The activities of the Center are inherently interdisciplinary and build on the synergy between nanostructure physics, physical, analytical and biochemistries, surface science, life sciences, microengineering and systems engineering. Based on the idea that significant synergies can be created by widely sharing ideas and expertise as well as access to materials and infrastructure between the partner institutions, the Center provides a unique platform for interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation in molecular nanoscience and technology.

The following list provides information on current collaborative projects within the Center.

Project title


Supported departments and working groups

Sequential assembled synthetic cells as a playground for 4D microscopy


I. Platzman, J. Spatz (MPS) and A. Radenovic (EPFL)

Dynamics at the gas-liquid interface: Molecular beam scattering on aqueous solution surfaces


G. Meijer, B. Winter (MPS) and A. Osterwalder (EPFL)

Ultrafast electronic and structural dynamics in perovskites


M.Chergui (EPFL) and R. Ernstorfer (MPS)

Charge carrier chemistry of halide perovskites under light


J. Maier (MPS) and M. Grätzel (EPFL)

Unraveling the growth mechanism of shaped nanoparticles towards a rational design of novel catalysts for CO2 revalorization


R.M.Aran Ais, N.J.Divins, B.Roldan (MPS) and U.J.Lorenz (EPFL)

Detection of chirality-dependent optical forces on engineered chiral nanoparticles


Ch. Galland, T. Kippenberg (EPFL) and P. Fischer (MPS)

Molecular vibrations in solids and at interfaces


R. Beck (EPFL) and A.Wodtke (MPS)

Solar battery based on a hybrid organic-inorganic scheme


A. Fontcuberta I Morral (EPFL) and B. Lotsch (MPS)

Machine learning of experimental observables in surface and interface science


M. Ceriotti (EPFL) and M. Rossi (MPS)

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