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Our interdisciplinary team gathers physicists, materials scientists, (bio-) chemists, and engineers. We are interested in understanding the fundamental electronic, optoelectronic, thermal and ionic transport processes involved in atomically-precise nanostructures and low-dimensional materials. To fabricate our structures and devices, we pioneer the heterogeneous integration of novel nanomaterials by mastering custom-made methods for nanoscale patterning and interfaces nanostructuring. We strive to master the whole competence chain from designer materials with tailored quantum properties to their application in information technology, energy conversion as well as quantum and biochemical sensing.


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Tenure Track Group Leader in Nanomaterials Spectroscopy & Photonics (pdf)

PhD (pdf) and Postdoc (pdf) on Exotic electron and phonon transport regimes in patterned 2D systems

Phd on Exotic electron and phonon transport regimes in patterned 2D systems

Oct. 13, 2020 Success story for MOMM Diagnostics

Euresearch highlights Empa spin-off MOMM Diagnostics and the successful FET Open Launchpad PEDPOC project together with our lab on new devices to protect mother and child (pdf).

Sept. 30, 2020 Congratulations Matthias!

Congratulations Matthias to your successful PhD-defense.



Sept. 25, 2020 Welcome Martina Grether

Martina will support us for 1/2 year during her master project "Classification of Biopsies with Uncertain Malignancy by AI-assisted Spectral Pathology". 

Sept 23, 2020 Best Poster Award

Congratulations Talia for the best poster prize award at the EXCITE, biomedical imaging summer school at ETH. The award is for Talia`s work on machine learning augmented red blood cell imaging and analytics.  

Sept 22, 2020 TOFI wins Swiss Science Slam at Swiss Med Tech Day

Our Innosusisse project "Tongue Fitness Trainer" won the Science Slam at the Swiss Medtech Day 2020 in Bern for the performance given by Tino Töpper. Congratulations to the people involved!

Bolat S, Torres Sevilla G, Mancinelli A, Gilshtein E, Sastre J, Cabas Vidani A, Bachmann D, Shorubalko I, Briand D, Tiwari AN & Romanyuk YE

Scientific Reports, 10, 16664 (8 pp.). (2020)

Shengelaya A., La Mattina F.and Conder K.

Condens. Matter 2020, 5(4), 63;

Ulianova V, Rasheed F, Bolat S, Torres Sevilla G, Didenko Y, Feng X, Shorubalko I, Bachmann D, Tatarchuk D, Tahoori MB, Aghassi-Hagmann J & Romanyuk YE

IEEE Access, 8, 111783-111790. 2020

Ulianova V, Didenko Y, Bolat S, Sevilla GT, Tatarchuk D, Shorubalko I, Gilshtein E & Romanyuk YE

AIP Advances, 10(7), 075104 (7 pp.). 2020

Awasthi S, Sriboonpeng P, Ying C, Houghtaling J, Shorubalko I, Marion S, Davis SJ, Sola L, Chiari M, Radenovic A & Mayer M

Small Methods.

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