fuel cells and digital twins.

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  • Gold micron award at MICRONORA trade fair 2022

    FEMTO-ST is awarded a gold micron for its three-dimensional nanorobotic structure, which is precisely and continuously actuated according to the power of light for the gripping of nano objects.

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  • FEMTO-ST at MICRONORA trade fair 2022

    From September 27th to 30th, more than 600 direct exhibitors and 15000 professional visitors are expected in Besançon on the international microtechnology exhibition. FEMTO-ST and FEMTO Engineering will be present.

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  • The fastest pick-and-place robot in the world

    A research team has developed a miniature robot capable of manipulating micrometric objects at unprecedented speeds. This work has been published in the prestigious American journal "Science Robotics"

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  • Aude Bolopion receives the 2022 “Big-in-Small award”

    This yearly award, from the microrobotics international community in the MARSS conference in Toronto, promotes “the best microrobotician” of the year at the international level.

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  • FEMTO-ST : 2 full professors appointed to the IUF in its class 2022

    Ausrine MARGUERON-BARTASYTE and Daniel HISSEL are among the 164  national laureates appointed to the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) by the Minister of Higher Education and Research

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  • Tribute to our colleague Philippe LUTZ

    Our scientific community of Burgundy-Franche-Comté has just suddenly lost Philippe LUTZ, full professor at the University of Franche-Comté and a leading figure in microrobotics and micromechatronics research at the FEMTO-ST laboratory.

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  • How to create a chemical bond with light?

    The formation of a chemical bond between two molecules often requires an activation process. Light is a stimulus that is particularly interesting

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