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Matthieu Lacolle



Matthieu Lacolle is an optical MEMS expert, CTO and co-founder of sensiBel.

He joined the Norwegian research organization SINTEF in 2006, where he worked as a Research Scientist and Research Manager at the department of Microsystems and Nanotechnologies. His research interests have included optical MEMS and in particular diffractive MEMS, MEMS-based spectroscopy and sensors with optical readout. He was strongly involved in the development of optical readout methods for MEMS sensors such as microphones, when he co-founded sensiBel in 2017 as the technology was spun-off from SINTEF.

Matthieu Lacolle received a M.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from Supélec, France, in 2001, and a M.E. degree in photonics and telecommunications from the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, in 2001. He holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Oslo, Norway, in the field of optical MEMS, obtained in 2006. He is the author or co-author of 30+ publications and of several granted and pending patents.

Company Profile


SensiBel is a Norwegian deep-tech scale-up company specialized in optical Micro-Electro-MechanicalSystem (MEMS) microphone technology. The company spun off from SINTEF, Norway’s largest independent research organization in 2016. Based on 10 years of research at SINTEF, sensiBel has developed and patented a unique technology for a high-performance miniaturized microphone, with 10 times lower noise (10dB) than other state-of-the-art MEMS microphones. Our core team consists of MEMS, electronics, optics and acoustics technology experts, as well as a business and leadership team with vast multi-national experience and several successful high tech startups in electronics for high volume applications.