Who we are
We are a diverse team innovating and commercializing a truly unique technology. Years of research at the Intelligent Material Systems Laboratory (iMSL) at Saarland University constitute the base of the startup Desaar GmbH.
Philipp is a haven of tranquility within the team and maintains responsibility for marketing and business administration. His studies in ‘Engineering and Management’ provide him with a good technical understanding and also enables him to see the big picture. Additionally, his experiences in project management helps to keep everything on-track.
Steffen finished his Ph.D., which concentrated on high performance and application adopted dielectric elastomer actuators, in 2018. His research, together with his experience as a process development engineer at Infineon Technologies, makes him an expert in technology and manufacturing related topics. Steffen’s ability to quickly grasp technical aspects qualifies him for technical sales as well.
Dennis is close to finishing his Ph.D. in chemistry with a focus on factionalized silicones. This experience qualifies him for material and process development as well as reliability optimization of the actuator and sensor elements.
Stephan completed professional training followed by a master’s degree in electronics engineering. Afterwards, he gained very specific insight into high voltage electronic development while he was working at the Intelligent Material Systems Lab. He is an expert in high voltage circuits, capacitive measurements, and actuator control.
Stefan is an expert in smart material systems. His research and knowledge about dielectric elastomers gained over the past decade is the base of Desaar. He supports the company as a founder and mentor. In parallel, he is still the head of the Intelligent Material Systems Lab, which has gained a lot of international interest in the past. This further ensures Desaar is always at the cutting edge of the latest research results.