Nano Fabrication Lab – An investment in the future

Gerard Gadea will led the SNI’s Nano Fabrication Lab starting 1 July, 2022.

Given the enormous advances in nanosciences and nanotechnology over recent years, it is increasingly important to ensure the professional and efficient production of nanostructures. This summer, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute will therefore begin operating a Nano Fabrication Lab (NF Lab) that brings together various existing activities in order to make nanofabrication in Basel fit for the future.

The Nano Fabrication Lab will be led by Dr. Gerard Gadea, who is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Phononics Group of Professor Ilaria Zardo and has many years of experience in nanofabrication. Gerard will be supported by technical assistant Arnold Lücke.

At the Nano Fabrication Lab, the technical equipment needed for nanofabrication will be brought together from various working groups at the Department of Physics of the University of Basel. The existing clean room will also become part of the Nano Fabrication Lab, as will the clean room that the University of Basel plans to rent in the new building of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of ETH Zurich in Basel.

Together with the SNI’s well-established Nano Imaging Lab — which provides outstanding imaging and analysis services — the new Nano Fabrication Lab will form the Nanotechnology Center of the SNI.

“Pooling this expertise and equipment under one roof at the Nano Fabrication Lab will make it easier for prospective customers to professionally and reliably fabricate desired nanostructures under professional supervision.”

SNI Director Professor Christian Schönenberger