ERC Grant for research project of van der Waals heterostructures

Christian Schönenberger, Director of the Swiss Nanoscience Institute (SNI) and Professor of Experimental Physics at the Department of Physics at the University of Basel, is to receive an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). With this impressive distinction, he will have access to 2.9 million Swiss francs of funding over the next five […]

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Daniel Riedel receives Quantum Future Award

Dr Daniel Riedel was awarded the Quantum Future Award from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Germany (BMBF) and the Center for Integrated Quantum Science and Technology (IQST). Daniel, who completed his doctoral thesis at the SNI PhD School in December 2017, won second prize in the “dissertations” category. Daniel Riedel’s doctoral research […]

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Adrian Najer wins faculty prize

During the Dies Academicus in November 2017, young nanoscientist Dr. Adrian Najer received the prize for the best doctoral dissertation in the Faculty of Science at the University of Basel. Adrian Najer studied nanoscience in Basel before beginning his award-winning work in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Basel and the Swiss Tropical […]

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Nano Image Award

This year, more than 50 stunning images were submitted from the nano and micro worlds. The SNI management team had a tough time selecting the most outstanding. In the end, the following images were chosen as the winners of the Nano Image Award 2017:     Congratulations to all the winners and many thanks for […]

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Outreach Award for Pascal Ankli

In mid-October, SNI Outreach Manager Dr. Kerstin Beyer-Hans presented this year’s Outreach Award to Pascal Ankli. The SNI launched this award two years ago to acknowledge the commitment of students and doctoral students at various public events and school visits. Without their support, the SNI would not be able to take part in scientific events […]

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Nano Image Award

This year, we have received more than 50 beautiful impressions of the nano and micro world. The SNI management team has now chosen the three winners of the Nano Image Award 2017. Many thanks to all participants.   The winners are:

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Two Basel Physicists Receive prestigious EU Grants

The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded both professors Jelena Klinovaja and Ilaria Zardo from the Department of Physics at the University of Basel an ERC Starting Grant. The two physicists will receive up to 1.5 million Euros over the course of the next five years for their ambitious research projects. For quantum computers to […]

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Elise Aeby wins award for best master’s thesis in nanoscience 2016

Elise Aeby’s design for a new microfluidic platform to study tissue cells has earned her this year’s award for the best master’s thesis in nanoscience at the University of Basel. The young researcher looks back on a fulfilling time in Basel in which she learnt a great deal and played an active role in various […]

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Awards for two doctoral students from the SNI network

Arne Barfuss, a doctoral student in Professor Patrick Maletinsky’s group at the SNI PhD School, has won the Swiss Nanotechnology Award sponsored by Rolic Technologies Ltd. Nicola Rossi, a doctoral student in Argovia Professor Martino Poggio’s team, has received the Swiss Nanotechnology Award sponsored by ABB Ltd. For the first time, the Swiss MNT Network […]

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Thomas Ward wins Royal Society of Chemistry award

Basel chemist Thomas Ward, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry at the University of Basel and Director of the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering, is the Royal Society of Chemistry Bioinorganic Chemistry Award winner for 2017. Professor Ward’s group has been combining chemical and biological tools for fifteen years. They create artificial metalloenzymes that can be used for […]

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