Our Team

Meet the people behind NanoLockin.

Dr Christoph Geers

CEO & Co-founder
Christoph is responsible for the technical, application and business development. He has a strong technical background in a variety of different fields (Biotechnology, Chemistry, Material Sciences & Biomedical Engineering) and is highly experienced in the field of nanoparticle analytics.

Olivier Schaub

Instrumentation & control engineer
Olivier completed successfully his studies at the HEIA-FR (Haute école d'ingénierie et d'architecture de Fribourg) and obtained his Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He has skills in hardware and software development. He is responsible for all the technical aspects.

Bihter Geers

Bihter is the main responsible for all administrative aspects including finance and human resources. Bihter has a background in business management and several years of experience in human resources business administration.

Prof Dr Gunter Festel

Gunter supports the CEO in all business-related aspects like business development and the acquisition of financial resources. Gunter has a deep understanding of scientific and business aspects due to 20 years of experience in technology development, both in big companies and startups.

Dr Mathias Bonmarin

Mathias supports the CEO in technical related aspects regarding the prototype development and its industrialisation. Mathias has more than 10 years of experience in infrared and thermal imaging and has led numerous successful projects in collaboration with the industry.

Andreas Traube

Technology expert
Andreas supports the strategic technical developments and business development. Andreas has 20 years of experience in technology commercialization in the life sciences, laboratory equipment and pharmaceutical sectors.

Our Advisory Board

Our support from top scientists.

Prof Dr Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser

Scientific Advisor
Prof. Rothen-Rutishauser is a leading scientist in the field of nanoparticle hazard and risk assessment, with a background in cell biology. She is a pioneer in the field of the next generation development of in vitro alternatives to study the interaction of NPs with human tissues. She has a proven track record of successful collaborations with implementation partners, ranging from regulatory bodies, federal agencies to industry partners. The engagement in application-oriented research has been recognized and funded by numerous grants as well as with several prestigious prices.

Prof Dr Christof Asbach  

Scientific Advisor
Prof. Christof Asbach is an internationally renowned aerosol scientist. He is head of the department Filtration & Aerosol Research at the Institute of Environment & Energy, Technology & Analytics (IUTA) and president of the Gesellschaft für Aerosolforschung (GAeF). He has extensive experience in physical aerosol characterization in various applications, including ambient air pollution, workplace exposure assessment, air filtration and brake dust emissions and published more than 100 papers and book chapters in the field. His research activities mostly focus on bringing fundamental research results to practical and industrial applications.