MEMS Applications - Micropumps for consumer applications
Dr. Bartels studied Physics at the University of Duisburg and finalized his Ph.D. study 1987 with work on semiconductor surfaces. After two years in the central R&D group of Siemens in Munich, he changed 1989 to the company microParts. There he was the head of the marketing and sales group and responsible for the selling of the microtechnological products to customers. During this time he intensed his knowledge about the technological possibilities, economical conditions, players of the „szene“ and the possible markets of micro technology.
In 1996 he found his own company Bartels Mikrotechnik specialized in innovative applications of micro systems technology (MST) in the branches of classical consumer goods, mechanical engineering and medical technology. Microfluidics, microactuation and micromechanics constitute the company's technological focus today. Meanwhile the company has 25 employees with activities in two business segments: Bartels microEngineering and Bartels microComponents. The focus of the business division Bartels microEngineering lies in the design and development of customized microfluidic solutions. On the other hand, we act as producer and marketer of our own microfluidic products. Bartels microComponents offers micropumps, microvalves and microfilters.
Dr. Bartels is the president of IVAM, a professional association of around 270 MEMS companies forming a microtechnology network.
Speaking in the Yole Développement Special Symposia on Technology Commercialization.