Reseach Funding

We acknowledge past & current funding from the following institutions:
European Research Council

Project:

  • CLUSTER: Birth of solids - atomic-scale processes in crystal nucleation, ERC Consolidator Grant, 2016-2021.
Swiss National Science Foundation

Projects:

  • Integration of III-Vs on silicon: from the micron to the nanometre regime (No. 153558) 2014-2017, in collaboration with ETH Zurich.
  • Wachstum von III-V Nanostrukturen in 3D Schablonen und deren Charakterisierung (No. 156746) 2015-2018, in collaboration with IBM Zurich.
  • Novel Integrated Pixel X-ray Detectors "NOVIPIX" (No. CRSII2_147639) 2013-2016.
  • Atomic EELS: from Experiment to Theory (No. 200021_147105) 2013-2016.
  • Carbon-Nanotube/Metal Interfaces: Tailoring and characterization of low resistance contacts for advanced electronics (No. 200021_134571) 2011-2015.
  • Role of nano-scale inhomogeneities in chalcogenide absorbers of thin film solar cells (No. 200020_132377) 2011-2016.
Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI/KTI)

Projects:

  • PIXISENS: Electric transport across interfaces formed by low-temperature, oxide-free wafer bonding in monolithic pixel sensors for X-ray imaging applications (No. 17703.1 PFNM-NM) 2015-2017.
  • PROTECT: Implementation of a novel process for enhanced laser diode protection in (Al)GaAs-based laser diodes (No. 13339.1 PFFLE-NM) 2012.
COST office: Swiss State Secretariat for Education, Research & Innovation

Project:

  • Analytical transmission electron microscopy of heterogeneous interfaces between carbon nanomaterials and metal oxides (No. C10.0089) 2011-2014.
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Cofund Postdoctoral Felloship

Project:

  • Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy of Complex Interfaces of Advanced Nano-structured Materials, 2013-2015.