Bruno Michel received a Ph.D. degree in biochemistry/biophysics from the University of Zurich, Switzerland in 1988 and subsequently joined the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory to work on scanning probe microscopy and its applications to molecules and thin organic films. He then introduced microcontact printing and led an international industry project for the development of accurate large-area soft lithography for the fabrication of LCD displays.
Dr. Michel started the Advanced Thermal Packaging group in Zurich in 2003 in response to the needs of the industry for improved thermal interfaces and better miniaturized convective cooling. Main current research topics of the Zurich group are microtechnology / microfluidics for nature inspired miniaturized tree-like hierarchical supply networks, hybrid liquid / air coolers, 3D packaging, and thermophysics to understand heat transfer in nanomaterials and structures. With the high-performance coolers he contributes to improved datacenter efficiency and energy re-use in future green datacenters.