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Dr. Kevin McPeak Receives the "E-MRS Symposium F Oral Prize"

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 .

OMEL Welcomes Philippe Knüsel

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.

OMEL Welcomes Dr. Jian Cui

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".

OMEL Welcomes Dr. Andreas Riedinger

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”.

OMEL Welcomes Maximilian Fischer

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 Welcomes Eva De Leo

January, 2014. OMEL welcomes Eva De Leo who joins the group as a PhD student after completing her Master's degree in Micro and Nanotechnologies for Integrated Systems from Politecnico di Torino, INP Grenoble and EPFL with a thesis carried out at the Quantum Nanostructures and Nanofabrication group of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

OMEL Welcomes Back Lisa Poulikakos

October, 2013. OMEL welcomes back Lisa Poulikakos as she starts her Ph.D. project. Lisa, who was a Masters student at OMEL, recently completed her MS thesis, entitled "Exciton Dynamics in CdSe/ZnS Quantum Dot Assemblies," in the group of Prof. Will Tisdale at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA).

Prof. David Norris Receives ERC Advanced Grant

July, 2013. Congratulations to Prof. David J. Norris for receiving a prestigious Advanced Grant from the European Research Council (ERC). The grant will provide a total of 2,5 million Euros over five years to support research in OMEL on "quantum-dot plasmonics."

Jong Hyuk Park Defends

July, 2013. Jong Hyuk successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled, "Metal Structures for Photonics and Plasmonics", on July 11, 2013 and became Dr. Jong Hyuk Park. Because the defense was at the University of Minnesota, the group held a special apero on July 23 at ETH to congratulate Jong Hyuk.

Dr. Vincent Holmberg wins ETH Zürich Postdoctoral Fellowship

January, 2013. Congratulations to Dr. Vincent Holmberg for receiving a Marie Curie ETH Zürich Postdoctoral Fellowship. The ETH Fellowship is intended to provide two years of postdoctoral support for “high-potential, young researchers who have already demonstrated excellence in terms of internationally competitive achievements in the early stages of their professional careers.” ETH Fellows are selected on the basis of a peer-reviewed research proposal and an interview with the ETH Zürich Research Commission.


Open Positions

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


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