Jan Overbeck is a physicist working on nanoelectronic devices and materials characterization at the Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratory. He joined the laboratory in August 2016 after moving from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel. Since October 2014 he is a member of the PhD School at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel, studying under the supervision of Prof. Michel Calame.

From 2007 to 2013 he studied at Technical University of Munich with an interim stay at the University of Manchester. His Diplom-thesis on photocurrents in InAs-nanowires was supervised by Prof. Alexander Holleitner. Before starting his PhD he briefly worked as a Consultant at Strategy Engineers GmbH.

Research interests

Raman spectroscopy, nanoelectronics, graphene nanoribbons, graphene CVD-growth, nanofabrication, molecular electronics.


Wang, L.; Zihlmann, S.; Baumgartner, A.; Overbeck, J.; Watanabe, K.; Taniguchi, T.; Makk, P.; Schönenberger, C. (2019): In Situ Strain Tuning in hBN-Encapsulated Graphene Electronic Devices. Nano letters 19, 4097–4102; 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01491.


Vladyka, A.; Perrin, M. L.; Overbeck, J.; Ferradás, R. R.; García-Suárez, V.; Gantenbein, M.; Brunner, J.; Mayor, M.; Ferrer, J.; Calame, M. (2019): In-situ formation of one-dimensional coordination polymers in molecular junctions. Nature communications 10, 262; 10.1038/s41467-018-08025-9.


Saxena, N.; Keilhofer, J.; Maurya, A. K.; Fortunato, G.; Overbeck, J.; Müller-Buschbaum, P. (2018): Facile Optimization of Thermoelectric Properties in PEDOT. PSS Thin Films through Acido-Base and Redox Dedoping Using Readily Available Salts. ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 1, 336–342; 10.1021/acsaem.7b00334.


Brenneis, A.; Overbeck, J.; Treu, J.; Hertenberger, S.; Morkötter, S.; Döblinger, M.; Finley, J. J.; Abstreiter, G.; Koblmüller, G.; Holleitner, A. W. (2015): Photocurrents in a Single InAs Nanowire/Silicon Heterojunction. ACS nano 9, 9849–9858; 10.1021/acsnano.5b03017.