Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award

Update : May 8, 2020

Please note that the Swiss NanoConvention 2020 has been postponed until June 2021.

However, the Swiss Nanotechnology PhD Award will be awarded despite the postponed SNC 2020.

The submission deadline of May 15, 2020 is still valid.

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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 2019/2020 sponsored by:

The prizes will be awarded at the Swiss Nanoconvention SNC2020 (


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 2019 through March 2020.

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 15.5.2020 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, to be confirmed)
  • 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 2020. 1

1 In the event that, due the COVID‐19 crisis, the SNC2020 cannot take place, the prize will be handed over at the SNC2021 which will also take placed at the Congress Center in Basel.

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