September, 2014. We have relocated our main offices to the new LEE building, but the labs will remain in CNB.
August, 2014. OMEL welcomes Dr. Ferry Prins, who joins the group as postdoc after a postdoctoral stay at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA) in the group of Prof. Tisdale, where he worked on energy transfer and exciton dynamics in nanomaterials. Ferry obtained his PhD from TU Delft (NL) in 2011 with Prof. Van der Zant working on nanoelectronics.
May, 2014. Congratulations to Dr. Kevin McPeak for receiving the "E-MRS symposium F oral prize" for his presentation: “Chiral Colloids and Surfaces for Visible and Ultraviolet Plasmonics”. The "E-MRS symposium F oral 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 .
May, 2014. OMEL welcomes Philippe Knüsel as a new PhD student, who
recently graduated from the Master's program in Materials Science at ETH
Zurich. Philippe conducted his Master Thesis, entitled "Towards Metal
Oxide-Polymer Particle-based Aerogels", in the Multifunctional Materials
Group at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Markus Niederberger.
April, 2014. OMEL welcomes Dr. Jian Cui, who joins the group as a postdoc after completing his PhD in Physical Chemistry under Professor Moungi Bawendi at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His PhD thesis was titled, "Deconstructing the Room-Temperature Emission Spectra of Nanocrystals Using Photon-Correlation Fourier Spectroscopy".
Feburary, 2014. OMEL welcomes Dr. Andreas Riedinger, who joins the group as postdoc after a postdoctoral stay at the Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa (Italy) in the group of Prof. Manna where has also conducted his doctoral research under supervision of Dr. Teresa Pellegrino. His PhD thesis was entitled “pH and thermo-responsive organic-inorganic nanocomposites for drug delivery and sensor applications”.
Feburary, 2014. OMEL welcomes Maximilian Fischer as a new PhD student, who recently graduated with his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the ETH Zurich. Maximilian conducted his master thesis, entitled "Carbon Nanosheets as Active Electrocatalyst in Solid Acid Fuel Cell Electrodes", at the Chemical Engineering department, in the group of Prof. Giapis, at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (USA).
OMEL currently has several open positions for outstanding experimental scientists at the postdoctoral, Ph.D., and M.S. levels. Projects involving semiconductor nanocrystals, plasmonics, photovoltaics, and thermophotovoltaics, are available. Some details about our current projects can be found on our research page. However, this list is not exhaustive and new projects are constantly under development, especially as we establish our new group and develop new collaborations at ETH.
Successful applicants will be self-motivated and have a strong record. A background in material physics, characterization, and/or optics is desirable at the postdoctoral level, however strong candidates will always be considered. Salaries are extremely competitive. To apply, please send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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