Prof. Dr. Christian Bermes, Director of studies Institute for Photonics and Robotics (IPR)
Christian studied at the Technical University of Hamburg, the University of Stuttgart and the Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) from 2001-2006. He graduated as Diplom-Ingenieur Technische Kybernetik and a Master of Science in Engineering Science and Mechanics.
During his doctoral studies at the Autonomous Systems Lab of ETH Zurich, Christian worked on the development of a microdrone as part of the EU research project muFly and graduated as Dr. sc. ETH in 2010.
After several years in the industry as a corporate researcher (Alstom Power AG) and as a product developer (Robert Bosch Power Tools), Christian started as a professor of automation and mechatronics at the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil (HSR) in 2014. As part of his research projects, his team has developed drones and land robots for search and rescue missions. In addition, his team HSR enhanced succeeded in winning the gold medal at the CYBATHLON 2016 in Zurich, at the CYBATHLON Powered Wheelchair Series 2019 in Kawasaki (Japan), as well as at the CYBATHLON 2020.
Since September 2020, Christian Bermes has been teaching and researching at the UAS Graubunden. He leads the Mobile Robotics field of study and develops robots with the IPR research team in the newly founded Mobile Robotics Lab.