Awards and Honors

Successful Sinergia Application

PD Dr. Shi-Xia Liu from the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Bern together with her colleagues Prof. Thomas Feurer (Laser Physics, University of Bern), Prof. Ernst Meyer (Nanophysics, University of Basel) and Prof. Ursula Röthlisberger (Computational Chemistry, EPFL) will receive 3 million CHF for their new SNSF Sinergia project "Exploring New Building Blocks for Molecular Electronics: Charged and Excited States of Molecules on Surfaces".

A Sinergia project fosters interdisciplinary collaboration that leads to breakthrough research results. In this specific case, laser physics (time domain) is combined with nanoscale imaging (space domain) of molecular systems synthesized by the Liu team, all supported by theory. In particular, the control of the charge state of molecular arrays by local fields is of interest for the realization of quantum dots and their lattice arrangements, with wide-ranging applications from molecular electronics to quantum computing. 

We wish the consortium every success in its research.



First Year Graduate Student Symposium 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the "Best Presentation Award":

Kovida Sharma (Šolomek group)
David Anderson (Hevia group)
Alain Rieder (Broekmann group)

First Year Graduate Student Symposium 2021

Congratulations to the winners of the "Best Presentation Award":

Sophia Belrhomari (Hevia group)
Sarah Teworte (Luciani group)
Vladislav Mints (Arenz group)
Edouard Ehret (Häner group)