Felix Holzner studied physics in New Zealand and Germany and received a PhD from ETH Zurich.
In 2009, he joined the Nanofabrication Group at the IBM Research Laboratory in Zurich where he started to work on Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography. After several technological breakthroughs, Felix shortened the name of the technology to “NanoFrazor” and founded SwissLitho in 2012 with the clear vision to enable superior nanofabrication for everyone. He strongly believes that the unique capabilities of the NanoFrazor enable new science and eventually even products not conceivable today.
Felix has a complete overview over all possible nanolithography technologies and a very deep understanding of the NanoFrazor technology and its applications. He is a regular invited speaker at international conferences. Felix received the IBM Plateau Invention Achievement Award and the ETH Pioneer Fellowship in 2012 and 2013, respectively. With SwissLitho and the NanoFrazor, he won numerous of the most prestigious startup and technology awards exceeding prize money of 500’000 CHF. In 2013, he was part of the Swiss national startup team in the ventureleaders program in Boston and recently received a scholarship for the Advanced Management Program at the University of St. Gallen (HSG).
Felix lives his vision and leads SwissLitho as CEO.