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Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratory

Our interdisciplinary team gathers physicists, materials scientists, (bio-) chemists, and engineers focusing on bringing novel materials to devices. We are interested in understanding the fundamental electronic, optoelectronic, thermal and ionic transport processes involved in atomically-precise nanostructures and low-dimensional materials. The heterogeneous integration of novel nanomaterials requires custom-made methods for nanoscale patterning and interfaces nanostructuring. Overall, we strive to master the chain of competences leading from designer materials with tailored quantum properties to devices with targeted application in information & quantum technology, energy conversion & storage as well as biochemical sensing & diagnostics.



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Prof. Dr. Michel Calame
Head of Laboratory

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Technisch-Wissenschaftliche/r Leiter/in

Three PhD positions on quantum heat engines

May 19, 2022 Congratulations to Mickael for being appointed Professor at ETH Zürich

Congratulations to Dr. Mickael Perrin for being appointed as Assistant Professor of Low-​dimensional Quantum Electronics in the Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineeringat ETH Zürich! See also the Empa news.

May 04, 2022 Cover image on ACS Chemical Neuroscience

Congratulations to the biosensing and function surfaces group for their paper and cover image for ACS Chemical Neuroscience

April 25, 2022 Welcome to Christian

Welcome to Christian! With his background in mechanical engineering and experience in MEMS manufacturing, Christian joins our project on Sub-Wavelength Holographic Lithography (SWHL).

April 22, 2022 Congratulations to Talia

Talia received the Prize for Best short talk in Microscopy at the Zurich Life Science Symposium. Congratulations ! =)

March 11, 2022 Cover image on Advanced Electronic Materials

Congratulations to Lars for providing the cover image for Advanced Electronic Materials
Schmuck, O., Beretta, D., Furrer, R., Oswald, J., & Calame, M. 
AIP Advances, 12(5), 055312 (7 pp.). (2022)
John, R. A., Demirağ, Y., Shynkarenko, Y., Berezovska, Y., Ohannessian, N., Payvand, M., Zeng P., Bodnarchuk MI., Krumeich F., Kara G., Shorubalko I., Nair MV., Cooke GA., Lippert T., Indiveri G. % Kovalenko, M. V.
Nature Communications, 13(1), 2074 (10 pp.). 2022

Synhaivska, O., Bhattacharya, S., Campioni, S., Thompson, D., & Nirmalraj, P. N.

ACS Chemical Neuroscience. (2022)

Glushkov E, Macha M, Räth E, Navikas V, Ronceray N, Cheon CY, Ahmed A, Avsar A, Watanabe K, Taniguchi T, Shorubalko I, Kis A, Fantner G & Radenovic A
ACS Nano, 16(3), 3695-3703. 2022

Dettlaff, K. M., Mavrona, E., Zolliker, P., & Hack, E.
Optics Letters, 47(7), 1814-1817. (2022)

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