The head of the junior research group "MULTIPHOTON NANOMATERIALS", Dr. Rachel Grange, at the Institute of Applied Physics (IAP) has been appointed to Assistant Professor of Photonics at the Institute for Quantum Electronics of the Department of Physics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich.

She will continue her work started in Jena about investigation of the synthesis, characterization and manipulation of metallic and dielectric particles, which can find applications in bioimaging and optoelectronics. The combination of these nanooxides particles with plasmonic structures leads to enhanced nonlinear optical properties.

Four years ago, Ms. Grange had received the opportunity to build a scientifically independent junior research group in Jena by a funding from the Carl Zeiss Foundation. She has used this career opportunity consistently and was significantly involved in research and teaching in the field of optics. Her intensive engagement ranged from lectures on "Nanomaterials for photonics" at the Abbe School of Photonics up to activities as equal opportunity officer for the international Master's and Doctoral programs and some work at the Jena School of Microbial Communication (JSMC) in the area of "multiphoton bioimaging ".
Dr. Grange will leave the IAP at the end of this year and sums up: "Here in Jena I got the chance to perform independent research with fruitful cooperations, which led to competitive results. I was able to take advantage of the state of the art infrastructure at the IAP for micro-and nanotechnology for sample preparation and thus I could achieve significant contributions in the field of nonlinear optics of nanomaterials. I received various support from the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, the Carl Zeiss-Stiftung, the Abbe Center of Photonics (ACP), the JSMC, as well as the Institute of Applied Physics itself, which I am most grateful. Unfortunately, my time here was too short to engage into scientific exchange with all interesting colleagues and therefore I hope to work on future projects together with the IAP again. "

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News from: 12.11.2014 09:07
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