MSc thesis project proposal

MEMS design and micro-fabrication for watches

Project outside the university


Flexous is looking for students pursuing MSc track at the Department of Microelectronics that are
interested in working on cutting-edge products in the world of horology.

Our products are built into mechanical watches that are sold worldwide and present tremendous
mechanical and technical challenges to designers. Examples of our products include the groundbreaking
40 Hz Silicon oscillator in the Frederique Constant Slimline Monolithic Manufacture watches
and a revolutionary oscillator for the Zenith Defy Lab.

These incredibly small devices must be designed to function at small scale and provide accurate
timekeeping. This is made possible by designing, developing, and producing watch parts based on
flexible technology and high-tech silicon production. With these mechanisms, Flexous challenges
nothing less than the operating principle of mechanical watches invented by Christiaan Huygens in the
17th century.


Projects includes:

  • MEMS design;
  • Micro-fabrication;
  • Characterisation of the fastest watch on the market;


If you are interested in discussing possible projects, please contact us at info@flexous.comwith the
subject ’Thesis and Internship’.

Contact Sten Vollebregt

Electronic Components, Technology and Materials Group

Department of Microelectronics

Last modified: 2023-12-06