Dr. Andreas Lesch

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), EPFL Valais Wallis, Sion, Switzerland, SENSàSION Sàrl, Sion, Switzerland

Bringing inkjet printing to the market with integrated photonic curing: Large scale production for analytical chemistry and energy research

Bio :

Dr. Lesch is currently an independently working scientific collaborator at the EPFL Valais Wallis campus in Sion where his project is funded by a Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Ambizione Energy grant. Prior to his earlier postdoctoral research activities at the EPFL in the Laboratory of Physical and Analytical Electrochemistry (LEPA), headed by Prof. Hubert H. Girault, Dr. Lesch obtained his PhD in the group of Prof. Gunther Wittstock at the University of Oldenburg in Germany in 2012. Dr. Lesch`s current research activities focus on applying advanced microfabrication techniques, such as inkjet printing and photonic curing, for the sustainable production and use of electrochemical sensors and devices. In this respect, Dr. Lesch is very active in the development of electrochemical sensing platforms, in particular based on inkjet printed carbon nanotubes, for environmental sensing and point-of-care diagnostics and of printed electrocatalysts as well as catalyst layers for electrochemical energy conversion devices. Furthermore, Dr. Lesch is a pioneer in the development and application of scanning electrochemistry microscopy (SECM) with soft contact mode probes for high-throughput reactivity mapping of material libraries and biological samples. Dr. Lesch co-authored 27 scientific publications and is co-founder of the Swiss company SENSàSION Sàrl, located in Sion, Switzerland.