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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 2021/2022 sponsored by:

The prizes will be awarded at the annual Swiss NanoConvention conference, being held from 5-6 July 2022, at the Fribourg Forum.


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 2021 through March 2022.

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 and 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 together into a single pdf that takes the name of the PhD student. This single pdf document must be submitted by email at the latest by May 14, 2022 to the following address:

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

Prize Committee:

  • Prof. Hatice Altug (Ecole Polytechnique Federal de Lausanne)
  • Prof. Barbara Rothen‐Rutishauser (Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg)
  • Prof. Jens Gobrecht (Paul‐Scherrer‐Institute)
  • 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 2022.