Dr. Felix Beyeler
CEO, FemtoTools AG


Micromechanical Testing of NEMS, Nanostructures and Materials


The ongoing miniaturization trend creates a demand for mechanical testing at the microscale and nanoscale. Based on the research project with ETH Zürich and NTB, we have developed the world highest resolution nanoindenter for mechanical testing inside a scanning electron microscope. The proprietary MEMS-based sensing head is a highly disruptive technology in the fields of ultra-shallow nanoindentation and high-frequency continuous stiffness measurement (CSM).


Felix Beyeler studied mechanical engineering at ETH Zurich, Switzerland. During the subsequent Ph.D. at the Multi-Scale Robotic Lab (MSRL) at ETH he focused on the development of novel MEMS-based mechanical testing systems.
Based on the results of his Ph.D. thesis, Felix co-founded the spin-off FemtoTools AG. As CEO of FemtoTools he is growing the company to strengthen its position as technology leader in MEMS-based nanoindentation.