Juan Jose Zarate

Juan Jose Zarate

Postdoctoral researcher
Advanced Interactive Technologies Lab, ETH Zürich

Stampfenbachstrasse 48, 8092 Zürich, Switzerland
ETH Zurich, Department of Computer Science, STD, H 29.2


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Advanced Interactive Technologies lab (AIT) at ETH Zurich. My research focuses on how we interact through the sense of touch, and how we can improve the systems that receive our tactile information and provide us with feedback. Particularly, I am interested in the design and fabrication of systems that enable novel haptic and wearable interactions.

I completed my M.Sc. and Ph.D. in physics at Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina. During my doctoral project I worked on microfabricated infrared sensors at the BT-CAB Laboratory. In 2014, I joined the Soft Transducers Lab (LMTS) at EPFL, Switzerland, to work on haptic displays based on miniaturized electromagnetic actuators. In 2017 the labs LMTS and AIT started a fruitful collaboration of which I am fortunate to continue being part of.

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