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Our interdisciplinary team gathers physicists, materials scientists, (bio-) chemists, and engineers. We are interested in understanding the fundamental electronic, optoelectronic, thermal and ionic transport processes involved in atomically-precise nanostructures and low-dimensional materials. To fabricate our structures and devices, we pioneer the heterogeneous integration of novel nanomaterials by mastering custom-made methods for nanoscale patterning and interfaces nanostructuring. We strive to master the whole competence chain from designer materials with tailored quantum properties to their application in information technology, energy conversion as well as quantum and biochemical sensing.


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Dec. 07, 2020 Congratulation to Matthias

Congratulations to Matthias Grotevent for your SNF Postdoc.Mobility grant and we wish you a successful continuation of your career!

Dec. 07, 2020 Best Poster Award(s)!

Congratulations to Lars and Gökhan for getting the best and 3rd-best poster award at Empa's PhD symposium =) !

Dec. 07, 2020 Lab 405 image contest

Our laboratory had this fall 2020 for the first time an internal image contest with multiple contributions.

...and the winners are...

Nov 09, 2020 Welcome to Tathagata

Dr. Tathagata Paul just joined the Hybrid Nanoscale Interfaces team to work on his Post-Doc in the field of hydro-dynamic heat or charge transport in two-dimensional materials.. Welcome to the lab!

Oct. 29, 2020 EmpAIR available

We developed a mobile CO2 station, which can be read-out by your mobile device and gives you an indication about air-quality. It could help to limit the spreading of the corona virus.


Kochetkovaa T, Peruzzia C, Braun O, Overbeck J, Maurya A, Neels A, Calame M, Michler J, Zysset P, Schwiedrzik J

Acta Biomaterialia, online 26 October 2020

Hammer T, Netkueakul W, Zolliker P, Schreiner C, Figi R, Braun O, Wang J.

NanoImpact, Volume 20, October 2020


Bolat S, Torres Sevilla G, Mancinelli A, Gilshtein E, Sastre J, Cabas Vidani A, Bachmann D, Shorubalko I, Briand D, Tiwari AN & Romanyuk YE

Scientific Reports, 10, 16664 (8 pp.). (2020)

Shengelaya A., La Mattina F.and Conder K.

Condens. Matter 2020, 5(4), 63;

Ulianova V, Rasheed F, Bolat S, Torres Sevilla G, Didenko Y, Feng X, Shorubalko I, Bachmann D, Tatarchuk D, Tahoori MB, Aghassi-Hagmann J & Romanyuk YE

IEEE Access, 8, 111783-111790. 2020

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