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Switzerland / 800 employees

EMPA has experience in real-time, SEM image controlled nano-manipulation as well as the development of vision-controlled nano-manipulation strategies. EMPA has expertise in local chemical vapour deposition with charged particle beams (focused electron beam induced deposition and etching) as well as with charged particle beam and lithography technologies as rapid prototyping tools for nano-optics, nano-electronics, scanning probes, and bio-applications.


Johann Michler has significant experience in thin film and nanowire characterisation techniques and has published more than 100 journal articles. Since 2000 he built up the Nanomechanics Laboratory at EMPA that is devoted to the measurement of mechanical properties of surfaces and small devices, especially using in-situ SEM testing methods. Within the European project ROBOSEM, he built-up in 2002 the SEM-based processing laboratory. Today, his group consists of ten Post-docs and eight PhD students.



Dr. Johann Michler
Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures Laboratory
Empa - Materials Science & Technology
Feuerwerkerstr. 39
CH-3602 Thun, Switzerland
phone: +41 33 228 4605 or 4626 (Secr.)
fax: +41 33 228 4490
Johann Michler: Johann.Michler@empa.ch



Laetitia Philippe did her PhD and post-doc in the field of local electrochemical processes and influence of mechanical deformation on electroformed nanomaterials properties. She is now the group leader in Nanostructuration by Electrochemical Methods that is composed of four post-docs, one engineer and two master students. Her research deals with the fabrication of metallic, semiconductors and composites nanostructures, (wires, dots), their nanomanipulation and their mechanical characterisation.



Dr Laetitia Philippe
Electrochemistry and Micro-patterning Group
Feuerwerkstrasse 39
CH-3602 Thun
Tel 41 (0)332285249
Laetitia Philippe: Laetitia.Philippe@empa.ch



Mikhael BECHELANY did his PhD in the field of synthesis and characterisation of 1D nanostructures (nanotubes, nanowires and nanocables). He is now post doc in EMPA. His research deals with the fabrication of nanostructures (nanowires, nanodots), their nanomanipulation and the functionalization of surfaces and grippers.



Dr. Mikhael Bechelany
Laboratory for Mechanics of Materials and Nanostructures
EMPA-Materials Science & Technology
Feuerwerkerstrasse 39
CH-3602 Thun, Switzerland
Phone:  +41 33 228 36 27
Fax:  +41 33 228 44 90

Mikhael BECHELANY: mikhael.bechelany@empa.ch