About Us

Alemnis enables breakthrough academic research in material science by providing leading-edge micro- and nanomechanical property measurement instruments that can be applied in a wide variety of testing environments.

The Alemnis nanoindentation products are based on years of experience in the design of scientific instruments and piezoelectric transducers conducted in joint projects between EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne) and Empa (Swiss Federal Laboratories of Material Science and Technology, Thun). A publication by the inventors was awarded the Bunshah Award 2004 of the American Vacuum Society. It is considered as a major milestone in the scientific community.


Alemnis products are sold to prestigious customers around the world, amongst others

  • University of Cambridge

    Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • University of Oxford

    Department of Engineering Science, Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Imperial College London

    Mechanical Engineering Stores, London, United Kingdom

  • DE Elektronen-Synchrotron

    FS-PE (Photon Science - PETRA Ill), Hamburg, Germany

  • Empa - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Material Science & Technology

    Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures, Thun, Switzerland

  • ETHZ- Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

    Laboratory for Nanometallurgy (LNM), Department of Materials, Zurich, Switzerland”



JEAN-MARC BREGUET holds a PhD in Micro-engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL). He has more than 15 years of professional experience in academia as lecturer and senior researcher at EPFL and 20 years of professional experience in industry (Toppan Printing Co in Japan, Faulhaber-Minimotor, CSEM, Alemnis).

In October 2013, Jean-Marc Breguet was appointed CEO at Alemnis and group leader at Empa. From October 2016, he is full time CEO at Alemnis.


Damian Frey holds a BSc degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland, obtained in 2008. From 2008 to 2017 he worked at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology in the Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructure as R&D Engineer for mechanical testing equipment. In March 2017 he joined Alemnis to complete our R&D department and support our sales team for an even better customer service.

Quentin Longchamp

QUENTIN LONGCHAMP holds a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Université Laval of Québec (CAN). During his MSc, he worked in the experimental group of the Laboratory of Hydraulic Machinery (LAMH) as experimental post graduate student.In March 2014, he joined Alemnis as R&D Engineer and take charge of the product development and manufacturing process activities.