Vincent’s PhD Degree
June 2023 – Congratulations to Vincent Pasquier who successfully defended his PhD thesis on June 8, 2023. He developed an entire toolkit to enable the study of exfoliated transition metal dichalcogenides as a function of tunable strain by STM. He obtained very interesting data on the strain...
Welcome to Ishita Pushkarna who joins the group from India. She is starting a PhD on scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy of transition metal dichalcogenides, with particular emphasis on their electronic properties as a function of external tuning parameters.
Congratulations to Dr Arpad Pasztor who successfully applied for a Flexibility Grant by the SNF, starting January 2021.
Welcome to Andreas Ørsted who joins the group from Denmark. He is starting a PhD on the investigation tuneable electronic properties of transition metal dichalcogenides by scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy.
IOP trusted reviewer
On 23 September 2020, Pr Christoph Renner was awarded IOP trusted reviewer status. This status acknowledges "a high level of peer review competence, with the ability to critique scientific literature to an excellent standard" according to the citation. Prof Renner is among the first IOP reviewers...
Tim’s PhD Degree
September 2020 – Congratulations to Tim Gazdic who successfully defended his PhD thesis on September 8, 2020. He performed a range of beautiful scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy studies of highly overdoped Bi-2212. Among the key findings is a strong charge-order like reconstruction...
Welcome back to Dr Marilena Longobardi who joins the group part time to assist with advanced practicals. Students will benefit from her expertise in STM while her main activity remains as Chief International Relations Officer for the Beijing Academy of Quantum Information Sciences.
Subside Tremplin – Congratulations
Congratulations to Dr. Lihuan Suni for the subside tremplin 2020 she has been awarded by the University of Geneva. Lihuan is a postdoctoral researcher visiting from China. This award frees Lihuan from teaching duties for one semester to work full time on her research project.
Welcome to Tejas Singar who joins the group from India to start a PhD on spin polarized STM.
Welcome to Dr Lihuan Sun who joins the group from China. Her expertise is in time-resolved scanning probe microscopy. She will study artificial transition metal dichalcogenide based heterostructures using scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy.
Marcello’s PhD Degree
Congratulations to Marcello Spera who successfully defended his PhD thesis on April 3, 2019. He performed a very detailed study of the charge density wave (CDW) ground state in 1T-TiSe2 by scanning tunneling microscopy. Main results include a striking energy dependent CDW patchwork and a rarely...
Arpad’s PhD Degree
Congratulations to Arpad Pasztor who successfully defended his PhD thesis on November 7, 2018. He studied the thickness dependence of the charge density wave in 1T-VSe2 by scanning tunneling microscopy and developed a novel scheme to map the full complex CDW order parameter in real space. He found ...
Renan Villarreal successfully defended his PhD thesis on 16 June 2017. Toutes nos félicitations Dr Villarreal!
Congratulations to Thomas Amundsen who successfully passed his PhD exam on 5 December 2016. Félicitations Dr Amundsen!
Welcome to Vincent Pasquier who joins the group to study charge density wave systems under mechanical strain by STM.
Congratulations to Adrien Waelchli who successfully defended his Master thesis on August 22, 2016. His research project was carried out in a joint supervision in the groups of Profs A. Morpurgo and C. Renner.