Dr. Freddy T. Rabouw wins Rubicon Fellowship
January, 2016. Congratulations to Freddy for receiving a Rubicon Fellowship! The Rubicon fellowship is awarded by the Dutch Science Foundation "NWO" to researchers who recently obtained their PhD degree in any field of science. The award is based on a peer-reviewed research proposal.
Dr. Priyank Vijaya Kumar wins ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship
December, 2015. Congratulations to Priyank for receiving an ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship! The ETH Fellowship, co-funded by the EU Commission's Marie Curie Actions, is intended to provide two years of postdoctoral support for “high-potential, young researchers.” ETH Fellows are selected on the basis of a peer-reviewed research proposal and an interview with the ETH Zurich Research Commission.
Prof. David J. Norris wins the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching
November, 2015. Congratulations to Prof. David J. Norris for receiving the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching 2015. The aim of the Credit Suisse Award for Best Teaching is to promote quality teaching at ETH, and to strengthen Switzerland as a science and research location. For David's "Polybahn Pitch" on the importance of teaching at a research university see this link.
Dr. Ferry Prins receives SNSF Ambizione Grant
September, 2015. Congratulations to Ferry for receiving an SNF Ambizione Grant! The Ambizione is aimed at early-career researchers who wish to conduct, manage and lead an independent research line at a Swiss university. In a new topic of research for OMEL, Ferry will develop platforms for surface enhanced spectroscopy using multiresonant plasmonic Bull’s eye antennas.
Maximilian Fischer wins the Ernst-Blickle Studienpreis
March, 2015. Congratulations to Max for winning the Ernst-Blickle-Studienpreis 2014 from the SEW-EURODRIVE-Foundation. He received the award for his outstanding Master's Thesis “Carbon Nanosheets as Active Electrocatalysts in Solid Acid Fuel Cell Electrodes.”
Dr. Jian Cui wins ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship
January, 2015. Congratulations to Jian for receiving an ETH Zurich Postdoctoral Fellowship! The ETH Fellowship, co-funded by the EU Commission's Marie Curie Actions, is intended to provide two years of postdoctoral support for “high-potential, young researchers.” ETH Fellows are selected on the basis of a peer-reviewed research proposal and an interview with the ETH Zurich Research Commission.
Dr. Kevin McPeak Wins MRS Symposium W Poster Award
December, 2014. Kevin's poster "Periodic Nanostructured CdS/PbS-Quantum Dot Solar Cells in Substrate Configuration" won a best poster award for Symposium W at the Materials Research Society Conference in Boston. Congratulations!
Clara Beck Receives the "Zühlke Scholarship"
July, 2014. Congratulations to Clara for winning the Zühlke Scholarship 2014! She will be writing her Master's thesis on Perovskite Solar Cells at Oxford University.
Dr. Kevin McPeak Receives "E-MRS Symposium F Oral Prize"
May, 2014. Congratulations to Kevin for receiving the "E-MRS Symposium F Oral Prize" for his presentation “Chiral Colloids and Surfaces for Visible and Ultraviolet Plasmonics!” The prize was awarded to 5 early-career researchers at the E-MRS Conference in Lille, France in May 2014. Researchers were judged on the quality of their presentation and the originality of their research. To learn more about the work being done at OMEL on chiral colloids see our recent publication, “Complex Chiral Colloids and Surfaces via High-Index Off-Cut Silicon” in Nano Letters, DOI: 10.1021/nl501032j.