Xsensio is a spinoff of the Nanolab at the Swiss Institute of Technology (EPFL) and it is based at the EPFL Innovation Park.

The Team


Esmeralda Megally, MBA

CEO and co-founder


Esmeralda has several years of experience as manager at Boston-based investment firm Commons Capital where she was in charge of screening investment opportunities in a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She earned her MBA at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a B.S. and M.S. in Economics from ULB, Belgium and an executive degree in management from EPFL, during which she developed the concept of Xsensio thanks to an EPFL Innogrant. Her past innovations have been awarded the MIT IDEAS International Technology Award, the MIT IDEAS Graduate Student Award and the Harvard Catalyst Grant.


Professor Adrian M. Ionescu

Senior Technology Adviser and co-founder

Adrian brings cutting-edge know-how and expertise to Xsensio, having played an instrumental role in the development of the FinFET core sensing technology that Xsensio is leveraging. He is a full Professor at EPFL, where he leads the Nanolab. He received his Ph.D. degree from the National Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble in France, and has held staff and/or visiting positions at LETI-CEA and LPCS-ENSER in Grenoble, at Stanford University, and at Tokyo Tech. He has published more than 350 articles in international journals and conference. Adrian is one of the inventors of the core sensing technology platform Xsensio is leveraging.


Hoël Guerin, PhD

He is leading the development of the Xsensio sensing platform. He earned an M.S. in Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Lille, an M.S. in Nanoscience from Keio University (Japan) and a PhD from the Nanolab at EPFL, and is currently a post-doc at the Nanolab of EPFL.


Karin Jaymes


Karin Jaymes is a co-founder of Xsensio, providing finance and accounting support. She is the manager at EPFL Nanolab, where she is in charge of the financial and administrative management of research projects, and administrative manager of the FET Flagship Pilot Guardian Angels that includes more than 40 partners from 13 European countries. Karin completed a summer course on Corporate Governance at Harvard in 2012.