ConScience provides researchers in industries and academia with expertise in micro- and nanofabrication. For more than 10 years we have supported our clients in the areas of microfluidics, nanofluidics, sensing, and quantum technology.
Our clients include research teams at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard as well as high-tech companies in areas of antibiotic susceptibility testing, air quality monitoring, and quantum computing.
Joachim Fritzsche, PhD is a physicist, entrepreneur, and co-founder of ConScience. His expertise lies in nanofabrication, and he has 16 years of experience in hands-on cleanroom work within both academia and enterprise. That’s why he can provide excellent consultancy services and project management to our clients.
Joachim studied physics in Germany and England, and acquired his PhD in Leuven, Belgium, in the field of superconductors and semiconductors. He joined the Biophysics group at Gothenburg University, before focusing on nanoplasmonic sensing and nanofuidic systems at Chalmers, Sweden. Joachim started ConScience together with Annelies Vanbrabant in 2012.
As the co-founder and chairperson of the board, Annelies has been driving forward the development of ConScience from the beginning. She has extensive experience as a project manager for market research in the pharmaceutical industry. Aside from actual cleanroom work, she has been involved in all activities: from planning and strategy to specific client communication and support. Her expertise in healthcare systems overlaps with her interest in gender equality and diversity, bringing these important goals into practice.
Annelies studied sociology with focus on health, family and social systems, gender studies in Belgium and the United Kingdom, and obtained a Master’s degree in sociology.
Kasper Moth-Poulsen, PhD is a chemist and a co-founder of several start-ups. His expertise lies in business development, synthetic chemistry and nanomaterials science.
Kasper studied chemistry at University of Copenhagen in the field of single molecule electronics. He later worked at UC Berkeley in California and at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, where he holds a position as full professor in nanomaterials chemistry. He recently joined the materials institute of Barcelona (Spain) as a research professor, focusing on developing sustainable nanomaterials for solar energy conversion.
Marcus Rommel, Dr. rer. nat. is a physicist, leading electron beam lithographer and quantum technology fabrication engineer. With his 12-years of cleanroom fabrication expertise and deep understanding of nano-lithography he is a great resource in solving complex nano-fabrication projects from an idea to a completed device.
Marcus studied physics in Germany and received his PhD from the University of Stuttgart in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, working on high-resolution EBL. He joined Chalmers Nanofabrication Laboratory as EBL and nanofabrication specialist, focusing on improving resolution, throughput and the understanding of this versatile lithography technique.
Svetlana Alekseeva, PhD is a materials scientist and an engineer at ConScience. She has 10 years of cleanroom experience in academia and industry. She studied nanoscale science and technology in Russia and Sweden, before obtaining a PhD degree in materials science at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. Svetlana joined ConScience in 2021.
Her research background includes development of nanofabrication processes, building of experimental setups, development of single-nanoparticle measurement techniques, nanomaterials characterization, as well as meticulous data and literature analysis. These skills make Svetlana a great consultant for our clients’ projects, bringing the best results in the most efficient way.
Olga Serebrennikova, PhD,
is a physicist and nanotechnologist. She studied chemical technology of semiconductors at St. Petersburg Polytechnic University, semiconductor physics at Ioffe Institute, and continued her career as a postdoc at the Institute of Electron Technology, and Chalmers University of Technology.
Olga has been working as a scientist in academic institutions for 16 years, and is now applying her vast experience in nanofabrication engineer in as a part of the ConScience team. Her main specialties are semiconductor fabrication technology, post-growth technology of semiconductor devices (layout design, mask patterns, workflow), working out the individual process steps (lithography processes, wet etching, electrochemical processes), and prototyping of devices for further study.
Gender equality and equal treatment are essential for the company. In favor of achieving this value, Con-Science AB works actively to ensure gender equality and equal treatment in all operations and create a diverse and better working environment where everyone feels valued, supported and appreciated at work. Actions and strategies will be developed based on this primary goal, and the other four specifics formulated based on literature review, review of plans and solutions used in Swedish companies, and the needs of Con-Science AB.
Goal 1. Raising awareness and training on gender equality, mainly concerning unconscious gender bias.
Goal 2. Increasing a diverse team in leadership and decision-making positions, including diverse genders, ages, nationalities, cultures, for example.
Goal 3. Ensuring equal opportunities and that everyone is valued professionally in the recruitment and promotion of employees.
Goal 4. Ensuring that all employees have their needs listening and invited to collaborate to the gender equality and equal treatment plan development.
Our purpose is that the plan implementation promotes equal opportunities and better work conditions and environment in our company.
Mölndal, 23 February 2022
Joachim Fritzsche, CEO Con-Science AB