Magnetism in carbon nanostructures

Award for outstanding PhD thesis

Jul 2, 2020 | KARIN WEINMANN

Empa researcher Shantanu Mishra received the Award of the Swiss Physical Society on 1 July 2020 for his outstanding PhD thesis.

Empa researcher Shantanu Mishra

The Swiss Physical Society (SPS) annually awards prizes for outstanding research work by young physicists. This year the SPS Award in Condensed Matter Physics, sponsored by IBM, goes to Empa researcher Shantanu Mishra for his PhD thesis on magnetism in carbon nanostructures.

Mishra has been working at Empa's nanotech@surfaces lab since 2016, focussing on novel graphene nanostructures, which he is studying using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy.

Not the only award ...

Mishra holds a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics from the National Institute of Technology Calicut in India, and Master's degrees in Applied and Engineering Physics and Materials Science from the TU Munich in Germany and the Université de Montpellier in France. He completed his Master's thesis at the Laboratory for Neutron Scattering and Imaging at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), where he investigated the structure and magnetic order in non-stoichiometric rare earth nickel oxides using bulk magnetometry and neutron scattering.

Mishra's research was also recognized with the 2020 Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award sponsored by Zeiss/Gloor and a doctoral distinction from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the University of Zurich. This is the highest award for a dissertation and is only awarded to the best 5% of all dissertations by faculty decision.

Further information

Shantanu Mishra
Phone: +41 58 765 48 39

Editor / Media contact

Karin Weinmann
Phone +41 58 765 44 54

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