Meet our team, our greatest asset

CEO & Co-founder

Simon Bachmann

I have a background in sports physiology, biomechanics and a master’s in health sciences & technologies from ETH Zurich. As co-founder and CEO I shape our vision, holistically implement our strategy and influence our operations in the commercialization and tech development tracks. I interface with our board of directors, support customer acquisition and drive our fundraising efforts.

Co-Founder & CCO

Séverine Chardonnens

I have a background in polymers, biosignals and a master’s in health sciences & technologies from ETH Zurich. As co-founder and CCO I shape our vision, holistically implement our strategy and drive our commercialization efforts. I coordinate all efforts in marketing, sales, customer relations and business operations. As former CTO and tech-savvy entrepreneur, I am also in charge of managing our IP.

CTO

Dr. Moritz Thielen

I have a PhD of Sciences in Mechanical and Process Engineering, with significant experience in cutting-edge technology and products, specifically in sensors, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics and wearables. I am managing all R&D at IDUN, coordinating material development, electronics development, application engineering, physiology research and software development.

Materials Engineer

Dr. Katja Junker

I am an experienced polymer chemist, having completed a PhD and Post-Doc at ETH Zurich. I am well versed in matters of chemistry and product engineering, with experience in automotive thermoplastics, textiles and wearable computing. I lead our material development, including material selection, processing and testing, in-house sample production and prototyping. I am also the safety officer for our labs, and in charge of quality control.

Head of Finance and Operations

Helge Meichssner

With my extensive experience in finance and operations in start-ups as well as Corporates of the Tech and Pharma industry, I support IDUN in its growth journey. I drive the scaling up in the areas of finance, company compliance and administration. In addition, I collaborate with the founders for the fundraising activities and investor relations as well as support the team in questions of business operations and supply chain.

Head Neuropsychology

Kai Lutz

Being a Neuropsychologist, experienced in Neuroimaging and Clinical Neuropsychology, at IDUN I am responsible for identification and application of biomarkers. They are derived from brain signals and other physiological data and help us to understand emotions, stress, and optimal states of mind.

Neuro Research Engineer

Abigail Holland

With my experiences in multiple areas of neurotechnology, I leverage software development to validate our offerings at each stage of product development. My experience in building neurotech communities and contributing to different niches of the neurotech development process allows me to see next steps and uniquely identify potential solutions.

Systems Engineer

Andrea Fümm

As IDUN’s first employee, I have been responsible for data acquisition, electronics development, bio signal processing and IT infrastructure. I am very hands-on and am the go-to for any tech tasks we need done. Alongside my job at IDUN, I am finishing up my studies in Informatics and Computer Science at ZHAW School of Engineering.

Application Engineer

Dr. Mark Melnykowycz

As an artist-engineer, I take a holistic approach to developing products at IDUN. My PhD in mechanical engineering and background in materials science allow me to bridge the gap between R&D and applications. My understanding of biopotential signals and the hardware allows me to translate our ideas into products people will love.

Office Manager

Marina Molnar

I am the office manager of IDUN. With my background as baker with an additional commercial apprenticeship, I have an eye for details and make sure our office runs at full functional. Additionally, I support IDUN in any administrative tasks needed in overseeing our corporate governance.

Data Scientist

Cao Tri Do

I have a background in information technology and computational neuroscience. I bring multiple years of experience in research ranging from clinical neuroscience, neuropsychology, mobile imaging to machine learning, AI and virtual reality. As a data scientist at IDUN, I work on the full data science lifecycle, from backend to frontend, implement the cloud computing infrastructure as well as design machine learning products.

Neuropsychology Intern

Elisa Gasparri

Having an academic background in Psychology and Neuroscience, I support with the identification of neural and psychological applications of the “Internet of Humans”. Moreover, together with professional experience in the field of medical neuroimaging, my responsibilities at IDUN further extend from testing new in-ear EEG electrodes prototypes, to evaluating and validating various experimental paradigms.

Intern Engineer HW/SW Interface

Vera Birrer

After my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with specialization in biomedical engineering, I now want to collect some hands-on experience. I contribute with my knowledge in electronics to find the best hardware solution, test the system and finally connect it to our software.

Material Development Intern

Anja Rusch

To complete my bachelor’s degree in material science, my aim is to get some experience in the industry. I am fascinated about the link between human body and modern technologies. It is an exciting challenge with a high potential, for which I love bringing my collected knowledge from the lectures and the lab, to improve and test our materials.

Neuroengineer

Mayank Jain

I wear multiple hats at the company and have worked across EEG hardware design, software development, and artificial intelligence algorithms. I love showcasing neurotechnology’s capabilities and create demos like brain-augmented games and emotionally responsive smart rooms. I also lead development on the deep learning models we use to understand people’s brainwave data.

Neuropsychology Intern

Fabian Haake

I am a material scientist currently in his master studies. My role in the company is taking part in the development of our revolutionary materials. Even though my degree in material science has a strong theoretical background, I see myself as a hands-on person with a great interest in engineering.

Intern in Neurotechnology - BCI Development

Imre Kertesz

I have a background in electrical engineering and machine learning. At IDUN, I support in the development of the ML pipelines and the IDUN API to build real-world brain computer inferfaces.

Machine Learning Intern

Kenneth Zhang

Given my background in machine learning, I strive to better integrate neuroscience and machine learning technologies here at IDUN. My work focuses on developing deep learning architectures to better understand neurological data in order to widen the scope of possibilities for new neurotechnologies. 

Copywriter & Marketing Assistant

Valérie Rüfenacht

With a Master of Science in Management and Marketing, I developed a strategic thinking serving innovative ideas and content creation. I’m enriching my academic path with art studies to approach marketing with a new vision and find seamlessly inspiration. I love writing, that’s why I’m supporting in developing IDUN Technologies blog page and PR.

Our advisory board

Board member and advisor

Oliver Zehnich

As CEO of MICA Ventures, I oversee and manage 15+ investments in a diversified portfolio of companies. I also hold a position as interim CFO at Evolute, a fintech startup, as well as an advisory board member position at Partners Group Impact. As board member and advisor to IDUN I help the founders steer the startup towards success.

Advisor

Patrick Barnert

With 25 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and senior executive, I’ve built world-class teams as well as strong partner and customer relationships. I hold several board positions, for example at SONECT and Evolute, and am advisor to IDUN and the founding team.

Advisor

Torbjörn Sahlén

I worked for several years in the largest Swedish VC before transitioning to a corporate career at TetraPak, becoming Vice Managing Director, as well as Direction of Finance & Business Transactions. As advisor to IDUN I provide insight in all matters investment related.

Advisor

Nicola Ferroni

Having founded an HR Tech startup and supported many companies throughout their growth phases, I now lead a Zurich based advertising agency with customers all over the country. My entrepreneurial know-how and 12+ years of marketing experience allow me to assist IDUN in implementing our brand strategy.

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