Graphene and other 2-dimensional materials, such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), hexagonal boron nitride, phosphorene, etc. have been gaining tremendous attention in the field of material science, nano-electronics, photonics, and energy technology. read more

In this summer school students will learn about:

  • Material synthesis and characterization, novel fabrication techniques and device performance analysis in 2d material systems.
  • 2d materials in quantum optics, photonics, electronic transport etc.
  • Application of 2d materials in nano-electromechanical systems (NEMS), flexible electronics, high frequency electronics and quantum devices.

There will be presentations from invited speakers, student presentation and tutorials. 


Target audience

the target audience of this school are the PhD students working in various fields such as  nanoelectronics, optoelectronics, high-frequency devices, photonics, photovoltaics, quantum optics, nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS), nanosensors, spin-tronics, flexible electronics, nanoscale biology, material synthesis and characterization, crystallography and simulation of material properties and devices, among many others. 

Furthermore, the vast spectrum of the properties offered by this family of materials together with the possibility of engineering these properties motivates the increasing research interest for them in the scientific society, which leads to the rapidly growing incorporation of these materials into new applications. Therefore, PhD candidates from all fields of nanotechnology could advantage from the topics covered by this summer school and become familiar with novel materials that could be integrated into their research work.


The summer school will take place in Zermatt on August 22-26. The registration fee is 250 SFr + VAT and includes the hotel and meals. Participating students will earn 2 ECTS.