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As of now, we operate mainly in a digital and decentralized way; until further notice, our premises are closed to external visitors. We can be reached at any time by our partners and customers, either by phone or by email. It is possible, though, that response times may be somewhat longer, and we may not be able to provide all our services continuously and at the usual speed. We kindly ask for your understanding.



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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March 2020 - NEW positions open:

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

PhD (pdf) and Postdoc (pdf) on Electron & phonon hydrodynamic transport in engineered 2D materials

Mar. 02, 2020 Seminar at 15:00, VE102

Prof. Dr. Damien Thompson: Predictive Materials Modelling from Atoms to Devices

Feb. 19, 2020 Seminar at 14:00, VE102

Dr. Mohammad Zahedinejad: Spin Hall nano-oscillators: Gigahertz neurons

Feb. 18, 2020 Congratulation to Omar, Swiss juniorchampion in bob run

Congratulation to Omar Vögele for getting gold in junior and reaching top 10 in adult bobsled swiss championship 2020!

Jan. 23, 2020 Seminar at 17:30, VE 102

Joachim JONUSCHEIT, Fraunhofer ITWM, Kaiserslautern: "Einsatz der Terahertz-Messtechnik zur zerstörungsfreien Prüfung"

Dec. 17, 2019 Seminar at 14:30, VE 102

Prof. Dr. Sergei Popov: Transparent wood and photonics – peculiar finding or future technology?

Török, T. N., Csontos, M., Makk, P., & Halbritter, A.

Nano Letters, 20, 1192-1200. (2020)

Q. Sun, O. Gröning, J. Overbeck, O. Braun, M. Perrin, G. Borin Barin, M. El Abbassi, K. Eimre, E. Ditler, C. Daniels, V. Meunier, C. Pignedoli, M. Calame, R. Fasel, P. Ruffieux 
Advanced Materials, First published:11 February 2020

S. Zhao, G. Borin Barin, T. Cao, J. Overbeck, R. Darawish, T. Lyu, S. Grant Drapcho, S. Wang, T. Dumslaff, A. Narita, M. Calame, K. Müllen, S. G. Louie, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, and F. Wang

Nano Letters (2020)

Chen M, Best JP, Shorubalko I, Michler J, Spolenak R & Wheeler JM

Carbon. (2019)

Krieg F, Ong QK, Burian M, Rainò G, Naumenko D, Amenitsch H, Süess A, Grotevent MJ, Krumeich F, Bodnarchuk MI, Shorubalko I, Stellacci F & Kovalenko MV

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(50), 19839-19849.

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