Sy&Se SA specializes in assembling glasses with metals and ceramics.
Sy&Se (pronounced [saɪ] [ænd] [siː]) was founded in 2017 as a spin-off company from Haute-Ecole Arc Ingénierie (HE-Arc, which belongs to the HES-SO, the Universities of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland), and specializes in assembling glasses with metals and ceramics.
The company is an outcome of an Innosuisse (formerly CTI) project between the Haute-Ecole Arc (HE-Arc) and a leading high-end watchmaking company. This collaborative project was focussing on assembly processes, an essential step in most industrial manufacturing processes as it contributes to obtaining high-performance and high-quality end products. ICB, the so called Impulse Current Bonding process based on a major scientific discovery, came out of this development and sparked the creation of Sy&Se.
In 2020, the company’s legal form evolved from an sàrl to an SA with its own Board of Directors.
Board of Directors
Sébastien Brun, Chairman of the BoD
BSc in Micro-engineering from Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie (HE-Arc), Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where he was a research project manager. Its fields of activities were surface engineering and physico-chemical analysis of materials for biomedical and watchmaking industries.
Dr Peter Kupferschmied, Member of the BoD
MSc in Mech. Eng. and PhD in systems from ETH Zurich. More than 30 years in leading positions in industrys and R&T, with a large international exposure. Board member of technology companies and advisor to Sy&Se’s Management Team.
Sébastien Brun, co-founder, CEO and Chairman of the BoD
Florian Telmont, co-founder and CTO
Master’s degree in Material Sciences and Engineering from INSA Rennes, France. Working in the fields of vacuum and plasma thin film deposition, his scientific contribution was key during the development of Sy&Se’s technologies and the company founding.
Prof. Dr. Herbert Keppner, Prof. em. HE-Arc
PhD in solid-state physics. Expert in solar cells, and plasma technologies. More than 130 international publications in conference proceedings and journals, as well as 14 patents.
Prof. Jacques Jacot, Prof. hon. EPF Lausanne
Prof. em., instrumental in training generations of engineers in areas such as assembly techniques, product development and production methods, in close cooperation with the microtechnology and watchmaking industry.
Dr. Thierry Aellen, PhD in Physics
Expert in quantum cascade lasers and pioneer in the development of the ICB technology.