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Aekip is a technology-based company in Saint Sulpice, near to the EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne) in Switzerland. Aekip is founded by experts in solar energy, lasers and spectroscopy. They have PhD degrees from the EPFL in Switzerland and have accumulated extensive experience in academia and in industry. Having highly qualified experts and being in close connection with solar energy and laser laboratories at the EPFL, makes us a strong and efficient group in design, engineering and implementation of solar energy, laser and spectroscopy systems.


President and Managing Director

Ahmad Ajdar-Zadeh

Expert in Lasers, Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Solar Cells

PhD in Photonics, Electronic Engineer

Dr. Ahmad Ajdar-Zadeh is the co-founder and managing director of Aekip SA. In parallel, he is a scientific consultant in the group of Prof. Jacques E. Moser at the EPFL, where he performed his post-doctoral research in investigation of solar cells using femtosecond laser spectroscopy. He has also achieved his PhD degree from the EPFL in photonics. He obtained his bachelors and Master’s degrees in electronic engineering and physics. He has more than 11 years of experience in lasers, optical spectroscopy and solar cells, achieved in various laboratories at the EPFL, in the University of Toronto in Canada and in CFEL-DESY in Hamburg, Germany. He has expertise and strong know-how in very advanced techniques of ultrafast spectroscopy, such as THz spectroscopy, Transient Absorption, Fluorescence Up-Conversion, Photon-Echo, etc, He is the co-author of more than 12 scientific articles in peer-reviewed international journals. 

In addition to his technical and scientific expertise, he has achieved extensive leadership and entrepreneurial skills, through founding two start-up companies, in addition to attending management and business courses at the EPFL and in MaRS, University of Toronto, such as: Project Management (EPFL), Leading a Team (EPFL), Transversal Leadership (EPFL), Negotiations (EPFL), Venture Challenge and Venture Plan (Founding and managing start-up companies - Venturelab, EPFL) and Business Strategy (MaRS, Toronto).



Olivier Bräm

Expert in Ultrafast Lasers and Spectroscopy

PhD in Physics - Lasers and Spectroscopy

Dr. Olivier Bräm is the co-founder and director of Aekip. He obtained his PhD in 2011 in Physics and laser spectroscopy from the EPFL. He continued his research activities as a postdoctoral researcher at the EPFL. He has more than 7 years of experience in femtosecond lasers and spectroscopy, on several techniques such as Fluorescence Up-Conversion and Transient Absorption. He is the author of several articles published in international journals. He has also been attending several management courses at the EPFL.


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