Portraits

Diamonds help create precise images

On the fourth floor of the Department of Physics, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute has a new neighbor. Qnami, a start-up led by Dr. Mathieu Munsch and the Georg H. Endress Professor Patrick Maletinsky, has moved in opposite the SNI’s general manager, Claudia Wirth. In this portrait, we introduce the young company, which manufactures quantum sensors […]

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The Nano Imaging Lab Team

Evi Bieler trained as an academic technical assistant under Professor Guggenheim in the REM Lab, and studied English and German. She has been on Markus Dürrenberger’s team for 9 years, and is primarily responsible for SEM analyses.  Her specialist field is cryo-scanning electron microscopy, a technique that she helped develop in collaboration with industry. She […]

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Jan Nowakowski becomes the first graduate from the SNI’s PhD school

In 2013, the first doctoral students at the SNI’s newly established PhD school started work on their research projects. Jan Nowakowski was one of them. Now he has become the first to complete his doctorate. Understanding nature Jan Nowakowski was born and grew up in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He became interested in science early on. In […]

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Per Magnus Kristiansen supports SNI success through his involvement in the Nano Argovia program

One of the most active scientists in the Nano Argovia program in recent years is Professor Per Magnus Kristiansen. The Swede, who grew up in Switzerland, has been a professor of polymer nanotechnology at the School of Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland in Windisch since 2009. Since 2011, he […]

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The award for the best Master’s thesis in the nanosciences in 2015 goes to Andreas Reichmuth

At the next SNI Annual Event in Lenzerheide in September, Andreas Reichmuth will receive the prize for the best Master’s thesis in nanosciences of the University of Basel. The 26-year-old Swiss national completed his degree in nanosciences in Basel, but wrote his Master’s thesis at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). In his thesis, he […]

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Professor Thomas Jung

Professor Thomas Jung is a man of many talents. He is an honorary professor at the University of Basel and runs research groups at the Paul Scherrer Institute and the University of Basel. His research activities range from applied research commissioned by various companies, to working with the PSI’s major research facilities, through to basic […]

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An Excellent and Socially Engaged Researcher

Peter Rickhaus, until recently a doctoral student in Professor Christian Schönenberger’s group, received the Metrology prize from the Swiss Physical Society (SPS) in September for his work on electron transport in graphene. However, the 28-year-old physicist is not just interested in the properties of this highly regarded material; he also has three young children and […]

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Sara Freund Receives Prize for Best Master’s Thesis in 2014

Sara Freund has won the prize for the best Master’s thesis in nanoscale science at the University of Basel. This is the second time the prize has been awarded. The young French scientist, who earned her Bachelor’s in Strasbourg and came to the University of Basel for her Master’s, wrote her winning thesis on using […]

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Professor Uwe Pieles

Most SNI members know Professor Uwe Pieles, who is based in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW). He has been actively involved in all SNI activities ever since the institute was founded. He has participated in more than ten projects in the Nano Argovia program alone, mostly […]

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Fascinated by Playing with Individual Atoms

Even at school, Sylwia Nowakowska was fascinated by the idea of controlling individual atoms. Today, as a doctoral student at the Nanolab run by Professor Thomas Jung, this is exactly what she’s doing. She condenses xenon atoms in quantum wells and examines how their arrangement in the quantum wells changes according to the number of […]

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