Dedicated and enthusiastic – Students on the nanoscience program talk about their experience

Some students on the Bachelor`s and Master`s program in nanoscience as well as a few former “Nanos” have participated in a video production. Three new videos are now available that give a good impression of the study program. Why did you choose nanosciences, what is special about studying here and what do you like about […]

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Swiss NanoConvention – A look behind the scenes

While last year’s Swiss NanoConvention (SNC) was canceled entirely due to the pandemic, the event returned this year. The difference between SNC 2021 and previous years’ events, however, was that the participants met online rather than in person. Thanks to the numerous sponsors and excellent organizational work, the SNI team laid the foundations for a […]

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Swiss MNT Start-up Prize – Encouraging award for young start-up anavo medical

At the Swiss NanoConvention, the young start-up anavo medical was awarded the Nanotechnology Start-up Prize from the Swiss MNT Network. Co-founder Dr. Tino Matter studied nanosciences in Basel, and in 2018 he won the prize for the best master’s thesis in nanosciences at the University of Basel. Tino had already worked with bioactive nanoparticles for […]

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Excellent – Prizes for outstanding doctoral students

PhD students from the SNI network have been awarded prizes at various conferences for their outstanding publications. PhD Awards for Thomas Karg and Nadine Leisgang At the Swiss NanoConvention Online 2021, former SNI PhD student Dr. Thomas Karg was presented with the Swiss MNT PhD Award — which is sponsored by IBM Research — for […]

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SNI Innovation Workshop – From lab to start-up

Doctoral dissertations at the SNI largely revolve around questions of fundamental science, but potential applications are sometimes just around the corner. Topics such as innovation and the founding a start-up are therefore of great interest to doctoral students. With this in mind, Dr. Andreas Baumgartner, coordinator of the SNI PhD School, worked closely with the […]

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Expanded range of services – News from the Nano Imaging Lab

For the past few years, the Swiss Nanoscience Institute has been able to provide excellent imaging services thanks to its new Nano Imaging Lab (NI Lab). A new coworker in the NI Lab has helped expand the range of services available to researchers from the industrial sector and academic institutions. Imaging expert Dr. Marcus Wyss […]

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Electron diffraction for structural analysis – Unique opportunity for SNI network members

ELDICO Scientific, a start-up that developed within the SNI network, has brought an electron diffraction instrument to market that can be used to analyze the 3D atomic structure of nanoscale materials. One of the first devices will be made available to the Electron Diffraction NWCH Innovation Platform (Innovationsplattform Electron Diffraction NWCH). ELDICO Scientific runs this […]

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Announcements

Nano Argovia program: Call for proposals We are looking forward to receiving your project proposals in the applied research program Nano Argovia. Please submit your application containing all documents in the required form by 30 September 2021 at the latest to admin-sni@unibas.ch Further information Forms and guidelines     Nano Image Award Whether in the […]

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News from the SNI network

  Virtual booth A virtual information booth helps the SNI to present the nanoscience degree program attractively at online events. Videos and brochures provide comprehensive information on the study program. The booth is also part of the MINT-Map. This initiative by the Basel Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with a number of companies aims to […]

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Manganese could make luminescent materials and the conversion of sunlight more sustainable

University of Basel researchers have reached an important milestone in their quest to produce more sustainable luminescent materials and catalysts for converting sunlight into other forms of energy. Based on the cheap metal manganese, they have developed a new class of compounds with promising properties that until now have primarily been found in noble metal […]

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