Allan is an expert in electronics, mechanics, and computer implemented inventions. He focuses on patent drafting and prosecution in both national and international procedures, and conducting patentability and freedom-to-operate assessments for your innovation. Prior to joining GEVERS as a Patent Engineer and Patent Attorney trainee, Allan conducted fundamental research in the field of the bio-mechanics of touch at UCLouvain, and subsequently worked as a Research Engineer at intoPIX, where he contributed to the development and standardization of video compression technologies.


  • Computer implemented inventions
  • Patents


  • PhD in Engineering, UCLouvain, Belgium
  • Master in Electromechanical Engineering, UCLouvain, Belgium


  • Measuring fingerpad deformation during active object manipulation, B. Delhaye, F. Schiltz, A. Barrea, J.-L. Thonnard, P. Lefèvre, Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol. 126, no. 4, p. 1455-1464 (2021)
  • High-resolution imaging of skin deformation shows that afferents from human fingertips signal slip onset, B. Delhaye, E. Jarocka, A. Barrea, J.-L. Thonnard, B.B. Edin, P. Lefèvre, eLife 10:e64679 (2021)
  • Fingerpad contact evolution under electrovibration, O. Sirin, A. Barrea, P. Lefèvre, J.-L. Thonnard, C. Basdogan, Journal of the Royal Society, Interface, Vol. 16, no.156, p. 20190166 (2019)
  • Perception of partial slips under tangential loading of the fingertip, A. Barrea, B. Delhaye, P. Lefèvre, J.-L. Thonnard, Scientific reports, Vol. 8, no. 1, p. 7032 (2018)
  • Multisensory Components of Rapid Motor Responses to Fingertip Loading, F. Crevecoeur, A. Barrea, X. Libouton, J.-L. Thonnard, P. Lefèvre, Journal of Neurophysiology, Vol. 118, no. 1, p. 331-343 (2017)
  • Simple and reliable method to estimate the fingertip static coefficient of friction in precision grip, A. Barrea, D. Cordova Bulens, P. Lefèvre, J.-L. Thonnard, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol. 9, no. 4, p. 492-498 (2016)
  • Surface strain measurements of fingertip skin under shearing, B. Delhaye, A. Barrea, B.B. Edin, P. Lefèvre, J.-L. Thonnard, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 13, no. 115, p. 20150874 [1-11] (2016)