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Prof. Dimos Poulikakos has been awarded the prestigious ERC Advanced Grant to support his research on understanding and counteracting surface icing. This endeavor brings with it significant scientific challenges at the confluence of nucleation thermodynamics, interfacial thermofluidics, surface nano-engineering and materials science.

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Best poster award

The annual best poster award for the Thermodynamics and Energy Conversion in Micro- and Nanoscale Technologies. Read more


ETH Pioneer Fellowship

ETH Pioneer Fellowship awarded to Patric Eberle for his innovation in single cell and single particle deposition and picking. Patric developed the patented core technology (nanovalves) during his PhD and together with a fellow he will work towards a marketable product. Read more



Competing in the Sola Stafette, where a team of 14 runs a total of 116km is a longstanding tradition of LTNT. After having set an all-time record the previous year, we aimed to repeat the feat. On a hot day everyone had to dig deep but the months of training paid off. Although we could not quite reach the rank and time of the previous year, we finished a solid 105th out of 999 teams with a time of 9:14:39 which puts us in second place of the all-time LTNT scoreboard. Read more


LTNT spin-off wins VentureKick Stage III

HYLOMORPH AG, spin-off of LTNT, wins the VentureKick Stage III competition and is awarded CHF 130,000 seed capital!


Nanowalls research featured in The Economist

The moving finger moves on: Research on NanoDrip printed highly transparent conductive grids by a team of researchers at LTNT has been featured by The Economist. Read more


3D printed 'nanowalls' for efficient touchscreens

Scientists have developed new 3D printed transparent electrodes, comprising of a grid of gold or silver 'nanowalls' on a glass surface, that could help make more efficient and precise touchscreens for smartphones. Read more


Nanowalls for smartphones

Researchers at ETH Zurich have manufactured transparent electrodes for use in touchscreens using a novel nanoprinting process. The new electrodes are some of the most transparent and conductive that have ever been developed. Read more


The tiniest color picture ever printed

Researchers of ETH Zurich and ETH start-up company Scrona achieve a new world record! They have printed a color picture depicting clown fishes around their sea anemone home. This picture is as tiny as the cross-sectional area of a human hair. Read more


NYT: Water’s Big (and Then Bigger) Bounce

The behavior of very small things can surprise humans, who are used to living in a world of their own size, dominated by gravity. Read more

Publication Alert


New paper published

Georgios Stefopoulos, Francesco Robotti, Volkmar Falk, Dimos Poulikakos and Aldo Ferrari. Endothelialization of Rationally Microtextured Surfaces with Minimal Cell Seeding Under Flow . DOI: 10.1002/smll.201503959. Read more


New paper featured on the cover of ACS Nano

Magdalini Panagiotakopoulou, Martin Bergert, Anna Taubenberger, Jochen Guck, Dimos Poulikakos, and Aldo Ferrari. A Nanoprinted Model of Interstitial Cancer Migration Reveals a Link between Cell Deformability and Proliferation. ACS Nano 2016 10 (7), 6437-6448 DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b07406 Read more


New paper published

Giulia Tagliabue, Dimos Poulikakos and Hadi Eghlidi. Three-dimensional concentration of light in deeply sub-wavelength, laterally tapered gap-plasmon nanocavities. Appl. Phys. Lett. 108, 221108 (2016); Read more


New paper published

Guo Hong, Yang Han, Thomas M. Schutzius, Yuming Wang, Ying Pan, Ming Hu, Jiansheng Jie, Chander S. Sharma, Ulrich Muller and Dimos Poulikakos. On the Mechanism of Hydrophilicity of Graphene. Nano Lett., Article ASAP Read more


New paper published

Carlo Antonini, Stefan Jung, Andreas Wetzel, Emmanuel Heer, Philippe Schoch, Ali Mazloomi Moqaddam, Shyam S. Chikatamarla, Ilya Karlin, Marco Marengo, and Dimos Poulikakos. Contactless prompt tumbling rebound of drops from a sublimating slope. Phys. Rev. Fluids 1, 013903 – Published 25 May 2016 Read more

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