Thomas Ihn, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Title: Transport in graphene nanostructures - achievements and challenges
Thomas Ihn is experimental physicist at the Solid State Physics Laboratory of ETH Zurich. In December 2007 he was awarded the title of a Professor of ETH Zurich. Thomas Ihn, born in Munich (Germany) on May 28, 1965, studied physics at the Technical University of Munich from 1985 to 1991 finishing with a diploma in physics. He completed his doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Dr. K.-J. Friedland at the Paul-Drude Institute in Berlin (Germany) and submitted the thesis 1994 to Prof. F. Koch at the Technical University of Munich. Between 1995 and 1997 he worked as a postdoc at the University of Nottingham in England. In April 1997 he moved on to ETH Zurich joining the group of Professor Klaus Ensslin. After his habilitation thesis he received the 'Venia Legendi' for experimental physcis in 2003.
The primary research interest of Thomas Ihn are quantum states and the electronic transport in nanostructures. He focuses on the investigation of the electronic properties of novel devices with tailored properties dominated by quantum effects, and based on well-known and also novel materials.