physics and nanotechnology

physics and nanotechnology

Physics - Art and Design Feb 15
Physics - Art and Design
Do violins made of wood that had been treated with fungi sound the same as a fine, antique instrument? Acoustics experts at Empa are currently studying the body and soul of instruments made of "mycowood".
Physics - Chemistry Feb 12
Physics - Chemistry

The ABB facility in Wettingen, Aargau, got practical recommendations on increasing output in the manufacture of ceramic components.

Microtechnics - Physics Feb 5
Microtechnics - Physics

Vanadium dioxide's unique properties make it perfect for outperforming silicon and giving rise to a new generation of low-power electronic devices.

Currently 70 jobs in field Physics/Materials Science.
Selected Jobs
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Computing Engineer CERN, Geneva
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Post-doctoral position in Micro/nano fabrication for air quality applications Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zürich, ETHZ
Physics/Materials Science - 08.02
Cooling and Ventilation Engineer CERN, Geneva
Physics/Materials Science - 02.02
Safety Technician (Safety Coordinator) / Technicien(ne) CERN, Geneva
Physics/Materials Science - 01.02
Maître assistant-e University of Geneva
Employers of the Week
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, EPFL
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Continuing education for scientists and academics
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Gestion des risques et dangers chimiques au laboratoire EPFL, Lausanne
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La profession d’avocat en 2018:Quo vadis? University of Geneva

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.

  • 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


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