Samuel Stolz obtained both, his BS and MS degree, in Physics from the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ), focusing on the fields of Medical Physics and Solid State Physics. His master thesis was carried out at the Paul Scherrer Institute, studying the effect of tumor motion on the dose distribution and secondary cancer risk in case of spot scanning proton therapy. This was followed by a voluntary project at ETHZ examining the impact of coupling between order parameter and strain on the electric properties of superconductors theoretically.
In November 2015 he started his PhD at the nanotech@surface Laboratory at Empa, exploring the enantioselective properties of the chiral PdGa intermetallic compound under reaction conditions mainly via scanning tunneling microscopy.
Fields of interest
Chirality and enantioselectivity; On-surface chemistry; Intermetallic compounds