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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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Tenure Track Group Leader in Nanomaterials Spectroscopy & Photonics (pdf)

PhD (pdf) and Postdoc (pdf) on Exotic electron and phonon transport regimes in patterned 2D systems

Phd on Exotic electron and phonon transport regimes in patterned 2D systems

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". 

Sept 23, 2020 Best Poster Award

Congratulations Talia for the best poster prize award at the EXCITE, biomedical imaging summer school at ETH. The award is for Talia`s work on machine learning augmented red blood cell imaging and analytics.  

Sept 22, 2020 TOFI wins Swiss Science Slam at Swiss Med Tech Day

Our Innosusisse project "Tongue Fitness Trainer" won the Science Slam at the Swiss Medtech Day 2020 in Bern for the performance given by Tino Töpper. Congratulations to the people involved!

Sept 09, 2020 Welcome Elias & Ronny

Our two new Physics Laboratory Technician apprentices, Elias and Ronny just started. We are happy to welcome them in our team and wish them an interesting and educative time with us! :-)

Sept. 01, 2020 Welcome Elena Quiriconi

Elena will help to set-up and run our power-cycling experiments.

A warm welcome from our side ! =)

Perrin M. L., Eelkema R.,Thijssen J., Grozema F. C.  and  van der Zant H. S. J. 

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2020,

Junker, T., Schramm, J., Held, M., & Keller, D. I.

Praxis. Schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 109(4), 297-300. (2020)

Netkueakul W,   Korejwo D,   Hammer T,   Chortarea S,   Rupper P,   Braun O,   Calame M,   Rothen-Rutishauser B,    Buerki-Thurnherr T,   Wick  P and  Wang J

Nanoscale, (2020)

El Abbassi M, Perrin ML, Borin Barin G, Sangtarash S, Overbeck J, Braun O, Lambert CJ, Sun Q, Prechtl T, Narita A, Müllen K, Ruffieux P, Sadeghi H, Fasel R & Calame M

ACS Nano. (2020)

Verma A, Martineau D, Hack E, Makha M, Turner E, Nüesch F & Heier J

Journal of Materials Chemistry C.

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