SNI INSight Mai 2019

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  • Editorial (Text)
  • NUONEX – Ein neues Startup mit Wurzeln im SNI (Text)
  • Genaue Daten als Grundlage – Preisgekröntes Projekt zur Einsparung von Energie in Schienenfahrzeugen (Text)
  • Erst konzentriert, dann analysiert – Im Nano-Argovia-Projekt DeePest wird ein tragbares System zur Trinkwasseranalyse entwickelt (Text)
  • Winzige Strukturen für die Sicherheit – Im Nano-Argovia-Projekt LASTRUPOL wird ein neuer Fabrikationsprozess für Sicherheitselemente entwickelt (Text)
  • Mit Origami zum Herzmodell – Im Nano-Argovia-Projekt KOKORO nutzen Wissenschaftler nanostrukturierte Cellulose als Zellkultur-Gerüst (Text)
  • Grosser Andrang beim Laser-Labyrinth – Erfolgreicher Einsatz bei der tunBasel (Text)
  • Von Nano zum Kosmos – Der ehemalige Nanostudent Florian Kehl sucht im Auftrag der NASA nach Leben im All (Text)
  • Neuigkeiten aus dem Netzwerk (Text)
  • Ankündigungen (Text)

Praktikum @ Sensirion

Praktikant (m/w) Field Application Engineering

R&D Praktikant (m/w) Advanced Sensor Packaging

Praktikant (m/w) Product Management Feuchte- und Temperatursensoren

R&D Praktikant (m/w) Feinstaubsensoren

R&D Praktikant (m/w) im Bereich Umweltsensorik

R&D Praktikant (m/w) Sensorentwicklung Gas Flow

R&D Praktikant (m/w) im Bereich Process Engineering

R&D Praktikant (m/w) Theoretische Physik Gasflow Sensoren

R&D Praktikant (m/w) im Bereich Gassensorik

Praktikant (m/w) Product Management Feinstaubsensoren

R&D Praktikant (m/w) im Process Engineering Gas Flow Sensors

R&D Praktikant (m/w) Flüssigkeitsfluss-Sensorik

R&D Praktikant (m/w) Umweltsensoren im Bereich Automotive

PhD student in Plasma / Thin Films / Surface Science interactions for magnetic nuclear fusion devices

The PhD work concerns experimental studies of plasma cleaning of so-called first mirrors for future fusion facilities, such as ITER (International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor). First mirrors will play a crucial role in numerous ITER optical diagnostic systems. Deposition of material eroded from the wall of ITER can degrade the reflectivity of the first mirrors severely. Plasma cleaning using radio-frequency capacitively coupled plasmas is currently being considered as the most promising in-situ cleaning technique. The PhD work will mainly be focused on three different aspects of plasma cleaning for ITER first mirrors:

– Investigation on plasma cleaning in magnetic fields, benchmarked with simulations.
– Development of End of Cleaning Indicator (monitoring of the process).
– Research on driven grounded electrode plasma discharges.


Research Internship – Biomedical Engineer

The Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces Laboratory at Empa Dübendorf is looking for a skilled scientist/engineer with background in biomedical engineering or a related field to work on an industry collaboration project for 6-12 months. The candidate will work on the development of a novel point-of- care in-vitro diagnostics platform in close collaboration with the startup company MOMM Diagnostics GmbH.

International Physicists’ Tournament at EPFL

Dear Students
On 22-26 April 2019, EPFL will have the honour to host the 11th International Physicists‘ Tournament (IPT 2019) – the biggest international competition in physics for teams of university students. This event will bring together almost 200 undergraduate and graduate students, researchers and professors and will be a real feast of fascinating experiments, brave theories and spectacular physics fights! If you are a PhD student or professor, you can become a jury member (send an e-mail to evgenii.glushkov -at- and judge one or several physics fights. Or you can just come and watch the fights, including the Grand Final!For all updates on the IPT2019, please check the official websiteFacebook and Twitter

PhD offer: De novo peptides for the development of artificial metalloenzymes

Project description. This project proposes a new approach that could overcome some of these current limitations: to develop a methodology for the construction of multi-sites ArMs based on the controlled assembly of small de novo peptidic bricks (“molecular Lego”, see scheme). The bricks are accessible by peptide synthesis, rendering their functionalization at a single site straightforward. Upon assembly of several units, a more complex structure (protein-like) will be obtained, placing the different functional centers at a desired distance to work in concert. One could then rationally design complex ArMs simply by assembling those bricks. To our knowledge, no such system exists yet. […]