Former nanoscience student Heidi Potts in UNINOVA

In the recent UNINOVA, Heidi Potts, a former nanoscience student and winner of the price for the best master thesis in nanosciences in 2014, shares her experience as a postdoc at Lund University in Sweden. UNINOVA: Life as a nanoscience researcher in southern Sweden  

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Theory at the service of practice

In February 2019, Jelena Klinovaja will become an associate professor at the University of Basel’s Department of Physics – ample reason for the SNI network to get to know the young professor and expert in condensed matter physics a little better. Even as a child, Jelena Klinovaja was fascinated by mathematics and physics, successfully taking […]

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Introducing… Tamara Utzinger and Tim Kubetzko – two of our new nanoscience students

First-semester students recently began the nanosciences degree at the University of Basel. We were curious to find out what relationship they have with the natural sciences, why they chose to study in Basel, and what expectations they have of the degree. We talked briefly with two of the new students to get a general idea. […]

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Daniel Riedel: An award-winning scientist from the SNI PhD School

Dr. Daniel Riedel, a postdoc jointly in the groups of Professor Richard Warburton and Professor Patrick Maletinsky, is currently receiving one prize after the other for his doctoral thesis and an ensuing publication. As part of his doctoral dissertation, this former SNI PhD student drastically improved the quality of individual photons generated by a quantum […]

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With great enthusiasm and passion – Former nanoscience student Natascha Kappeler returns to Switzerland after many years abroad

She originally wanted to be a vet at a zoo, but Dr. Natascha Kappeler went on to study nanosciences at the University of Basel. After completing this challenging degree, she completed a PhD at University College London, where she then worked as a postdoctoral researcher. Now, the young scientist has returned to Switzerland to lecture […]

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Perfect timing paves the way for a dream job

Michael Gerspach is starting his career at BÜHLMANN Laboratories AG   Michael Gerspach was one of the SNI PhD School’s first doctoral students and was, for many years, a reliable contact for the Swiss Nanoscience Institute when it came to outreach activities. A few days after defending his doctoral thesis on nanofluidic platforms, he was […]

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Discipline and sheer fascination lead to success

Tomaž Einfalt developed artificial organelles   As part of his doctoral dissertation, Tomaž Einfalt developed artificial organelles in which various enzymatic transformations can occur. Arriving in Basel from Slovenia in 2013 to attend the SNI PhD School, the young scientist was supervised by Professors Cornelia Palivan and Jörg Huwyler. While working on his doctoral thesis, […]

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All it took was one application

Stefan Arnold is delighted with his job at Sensirion, which he was offered within a very short time   Stefan Arnold studied nanosciences at the University of Basel before going on to complete his doctoral dissertation at the SNI PhD School. Working at the Biozentrum’s Center for Cellular Imaging and Nano Analytics (C-CINA), he developed […]

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Growth at the tip – A successful project at the Biozentrum

Students enrolled on a master’s program in nanosciences at the University of Basel complete two projects in two different subjects before going on to write a final master’s thesis. Julius Winter, who is currently completing his master’s degree in nanosciences, completed one of his projects in the group led by Professor Marek Basler at the […]

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Interdisciplinary network for the future – Andreas Baumgartner has ideas for the SNI PhD School

Dr. Andreas Baumgartner has been head of the SNI PhD School since January 2017. His long-term goal is to improve and optimize the exchange of knowledge between the different disciplines in the SNI PhD School in order to make it a source of new, sometimes unconventional ideas. He himself knows very well what interdisciplinarity means, […]

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