Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award

Update : May 10, 2021


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The Swiss Micro‐ and Nanotechnology Network is offering five prizes each of 2’000 CHF for excellent scientific first‐author publications in the field of Nanotechnology and Nanoscience published by PhD students in 2020/2021 sponsored by:

The prizes will be awarded at the Swiss Nanoconvention SNC2021 (


The work should have been conducted at a Swiss university or research institute and written up in an English manuscript. This manuscript must have been appeared (at least) online in a peer‐reviewed journal in 2020 through March 2021.

The application must include:

  1. A nomination letter by the PhD advisor (not longer than one page)
  2. A curriculum vitae of the PhD student including a list of activities & publications (not longer than 2 pages
  3. A short summary stating the importance of the work (max 1⁄2 page)
  4. A pdf copy of the manuscript of the published work

All pdf‐files of 1) through 4) must be merged into a single pdf that takes the name of the PhD student. This single pdf document must be submitted by the 14.5.2021 to the following address (by Email):

Prof. Christian Schönenberger
Department of Physics, University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
4056 Basel, Switzerland

Prize Committee:

  • Prof. Hatice Altug (EPFL)
  • Prof. Barbara Rothen‐Rutishauser (Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg)
  • Prof. Jens Gobrecht (PSI)
  • Dr. Pierangelo Gröning (Empa Materials Science and Technology, Dübendorf)
  • Dr. Andreas Hafner (BASF Schweiz AG, Dübendorf)
  • Prof. Christian Schönenberger (Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel)

Communication of the prize:

The prize winners will be introduced on the website of the Swiss Micro‐ and Nanotechnology Network and the award will be handed over by a representative of the sponsor companies at the Swiss Nanoconvention 2021. 1

1 Due to the COVIT‐19 pandemic, the SNC2021 will take place online on the 24th‐25th June 2021. The prize ceremony is part of the program. Further information will soon be provided on the conference website.

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