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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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Open position:

Technisch-Wissenschaftliche/r Leiter/in (Tenure Track)

Technische/r Mitarbeiter/in

Sept 16, 2021 Welcome to our new physics laboratory apprentices

Yanis and Silvio joined our lab for their apprenticeship as physics laboratory technician.

Aug 31, 2021 Farewell

After working altogether over a century at Empa; Giovanni, Günther, Pit, Rolf and Silvia will/went already in their well-deserved retirement.

Aug 17, 2021 Welcome Fabien

Fabien starts his master thesis on the topic "Development of microporous graphene membranes for nanoparticle transport studies at biological barriers". He will work with Ivan Shorubalko (in group Nanoelectronics and Nano-Optics) and Tina Bürki (in group Particles@barriers). We wish you a good start and good time! :-)

Aug 05, 2021 Welcome Lucrezia!

Welcome to Lucrezia Maini from ETH, who will spend some labortime with us as our academic guest =),

Aug 03, 2021 Congratulations to Andreas and Dominic

Congratulations to Andreas and Dominic for successfully finishing their apprenticeship as Physics Laboratory Technician VET and obtaining the Federal Vocational Baccalaureate (Engineering, Architecture, Life Sciences)!

Braun O, Overbeck J, El Abbassi M, Käser S, Furrer R, Olziersky A, Flasby A, Borin Barin G, Sun Q, Darawish R, Müllen K, Ruffieux P, Fasel R, Shorubalko I, Perrin ML & Calame M

Carbon, 184, 331-339. (2021)

Mavrona E, Rajabali S, Appugliese F, Andberger J, Beck M, Scalari G & Faist J

 ACS Photonics (2021)

Zeng Z, Mavrona E, Sacré D, Kummer N, Cao J, Müller LAE, Hack E, Zolliker P & Nyström G

 ACS Nano, 15(4), 7451-7462. (2021)

Sastre, J., Futscher, M. H., Pompizi, L., Aribia, A., Priebe, A., Overbeck, J., Stiefel M., Tiwari AN. & Romanyuk, Y. E.

Communications Materials, 2, 76 (10 pp.)  (2021).

Perret E., Braun O., Sharma K., Tritsch S., Muff R., Hufenus R.

Polymer, Volume 229, 16 August 2021, (2021)


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