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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 positions

PhD position on Carbon-based Quantum Materials and Devices

Nov 27, 2023 Congratulations to Mira

Congratulations, Mira, on receiving the prestigious Prix Haenny 2023! The citation on the award reads "For her pioneering works in the area of spectroscopy that enable better understanding of novel materials, as well as for her enthusiasm in supervision of students, and her creativity in outreach activities."

Nov 15, 2023 Congratulation to Jacopo

Congratulations to Jacopo Dr. Oswald for successfully defending your PhD thesis "Graphene-Organic Interfaces for Vertical Electronic Devices"

Nov 14, 2023 Congratulations to Yanis & Silvio

Congratulations to our Apprentices Silvio & Yanis for receiving "Preis der Jury" and "Teilnehmerpreis" for their Projcet "Singing Tesla Coil" at this years Lehrlingswettbewerb Züri-Oberland!

Nov 02, 2023 Welcome Tingyuan

We welcome Tingyuan Wang to our team as a  Master Student from EPFL. Tingyuan will be working on the synthesis of ultra-long graphene nanoribbons for device applications through chemical vapor deposition (CVD).

Sept 08, 2023 Welcome to Lily

Welcome, Dr. Lily Henry! Our lab is excited to have you join us in our research on neurodegenerative diseases.

Zhang, J., Qian, L., Borin Barin, G., Chen, P., Müllen, K., Ruffieux, P., Fasel R., Zhang J., Calame M. & Perrin, M. L.

Materials for Quantum Technology, 3(3), 036201 (8 pp.). (2023).

Borin Barin, G., Di Giovannantonio, M., Lohr, T. G., Mishra, S., Kinikar, A., Perrin, M., Overbeck .,, Calame M., Feng X., Fasel R. & Ruffieux, P. 

Nanoscale, 15(41), 16766-16774.(2023).

Petrini, N., Asaithambi, A., Rebecchi, L., & Curreli, N.

Optical Materials: X, 19, 100255 (6 pp.). (2023).

Dorey, F., Furer, L. A., Zehnder, S., Furrer, R., Brönnimann, R., Shorubalko, I., & Buerki-Thurnherr, T. 

Journal of Materials Chemistry B. (2023). .

Nirmalraj, P. N., Rossell, M. D., Dachraoui, W., Thompson, D., & Mayer, M. 

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces.(2023)

Upcoming Conferences / Events 

Conferences / Events

  • Mar. 12 - 15, Molecular imaging meeting 2024 in Porto, Portugal
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