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The goal of this year‘s Sola-Stafette was well defined: Beat the record time we had set up two years prior and finally run below 9 hours. It was a chilly day – ideal for running fast and putting our cardiovascular system and legs to the test. The strict training regimen, the addition of strong rookies, as well as the return of a former LTNT lab member to the team secured us our record time of 8:42:20. Read more 


Detergency and Its Implications for Oil Emulsion Sieving and Separation

Thomas M. Schutzius , Christopher Walker, Tanmoy Maitra, Romy Schönherr, Christos Stamatopoulos , Stefan Jung, Carlo Antonini, Hadi Eghlidi, Julie L. Fife, Alessandra Patera, Dominique Derome, and Dimos Poulikakos. Langmuir, Article ASAP DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b00188 Read more 


Growth Rates and Spontaneous Navigation of Condensate Droplets Through Randomly Structured Textures

Chander Shekhar Sharma, Juliette Combe, Markus Giger, Theo Emmerich and Dimos Poulikakos. ACS Nano, Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.6b07471 Read more 


3D-printed fluidic networks for high-power-density heat-managing miniaturized redox flow batteries

Julian Marschewski, Lorenz Brenner, Neil Ebejer, Patrick Ruch, Bruno Michel and Dimos Poulikakos. Energy Environ. Sci., 2017, Advance Article. DOI: 10.1039/C6EE03192G Read more 


Endocytic reawakening of motility in jammed epithelia

C. Malinverno et al. Nature Materials(2017). DOI:10.1038/nmat4848 Read more 


Length Scale of Diffusive Phonon Transport in Suspended Thin Silicon Nanowires

Shyamprasad N. Raja, Reto Rhyner, Kantawong Vuttivorakulchai, Mathieu Luisier and Dimos Poulikakos. Nano Lett., Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04050 Read more 


On the mass transfer performance enhancement of membraneless redox flow cells with mixing promoters

Julian Marschewski, Patrick Ruch,Neil Ebejer, Omar Huerta Kanan, Gaspard Lhermitte, Quentin Cabrol, Bruno Michel, Dimos Poulikakos. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer Read more 


Superhydrophobicity enhancement through substrate flexibility

Thomas Vasileiou, Julia Gerber, Jana Prautzsch, Thomas M. Schutzius and Dimos Poulikakos. Superhydrophobicity enhancement through substrate flexibility. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1611631113 Read more 


Cellular test of strength

Martin Bergert, Tobias Lendenmann, Manuel Zündel, Alexander E. Ehret, Daniele Panozzo, Patrizia Richner, David K. Kim, Stephan J. P. Kress, David J. Norris, Olga Sorkine-Hornung, Edoardo Mazza, Dimos Poulikakos & Aldo Ferrari. Confocal reference free traction force microscopy. doi:10.1038/ncomms12814 Read more 


New paper published

Ying Pan, Ye Tao, Guangzhao Qin, Yuriy Fedoryshyn, Shyamprasad N. Raja, Ming Hu, Christian L. Degen and Dimos Poulikakos. Surface Chemical Tuning of Phonon and Electron Transport in Free-Standing Silicon Nanowire Arrays. Nano Lett., Article ASAP. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02754   Read more 


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 


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 


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 



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 


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 


New paper published

P. Richner, H. Eghlidi, S. J. P. Kress, M. Schmid, D. J. Norris and D. Poulikakos. Printable nanoscopic metamaterial absorbers and images with diffraction-limited resolution. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (2016), DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b01585. Read more 


New paper published

Richner, P. Galliker, T. Lendenmann, S. J. P. Kress, D. K. Kim, D. J. Norris and D. Poulikakos. Full-spectrum flexible color printing at the diffraction limit. ACS Photonics (2016), DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.6b00131. Read more 

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