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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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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.


Oct. 13, 2020 Success story for MOMM Diagnostics

Euresearch highlights Empa spin-off MOMM Diagnostics and the successful FET Open Launchpad PEDPOC project together with our lab on new devices to protect mother and child (pdf).

Sept. 30, 2020 Congratulations Matthias!

Congratulations Matthias to your successful PhD-defense.



Sept. 25, 2020 Welcome Martina Grether

Martina will support us for 1/2 year during her master project "Classification of Biopsies with Uncertain Malignancy by AI-assisted Spectral Pathology". 

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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