Prof. Dr. Sylvain David Le Coultre


Prof. Dr. Sylvain David Le Coultre Dozent

  • Contact hours Monday
  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    School of Engineering and Computer Science
    Pestalozzistrasse 20
    3400 Burgdorf



  • Maschinentechnik

  • Physik 1: Geometrische Optik

  • Physik 2: Mechanik

  • Nanotechnik


  • Combining of PVD - ALD - PECVD coating processes

  • Structuration of Surfaces by Laser or Etching

  • Prototyping of Glass and PDMS microfluidic devices

  • Nanofabrication in clean room facilities

  • Automation of production steps in clean room with cobotic

  • E-beam deposition of metals and optical coatings in cleanroom ISO5 conditions


  • Sylvain Le Coultre studied physics at the EPFL and realized 2009 his PhD at the Institute of Physics of Nanostructures. From 2009 - 2011 he worked as engineer at the plasma processing group of EPFL, developping an RF Plasma source patented by the start-up Helyssen for PECVD barrier thin film processing on PET foils for packaging applications. He joined then company Glas Trösch AG and worked between 2011 - 2016 as R&D Project Leader dealing with low-E and AR coatings on glass substrates, leading several project together with academic partners (EMPA Thun) and supporting the production facilities in Europe. From 2016 - 2021, he worked as Production Manager at Blösch AG and was responsible for the production of coatings for medical, watch and sensor applications. He worked in clean room ISO 5 environment with custom made sputtering reactors, E-beam evaporation units and electroplating workshop. He was involved in the project management of automation projects and integrated successfully a cobot (YUMI from ABB) for sapphire lenses assembly. Since 2021, he joined the Institute ALPS at BFH to give lectures in physics and lead applied research projects together with industrial partners.
  • 2016 - 2021 Production Manager Blösch AG
  • 2011 - 2016 R&D Project Leader Glas Trösch AG
  • 2011 - 2013 Visitor Scientist EMPA
  • 2009 - 2011 Development Engineer Helyssen - EPFL
  • 2005 - 2009 PhD Physics EPFL
  • 2004 - 2005 Master of Science Max Planck Institute
  • 2000 - 2005 Studies in Physics EPFL

Language skills and intercultural knowledge

  • French - Native or bilingual proficiency
  • German - Full professional proficiency
  • English - Full professional proficiency
  • United States of America
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Madagascar