New Associate Professor in Engineering of Synthetic Systems

Prof. Michael Nash has been appointed Associate Professor of Engineering of Synthetic Systems by the University Council. Nash has been an assistant professor at the University of Basel since 2016. His research focuses on the characterization and optimization of biophysical properties of proteins.

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to our PhD student Pooja Thakkar who won the Shoulders-Gray-Spindt award at the 34th Vacuum Nanoelectronics Conference for her paper “Voltage-controlled three-electron-beam interference by a three-element Boersch phase shifter with top and bottom shielding electrodes”. In this work Pooja contributed to the goal to manipulate electron waves to realize a novel electron diffraction imaging method. The […]

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Nanocomposite electrodes for clinical diagnostics

An interdisciplinary team of researchers in the Nano Argovia project PEPS are developing a novel diagnostic device for particular biomarkers that is designed for use in point-of-care testing (POCT). Point-of-care testing refers to diagnostic testing methods that do not require a specialized medical laboratory, such as the now familiar Coronavirus rapid tests and blood sugar […]

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Announcements

Are you interested in the activities of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute? An overview of all our projects is available in the Annual Report 2020. The general section provides information on interesting topics related to the network, students, doctoral students and SNI professors written specifically for a general readership. Here, we describe projects from our applied […]

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News from the network

Electrically switchable qubit can tune between storage and fast calculation modes To perform calculations, quantum computers need qubits to act as elementary building blocks that process and store information. Now, physicists have produced a new type of qubit that can be switched from a stable idle mode to a fast calculation mode. The concept would […]

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International Women`s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Eight female scientists from the SNI network have briefly described their work and the topics they deal with.

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ELDICO Scientific scores a hat trick and receives further investor funds

The award-winning Swiss deep-tech start-up ELDICO Scientific beat its Venture Kick competitors for the third time in a row and wins 150,000 Swiss francs. ELDICO Scientific, a Swiss manufacturer of innovative electron diffractometers, has secured investor funds. The start-up, just founded in June 2019, has successfully completed the third and final investor pitch of the […]

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Swiss Nanotechnology – PhD Award Five awards for young scientists

Katharina Kaiser (IBM), Claire Meyer (University of Basel), Shantanu Mishra (Empa), Kazuhiro Morimoto (EPFL) and Daniel Najer (University of Basel) are the winners of this year`s Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award. The five young scientists impressed the interdisciplinary award committee with their outstanding publications. Each year, the Swiss Micro & Nanotechnology Network (Swiss MNT Network) presents […]

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SNI INSight May 2020

The new edition of our electronic magazine SNI INSight is now online. You get to know more about the Nano Argovia projects that have been started beginning of the years and about other SNI activities. SNI INSight May 2020

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Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award

The Swiss Micro- and Nanotechnology network (Swiss MNT Network) invites PhD students to submit their first author papers (published in 2019 until March 2020) addressing research in nanotechnolgy / nanoscience. Five winners will be selected and awarded CHF 2’000.- each. The prizes are kindly sponsored by BASF, Bühler, Hightech Zentrum Aargau, Sensirion, and Zeiss/Gloor. The […]

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