physics and nanotechnology

physics and nanotechnology

Physics Jan 17
Physics
Empa's sweat torso now meets the ISO standard. How protective clothing affects the human body can be investigated in future with Empa's torso in a standardized way. If a firefighter enters a burning building in full gear, the heat of the fire must not harm him.
Physics - Chemistry Jan 11
Physics - Chemistry

A type of quantum dot that has been intensively studied in recent years can reproduce light in every colour and is very bright.

Chemistry - Physics Jan 8
Chemistry - Physics

Water could form the basis for future particularly inexpensive rechargeable batteries. Empa researchers have succeeded in doubling the electrochemical stability of water with a special saline solution.

Currently 67 jobs in field Physics/Materials Science.
Selected Jobs
Chemistry - 12.01
PhD Student Position in Ultrafast Photochemistry University of Geneva
Physics/Materials Science - 22.01
PhD position in the development, experimental testing, and numerical modeling of Plasma-Pulse Geo-Drilling... Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Physics/Materials Science - 19.01
Ph.D. candidate for modelling and optimising advanced magnetic components for ultra-efficient and highly... Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Microtechnics - 19.01
Ph.D. candidate for developing and building new concepts for ultra-fast, medium voltage solid state pulse... Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Employers of the Week
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL
University of Geneva
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
University of Zurich
Continuing education for scientists and academics
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Energy geostructures analysis and design EPFL, Lausanne
Business/Economics »» 01.03.2018
Gouvernance de l’information en organisation, protection des données University of Geneva
Chemistry »» 07.05.2018
Gestion des risques et dangers chimiques au laboratoire EPFL, Lausanne

Switzerland has been at the forefront of the nanotechnology development curve, contributing enormously to the field through inventions such as the Atomic Force Microscope, the Scanning Tunneling Microscope and many other groundbreaking discoveries like high temperature superconductors. Today, nanotechnology is one of Switzerland’s model industries. The excellent education and the high level of cooperation between the private sector, academic institutions, investors and authorities attracts researchers and nanoscience companies from all over the world.

Research Institutions

  • These universities have a physics department or a department related to applications in physics: unifr, unil, unige, unibe, unibas, EPFL and ETHZ.
  • CERN in Geneva - The European Organization for Nuclear Research, is one of the world’s largest centres for scientific research. Its business is fundamental physics using particle accelerators and detectors.
  • The Paul Scherrer Institute PSI is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland. It performs research in Structure of Matter; Energy and the Environment and Human Health. It is an Institute of the ETH Domain .

  • EMPA is a materials research institute in the ETH Domain, and is active in nanotechnology.

  • Swiss Nanoscience Institute SNI in Basel is a network of research groups working in nanoscienes. Several universities and research groups are involved. The SNI combines basic science with application-orientated research.The aim is to research in nanoscale dimensions and to identify and apply pioneering new principles in life sciences, for the sustainable use of resources, and for information and communications technologies. The SNI-webpage provides information about research and events in nanoscience in Switzerland.

Research Programs

  • The Nanotechnology research program is generating new knowledge, new materials and new applications and is transferring this knowhow to potential users.

  • Nano-Tera.CH: Le Conseil des EPF a décidé d’allouer 40 millions de francs à l’initiative Nano-Tera.CH. Ce programme est centré sur l’application de micro- et nanotechnologies au design de systèmes embarqués, dans le but d’améliorer les conditions de vie et de sécurité des personnes, par l’observation en temps réel du corps humain et de l’environnement. Le programme est placé sous la coordination du professeur Giovanni de Micheli à l’EPFL.

Web and Societies

  • The Swiss Physical Society (SPS) understands itself as an open forum of physicists and does not follow any economic interests.

  • swissphotonics.net or short SLN (Swiss Photonics and Laser Network) is a non-profit association. It is the Swiss national technology platform for photonics and serves as a network for a common vision and growth of the photonics industry.

  • Swiss Institute of Particle Physics

Reports

Swiss Nanotech Report 2010: Report about recent developments in nanotech industry in Switzerland.