obtaining his diploma in mechanical engineering from EPFL in 1999 Dr.
Schiffmann co-founded a start-up company dedicated to the design of
gas-lubricated bearings. In 2005 he joined Fischer Engineering Solutions where
he led the development of small scale, high-speed turbomachinery. In parallel
he worked on his PhD which he obtained from EPFL in 2008. He then joined the
Gas Turbine Lab at MIT as a postdoctoral associate where he worked on foil
bearings. In 2013 he was nominated assistant professor at the Ecole
Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.