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March 1, 2017 - Carlo Gigli joins the LNB!

Carlo is a Masters student in Nanotechnologies and Quantum Devices who will be pursuing his Masters thesis this semester at the LNB. Welcome, Carlo!

February 20, 2017 - Josephine Bthari Pratiwi joins the LNB!

Josephine is a Masters student in Materials Science and Engineering who will be developing a new sensor for her semester project. Welcome, Josephine!

February 20, 2017 - Manon Océane Garzuel joins the LNB!

Manon is  a Masters student in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering who will be engineering sensors for her semester project. Welcome, Manon!

February 20, 2017 - Romane Charlotte Breysse joins the LNB!

Romane is a Masters student from Life Sciences and Technologies who will be pursuing her semester project in bioenergy. Welcome, Romane!

February 20, 2017 - Manuel Moradell-Casellas joins the LNB!

Manuel is an EPFL Masters student who will be pursuing his Masters thesis this semester at the LNB. Welcome, Manuel!

February 16, 2017 - Xingbo Shang joins the LNB!

Xingbo will be joining our team as part of his undergraduate studies at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Welcome, Xingbo!

February 15, 2017 - Esra Ahunbay thesis defense

Esra successfully defended her Masters thesis--congratulations, Esra!

December 16, 2016 - LNB group dinner

The group shares a meal with family and friends at the second annual LNB dinner at Le Chalet Suisse.

November 15, 2016 - AIChE seminar by Ardemis Boghossian

Ardemis will be presenting a seminar entitled, "Wrapped Up in Nanotubes: Probing Photoluminscence Dynamics of Wrapped Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs) for Sensing Applications" in the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting in Golden Gate 7 of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

December 1, 2016 - Raha Rajaei joins the LNB!

Raha will be joining our team as a research intern, taking on the challenges of engineering nanobioptic sensors. Welcome, Raha!

November 1, 2016 - Article published in Chimia

"Living on the Edge: Re-shaping the Interface of Synthetic Biology and Nanotechnology" authored by Shang-Jung Wu is featured on the cover of the November 2016 issue of Chimia. This article provides an overview of ongoing and future LNB research directions. Congratulations, Shang-Jung!

November 1, 2016 - Daniel Molina Romero joins the LNB!

Daniel earned his B.Sc. in Biotechnology and Bioengineering from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico. He continued his studies at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom (UK), where he received his M.Sc. in Biotechnology and Bioengineering. Welcome, Daniel!

October 28, 2016 - Daniel Awarded CONACYT Scholarship

Daniel is the recipient of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) postgraduate scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to motivated Mexican students who are pursuing their studies abroad, and candidates are selected based on the preparation of a competitive research proposal. Congratulations, Daniel!

October 25, 2016 - Invited Seminar at University of Geneva

Ardemis Boghossian will be delivering a Physical Chemistry Department seminar entitled, "Engineering Bio-Wrappings for Optical Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT) Sensing Applications" at 4:30 p.m. in Sciences III, lecture hall 1S081.

October 6, 2016 - Esra Awarded UV2016 Travel Grant

Esra has been awarded the UV2016 Travel Grant to attend the 3rd Internatoonal Conference on Universal Village, which will be held in Nagoya, Japan. Congratulations, Esra!

October 3, 2016 - Alice Gillen joins the LNB!

Alice earned her B.A. in Materials Science and Engineering from Trinity College from the University of Dublin in Dublin, Ireland. She will be pursuring her PhD at the LNB starting this fall. Welcome, Alice!

October 3, 2016 - The LNB welcomes back Benjamin!

After completing his Masters thesis, Benjamin Lambert will be returning to the LNB as a PhD candidate. Welcome back, Benjamin!

September 20, 2016 - Esra Ahunbay Master thesis

After the successful completion of her Masters semester project, the LNB is proud to welcome Esra in pursuing her Masters thesis.

September 6, 2016 - Trends in Nanotechnology (TNT) 2016

Presentatations by Alessandra Antonucci, Vitalijs Zubkovs, Benjamin Lambert, and Ardemis Boghossian at this year's Trends in Nanotechnology (TNT) in Fribourg, Switzerland. 

August 13, 2016 - NT16 Satellite Symposium in Vienna, Austria

Presentation entitled,  "Engineering Bio-wrappings for Optical Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT) Sensing Applications" by Ardemis Boghossian as part of the 17th International Conference on the Science and Application of Nanotubes and Low-dimensional Materials (NT16) in Vienna, Austria. The talk will be delivered on August 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. during the 7th Symposium on Carbon Nanomaterials Biology, Medicine & Toxicology.

July 13, 2016 - MPG-EPFL Workshop presentation by Alessandra Antonucci

Alessandra Antonucci will be presenting her work entitled, "Interaction of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) with photosynthetic organisms" as part of the  "Bio-inspired nanosystems for energy conversion" workshop. The poster session will take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 between 7:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Harnack-Haus der Max Planck Gesellschaft in Berlin, Germany.

July 13, 2016 - MPG-EPFL Workshop seminar by Ardemis Boghossian

Ardemis Boghossian will be presenting, "A NanoBioengineering Approach to Developing Living Photovoltaics" as part of the  "Bio-inspired nanosystems for energy conversion" workshop. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at 2:50 p.m. at the Harnack-Haus der Max Planck Gesellschaft in Berlin, Germany.

June 17, 2016 - Benjamin Lambert Thesis defense

Benjamin successfully defended his Masters thesis--congratulations, Benjamin! 

June 3, 2016 - Alessandra Antonucci receives the TNT 2016 Travel Award

Alessandra was selected to receive the 2016 Trends in Nanotechnology International Conference (TNT2016) by the TNT organizing committee. Congratulations, Alessandra!

May 30, 2016 - ECS seminar by Vitalijs Zubkovs

Vitalijs Zubkovs will be delivering an oral presentation entitled, "Engineering Smart Wrappings for Next Generation Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT) Sensors" at the 229th ECS meeting in San Diego, CA.  The seminar will take place on May 30, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in Aqua 311 A at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

May 30, 2016 - ECS seminar by Shang-Jung Wu

Shang-Jung Wu will be delivering an oral presentation entitled, "Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs) for Protein Engineering Applications" at the 229th ECS meeting in San Diego, CA.  The seminar will take place on May 30, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. in Aqua 311 A at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

May 30, 2016 - ECS seminar by Ardemis Boghossian

Ardemis Boghossian will be delivering the invited seminar, "Wrapped Up in Nanotubes: Probing Photoluminescence Dynamics of Wrapped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs)" at the 229th meeting in San Diego, CA. The seminar will take place on May 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in Aqua 311 A at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

April 25, 2016 - Vitalijs receives 2016 Chemistry Travel Award

Vitalijs Zubkovs was selected to receive the 2016 Chemistry Travel Award by the <<Platform Chemistry>> of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT), the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS), and the Swiss Society for Food Chemistry (SSFC). This honor will be highlighted in an article in the next issue of CHIMIA. Congratulations, Vitalijs!

April 25, 2016 - Ardemis Boghossian announced as the 2016 Roger Taylor Award recipient

The Roger Taylor Award is an international award for early career researchers nominated by their peers. Prof. Boghossian will be awarded the grant at the 229th ECS meeting for the seminar, "Wrapped Up in Nanotubes: Probing Photoluminescence Dynamics of Wrapped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs)".

April 13, 2016 - Article accepted in Journal of Solid-State Science and Technology (JSS)

The invited article, "Engineering the Selectivity of the DNA-SWCNT Sensor" has been accepted in the Journal of Solid-State Science and Technology. This article will be featured as part of the JSS Focus Issue on Nanocarbons in Sensing Applications. Congratulations to Justyna Kupis-Rozmysłowicz and Alessandra Antonucci on the publication!

April 1, 2016 - Vitalijs awarded the ECS travel grant

Vitalijs Zubkovs was awarded the Nanocarbons Division travel grant for the 229th ECS Meeting in San Diego, CA, for the seminar, " Engineering Smart Wrappings for Next Generation Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWCNT) Sensors". Congratulations, Vitalijs!

Giulia Elena Maria Schukraft joins the LNB!

Giulia is currently a Masters student in Chemistry. She will be pursuing her Masters Semester project in the LNB. Welcome, Giulia!

Merve Őzel joins the LNB!

Merve is currently a Masters student in Molecular & Biological Chemistry. She will be pursuing her Masters Semester project in the LNB. Welcome, Merve!

Esra Ahunbay joins the LNB!

Esra is currently a Masters student in Molecular & Biological Chemistry at EPFL. She will be pursuing her Masters Semester project in the LNB. Welcome, Esra!

Benjamin Lambert joins the LNB!

Benjamin received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Rennes 1. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Fundamental Physics and Nanosciences in the University of Joseph Fourier. He will be pursuing his Masters thesis in the LNB. Welcome, Benjamin!

September 4, 2015 - SCS seminar by Justyna Kupis-Rozmysłowicz

Justyna will be delivering a presentation entitled, "Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes (SWCNTs) for Bioanalyte Sensing" at the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) Fall Meeting 2015. The presentation will take place at 16:30 in CE 5 on EPFL campus.

September 4, 2015 - SCS presentation of Dejan Đokic

Dejan will be presenting work entitled, "Excitonic Effects and Optical Spectra of Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes for Biosensor Applications in Life Sciences and Medicine" at the Swiss Chemical Society (SCS) Fall Meeting 2015 on EPFL campus.

September 9, 2015 - LNB research featured on the EPFL homepage

The LNB work was highlighted in an EPFL feature article entitled, "Wrapped Up in Nanotubes". The article, which interviews Aranya about his summer research experience, was also featured on the EPFL homepage. Follow the link below for more information.

May 28, 2015 - ECS seminar by Ardemis Boghossian

Ardemis will present the invited seminar entitled "Applications of Nanoparticles for Reaction Oxygen Species (ROS) Scavenging in Photosynthetic Systems" at the 227th Electrochemical Society (ECS) meeting taking place in Chicago, IL.

Ardemis Boghossian awarded SNSF AP Energy Grant

Ardemis was awarded the Assistant Professor (AP) Energy Grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). 

Article published in the ECS Transactions

The manuscript entitled, "Applications of Nanoparticles for Reaction Oxygen Species (ROS) Scavenging in Photosynthetic Systems" has been published in ECS Transactions. 

Aranya Goswami joins the LNB!

Aranya joins us from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur, India, where he is currently pursuing his Bachelor studies in Electrical and Communications Engineering. He will be joinging the LNB as a summer intern. Welcome, Aranya!

Sudharshan Ravi joins the LNB!

Sudharshan received his Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Biotechnology from SASTRA University and his M.S. in Chemical and Bioengineering from ETH Zurich. He will be pursuing his research internship at the LNB. Welcome, Sudharshan!

Alessandra Antonucci joins the LNB!

Alessandra obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Chemistry from the University of Bari "Aldo Moro". She wil lbe pursuing her Ph.D. in the LNB. Welcome, Alessandra!

Shang-Jung Wu joins the LNB!

Shang-Jung received his B.E. and M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering from National Taiwan University (NTU). He will be pursuing his Ph.D. in the LNB. Welcome, Shang-Jung! 

Vitalijs Zubkovs joins the LNB!

Vitalijs obtained his B.S.  in Chemistry from the University of Latvia and his M.S. in Chemistry from University of Paris-Sud and the University of Genoa. He will be pursuing his Ph.D. in the LNB. Welcome, Vitalijs!

Dejan Đokic joins the LNB!

Dejan received his Diploma and Magister of Science in Physics from the University of Belgrade. He continued his studies in Switzerland, where he earned his Ph.D. in Physics at EPFL. He will be pursuing his postdoctoral studies at the LNB. Welcome, Dejan! 

January 15, 2015 - Justyna Kupis-Rozmysłowicz joins the LNB!

Justyna received her B.S. in Chemistry from  Jan Kochanowski University.in Kielce, Poland. She was awarded her M.S. in Chemical Technology and her Ph.D. in Chemistry, both from AGH - University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. She will be pursuing her postdoctoral studies at the LNB. Welcome, Justyna!

The Laboratory of NanoBiotechnology (LNB) LNB debuts as one of EPFL's newest laboratories as part of the Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC) within the School of Basic Sciences (SB).