FINAL PROGRAM – Last update: July 4, 2022

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Monday 4 July 2022
Exhibition Setup
Tuesday 5 July 2022
08:00Registration Opens
09:00 - 09:30Introduction and Welcome

Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser, Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI), University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Chantal Robin, Director, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Fribourg, Switzerland

Chantal Martin Sölch, Vice-Rector for Teaching, Continuing Education and Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

09:30 - 10:45Nano for Medtech Applications
Chairs: Alexandra Kaempfer-Homsy (He-Arc)
Andrew J. deMello, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Microfluidics for Diagnostics in the Developed and Developing World

Maurizio Gullo, 3D Biofabrication Group Leader,
Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz Hochschule für Life Sciences, Institute for Medical Engineering & Medical Informatics, Switzerland

3D Bioprinting of Cardiomyocytes Laden Nanocomposite Hydrogels Towards a Nano-Structured Origami Heart Model

Jérôme Charmet, University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland (HE-Arc), Switzerland

Multiscale Liquid Biopsy

Laura Suter-Dick, School of Life Sciences, FHNW, Switzerland

Electrospun extracellular matrix scaffolds for neural regeneration

10:45 - 11:15Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
11:15 - 11:45Güntherodt Lecture
Chair: Martino Poggio (University of Basel)
Eli Zeldov, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

Nanoscale thermal and magnetic imaging: Glimpse into dissipation in quantum systems down to atomic scale

11:45 - 12:45Photonics Technologies
Chair: Michel Despont (CSEM)
Sergio Nicoletti, Optical Sensor Devices Group, CEA – Leti, France

PIC platform for Sensing and Telecom application

Nicholas Güsken, Polariton Technologies, Rüschlikon, Switzerland

Enhancing Silicon Photonics: Plasmonic Terabit Modulation on the Micrometer Scale

Stefan Abel, Lumiphase AG, Rüschlikon, Switzerland

BTO PIC and its integration to CMOS

Amir Ghadimi, CSEM SA, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

An open access foundry for electro-optics and nonlinear PIC platform based on lithium niobate on insulator (LNOI)

12:45 - 14:00Lunch, Poster Session & Exhibition Visit
14:00 - 15:15Highlighting Women's Contributions in Nanoscience

Session Supported by NCCR Bio-inspired materials

Chairs: Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser (Adolphe Merkle Institut, University Fribourg)
Begoña Abad, Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland

Ultrafast coherent beams illuminate understanding of phonon transport

Géraldine Guex, AO Foundation, Davos, Switzerland

Sound and Electricity to Steer Cell Fate Decision

Kuljeet Kaur, Polymer laboratory, Institute of Materials, School of Engineering, (LP-IMX-STI) EPFL , Switzerland

Understanding interfacial properties of surface-grafted polymer assemblies

Nako Nakatsuka, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Nanoscale DNA-gated biosensors to monitor chemical flux

15:15 - 15:45Coffee Break & Exhibition Visit
15:45 - 17:00Applied Projects in Swiss Landscape
Chairs: Jerry Krattiger (Director of the Fribourg Development Agency), Marcus Morstein (Hightech Zentrum Aargau)
Gioele Balestra, iPrint, HEIA-FR, HES-SO, Switzerland

Inkjet-based additive manufacturing of high-density ceramic parts

Simon MacKenzie, REGENHU, Switzerland

Revolutionizing Drug Discovery – microfluidics, organoids and 3D Bioprinting

Daniel Steitz, novoMOF AG, Switzerland

Process integration of the super-adsorbent of the 21st century: metal-organic frameworks for market-driven prototyping success.

Rolando Ferrini, FEMTOprint SA, Switzerland

Laser-based 3D printing: the new frontier of precision manufacturing for glass micro-devices.

17:00 - 18:30Poster Session with Aperitif

Kindly Sponsored by the Canton of Fribourg (PromFR) and The State Chancellery of Fribourg (CHA)

18:30Adjourn for the Day
Wednesday 6 July 2022
08:00Registration Opens
08:30 - 10:15Bio-inspired Materials
Chairs: Ullrich Steiner (Adolphe Merkle Institut, University Fribourg), Ester Amstad (EPFL)
Eric R. Dufresne, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Living Droplets Get to Work

Jessica Clough, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Mechano-Imaging in Polymeric Materials: Molecular Mechanophores and Photonic Elastomers

Alessandro Ianiro, Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland

Liquid-liquid phase separation during amphiphilic self-assembly

Ahmet Faik Demirörs, Complex Materials, Department of Materials, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

3D Printing of Photonic Colloidal Glasses into Objects with Isotropic Structural Color

10:15 - 10:45Coffee & Exhibition Visit
10:45 - 11:30Biotech at Nanoscale
Chairs: Helmut Schift (PSI), Nako Nakatsuka (ETH Zürich)
Roderick Lim, Biozentrum and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland

Nanomachines guard the cell nucleus

Simone Schuerle, Dep. of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Engineering micro-and nanorobots for drug delivery and local detection of pathological signals

Mahsa Shoaran, Director of Integrated Neurotechnologies Laboratory, EPFL, Switzerland

Intelligent Neural Interfaces for Chronic Neurological and Mental Disorders

Alexandra Homsy, Haute Ecole Arc Ingénierie, HES-SO, La Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland

Microfluidics-based formulation of bacterial-fungal consortia for delivery in soil

11:30 - 12:45Podium Discussion
Chairs: Ralf Kägi (EAWAG), Alke Fink (Adolphe Merkle Institut, University Fribourg)

• Swiss Plastic Policy
• Solutions for Sustainable Use

Topic Introductory Lecture
Thomas Gude, Swiss Quality Testing Services (SQTS)

Confirmed Panelists:

  • Thomas Bucheli (Agroscope)
  • Christoph Hueglin (Empa)
  • Christine Wiederkehr-Luther (Migros-Gruppe)
  • Matthias Egger (The Ocean Cleanup)

12:45 - 14:00Lunch, Poster Session & Exhibition Visit
14:00 - 15:15Quantum Computing
Chair: Dominik Zumbühl (Uni Basel)
Maud Vinet, CEA-Leti, University Grenoble Alpes, France

Silicon based quantum computing

Andrea Hofmann, University of Basel

A sub-millitesla hole spin qubit in planar Ge

Nico Hendrickx, IBM Research Zurich

Quantum computing with spins in germanium

Pasquale Scarlino, EPFL

Hybrid Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics with Semiconductor QDs and Superconducting Resonators

15:15 - 15:45Coffee & Exhibition Visit
15:45 - 16:30Awards Ceremony

Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser (AMI, Swiss MNT Board Chair)

Michel Despont (CSEM), Swiss MNT Board co-Chair

16:30 - 16:45Final Remarks

16:45Conference adjourns
Farewell Reception (light)